Under the general direction of a lead technician or supervisor, performs complex level tasks that ensure a safe and comfortable environment, uninterrupted operations of mechanical and utilities systems and equipment, and indoor air quality. Duties include but are not limited to: providing building support service and inspecting, troubleshooting, calibrating, and repairing/replacing building systems and equipment. Responds to emergency situations, such as electrical, mechanical and medical gas disruptions, evaluates and corrects defects; initiates the correct response protocol when problems cannot be resolved; may assist lower level technicians; assists other trades as needed; adheres to all safety practices and procedures; cleans and maintains work areas and equipment; attends meetings; completes documentation; provides a high level of customer service; communicates to customers, coworkers and supervision via written, electronic and verbal methods and devices; operates department vehicles; and performs other duties as assigned; actively supports our commitment to the university value of acting with integrity and personal accountability to establish a culture of professionalism in the workplace. This position is 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Shift, hours, days, and/or location are subject to change based on operational need in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement; may work overtime; subject to 24-hour emergency call.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience; high school algebra and geometry proficiency; minimum six years' experience in building systems operations, commercial/industrial building maintenance and/or HVAC and building automation systems or equivalent combination of education and experience with two of those years working on large scale heating and cooling systems; obtain the following within the probationary period: EPA Section 608 Technician Certification- Universal and valid OSHA 10-hour General Industry Safety and Health card; successful completion of probationary period includes demonstrated competence in each of the identified technical specialties as required for this position's level of responsibility.
Associates/technical degree or certificate in skilled trades/maintenance related field; two years' experience with Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and building automation; boiler operator's license (e.g., low pressure, high pressure); basic understanding of university building design standards (BDS) related to the maintenance and repair of building systems and equipment; basic understanding of the project process as managed by FOD Design and Construction.
Training and experience in geothermal air conditioning systems; ability to interpret a variety of written, oral, and picture instructions, and apply mechanical principles to solve practical problems; ability to climb ladders and scaffolding intermittently; EPA Universal Certification on Air Conditioning equipment required by end of 6th month probationary period.
Target Salary: $23.09 - $34.63 Hourly
Job Category: Civil Service
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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