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HVAC SYSTEMS TECH

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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Facilities Services
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: M08

Work Days: Mon-Fri
Shift Start/End Time: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 52

Working under the direction of the HVAC Supervisor, the candidate will perform journeyman level work in the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of various Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC), as well as refrigeration systems for all college properties, both commercial and residential.

Qualifications:

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of an Associate’s Degree program in an HVAC related curriculum and/or completion of a recognized HVAC apprenticeship program.
  • Three to five years’ experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience in commercial,
    institutional and residential applications.
  • Must have valid Universal EPA Refrigerant Certification.
  • Must have valid New York State Driver’s license.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret schematics, blueprints, and mechanical diagrams.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret equipment manuals.
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Word, Excel, and Gmail.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Must be able to work both independent and interdependently as needed.
  • Must demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Experience with Building Management Systems (BMS), a plus, including but not limited to Johnson Controls
    (Metasys), Automated Logic, and Honeywell.
  • Knowledge and proficient use of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) when working on equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, and how the systems function together to ensure proper
    operation and maintenance procedures are followed.
  • Must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Responsibilities: 

  • Operate, install, maintain, and repair various HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment, including but not limited to ice machines, walk in coolers, freezers, exhaust/supply fans, humidifiers, variable air boxes, boilers, split systems, heat pumps, hydronic pumps, variable refrigerant flow systems, chillers, chilled and hot water control valves, cooling towers, roof top units, air handling units, as well as the campus chilled water distribution loop.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts in equipment and their respective controls, including thermostats, fan controls, log switches, damper motors, louvers, relays, filters, controls, belts, compressors, heat exchangers, high limit controls, pressure switches, and safety valves.
  • Maintains hot water boiler/ forced air operations, including electronic and mechanical safeties, primary and secondary pump systems, and boiler ignition controls for all residential college buildings.
  • Maintains chilled water systems operations, and flow dynamics both for distribution and building level.
  • Installs and recovers refrigerant and maintains accurate logs of refrigerant use.
  • Responds to emergency calls and completes work order requests as requested.
  • Performs routine inspections to ensure appropriate maintenance standards and practices are met by reporting any malfunctions and deficiencies of equipment to immediate supervisor.
  • Keeps and maintains accurate records of college HVAC systems and equipment by updating inventory list.
  • Interfaces, communicates and oversees with contractors/vendors for infrastructure repairs, upgrades or replacement of HVAC/R equipment.
  • Works with other trades within the departments in order to accomplish shared goals.
  • Measures, balances, and calculates airflow rates, static pressures, and velocities for air handling and exhaust systems.in order to determine sufficient airflows and deficiencies.
  • Performs all work requests, repairs, as well as preventative maintenance assignments, as they are assigned.
  • Maintains equipment and work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Follows all written standard operating procedures (SOP’s) on equipment, as well as adheres to the department and college’s rules and policies.
  • Ability to work an 8-hour shift, rotates on-call, and overtime, as the college needs are required.
  • Other related duties as assigned


Note\: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



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