REPOSTED Maintenance Repairman - HVAC Shop


: $37,230.00 - $60,560.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the HVAC shop foreman, performs journey level work in multiple trades, with a high focus on HVAC. Install, replace, repair and/or perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on university HVAC, electric, plumbing equipment and services. Preference will be given to the individual with strong mechanical trade and electrical experience.

  • Installs, inspects, operates and repairs heating, ventilating and cooling equipment using necessary hand tools and testing equipment.
  • Inspects and operates air conditioning units and machinery to determine that all are functioning properly.
  • Reads thermometers/gauges, and records readings.
  • Maintains and repairs HVAC systems.
  • Makes adjustment to thermostatic controls and blowers.
  • Lubricates compressors, motors and other moving parts. Repairs and/or replaces as necessary
  • Tests systems before returning/placing them in operation.
  • Tests joints and connections according to type of refrigerant used.
  • Repairs leaks and retests.
  • Utilizes the building automation system for making adjustments to thermostats and valves to ensure proper operation and control of building equipment and climate.
  • Responds to refrigeration and/or HVAC needs of building tenants.
  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance via verbal and written instructions.
  • Initiate requests for adjustments in air conditioning settings to assure most efficient operation.
  • Assist in disassembling, repairing, and replacing condensers, thermostats, diffusers, humidistats, pumps, compressors, belts, pulleys and related equipment.
  • Provide timely response to diagnose source of customer comfort concerns, analyze system requirements, test components, and recommend corrective action if necessary.
  • Knowledge of building automation systems and field components.
  • Access, monitor, and make adjustments via building automation system. Monitor adjustments to ensure desired results and equipment efficiency.
  • Able to trend data in order to track equipment efficiency.?
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  • Repairs, installs, replaces and tests electrical circuits, equipment and appliances Using necessary hand tools and testing instruments.
  • Inspects and tests electrical equipment as it relates to HVAC equipment i.e. fans, motors, VFD's
  • Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, using suitable testing instruments.
  • Examines and tests elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes.
  • Replaces simple elements of electrical systems.
  • Renews circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring, or by splicing ends of broken wires.
  • Replaces defective equipment parts such as motor, bushings and bearings and other related electrical parts.
  • Inspects installs, repairs and replaces pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures to maintain the heating water, gas and plumbing systems of the plant.
  • Repairs and maintains piping systems and plumbing fixtures.
  • Inspects all connections and other parts of system for leaks.
  • Replaces defective pipe by cutting, bending, threading and assembling pipe.
  • Solders and caulks leaks and broken pipes.
  • Opens clogged drains with plumber's snake or vacuum plunger.
  • Replaces worn washers or other parts in leaky valves or taps.
  • Repairs or replaces damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, faucets, flushometers, toilets, showers and bathtubs and/or connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints where necessary.
  • Required to estimate materials needed and record time and material expended on each work order.
  • Will have minor supervisory duties when Mechanic Helper is assigned to assist in the work of the mechanic.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to recognize problems and determine proper repair solutions and corrective courses of action.
  • ? Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices used in at least two of the
    building, electrical, or mechanical trades.
    ? Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trades involved.
  • Climbs, balances, stoops, kneels and crouches to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.
  • Handles a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Able to interpret electrical, and mechanical systems blueprints and diagrams.
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Must be able to work from heights, ladders and scaffolding.
  • Able to operate and work from a scissor or man lift and the bucket lift truck.
  • Able to work overtime when needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Universal Refrigeration License preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • As a member of Facilities Divisional Staff, this position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons. Minimum Qualifications

    Selection Criteria: Minimum Education & Training :
    Two years of experience as a Maintenance Repairman 1 OR
    Four years of experience in building and plant maintenance work, which has involved at least two of the building, electrical or mechanical trades OR
    Any equivalent combination of experience and training that affords the applicant with the Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
    -Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in at least two of the building, electrical or mechanical trades.
    -Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the trades involved.
    -Ability to care for and use the tools and equipment utilized in the trades involved.
    -Ability to detect defects in equipment and to make proper repairs or adjustments.
    -Ability to interpret and work from pencil sketches and diagrams.
    -Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    -Ability to lift and move heavy objects and to work under adverse weather conditions.?

    Special Instructions

    Candidates must apply online at Electronic application allows for attachment of cover letter and resume. It is strongly preferred that applicants include a cover letter with their application.?

    Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.

    Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

    American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Benefits available to permanent, full time employee or permanent, part time employee who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full time.

