HVAC Specialist #499536

Lamar University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$41,600
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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HVAC Specialist #499536

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112652

Position Title HVAC Specialist #499536 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Energy Management

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

About This Role:

Responsibilities include servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing commercial industrial air handlers, fan coil units, VAV boxes, recirculation pumps, residential package units, gas-fired boilers, ice machines, and other associated equipment. Candidate should also have the ability to troubleshoot and maintain commercial chillers, compressors, and other associated central plant equipment. Employees are reminded that they represent both the department and the university and are expected to maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance while on duty. The candidate will routinely work with other crafts and will be required to monitor contracted work and provide training to subordinate employees. This position is considered as essential, and employees will be required to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to emergency situations or natural disasters. These specialists work under the direct supervision of the HVAC/R Supervisor, in the Facilities Maintenance department.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the HVAC/R trade and theory of HVAC/R systems.
  • Materials, methods and tools used in the operation and repair of HVAC/R systems.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain gas-fired boilers, and associated equipment.
  • Knowledge of central plant operations, to include commercial chillers and associated equipment.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and be able to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Have knowledge in electrical and plumbing, necessary to adequately diagnose and repair HVAC/R related equipment.
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and email applications.
  • Maintain flexibility and be available for duty during short-notice or urgent situations.
  • Work cooperatively with others and maintain excellent customer service.
  • Work independently with little direction, meeting schedules and timelines.
  • Benefits:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • A valid Texas driver's license is required.
  • With completion of a technical training program, at least (3) years of experience in the HVAC/R or related field is required. Without the completion of a formal training program, at least (5) years of direct HVAC/R experience is required.
  • Key Competencies:

    The successful candidate shall be knowledgeable in repairing and servicing HVAC/R and associated equipment. Knowledge in electrical and plumbing, necessary to adequately diagnose/repair HVAC/R related equipment is expected. The applicant should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and email applications. Experience working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System is preferred. Employees are expected to lead by example, demonstrating the highest level of ethics. They are expected to work together to meet the needs of the department and university, by providing exemplary customer service to the staff, faculty and students.

    Physical Requirements:

    Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work. Some combination of climbing and balancing, to include climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, crawling, working at heights and working in confined spaces. May involve the lifting of moderately heavy objects, up to 45 pounds. Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual/electrically powered tools.

    Job Conditions:

    Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, or toxic agents.

    EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

  • An Associate Degree or completion of a formal technical training program within the field of HVAC/R or related field is preferred. At least 5-years of HVAC/R experience may be accepted in lieu of a certified degree.
  • Certification in a technical training program within the field of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is preferred.
  • Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $41,600 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 04/17/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. opm.gov/forms/pdffill/sf15.pdf to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Some college credits
  • Technical School Degree and/or Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • In what field did you receive a degree and/or certification in?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please specify how many years of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Systems or Carpentry do you have? Briefly specify the trade and years of experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • No
  • Yes
  • If you have a valid drivers license, what is the state and expiration date?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate(s)
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
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