HVAC Technician (Heating/Ventilation)

Montana State University
February 10, 2023
Offerd Salary:$34.68
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23150

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Jahnke at (406) 994-6774 or [email protected]

Classification Title Engineer, Maintenance I Working Title HVAC Technician (Heating/Ventilation) Brief Position Overview

Under the direction of the Heat Maintenance Foreman, the person in this position performs troubleshooting, corrective and preventive maintenance on heating, ventilating, and control systems and equipment for approximately 4.5 million square feet (70 academic and housing buildings) of University building space.

Position Number 4N0181; 4N0984; 4N0186; 4N0187 Department Facility Services Division University Services Appointment Type Skilled Craft Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Non-Exempt Union Affiliation Operating Engineers FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Contract Type Skilled Craft If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

This position is responsible for the heating and ventilating operations for the MSU campus which includes the operation, preventive maintenance, and repair of facility air-handling/heating systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintenance of the following; HVAC systems, pneumatic/electric/electronic controls, building management systems, energy conservation systems, steam and water tube boilers, steam-driven turbines, boiler feedwater water treatment, steam distribution, and return systems, terminal heating equipment, steam piping accessories, heating loop systems, pumps, compressors, valves, motors, meters, heat exchangers.
  • The person in this position may work individually or as a team member as job conditions demand.
  • Position duties require inspecting, maintaining, and repairing buildings and utility distribution systems located throughout the campus and performing related duties as required.
  • The incumbent will attend and participate in required training for the use of personal protective equipment and comply with requirements for use of employer-provided equipment.
  • Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • High school diploma or combination of education and/or applicable experience equivalent to the maintenance and repair of institutional/commercial building HVAC mechanical systems and equipment, plus one of the following:

  • Five (5) years full-time (or part-time equivalent) relevant work experience in the maintenance and repair of institutional/commercial building HVAC mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Successful completion of Vocational/Technical institute training (minimum two years).
  • 1,200 hours of equivalent formal certification program training, in HVAC maintenance and/or controls; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of, and experience with, computerized building management systems, and pneumatic, electric, and electronic HVAC controls and systems.

  • Demonstrated competence in troubleshooting, calibrating, maintaining, and repairing building control and air-handling/heating systems and equipment.
  • Demonstrated competence using test equipment, and hand and power tools used in the adjustment, maintenance, and repair of building HVAC and piping systems.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of work safety procedures, such as lockout/tagout and asbestos safety.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical treatment of boiler water and heating loops.
  • Experience working in a University or institutional environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of air and water system balancing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the maintenance of Biological/Chemical Safety Laboratories.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Effectively operate work-related equipment.
  • Maintain computerized records, work independently with minimal supervision, and work proficiently in the use of a computerized maintenance management system, e-mail, and other computer applications as assigned or required.
  • Communicate effectively with employees and the public both in person and over the phone.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with supervisor, coworkers, and the public.
  • Be a successful team player.
  • Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.

    This position can be hired at one of five levels:

  • Repair Maintenance Engineer (RME) – $34.68/hour Staff at this level meet the minimum qualifications listed above.

  • Maintenance Engineer I (ME I) – $36.07/hour ME I includes the position requirements of the Repair Maintenance Engineer and the candidate must possess a Montana Third Class Boiler Engineer license. Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other.

  • Maintenance Engineer II (ME II) – $37.51/hour ME II includes the position requirements of the ME I and requires the individual to possess additional advanced knowledge of HVAC systems including: advanced knowledge of building HVAC systems and associated controls, ability to troubleshoot and resolve operation and maintenance problems of complex building environmental control systems that are both pneumatic and DDC, experienced installing, modifying, diagnosing, testing, repairing, calibrating and operating a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic control equipment in HVAC systems. Candidate must possess a Montana Third Class Boiler Engineer license. Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other. 4. Maintenance Engineer III (ME III) – $39.01/hour ME II includes the position requirements of the ME II and the candidate must possess a Montana Second Class Boiler Engineer license. Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other.

  • Maintenance Engineer IV (ME IV) – $40.57/hour ME IV includes the position requirements of the ME III and the candidate must possess a Montana First Class Boiler Engineer license. Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other. An in-house Training Program is in place for Heat Techs to continue acquiring additional licensing and skills

  • This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

  • This position requires performing physical tasks associated with the operation of steam boilers and plant equipment, including valve operations, transporting materials (package weights to 50# is common), and maintenance/repair work. Working under temperature extremes, especially heat.
  • This position requires the ability to transverse elevated catwalks, stairs, ladders, ascending/descending manholes, and crawlspace.
  • The position requires working with and around moving equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, turbine generators, and emergency diesel and liquefied-propane-gas systems.
  • The position requires handling and feeding water treatment chemicals and reagents.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    This position has supervisory duties? No

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 4

    Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search. Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Screening of applications will begin on February 10, 2023 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    Special Instructions Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https: // www. montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
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