Sam Houston State University HVAC Spec & Controls Technician in Huntsville, Texas
Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Skilled Craft
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Facilities Management - Facilities Services
High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Technical vocational training related to job duties would be preferred. Seven years of experience as an air conditioning mechanic, to include: five years working with gas and electric boilers, furnaces and heaters; and five years working with all phases of pneumatic and electronic temperature controls or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provides skilled work on the journey person level involved in the installation of new HVAC equipment and controls. Responsible for the maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation of various heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and refrigeration equipment. Provides skilled work in pneumatic and electronic controls related to central air conditioning. Answers repair calls and performs preventive maintenance on all HVAC equipment and controls in all University Residence Life buildings and structures.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Installs new equipment; overhauls and services air conditioning, appliances, boilers, and refrigeration units; and repairs, replaces, or adjusts worn or broken parts, condensers, compressors, water and or vacuum pumps. Tests and inspects units and equipment. Responsible for preventive maintenance, service, and installation of boilers, chillers, air handling equipment, various pumps, and related equipment; and repair of cooling towers. Installation and servicing includes all electrical and pneumatic control devices. Answers all repair calls relating to improper temperature. Repairs or replaces defective equipment of pneumatic or electronic thermostats and associated control valves and systems. Performs systematic preventive maintenance and status of all pneumatic equipment. Interprets drawings, schematics, and building plans to locate control problems. Performs various periodic duties such as parts requisitions, records, and reports. Creates preventative maintenance schedules. Participates in design of new systems. Consults with Engineers on remodels and new construction along with oversight of each as needed. Performs electronic and systems maintenance required to operate, service, maintain and modernize electronic equipment systems and related equipment in respect to fire alarm and HVAC controls in University buildings and plants. Will analyze control systems on critical HVAC systems such as chillers, boilers, and DDC Building Systems to implement microprocessor control with full automation and integration with existing EMS DDS network. Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical analysis of existing controls and critical safeties for the purpose of designing system solutions employing off-the-shelf equipment to meet automation and integration needs. Performs other related duties as assigned.