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HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic I and/or II at the University's discretion (Multiple Positions)

Apply now Job no: 508461
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: HVAC I Grade18 - Step 1 $2013.52/biweekly – Step 14 $2850.35/biweekly / HVAC II Grade 20 Step 1 $2230.85/biweekly – Step 14 $3151.02/biweekly
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General Summary of Position:

Incumbents of positions in this series install heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; check heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including hot water, steam systems, DDC in a variety of buildings (Academic, Resident Halls, Lab) and perform related work as required.   The basic purpose of this work is to install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part- time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning systems, or any equivalent combination of the required experience and a certificate or diploma from a recognized institution above the high school level, as evidence of completion of a two year program in refrigeration and heating. Education toward such a certificate or diploma will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
  • Knowledge of the standard preventative maintenance procedures for heating ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems.
  • Knowledge of the methods for lubricating machinery and equipment.
  • Knowledge and skill in the uses of small hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of the safety practices and procedure followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of the terminology, coding symbols and standard abbreviations  used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning, steam and related electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipes threading and soldering.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning, steam and related electrical systems.
  • Skill in the use of electrical testing equipment.
  • Skill in operating heating, refrigeration, ventilating, and air conditioning machinery and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic (DDC) and pneumatic HVAC control systems.
  • Knowledge of the use electrical test equipment such as voltmeters amp probe, etc.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations and codes governing the safe and environmentally correct operation and repair of building systems
  • Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, and standards and guidelines governing HVAC activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Mechanics aptitude and dexterity.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills

Operational Needs:

  • Demonstrated willingness to be on essential personnel list for facility related emergencies and University Closings due to weather and other emergencies
  • Possess a current and valid driver’s license
  • EPA Reclaim License

In addition to the above, applicants for the HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic II position must have:

  • A current Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician License and experience as an HVAC Technician with at least 5 of those years as a Refrigeration Technician licensee.
  • Ability to order supplies and equipment as needed to complete work and assist others in the completion of their work.
  • Exercise direct supervisory responsibilities as determined by the University such as planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews; determining subordinates' training needs and recommending such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician License
  • 3 years’ experience, installing, servicing, or inspecting HVAC systems, steam systems and electrical components of HVAC equipment
  • Ability to operate air and hydraulic lifts.
  • Similar institution experience.
  • Knowledge of a variety of low voltage systems such as HVAC controls.
  • Ability to operate Energy Management Systems

In addition to the above, applicants for the HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic II position are preferred to have:

  • 7 years full-time, or equivalent part-time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning systems, as an HVAC Technician holding a valid Refrigeration Technician licensee.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

HVAC I  Grade 18 - Step 1 $2013.52/biweekly – Step 14 $2850.35/biweekly

HVAC II Grade 20 - Step 1 $2230.85/biweekly – Step 14 $3151.02/biweekly

Please include a resume with your application.  Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application. Submission of a cover letter is optional. 

 

Posting updated 9/22/2021

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