This position reports to the HVACR/Mechanical Supervisor. Performs Journeyman level functions related to heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). Required to install, maintain, and repair electric, electronic, and pneumatic control systems, with their supporting machinery, heating/air-conditioning, refrigeration and special refrigeration equipment. The typical schedule for this position will be either 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, subject to change per collective bargaining agreement. Schedule will be either daylight or afternoon and will not alternate.
This position includes excellent benefits including tuition remission for the employee and any dependents, generous paid vacation time, paid sick time, advancement opportunity, and generous match on retirement contributions. Learn more about our excellent benefits at https://www.duq.edu/work-at-du/benefits/employee-benefits.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs scheduled maintenance repairs of the plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling pneumatic and DDC systems; maintains and inspects equipment such as steam coils, cooling and heating coils, steam valves, traps, chilled water valves, pumps, check valves, condensers and evaporators located in building mechanical rooms.
Performs repairs and notifies the responsible supervisor of repairs to other equipment associated with building operations.
Performs data entry and routine logging in the University’s computerized maintenance management system.
Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches and diagrams to install or modify refrigeration, environmental or control systems in compliance with applicable codes and manufacturer’s specifications.
Installs control apparatus including switches (electric, electronic and pneumatic), relays and thermostats.
Inspects and adjusts electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or mechanical temperature control devises associated with refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment.
Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains or overhauls temperature control devices, refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment.
Inspects, adjusts, services and lubricates air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and all other related equipment on a scheduled basis.
Anti-freezes/winterizes equipment when required.
Diagnoses equipment problems and repairs effectively.
Repairs or overhauls all types of equipment, such as compressors, evaporators, condensers, pumps, cooling towers and heat exchangers, related to air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
Utilizes knowledge in the operation of CMMS (computerized maintenance management system).
Understands and is able to use Niagra, Honeywell, Siemens and Carrier control systems currently used by Duquesne University to operate the HVACR equipment.
Maintains and/or orders tools, materials, workspace, and parts.
Functions as interim work leader as assigned by supervisor and through an established volunteer list.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school or vocational school diploma or equivalent.
Valid driver’s license.
Universal EPA Certification for refrigerant usage and recovery as required by federal law.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in HVACR for large building application in maintenance and operations and/or experience of a HVACR Journeyman.
Confined space certification.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
Basic working knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) used on used on various mechanical equipment including; blowers, pumps, chillers. Tasks include preventative maintenance, operation, diagnostics and programming. Training will be offered accordingly.
Ability to perform maintenance of refrigeration and HVAC equipment
Ability to perform troubleshooting and repair of refrigerant recovery, brazing, and control apparatus structures including switches, relays, thermostats and computers.
Knowledge of basic electrical systems and wiring principles.
Knowledge of applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
Detailed knowledge of HVAC systems incorporating digital control systems and linked to computer-based management systems.
Ability to use tools applicable to the trade, including testing and measuring devices.
Ability to understand and carry out instructions and communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively.
Willingness to adjust work schedule when necessary and as determined by supervisor, including work shift changes.
Ability to physically perform the daily work assignments inherent in this job description, including lifting and manipulating objects weighing up to 70 pounds regularly and the ability to perform work from ladders, scaffolding and elevated surfaces.
Integrity and dependability.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.