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HVAC Mechanic IV

HVAC Mechanic IV

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/15/2023
Technician
Full Time
Position Title:  HVAC Mechanic IV
Dept: Boiler House (BOH)
Division: Facilities Planning, Plant Operations and Maintenance
Employee Status: Full-time
Hours: 7 am - 3:30 pm Monday-Friday (weekend hours may be required)
Type:  Support Staff Association(SSA UNION)
Grade: M-IV
Target Salary Range: $27.20-$40.80/hour
FLSA: Non-exempt

To save time applying, Rock Valley College does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time. 

Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Supervision is received from the HVAC Team Lead or Manager of Building Systems.
Supervision Exercised: None. 

Job Summary 

To perform advance maintenance and repairs on all HVAC equipment on campus, and maintain a comfortable environment in all buildings.  Monitor fire automation systems.  Diagnose issues using HVAC automation system.  Repair and maintain HVAC equipment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Related duties may be assigned.

 
  • Perform work on and maintain water and steam boilers, chillers, multi-stack units, geothermal systems, fluid coolers.
  • Repair and rebuild motor pumps.
  • Diagnose and repair all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing problems with boilers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, air conditioning systems, and furnaces as required.
  • Perform maintenance and miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Have basic knowledge of electricity and electronics, understands common electrical concepts, procedures and electrical safety.
  • Knowledge and experience using basic hand tools, ability to utilize and read meters and gauges.
  • Ability to identify and diagnose common HVAC problems.
  • Capable and competent to accomplish basic preventative maintenance work orders such as filter and belt replacements.
  • Must have basic computer skills, capable of utilizing Microsoft Office products, Work Order Management Software and Outlook Email.
  • Adept at fixing items "mechanically inclined" ability to take unfamiliar items apart troubleshoot, repair and re-assemble.
  • Perform duties as directed by the HVAC Team Lead or Buildings Systems Manager.
  • Have knowledge of commonly used concepts and follow policies, procedures, and safety measures.
  • Required to work on call weekends. If not already onsite for on call weekend must report in within 60 minutes of emergency call.
  • Required on-call weekends & Holidays for emergencies based on rotation list.
  • Regular attendance is expected.
  • Using tact and courtesy, the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.
  • Diagnose issues through HVAC Automation such as Metasys.
  • Assist in working with water systems and split system server coolers.
  • Monitor fire automation systems.
  • Monitor Metasys and tour buildings as often as necessary to maintain a comfortable environment in all buildings.
  • Accomplish preventative maintenance work orders such as filter changes, belt replacements, cleaning air handlers and furnace burners.
  • Monitor and maintain campus water softener systems.
 
  • Diagnose issues through HVAC Automation such as Metasys.
  • Assist in working with water systems and split system server coolers.
  • Monitor fire automation systems.
  • Monitor Metasys and tour buildings as often as necessary to maintain a comfortable environment in all buildings.
  • Accomplish preventative maintenance work orders such as filter changes, belt replacements, cleaning air handlers and furnace burners.
  • Monitor and maintain campus water softener systems.
  • Commercial refrigeration license or 2 plus years working with refrigeration.
  • Minimum of eight years maintenance experience with boiler and chiller systems.
  • Working knowledge and experience of operating large power generation systems such as a cogeneration power plant.
  • Multistack certificate or service class, or minimum 5 years working with multistack units.
 
 Core Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 
  • Thorough knowledge of building systems, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Thorough knowledge of approved mechanical methods, practices, code requirements, and safety standards.
  • Considerable knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of building systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
  • Skill in the use and care of hand power tools and equipment necessary to perform installation and repair tasks.
  • Skill in identifying origin of problems.
  • Ability to schedule and prioritize work of the department.
  • Ability to estimate manpower and material requirements for individual projects.
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schedule drawings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
 
Physical Demands
  • Able to read handwritten or typed documents, instructions, the display screen of various equipment and machines, and blue prints and schematics.
  • Able to conduct verbal conversation.
  • Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels).
  • Able to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, bend, and walk.
  • Able to climb slopes, stairs steps ladders.
  • Able to push and/or pull a variety of tools, equipment and objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Able to lift up to 40 pounds frequently, and 60 pounds occasionally.
  • Able to sustain strenuous manual labor for 8 hours, with 3 breaks.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder external rotation an internal rotation. Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder abduction and adduction. Able to exhibit full range of motion for elbow flexion and extension. Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder extension and flexion. Able to exhibit full range of motion for back lateral flexion. Able to exhibit full range of motion for hip flexion and extension. Able to exhibit full range of motion for knee flexion.
  • Able to use respirators, for personal protection, up to: 2 hours per day, strenuous physical effort, 3 hours per day, moderate physical effort, 6 hours per day, light physical effort.
  • Able to work at various elevated heights in ladders, scaffolding, rigging and roofs in a safe and effective manner.
  • Able to work in restricted spaces in a safe and effective manner.
  • Able to work with a variety of chemical agents in a safe and effective manner without allergic reaction.
  • Able to demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to perform fine maintenance procedures and operate both manual and power hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Able to operate a variety of powered industrial vehicle equipment, and tools associated with building repair, maintenance, preventative maintenance and construction in a safe and effective manner.
  • Able to operate a variety of maintenance motor vehicles in a safe and effective manner.
 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have ten years of previous Boiler/HVAC experience. Completed training in safety management. Skill in the maintenance and repair of furnaces, air handlers, and related heating, ventilating and air condition systems and equipment is necessary. Ability to operate, maintain and repair boilers, chillers, and cooling towers.  Must possess a working knowledge of commercial generators. Chemical monitoring of chiller and boiler water. Workable knowledge of pumps, valves, motors, air handling equipment and fire pumps. Knowledge of fire alarm systems. Understanding of Metasys controls, digital and pneumatic. Basic understanding of electricity, geothermal systems and chilled beams. Ability to perform sheet metal work. Ability to lift heavy parts and equipment. Valid driver’s license is required. Operation of in-house electric generation systems is desirable. Licensed HVAC mechanic is desirable.
 
ADDENDUM TO CLASSIFICATION/JOB DESCRIPTION
 
LIABILITY, PROTECTION AND SETTLEMENT FUND CHECKLIST
 
The College’s top administration, building directors, and maintenance staff have a responsibility to monitor the physical plant for defects, problems and activities utilizing the facilities that may expose the college to a liability situation. The following list represents the type of items that should be monitored:
  • any defects or deficiencies in machines, tools, and equipment;
  • the existence of any pot holes in the parking lots or in the asphalt walkways;
  • any problems with stairs, carpets, and tiles;
  • any ice or debris on walk areas;
  • any unsafe or broken chairs or furniture;
  • any damage to safety signs or devices;
  • any burnt out, broken or not turned on lighting; and
  • any activities by students, staff, or faculty which might cause damage to property or persons (leaving doors unlocked, speeding on campus, etc.)
 
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

Physical Demands
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Full-time Positions: (SSA) - Hourly
Rock Valley College offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and group life and AD&D insurance. In addition, we offer optional flexible spending accounts, LTD, supplemental life insurance and AD&D for yourself and your dependents. SURS pension and optional retirement savings programs. Complimentary use of the Fitness Center for employee and spouse or domestic partner, Educational Assistance, and Tuition Waivers for employee and dependents, paid holidays, up to 10 days of vacation per year, 12 days paid sick leave each year, 3 personal days each year, which can accumulate up to 6 days. RVCare clinic onsite.

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