HVAC&R Mechanic

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Service/Maintenance

Position Title: HVAC&R Mechanic  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

55504 - HVAC

Advertised Salary: $28.56 hourly rate pursuant to the FSU and AFSCME/AFL-CIO Agreement  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Custodial, Maintenance, Dining, Skilled Trade (AFSCME Local 1609)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Perform skilled trades work in repairing, installing, diagnosing, and maintaining heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, refrigeration and associated equipment on University property.

Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: High school diploma or GED equivalency.  
Required Work Experience: 5 years of work experience in commercial, industrial, and residential HVAC&R.

Required Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver’s license.

Possession of Certificate of completion in Universal Application of Refrigerant Transition.
Physical Demands:
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Heights
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Associate’s degree in a related field.

Current State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License, 1-7.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Estimate material and time requirements for assigned work.

Maintain assigned tools, equipment and work area in a neat, organized and clean non-hazardous environment.

Maintain, inspect, test, adjust, repair, alter, install, and operate all environmental systems, devices, and controls, including fume hood systems and process air systems.

Maintain, inspect, test, adjust, repair, alter, install, and operate all refrigeration systems, devices, and controls, including ice arena process equipment.

Maintain, inspect, test, adjust, repair, alter, install, and operate water treatment for various types of open and closed systems.

Perform scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance to all HVAC&R equipment and devices.

Prepare records and service reports.

Requisition materials and parts, communicating with suppliers and technical support.

Stock, maintain and operate a service vehicle in a neat, organized and safe manner.

Troubleshoot malfunctioning systems and controls; test components using mechanical, electric, electronic and chemical testing equipment.

Maintain safety and security of equipment, vehicles, keys, tools, materials, and inventories.

Maintain safety, health, and quality standards in all duties and responsibilities.

Report to immediate supervisor.

Train and oversee the work of other employees in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Carry out these responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Assist in or perform work on other mechanical systems as needed.

Train and oversee others in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Demonstrate extensive knowledge of applicable ASHRAE and EPA rules and regulations.

Direct and train others in the performance of the characteristic duties.

Erect and work from ladders, scaffolding, boom truck, and related devices.

Have considerable knowledge of applicable building code rules and regulations.

Keep and maintain accurate records.

Maintain University standards of good workmanship in both quality and quantity.

Perform mathematical computations with a high degree of accuracy.

Perform skilled work in all HVAC&R-related duties.

Read, understand, interpret, and follow blue prints, sketches, schematics, specifications, directions, safety labels, equipment operations manuals, etc.

Understand and know methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the HVAC&R trade.

Understand systems and their proper operation.

Understand, use good judgment, and follow procedures established through safety training and the physical plant safety manual.

Utilize computer to access facility controls and to perform other required duties.

Utilize proper technical procedures and techniques.

Work harmoniously with and direct others in situations of variable temperatures, occasional noise, and stressful workloads.

Work independently.

Work with least amount of inconvenience to all people involved.

Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
December 30th, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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