Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Facility Maint Tech - MechTrd - Advanced
Working Title HVAC Technician
Position Number 00057901
Vacancy ID P011195
Budgeted Hiring Range $50,753 - $66,138
Pay Band Information
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Salary Grade Equivalent GN09
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Department Name and Number FS-Bldg Svcs-HVAC-Refrig-245104
Date First Posted 12/05/2019
Closing Date 12/16/2019
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Facilities and Skilled Trades
Position Summary Information
The Refrigeration shop is a unit of Building Services that installs, operates, maintains, and improves DX systems, environmental chambers, process chillers, water coolers, freezers, refrigerated air dryers, window air conditioners, refrigerated scientific and food service equipment, and boilers. These diverse systems serve a variety of facilities including classrooms, auditoriums, offices, kitchen/dining areas, parking decks, arenas/athletic venues, laboratories, clinics, surgery suites, clean rooms, data centers, museums/repositories, and vivariums. These customers depend on the Refrigeration shop to achieve UNC’s teaching, research, and public service mission.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
This Advanced level competency position primarily performs preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance on complex refrigeration equipment supporting an intensive biotechnology/life sciences research and health care campus. Systems supported include DX units, environmental chambers, walk-in coolers and freezers, air dryers, ice machines, packaged units, CRAC units, dehumidification systems, refrigerated scientific equipment, ultra-low and cryogenic equipment, small chillersand complex hot water and steam boiler systems. Tasks include troubleshooting complex control circuits, replacing compressors, repairing refrigerant leaks, replacing fan/blower motors, changing out various refrigeration mechanical and electrical controls, and maintaining EPA refrigerant management logs. The primary work area will be maintaining and repairing complex boiler systems, calibrating boilers to run efficiently, and preparing boilers for state inspections. This position also performs some equipment replacements and installations, and may work on construction or renovation projects. For contractor installations, this position provides comments in writing for items that may not meet plans, specifications, codes, or guidelines.
It is critical that this position contribute to the UNC safety culture and always consider safety first. This position also must consider energy efficiency and water use to meet UNC’s sustainability and energy reduction goals. In performing these duties, the employee demonstrate the Facilities Services TOP SERVICE values of Teamwork, Openness, Professionalism, Stewardship, Excellence, Responsiveness, Versatility, Innovation, Competence, and Efficiency.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Candidates must have skills in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair complex environmental chambers and systems, variable refrigerant flow equipment, boilers, chillers, large DX systems, mission critical cooling equipment, and general industrial HVAC equipment. This position requires abilities to diagnose complex system-wide issues affecting critical research, health care, teaching, and public service operations. Candidates must safely, for example, clean coils (including mold and algae), recover refrigerant, change refrigerant compressors, replace belts and motors, replace electronic refrigerant metering equipment and associated PLCs, and diagnose equipment problems with minimal down time. Knowledge of air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, chilled water, lubricants, natural gas and propane fueled equipment, compressed air and air drying equipment, single and three phase electrical power, air handling and distribution, fluid flow, heat transfer, sound and vibration, thermal comfort, indoor environmental health, air contaminants and odors, energy use, and duct and pipe design and sizing is required. Computer skills are required to operate the Computerized Maintenance Management System.
This position requires the ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close.
This position may be required to work in active high containment labs. This requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and vaccines, as well as annual medical certification, respirator fit testing, and specific training. Entry into such labs requires escort from Environment, Health, & Safety, respirator use, safety attire, and possibly shower in/out.
This position is required to work in health care facilities, with requirements including vaccines (currently varicella or chickenpox and influenza), tuberculosis testing, and overall medical certification.
This position is required to periodically serve on call duty including nights, weekends, and holidays. While on call, this position will be responsible for more equipment.
Diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades; ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams; minimum of 5 years of experience in a commercial or industrial environment performing mechanical and HVAC equipment maintenance and repair (such as for DX equipment, boilers, and specialty equipment such as environmental chambers).
Candidates with experience in troubleshooting and repair of large DX and refrigeration equipment are preferred. Additionally, experience in variable refrigerant flow systems, DX zone systems and controllers, dehumidification systems, boilers, refrigerators, ice machines, and large capacity air dryers is preferred. Knowledge in electrical, plumbing, and equipment installation is preferred. Licensure as a refrigeration contractor, heating contractor, certifications in ultra-low temp refrigeration equipment, and/or a diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades is also preferred.
A valid North Carolina Drivers License is required.
Candidates must also have EPA universal refrigerant certification.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
This position requires the ability to climb ladders; lift/move objects weighing 50 lbs; ability to wear a respirator and other required PPE such as safety shoes, eye protection, and arc flash safety gear.
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Night work occasionally, Non-Healthcare TB exposure, On-call, Overtime occasionally, Respirator, general use, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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