HVAC Technician - 11536BR

HVAC Technician

FS Zone Maintenance
Employee Class: 
B-University Support Staff

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The HVAC Specialist is responsible for the installation and maintenance of air-conditioning, electrical, and electronic control equipment; and the installation and maintenance of pneumatic, electronic, or mechanical devices. The incumbent will be required to work from diagrams, job specifications and blueprints. Work is performed on 100-ton or larger (1,000 ton), air-cooled, and all water-cooled centrifugal chillers, other refrigeration systems, all related air handling equipment, and the campus Building Automated Control Systems.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas.
In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

KU is a great place to work!

Job Description

60% - Installation and repair: Installs and maintains air-conditioning, electrical and electronic control equipment such as distribution panels, circuit panels, motor starters, HVAC equipment, sensing devices, computer monitored control systems, motors, conduit of up to six inches and cables rated up to 600 volts. Lays-out, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus and control equipment. Plans new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance and avoid hazardous and unreliable wiring consistent with specifications. Works from diagrams, job specifications or blueprints. Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit. Splices wire by stripping insulation from terminal leads, twisting or soldering wires together and applying tape or terminal caps. Makes penetration and repair of sheetrock walls to install equipment. Uses test equipment such as meters, ammeters, phase meters and high-pot testers. Detects system failures and hazards and makes proper corrections to systems. Monitors, operates and repairs campus building automated systems (BACS), components and digital logic on a daily basis. This includes programming the systems control sequences, set points and schedules. Performs start-up, daily operation and troubleshooting of refrigeration equipment, cooling towers, pumps and all other associated air handling equipment.
30% - Equipment: Installs, repairs, remodels or replaces pneumatic, electronic, or mechanical devices. Checks pressure and other readings at the air handling unit to compare and confirm them with control center information. Checks, adjusts, repairs or replaces spring tensions and pilot positioners. Checks log distance air flow and other temperature transmission and pressure signals. Tests circuits through the use of oscilloscopes, test gauges, volt and ohmmeters. Calibrates thermostats. Adjusts and aligns pneumatic transmitters.
5% - Related: Maintains inventory and orders from supervisor or otherwise obtains necessary tools, equipment and materials to complete work. Completes necessary paperwork associated with jobs and reports work status to supervisor. Answers trouble calls during and after work hours. Cleans work sites, tools and equipment. Trains, instructs and on-site supervises others as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.
5% - Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  2. Three (3) years of HVAC experience in a commercial or industrial setting. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. EPA CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) Certification for refrigerants required. (Refrigerant transition and recovery certification program)
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire.
Position Requirements:
  1. Reach, grasp, hold, lift and manipulate a variety of hand and power tools.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures.
  3. Lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50 lbs) occasionally with or without accommodation.
  4. Operate vehicles in transporting self and materials to job sites.
  5. Work overtime and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  6. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to perform electronics related work on computer driven building control systems.
  2. Demonstrated experience in leading others in performing refrigeration/air-conditioning installation, repair and maintenance work.
  3. Experience working in a college or university setting.
  4. Experience working with HVAC systems in large multi-storied institutional or residential buildings.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Review of applications begins April 16, 2018. Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2018 or until position is filled.
Complete the online application at http://employment.ku.edu/staff/11536BR, include a resume/cover letter addressing how you meet the required qualifications including the names and contact information to three references.

Contact Information to Applicants

Teresa Krambeer, 785-864-6802, krambeer@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

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FS Zone Maintenance
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