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Job Standard for HVAC Specialist

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HVAC Specialist Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06616
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades

Purpose

To perform journey-level installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  Charging, starting, and checking for proper operation of HVAC type equipment and related devices; troubleshooting and repairing digital electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems; starting, stopping, and troubleshooting chiller operations and chilled water systems; modifying and/or installing natural gas and water piping; operating, maintaining, diagnosing problems, and repairing industrial type HVAC systems and control devices; performing basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and sheet metal work; welding and repairing material and brazing pipe; cutting, brazing and soldering high pressure refrigerant piping.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • EPA universal certification for service technicians;
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Quality control analysis

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the HVAC Specialist must:

  • Analyzes, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on all HVAC installations, fire and boiler alarm and surveillance control systems (high and low pressure); defines and implements preventive maintenance programs for motors, steam condensate return traps, pumps, controls, compressors, auxiliary heating and cooling systems, and related devices; compiles reports for changes, including reporting costs, estimating values, and justifying changes; reviews work of construction; maintains air distribution and balance systems; adds chemicals and analyzes water treatment for chill water and heating systems; plans and installs auxiliary control systems; prepares system for winter carry-over and cold weather conditions; calibrates pipe and vent sizes; may design and install sheet metal; installs/inspects thermostats, and electrical wiring of furnaces, unit heaters, and cooling units; reviews new designs and concepts.
  • Tests/maintains emergency electrical equipment such as generators and battery operated lighting; inspects and maintains specialized items; repairs switches and light fixtures; repairs broken pipes, fixes leaks.
  • Assists other maintenance and crafts staff performing their duties; responds to emergency call-backs.

35% of Time the HVAC Specialist

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the HVAC Specialist

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position involves lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders.  Some night and off-duty callbacks are involved.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for HVAC Specialist

Career Path

HVAC Systems Foreman

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.

Disclaimer

Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.