Offerd Salary:$50,753 - $63,500
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department FS-Bldg Svcs-HVAC-Refrig-245104

Career Area Facilities and Skilled Trades Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 08/23/2022 Application Deadline 02/17/2023 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Facility Maint Tech - MechTrd - Advanced Salary Grade Equivalent GN10 Working Title HVAC Technician Position Number 00032118 Vacancy ID P015922 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $50,753 - $63,500 Pay Band Information

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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Building Services provide full maintenance and repair services for all UNC facilities and ensure the proper operation of those facilities in support of the UNC mission of teaching, research and public service. Building Services supports more than 300 campus buildings with more than 18 million gross square feet of space. The teams that provide quality maintenance, repair and construction services that support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University include Campus Maintenance, EMCS, Facilities Operations Support, Housing Support, HVAC Systems, Life Safety Services, and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling.

The Refrigeration shop is a unit of Building Services that installs, operates, maintains, and improves DX systems, environmental chambers, process chillers, water coolers, freezers, refrigerated air dryers, window air conditioners, refrigerated scientific and food service equipment, and boilers. These diverse systems serve a variety of facilities including classrooms, auditoriums, offices, kitchen/dining areas, parking decks, arenas/athletic venues, laboratories, clinics, surgery suites, clean rooms, data centers, museums/repositories, and vivariums. These customers depend on the Refrigeration shop to achieve UNC's many missions.

Position Summary

Performs preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance on complex refrigeration equipment supporting an invensive biotechnology/life sciences research and health care campus. Systems supported include DX units, environmental chambers, walk-in coolers and freezers, air dryers, ice machines, packaged units, CRAC units, dehumidification systems, refrigerated scientific equipment, ultra-low and cryogenic equipment, small chillers, and hot water and steam boiler systems. Tasks include troubleshooting complex control circuits, replacing compressors, repairing refrigerant leaks, replacing fan/blower motors, changing out various refrigeration mechanical and electrical controls, and maintaining EPA refrigerant management logs. Additional work includes maintaining and repairing complex boiler systems, calibrating boilers to run efficiently, and preparing boilers for state inspections. Performs some equipment replacements and installations, and may work on construction or renovation projects, providing written comments that may not meet plans, specifications, codes, or guidelines.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Skills in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair complex environmental chambers and systems, variable refrigerant flow equipment, boilers, chillers, large DX systems, mission critical cooling equipment, and general industrial HVAC equipment; ability to diagnose complex system-wide issues affecting critical research, health care, teaching, and public service operations; and clean coils (including mold and algae,) recover refrigerant, change refrigerant compressors, replace belts and motors, replace electronic refrigerant metering equipment and associated PLCs, and diagnose equipment problems with minimal down time.

Knowledge of air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, chilled water, lubricants, natural gas and propane fueled equipment, compressed air and air drying equipment, single and three phase electrical power, air handling and distribution, fluid flow, heat transfer, sound and vibration, thermal comfort, indoor environmental health, air contaminants and odors, energy use, and duct and pipe design and sizing is required. Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams. Must possess computer skills to operate the Computerized Maintenance Management System.

Ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of essential University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions may require the University to close.

Ability to work in active high containment labs which requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and vaccines as well as annual medical certification, respirator fit testing, and training. Entry into such labs requires escort from Environment, Health, & Safety, respirator use, safety attire, and possibly shower in/out.

Ability to work in health care facilities, with requirements including vaccines (currently varicella or chickenpox, influenza, and COVID-19,) tuberculosis testing, and overall medical certification.

Ability to serve on-call duty on a rotating basis, including nights, weekends, and holidays. While on call, this position will be responsible for more equipment.

A valid North Carolina Drivers License is required.

Requires EPA universal refrigerant certification.

Ability to contribute to the UNC safety culture and always consider safety first, and to consider energy efficiency and water use to meet UNC's sustainability and energy reduction goals. Must demonstrate the Facilities Services TOP SERVICE values of Teamwork, Openness, Professionalism, Stewardship, Excellence, Responsiveness, Versatility, Innovation, Competence, and Efficiency.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience in troubleshooting and repair of large DX and refrigeration equipment preferred. Experience in variable refrigerant flow systems, environmental chambers, DX zone systems and controllers, dehumidification systems, boilers, refrigerators, ice machines, and large capacity air dryers is also preferred. Knowledge in electrical, plumbing, and equipment installation. Licensure as a refrigeration contractor, heating contractor, certifications in ultra-low temperature refrigeration equipment, and/or a diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades also preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in HVAC-Refrigeration.

Required Licenses/Certifications

A valid North Carolina Drivers License is required.

Requires EPA universal refrigerant certification.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Ability to move objects weighing up to 65 lbs., and large equipment with hand trucks or general material handling equipment. Ability to work from ladders for extended periods of time, work outside during adverse weather conditions, and wear a respirator and other required PPE such as safety shoes, eye protection, and arc flash safety gear.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, Night work occasionally, Non-Healthcare TB exposure, On-call, Overtime occasionally, Respirator, general use, Valid NC Driver's License, Weekend work occasionally Special Instructions Quick Link https: //

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have five or more years of experience troubleshooting HVAC or refrigeration equipment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have an EPA refrigerant certification?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Give details about your experience repairing and troubleshooting boilers.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Give details about your refrigeration experience. Please include specific equipment worked on.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience reading wiring schematics?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you currently have a valid North Carolina Driver's License or the ability to obtain a valid North Carolina Driver's License by your potential start date?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical position.
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in any field
  • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and trade(s) experience to equal 4 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 3 years experience)
  • None of the above
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