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Heating and Air Conditioning Technician|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Supervisor of Skilled Trades|
Under direct supervision, the H.V.A.C.
Mechanic performs duties related to the repair, maintenance, operation,
adjustment, and/or installation of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration
equipment and related electric or pneumatic control systems.
repair, adjust, service and maintain systems for heating, ventilation,
air-conditioning including pneumatic and electric controls.
clean, adjust and install oil and gas burners and auxiliary heating specialties
other than high-pressure equipment.
compressors, air dryers, and low voltage installations such as warning light
operate, service and repair conventional mechanical refrigeration/air conditioning
equipment including ice machines, refrigerators and general-purpose
knowledge in the operation of an automated energy management system. Ability to
program, adjust and monitor performance.
essential personnel which means that this position may be needed at times when
the University is closed or in emergency situations as determined by the
Maintain confidentiality of
information (including but not limited
to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both
during and after their employment with the University. Any question
regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the
supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary
action, up to and including termination of employment.
other duties as assigned
40% Perform repair work on H.V.A.C. systems
equipment – including preventative maintenance work on equipment;
30% Energy Management System monitoring and
adjustments. Solid computer skills and
technical ability to understand and trouble shoot mechanical issues in HVAC
15% Installation of new H.V.A.C. equipment and
minor plumbing and electrical repairs outside primary trade
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
of heating, refrigeration/air-conditioning equipment and pneumatic and
electrical control systems.
to exhibit journey level skill in the maintenance and repair procedures
including preventative maintenance, breakdown repair, and
trouble-shooting, construction, installation and fabrication techniques
typical in trade.
of automation systems, HVAC, electrical concepts and building operations.
in programming and troubleshooting HVAC issues.
mechanical judgment and a working knowledge of general construction
to read and interpret blueprints and systems diagrams.
to perform all of the above essential job functions for a minimum of an eight-hour
shift, with one-half hour unpaid meal breaks, without significant risk of
to work overtime to respond to emergencies.
to work second shift and weekends.
to safety procedures in the performance of job and be conscious of
security issues involved in daily routine.
to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university
business on a regular basis.
to adhere to safety procedures in the performance of job and be conscious
of security issues involved in daily routine.
to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a
functions of the position usually performed standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending,
crouching, heavy lifting, climbing ladders, walking, carrying and other
movements may be required. HVAC
mechanics must be able to work in steam tunnels, pits, and crawl spaces. The mechanic must be able to work from ladders,
scaffolds and staging. Under special
circumstances, protective equipment and garb may be required. Tasks involving HVAC work involve extensive
wrist and hand movement. All individuals
are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of
injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they
can perform the essential functions listed above.
diploma and trade or vocational training required, otherwise, any combination
of education equivalent to graduation from high school or other combination of
education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge,
skills and abilities.
A minimum of
three (3) years of experience at the journey level.
A valid New
York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and
insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor
vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
with Energy Management systems and computer skills necessary to operate
programs. Knowledge of Siemens System is
in refrigeration systems use and disposal.
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: