Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic) (3539)

Northern Illinois University
January 20, 2023
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Offerd Salary:$110
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Working Position Title Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic) (3539)

Classification Title Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic) Position Number 00003539 Open Date 12/20/2022 Close Date 01/20/2023 Priority Review Date Business Unit Description Civil Service Full-Time/Part Time Full-Time FTE 1.00 Position Status Regular FLSA Non-Exempt Job code 3309 Union Representation Non-Union Union Code N/A Unit/Department Physical Plant College/Unit Facilities Management Division Administration & Finance Location PP 147 Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page www. niu.edu/physicalplant

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications

Position Summary, Requirements, and Qualifications

Overview

The Physical Plant is a department under Facilities Management and Campus Services, a unit of the Division of Administration & Finance. The Physical Plant provides the services to the entire campus such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical services.

The Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic) performs skilled work in the trade of a Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic), included by not limited to the installation, maintenance, service, and repairs on refrigeration systems utilizing knowledge of refrigeration, mechanical and electrical principles.

Position Summary

Under general direction of Pipefitter Foreman (Refrigeration Mechanic) or designee, the Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic) reports to the Pipefitter Foreman (Refrigeration Mechanic) or designee. This position also interacts with other Physical Plant staff, Heating Plant staff, Grounds staff, Building Services staff, Residential Facilities, Support staff, outside contractors and vendors. This position represents NIU and the Physical Plant and conducts themselves in a professional manner when working with members of the campus, vendors, and the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, service, troubleshooting, repair and properly charging refrigeration systems according to manufacturer specifications.
  • Perform journeymen-level work in the diagnosis, repair and overhaul of the following:

  • all comfort cooling and dehumidification equipment regardless of type; (reciprocating, centrifugal, scroll, or rotary, (air or water-cooled);
  • all comfort cooling sub-assemblies such as compressors;
  • medium and low temperature dining and scientific refrigeration equipment regardless of type (water baths, cascade systems, flash freezers, icemakers and environmental chambers);
  • sub-assemblies used on medium and low temperature dining and scientific refrigeration equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks assigned to the Refrigeration Shop through the TMA work order management system and assigned by the Pipefitter (Refrigeration Mechanic) Foreman or designee.

  • Observes and follows Federal EPA guidelines for the safe handling of refrigerants.
  • Assist with after-hours and weekend emergency “Call Backs” to supervise and/or perform repair jobs.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

    CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

  • Certificate of completion of Pipetrade apprenticeship under a registered Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training program.
  • OR

  • Experience sufficient to qualify as a journeyman Pipefitter or other Pipetrade classification with a minimum of five (5) years (60 months) of actual work in the trade, which may have included apprenticeship and/or applicable vocational training. The trade for this purpose shall include work normally performed by Pipefitters, Pipefitter Welders, Refrigeration Mechanics, Temperature Control Mechanics, Sprinkler Fitters, and/or Oil Burner Mechanics.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)

  • Knowledge and ability to perform manual labor or mechanical operations (construction, installation, repair, and maintenance) customarily performed in the pipefitter trade.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Design- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and model.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and their applications.
  • Monitoring- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Installation – Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Ability to independently interact with clients and the public in a friendly, positive manner to achieve customer satisfaction including effectively resolving customer concerns.
  • Specialty Factors (Civil Service)

  • Valid/current driver's license as required by the State of Illinois for the type of motor vehicle(s) to be operated by the incumbent.
  • Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Possession of an EPA recognized “Universal CFC Certification”.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS) Additional Requirements (SPS) Preferred Qualifications (SPS) Physical demands/requirements

  • Perform physical labor on construction and maintenance work where skill and experience are required.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds.
  • Work at heights or depths of at least 30 feet or more.
  • Must be able to work underground, in ceilings and in confined spaces and be able to maneuver and carry equipment to those locations.
  • Visual acuity to differentiate between color-coded piping and wiring.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, kneel and reach overhead.
  • Ability to get in and out of heated and protected areas; but, occasionally exposed to heat, cold, rain, snow, etc..
  • Appointment and Compensation Details

    Appointment and Compensation Details

    Anticipated Appointment Start Date 1/23/23

    Anticipated Appointment End Date Percent of Staff Year 1.00 Standard Hours Per Week 40.00 Salary $110,240/annual Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range $53.00/hour Earn Type Hourly

    Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    Required Procedures:

    1. Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important: Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.

  • If eligible for Veteran's Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • 2. After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.

    3. Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from [email protected] and [email protected]. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.

    4. Applicant must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.

    Credentials Assessment Examination:

  • The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver's license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
  • After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Additional Details:

  • Click on Pipefitter for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Please click on Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University's benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
  • Applicants must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Special Instructions

    Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Certifications/Licensure #1, and List of at least 3 References

    Quick Link to Applicant https: // employment.niu.edu/postings/68388 Is Background Check Required? Yes EEO Statement Summary

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 [email protected] 815-753-5560

    Visa Policy

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    ADA Accommodation

    NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected]

    Safety Information

    NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

    Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

    Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Certifications/Licensure #1
  • List of at least 3 References
  • Optional Documents

  • Certifications/Licensure #2
  • Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience performing skilled work needed to fabricate, assemble, install, or repair pipe systems, pipe supports, temperature control deices and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience performing associated work by utilizing oxyacetylene or electric welding processes. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience diagnosing, repairing, and/or overhauling refrigeration equipment (such as compressors, evaporators, condensers, pumps, cooling towers, and heat exchangers), refrigeration systems, and/or temperature control systems (such as thermostats, relays, damper motors, pneumatic operated valves, small air compressors, fiber optics, microprocessor control and/or direct digital control systems). Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience effectively cutting and assembling work from sketches, diagrams, detailed drawings or specifications; making assemblies or sub-assemblies thereof for installation by others; completing installations assembled by others. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Select the answer that best describes your work experience assisting in preparation of material orders for purchase of equipment or repair parts; of estimates for projected overhaul, repair, or replacement of equipment or repair parts; assisting engineers in planning modifications and/or new installation projects. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
  • No work experience directly related to the job function described
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
  • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  • Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you possess any Current OSHA certificate/licenses? If Yes, please list them below.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
  • 0-1
  • 1-3
  • 3-5
  • 5-7
  • 7+
  • Are you currently a citizen or resident of the State of Illinois?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
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