Trades Specialist 3 - Central Plant HVAC
Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
$22.64 - $25.49 per hour

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Pima Community College

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Position Title: Trades Specialist 3 - Central Plant HVAC

Department: Facilities Operations - Northwest Campus

Starting Rate: Band 4 - $22.64 - $25.49

Benefits: Summary

Closed Date: May 7, 2024, 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Position Summary:

The Trade Specialist 3, HVAC installs, monitors, and maintains the Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS) for temperature control and lighting scheduling. Performs preventative maintenance and repair on HVAC and refrigeration equipment. Sets up recovery units, gauges, and refrigeration cylinders. Performs routine cleaning of pump motors, chillers, boilers, and other related equipment.

The work schedule for this position is flexible and may include working evenings and weekends and on call rotations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the technical maintenance and implementation of on-going administration of facilities automation systems
  • Performs cross-functional, multi-disciplinary technical operations, maintenance, repair to include evaluation of project work, inspection of work performed by staff, evaluation associated procedures related to building automation systems
  • Provides oversight and preventative maintenance and repair on HVAC and refrigeration equipment, including energy management control system (EMCS) controls and programming
  • Reads and interprets data from a computerized HVAC/energy management system, charts, gauges, dials, thermostats; makes adjustments or repairs to appropriate equipment and instruments
  • Trouble-shoots , diagnoses, and repair of commercial air conditioning and multi-zone heating and cooling systems that incorporate pneumatic, digital , and central energy management system controls
  • Develops heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system modification plans and estimates jobs for remodel activities
  • Repairs and installs HVAC electrical and pneumatic components such as motors, compressors and heat pumps
  • Performs water analysis and chemical treatment adhering to state/local government regulations to ensure safety and compliance with building codes
  • Coordinate facilities maintenance, repair and installation duties of assigned trade area
  • Troubleshoots systems and urgent technical problems
  • Respond to customer issues, pages and emergency calls for repair on a 24-hour basis, including subject to callbacks and serving on a rotating on-call roster
  • Operate equipment including computerized energy management control systems
  • Inspect facilities, systems, and fixtures and provide periodic servicing
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair on HVAC and refrigeration equipment, including management control system (EMCS) controls
  • Set up recovery units, gauges, and refrigeration cylinders
  • Follow applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
  • Use safe work practices and procedures, to include proper lifting and carrying methods, use of hand and power equipment, tools and supplies
  • Communicate clearly both orally and in writing sufficient to receive and convey instruction of duties of the job
  • Operate as part of a team, to include cross training with other operations and maintenance
  • May performs other duties assigned

Job Requirements:
  • High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED) and
  • Completion of an approved technical/vocational/apprenticeship program and
  • Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License and demonstration of an acceptable driving record and
  • Universal EPA Certificate-HVAC-Refrigerant Chemical Handling and
  • Four years full performance level trades experience and
  • One year lead or advanced level experience
  • Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications should describe in detail education and work experience they regard as establishing the equivalency
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Perform a full range of skilled maintenance and repairs of systems applicable to the structural shown and provide general service in other mechanical/structural areas
  • Journey-level central plant and commercial direct expansion equipment maintenance and repair
  • Basic repair and maintenance of a variety of commercial facility systems, including basic
  • mechanical/electrical systems and basic construction
  • Use of computers and applicable software applications
  • Basic inventory and record keeping
  • Read blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings
  • Principles of estimating job materials and work hours
  • Leadership, managerial and supervisory principles
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
  • Public relations techniques and demonstrated excellent customer service
Physical Requirements:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an non-traditional work setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy (over 50 pounds) amounts of weight; to operate various equipment required to perform job; may be required to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. May be exposed to various hazardous conditions such as extreme heat, extreme cold, infectious disease, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, tight spaces, or high places, moving mechanical parts, etc.

Vision: Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

Heavy Work: Exerting force up to 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds frequently, and 20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Incumbents may be working in areas with moving mechanical parts, electrified equipment, vibrations, fumes, compressed gases, flammable materials, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, low lighting, workspace restrictions, loud noises, working on roof tops or confined spaces, and travel.

Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for job, i.e. safety shoes, gloves.

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