    HEALTH CARE COVERAGE through the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)

    MEDICAL COVERAGE ? effective with date of hire or upon enrollment

    AFSCME employees may choose between the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan available in their service area, or the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP). Newly hired employees pay 5.0% of coverage cost until they begin optional participation in the Get Healthy wellness plan, which will reduce contributions to 2.0% with non-participants paying 5.0% of coverage cost. Employees hired on August 1, 2003 and after pay an additional buy plan cost for PPO plan. New hires that elect to cover dependents pay full cost for covering dependents the first six months of employment.

    ? PPO ? Plan from Highmark Blue Shield includes office visits for in-network at $15 copayment for the primary care physician, $25 copayment for specialists, and services at 100% with no annual deductible or coinsurance; deductible and coinsurance applied to out-of-network providers.

    ? HMO ? Most covered services paid in full if care is coordinated by primary care physician; care not coordinated by primary care physician is not covered. Copayments are $15 for the primary care physician and $25 for specialists.

    ? CDHP ? Most covered services paid in full if care is provided in-network after meeting a $1,500 (single)/$3,000 family deductible. The PEBTF contributes $1,000 (single)/$2,000 (family) per year into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) ? therefore, the out-of-pocket maximum in ?network is $500 for single or $1,000 for family annually.

    SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS PROGRAM ? has a 6 month waiting period

    ? Prescription drug coverage

    ? Vision coverage

    ? Dental coverage

    ? Hearing Aid coverage


    Pay for select medical and child care expenses on a pre-tax basis through payroll deductions. The Medical Reimbursement Account includes a debit card for immediate access.


    Term life policy provided by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for permanent AFSCME employees is based on one-time salary up to a maximum of $40,000


    Income protection equal to 60% of gross annual base salary to a maximum of $5,000 monthly benefit with an option for a 90-day or 180-day benefit elimination period.


    Optional Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for eligible AFSCME employees and their family, with premium contributions made through payroll deduction. Maximum employee coverage is five times annual salary up to $500,000.


    Defined Benefit Plan* - State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)

    Retirement income is based on a fixed formula that considers your years of service, age, and final average salary. The retirement benefit amount for vested participants is guaranteed and not affected by the investment earnings of the plan. Participants are 100% vested after 10 years of service (5 years if enrolled prior to January 1st, 2011). Visit the SERS website for more information.


    Defined Contribution Plan - Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)

    Retirement income from the ARP plan is determined by your account balance at the time of retirement, which is comprised of your employee contributions (5% of salary), the State System contributions (9.29% of salary) and any investment earnings based on the performance of the investments you choose. Participants are 100% vested from date of enrollment. Employees may enroll in any of the three available vendors, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF or VALIC.

    *The Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) is a defined benefit plan for Pennsylvania's public school employees. If you are a current member of PSERS, the State System is able to continue your enrollment in PSERS or you may elect SERS and opt for multiple service which combines service in both SERS and PSERS to receive a single retirement benefit, or you may enroll in the ARP plan.


    Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AFSCME employees have the option to contribute additional pre-tax funds for retirement. You can choose either or both a 403(b) plan (Tax Sheltered Annuity) and/or the 457 plan (Deferred Compensation). Roth 457 after-tax pay option is also available.


    The State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) is a confidential program which provides a wide range of no-cost services to address a broad range of problems. This program is administered by the Commonwealth's Office of Administration who has contracted with United Behavioral Health (UBH) to provide SEAP services. Employees and family members are entitled to up to three (3) counseling sessions at no charge. SEAP's phone number is 1-800-###-####.


    ? The employee is entitled to total waiver at the university where they are employed up to 128 undergraduate credits

    ? The employee's spouse and/or dependents (to age 25) are entitled to total waiver at the university where the employee is employed up to the first undergraduate degree


    Paid leave is earned based on a percentage of regular hours paid bi-weekly and the AFSCME employee's years of service. Newly hired employees are entitled to 7 days annually in the first three years of service.


    Paid leave is earned at 4.24% of regular hours paid bi-weekly which equates to 11 days annually.


    ? 1 day in the first calendar year of employment

    ? 1 day per half calendar year in the second year of employment

    ? 1 day per calendar quarter in third and subsequent years of employment

    (Additional one day of personal leave for employees with more than one year of service who use no sick leave during the leave calendar year)

    This summary highlights the Employee Health Program, Supplemental Benefits Program, and leave entitlements for Pennsylvania State System employees covered by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) collective bargaining agreement. The benefits described are available to most employees; however, certain eligibility requirements must be met.

    This summary is provided for general purposes only. Legal Plan Documents and the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement will govern any discrepancies that may arise. For additional information concerning health and supplemental benefits, contact the Pennsylvania Employees' Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) at (717) ###-#### or toll-free at (800)###-####, or at Benefits, benefit levels, and eligibility rules are subject to change.

    Associated topics: air conditioning, door, furniture, heating, home appliance, hotel, house, office, upholstery, ventilation * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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