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Job Summary Under supervision from the HVAC Supervisor, acts as an HVAC mechanic on a team of mechanics and mechanics assistants. Perform maintenance, calibration, and installation on all campus HVAC equipment and related systems required to ensure proper operation and reliable system performance.
Utilize Caltech's Integrated Workplace Management System software (AiM) to complete planned and corrective maintenance work orders
Enhance customer satisfaction by establishing regular communications regarding maintenance and repair activities for affected discipline(s)
Work closely with the Facilities Asset Manager in the inventory and asset information of HVAC systems and related equipment
Work closely with the Facilities Management Controls shop and Building System Operators to maximize system troubleshooting efficiency
Respond to trouble calls, emergency conditions and analyze routine work requests for timely execution and completion
Assure compliance with applicable building codes and Caltech Design Guidelines
Manage Caltech resources for optimum productivity
Adhere to campus fire and life safety procedures, including confined space, lock-out & tag-out, use of PPE, and so forth
Maintain technical proficiency with new equipment technologies, regulatory requirements, and engineering advances in improved operational performance
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum of five years journeyman level experience in the HVAC trade. Expertise with all test instruments and tools of the trade
Ability to correctly and skillfully operate the various standard tools and equipment of the HVAC trade, e.g., test lamps, ammeters, voltmeters, torches, refrigerant reclamation, etc.
Ability to read, interpret, and understand technical language in mechanical drawings and diagrams
Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications
Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations. Must maintain effective working relationships with others
Software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, MS Project, and Outlook
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments
Skill in estimating material and labor requirements to accomplish task
Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends
Must have a valid driver's license at the time of employment and be able to maintain it throughout the course of employment
Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure. Follow written instructions
Knowledge of building codes, regulatory requirements, licensing and inspections
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather
Ability to distinguish among colors and work in confined spaces
AS Degree in an appropriate construction or maintenance related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent on-the-job training and experience
Proficiency with Asset Works AiM and Kronos or similar preventive maintenance and timekeeping software is a plus
Strong teamwork, project management and problem resolution skills
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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