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27 Jul 2022

Full-Time HVAC Mechanic I

BridgewaterSU – Posted by BridgewaterSU Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

HVAC Mechanic I

Department Summary:

From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s institutional values, the work of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus’ commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.

The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Department of Facilities Management in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Position Summary:

This position provides a welcoming and inclusive environment by providing customer service to a diverse campus community of employees and students. Working with diverse students, parents, faculty, staff, and other involved parties by providing the highest level of student facing front-line customer service. We dedicate each day to student success and retention, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The HVAC Mechanic I will install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; check heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for malfunctions; maintain and repair heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and perform related work as required.

This is a full-time , 12 month, AFSCME position.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday as days off

(subject to change)

Location: BSU Campus Wide

This is an essential position.

*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.

This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Position Type: AFSCME Classified

Essential Duties:

When you join the team at Bridgewater State University, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including controls and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping used by refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units; and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources.

• Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation.

• Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and changing filters.

• Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algericides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria.

• Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; drill holes for mounting brackets; screwing, boring, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installs shells and cabinets of systems.

• Maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials.

• Determine materials and/or equipment necessary for a job and on-the-job procedure changes.

• Participates in on-call rotation and details.

• Other duties as assigned.

State job specifications are available in the Human Resources Offices or on the Human Resources website: www.bridgew.edu/hr.

Required Qualifications:

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

• Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and related electrical systems.

• Knowledge of methods for lubricating machinery and equipment. Knowledge of methods for care and maintenance of small hand held power tools.

• Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers.

• Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.

• Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion

• Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

• Passion for and commitment to social justice, racial justice, and civic engagement.

• Knowledge of terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading.

• Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.

• Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers and screwdriver.

• Skill in using small hand held power tools such as saws, drills and power hammers.

• Skill in use of electrical testing equipment.

• Skill in operating heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning machinery and related equipment.

• Knowledge of electrical, electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems.

• Knowledge of the use of electrical testing equipment such as voltmeters, amprobes, etc.

• Ability to understand and apply policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

• Ability to understand and apply laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints.

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

• Mechanical aptitude.

• Manual dexterity.

• Current and valid Massachusetts State Drivers License.

• Carry a Nextel.

• Participate in the on-call rotation.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for HVAC equipment and systems.

2. Computer skills preferred; e-mail, internet,and work order system.

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Salary Range: $1,733.18 bi-weekly (Grade 14, Step 1)

Posting Number: S00834P

Open Date: 07/21/2022

Close Date: 8/10/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3285290

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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