HVAC Technician I
Requisition #: 2016  -  1468
Posting Date: 11/8/2016
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

Responsible for reliability of HVAC systems through effective and timely performance of quality maintenance and repair services.  Performs basic troubleshooting and maintenance on large commercial/industrial HVAC systems up to 500 tons. 

Essential Duties/Functions:
  • Performs basic troubleshooting, repairs,  and maintenance on all mechanical, electrical, and control components of commercial/industrial HVAC systems, such as boilers, cooling towers, roof top units, split DX systems, large chillers and heat pump units up to 500 tons for all campuses.  

  • Repairs and assists with the installation of conduits, ducts, centrifugal chillers, small air conditioning units, refrigerators, hot water and steam boilers, heat pumps, electrical baseboard heaters, and similar equipment.

  • Performs annual start up and shut down procedures for HVAC units.

  • Assists work with in-house and contractor personnel on projects related to HVAC and fire protection systems.

  • Ensures all required HVAC maintenance documentation is accurate, complete, and submitted in timely manner.

  • Adheres to established work schedules.

  • Completes assignments in a professional, safe and timely manner.

  • Demonstrates and models the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Participates in job related enrichment seminars, workshops, and attends in-service training.

Difficult Challenges

  • While conducting routine assignments, observing and analyzing unusual or abnormal operating conditions, sounds, vibrations, etc.; determining cause(s) based on experience & training level; and where appropriate taking corrective action, or reporting issue to CMMS Tech for further investigation/work by a HVAC Tech II.
  • Guiding routine PM service work by Water Treatment; Fire Sprinkler; Generator/Fire Pump service contractors, etc.

  • Daily: CMMS Tech regarding receiving/completing/closing work orders
  • Several times a week: HVAC Tech II regarding assisting as needed with higher level PM/repair work
  • Monthly: supervisor regarding receiving intermediate/advanced training on HVAC systems
  • Monthly: PM service contractors regarding scheduling preventive maintenance work activities
  • Quarterly: Campus Police regarding requesting fire alarm systems be put into “Test” mode during PM work by sprinkler/generator contractors
Educational & Certification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED Certificate plus 2 years industrial/commercial HVAC experience, OR, Associate Degree in HVAC Installation/Maintenance and 1 year industrial/commercial HVAC experience.
  • Possession of a Universal CFC Certificate preferred.
  • Possession of a North Carolina CDL class A license preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

  • Experience in basic maintenance and repair of large commercial/industrial air conditioning equipment, including centrifugal chillers, BAS controls and air handling units.
  • Experience in basic maintenance and repair of hot water boilers.
  • Experience in basic repair and maintenance of air compressors.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail, and Preventative Maintenance software preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, faculty, staff, students and the general public.
  • Ability to understand blueprints, schematics/diagrams, and CAD drawings.
  • Skill in the operation of passenger cars, light trucks and vans.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy bulky objects up to fifty pounds.
  • Ability to work well independently and exercise sound judgment in prioritizing tasks in a changing environment.
Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

  • Participate in job related enrichment seminars, workshops, and attend in-service training.
  • Required OSHA/Safety training matrix to include but not limited to the following:  AED/CPR; Asbestos Awareness; Chemical Safety (HazCom/Hazmat); Compressed Gas Storage and Handling; Confined Space Entry; Crane/Lift/Hoist Safety; Electrical Safety; Emergency Action Plans; Emergency Equipment-including fire extinguishers;  Fall Protection and Scaffolding;  First Aid; Flammable & Combustible Storage & Handling; Forklift/Industrial Vehicle Safety; Hand and Power Tools; Lead/Lead Paint Awareness; Lock-out/Tag-Out;  LP Gas Storage and Handling; Machine Guarding; Noise and Hearing Conservation; Personal Protective Equipment; Portable Ladders; Powered Work Platforms; Reporting Requirements; Respiratory Protection.
  • Upon employment and within first 30 days of hire, must complete the following college HR training matrix but not limited to:  Discrimination & Anti-Harassment; Personal Information Protection (PIP); Ethics, and “Shooter on Campus.” Annual refreshers are required thereafter.
  • Acceptable background and credit checks required due to the nature of the job.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle including the possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license accompanied by an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to report to work during non-scheduled hours in the event of emergency call back, inclement weather events, etc.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend work hours as determined by the college.
  • Must be prepared to immediately serve as part of the emergency response team.
Working Conditions:

  • Work requires climbing, crawling, or working in awkward or cramped positions.
  • Work requires carrying objects or loads that weigh between 20 and 50 pounds.
  • Frequent (30% - 70%) exposure to hazardous chemicals, filth, fumes, adverse weather, or personal health and safety risks.

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

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