HVAC Mechanic
University of North Carolina Asheville 2 reviews - Asheville, NC

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University of North Carolina Asheville

HVAC Mechanic

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution in the UNC public university system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented minorities. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as a part of its mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts.

Position Summary
This position will be required to maintain HVAC systems in a number of assigned buildings and respond to other buildings to assist as required.

This position requires a very broad base of knowledge due to the highly technical and widely disparate nature of various elements of HVAC type of work. Above average working knowledge & competencies demanded by this career field include but are not limited to- Boiler operation & theory, operation & controls diagnostics (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and digital), full range of thermodynamics, chiller operation & theory.

All of which are interrelated with various auxiliary sub-systems that include but are not limited to; air coils, heat exchangers and other heat transfer equipment that utilize air-to-air, air-to-water and water-to-water side methods, any of which can be the cause or causes of improper temperature/humidity/flow control.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

OA Category: Skilled Crafts (60)

CUPA Code: No Response

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification.

Preferred education/experience/skills:
Licensure Requirement: Universal Technician License as approved by EPA for refrigerant reclamation and maintenance of pressurized air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F)

The preferred candidate will have a high school diploma. Valid driver's license. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated progressive experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems. Prefer at least one to two years of formal technical HVAC training. Minimum of three years of experience in mechanical/ electrical systems installation & repairs is highly preferred.

Prefer experience with Automated Logic Corporation Controls (ALC).

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Knowledge, Technical:
Performs a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions. These tasks/functions may involve related or varying processes to test, renovate, overhaul, replace, and perform preventive maintenance on standard mechanical systems. Provides technical assistance to others by troubleshooting standard facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause. Mentors other technicians.

Problem Solving:
Identifies facilities-related maintenance problems that require in-depth analysis, and identifies options for solving those problems. Solve unusual facility maintenance problems that require the application of journey level trades knowledge and determines the most effective and efficient course of action. Gathers and analyzes/interprets information to better understand the nature of the problem. May seek input from subordinates, peers, and/or managers in the decision-making process in order to solve the problem. Evaluates options and chooses appropriate action by considering potential outcomes. Makes sure that problem is appropriately addressed.

Attention to Detail:
Ensures all work meets and/or exceeds applicable codes and standards. Checks and re-checks work prior to, during, and after completion. Ensures that all parts of a project/task are completed. Uses appropriate record keeping methods.

Coordination, Work:
Determines project/assignment by breaking them down into tasks. Sets objectives and prioritizes activities and tasks, adjusts priorities when appropriate. Takes advantage of available resources (personnel, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently. Anticipates obstacles/roadblocks and prepares alternative plans to ensure timely task accomplishment. Uses time effectively and does not let distractions interfere with completion of the job/project.

Clarifies the purpose and importance of directives, instructions, and messages; presents information in a clear and concise manner. Seeks input, listens, and checks for mutual understanding; asks for and provides clarification as needed. Explains purpose and procedures of facilities maintenance projects in language easily understood by the customer.

Safety and Health Compliance:
Identifies and resolves potential safety problems and unsafe work practices. Demonstrates to employees and others, safe ways to perform job tasks or the use of equipment. Informs supervisor of unusual safety concerns and makes recommendations for resolution. Determines appropriate protective equipment based on established standards. Regularly assesses site and shop operations for safety.

Client/Customer Service:
Identifies options, develops solutions, and takes action when responding to customer requests. Satisfies individual customer requests while balancing multiple priorities. Assesses or checks with customer to ensure solution meets request. Develops effective working relationships with internal/external customers (vendors, subcontractors, etc.) that further the work unit's goals. Reviews customer requests and seeks clarification as needed.

Department: Facilities Management - Campus Operations

Division: Finance & Operations

Classification Title: Facility Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Trades - Journey

Classification Type: SPA

Salary Grade: Not Applicable

Equivalent to Salary Grade: 65 (For employment/re-employment priority purposes only)

Position Number: 006569

Minimum of Salary Range: $23,618

Maximum of Salary Range: $59,603

Starting salary: $29,500 - $32,000 (budgeted hiring salary)

Work Hours: Typical work hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with scheduled pager on-call duties. Employees must be able to respond to UNC Asheville within 30 minutes when carrying the on-call beeper. Other occasional overtime outside of pager on-call duties may be needed on evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the department.

The employee in this position shall be identified as critical personnel in accordance with UNC Asheville policy.

Terms of Employment: Full-Time

Other Terms of Employment: Position Contingent Upon Funding

Number of Months: 12 Months

Job Open Date: 06-21-2013

Job Close Date: 06-28-2013

Vacancy Number: 0060646

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Official transcripts are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the educational institution(s) by Human Resources. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees required must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

The following link will provide information that is required to be reported to the U.S. Department of Education as part of The Jeanne Clery Act. http://publicsafety.unca.edu/sites/publicsafety.unca.edu/files/2012AnnualSecurityandFireReport.pdf

To apply, visit http://careers.unca.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51348



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