HVAC Technician I

University of Georgia
March 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$42,000
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Working Time:Full time
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Posting Number S09911P

Working Title HVAC Technician I Department FMD-O&M-Building HVAC Shop About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.

College/Unit/Department website fmd.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM On occasion, employee may be required to perform duties after hours (evenings and weekends) due to emergency situations or planned work.

Advertised Salary $42,000 Posting Date 02/14/2023 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/20/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Information

Classification Title Skilled Craftsperson

FLSA Non-Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

This is a journeyman level of skilled trade position for the operation and maintenance of the UGA campus building HVAC systems and will perform in the operation, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of some complex building HVAC systems and components. This position involves a journeyman level of mechanical skills and technical knowledge for performing checks to ensure HVAC systems are delivering the correct air volumes at the air delivery points. In addition, knowledge of chillers, cooling towers, water treatment systems, air handlers, terminal units, water coils, pumps, valves, and motor starters, pneumatic controls, and Building Automation Systems (BAS). This position works independently to complete tasks within this competency and is directly responsible for maintaining conditions in some of the most critical research spaces on campus. The HVAC Technician I is expected to have a journeyman level of expertise of HVAC systems and components and will require direct supervision from higher-level technicians at times on systems that are more complex.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • The principles, practices, theories, and techniques of maintaining, repairing, operating, and installing HVAC systems and equipment and related components.
  • The principles, practices, and techniques of distribution and control of air, water, and steam.
  • The principles, practices, and techniques of brazing and soldering.
  • The principles and practices of thermal dynamics of the refrigerant cycle.
  • The hazards and safety precautions involved in the maintenance, repair, operations, and installation of HVAC systems and equipment, and related components.
  • The applied chemical water treatment procedures necessary to maintain non- corrosive systems.
  • Physical Demands

  • Lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, working overhead, climbing stairs, using regular and extended ladders throughout 8-hour work shift.
  • Lift up to 75lbs and work under adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.).
  • Driving as needed to perform job duties.
  • Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

    Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



    Operate, install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and operate building HVAC systems and components including chillers, cooling towers, water treatment systems, air handlers, terminal units, water coils, pumps, valves, motor starters, pneumatic controls, and Building Automation Systems (BAS).

    Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

    Repairs and replaces piping, valves, and other components used in our chilled and hot water and steam distribution systems. Repairs or replaces wire, fuses, switches, relays, current transducers, capacitors, and motor starters; solders and brazes line connections.

    Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

    Monitors and operates HVAC system controls and equipment in accordance with established schedule and makes adjustments to hydronic valve actuators, switches, and other controls to meet demand.

    Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

    Understands and utilizes computer input commands for diagnosing system problems and can calibrate and adjust temperature controls.

    Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

    Responds to on-call and afterhours emergencies and is expected to work alongside higher skilled technicians and assist them as needed.

    Percentage of time 10

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    For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

    Recruitment Contact Name Lisa Johnson Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact Phone 706-542-7453

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