- High School Diploma or GED
- Mechanical Knowledge
- EPA Universal Certification
This is a contract position beginning in January and lasting approximately 5 months.
The Maintenance Technician is part of the Plant Operations department at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for the maintenance of chilled water systems on campus. This position conducts preventative maintenance on all equipment during the winter. Reporting directly to the Manager of Chilled Water Distribution, the Maintenance Technician will often be tasked with working closely with other CWD techs.
About the Work Unit:
Facilities provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Facilities annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. This branch manages major capital project expenditures totaling ~$125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement, and large maintenance project expenditures totaling ~$20 million annually. The Facilities Business Operations Center provides support to the entire department, specifically regarding the areas of Finance, Employee Relations, Systems, Contracts and General Administration.
Key Functions and Expected Performance:
Perform Preventive Maintenance on the chillers which consist of
Removal of ends so that evaporator tubes can be brushed
Check all electrical connections to make sure there are no loose connections
Lubricate motors on the chillers per specification
Check vacuum pump oil on the purge pumps
Perform Preventive Maintenance on cooling towers which consists of
Removal of screens to clean fill, and reinstall after tower cleaning is completed
Clean hot decks, sumps and clean strainer in the tower
Inspect gearbox, motor and coupling
Check oil level in gearbox
Check electrical connections and sump heaters
Perform Preventive Maintenance on chilled water pumps and condenser water pumps
Clean pump strainers
Lubricate motor as needed
Check electrical connections
Check for leaks
Education and Certifications:
High School Graduate or GED is required
EPA Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certification Preferred
Experience and Skills:
Mechanical systems training is a plus
Experience with Trane, Johnson Controls/York, Daikin/McQuay, and Carrier chillers is a plus
Must be able to bend, stoop, reach or stand for extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift as at least 70 lbs
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Job: Temporary Positions
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville
Organization: 37560 - Utility Distribution