Perform Preventative Maintenance (PM) work, repairs, installations, and safely operate all components and sub-components of all types of commercial and industrial heating and cooling equipment on campus including pumps, fans, terminal units, main Air Handling Units (AHU), roof top units, air compressors, exhaust fans, Medium Temperature Hot Water boilers and related equipment, and packaged refrigeration equipment. The position requires the ability and willingness to provide contact information to be used for an on-call phone listing for reporting to work in off hours or urgent situations such as extreme weather conditions including when the campus is closed.Must be able to work in irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and loud noises while utilizing appropriate PPE.
Detailed Job Description
Perform PM work on existing Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment including Air Handling Units (AHU), roof top units, exhaust fans, air compressors, pumps, fans, and terminal units, etc.
Perform repairs on existing installations of HVAC equipment listed above including pumps (seal/bearing replacement and alignment), mechanical system piping repairs, tracing air and water systems, and repairing control valves. Assist with the installation and check out of new HVAC equipment.
Access drawings, Operating and Maintenance information, and PM information in various electronic formats. Use Centerstone (computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)) to track PM/repair work orders and equipment history. Assess equipment condition and make recommendations to keep the equipment in good condition.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s degree in HVAC and refrigeration. If not a completed degree, technical course(s) beyond HS are required.
Two years of progressively responsible experience in the HVAC field in an institutional setting or working for a contractor in an equivalent setting.
Must have excellent mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
Must work independently and be self-sufficient.
Must be able to work from various heights on ladders and lifts up to 35 feet, work on equipment from stooping or kneeling positions. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Must be able to distinguish colors used for piping service and electrical wire insulation.
Must follow all OSHA, EPA, and NYS codes for HVAC work.
Must be familiar with energy management systems (EMS) to utilize the systems for troubleshooting and verifying equipment performance.
Must be able to trace out and understand mechanical and domestic piping and air side systems.
Must have computer skills using Outlook, Word, and Excel. Be familiar with Confined Space entry procedures, and Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.
Certifications in HVAC-R preferred- NATE, ICE, or RSES.10 Hour OSHA card. Valid NYS Driver License Class D preferred. Ability to open and plot AutoCAD drawings. EPA Universal Certification for refrigerants.
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career ...education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”
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