founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Physical Plant team is responsible for leading and
coordinating the operations and maintenance of Wesleyan buildings
and grounds. The team includes skilled tradespeople who maintain
and repair campus buildings and associated equipment. The physical
plant team also operates the Central Power Plant.
Reporting to the Director of the Physical Plant, the HVAC Shop
Foreperson is responsible for planning and coordinating the
preventive, planned and corrective HVAC maintenance and HVAC small
projects in university properties.
The HVAC / Mechanic Working Foreperson is responsible for
conducting regular inspections of assigned buildings and completing
or facilitating the completion of necessary work orders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supervision and training of staff.
- Planning and coordinating preventive, planned and corrective
HVAC maintenance and HVAC projects.
- Prioritize and assign work to others in the shop.
- Participate in design reviews for major maintenance and capital
projects for trade-related issues.
- Quality assurance and quality control for work completed by the
- Coordinate responsibilities with customer service staff for
- Provide technical direction to others within the trade group.
Work with other HVAC Technicians in the group to resolve repair
- Identify planned and preventive maintenance activities to
reduce level of corrective and reactive maintenance demands.
- Identifying and ordering of materials and parts needed to
affect maintenance and repair of equipment.
- Integrate work with other trades.
- Maintain records of equipment maintenance schedules.
- Communicate with clients and peers to keep them advised of
issues and activities.
- Work with contracted service and construction personnel when
- Identify unsafe conditions regardless of trade affiliation.
Rectify those issues trade related
- Assist in campus wide major maintenance and capital
- Participate in overtime assignments on a frequent basis.
- Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair all HVAC systems including ,
but not limited to high, medium, and low pressure duct systems, air
handlers, fans, controls, drive systems, boilers, chillers, cooling
towers, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, chilled
beam systems, split systems, small and medium sized heating
boilers, hot water and electric baseboard heating, window air
conditioners, refrigerators, steam to hot water converters,
geothermal heating and cooling systems, and solar heating
- Fire and smoke damper inspection and testing.
- Transport, lift and install air conditioners, boilers, air
handlers, furnaces and other related equipment and supplies using
ladders, extension ladders and platforms.
- Coordinate support with other Physical Plant trades and outside
contractors as needed
- Perform all duties as assigned including similar work on other
- Other duties as assigned
Physical Demands/Working Conditions include Balancing, Climbing,
Carrying, Pulling/Pushing, Reaching, Repetitive Movement, Sitting,
Standing, Twisting, Bending, Lifting (50-100 lbs.), Climbing
ladders, and working from platforms and heights as needed
This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per
year, and is in the physical plant bargaining unit. Typical work
hours are Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm with 1 hour lunch break
This position may be required to work frequent overtime shifts
which may include returning to work between shifts, nights,
holidays and weekends as directed
This position is classified as essential personnel and as such
are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are
cancelled and the campus is working on limited operations in an
High school graduate or equivalent. Must possess or be able to
obtain a State of Connecticut S-1 License within 6 months of
EPA Refrigerant Reclamation Certification.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience installing
and maintaining HVAC systems in institutional or heavy commercial
and residential facilities.
Five years of experience as a foreperson or supervisor of an
Working knowledge of residential and commercial building
construction including mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Working knowledge of applicable local, state and national
building codes and other regulations applicable to area of
Demonstrated knowledge and proper use of personal protective
equipment related to HVAC .
Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets and proper waste
Proper application of Lockout Tag out, confined space, and
other safety procedures.
Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and build to
blueprints, drawings and specifications.
Effective communication skills
Demonstrated history of satisfied customer service and
customer follow-up skills.
Desktop computer skills including the fundamental use of
internet, e-mail and maintenance management systems.
Possession and continuous maintenance of valid State of
Connecticut driver’s license and safe driving skills
Ability to provide your own basic tools of the trade for a
HVAC mechanic (e.g. including but not limited to service wrench,
flaring tool, refrigeration gauges, screw drivers, volt/ohm meter,
pliers, wrenches, hammer, sheet metal snips, etc.).
Ability to perform the responsibilities of the position listed
above with or without reasonable accommodations.
Ability to meet the scheduling needs of the position as
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment
and work collegially with individuals of different
Advanced experience and/or certifications with HVAC systems,
HVAC controls systems, sheet metal fabrication experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is June 10, 2022
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening and a pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of
Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19
unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption.
New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an
employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they
must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.