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HVAC Technician II

Company: Liberty University
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Number S02352P Classification Title Benefited Hourly Position Type Disclaimer

Liberty University's hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the "religion" component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title HVAC Technician II Does this position require driving? Yes Contact Maria Cruz Contact Phone Ext 434-592-4833 Contact Email mdramos@liberty.edu Job Summary/Basic Function

The HVAC Technician II is responsible for performing semi-skilled work involving the routine installation, adjustment, operation, repair, and maintenance of building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and refrigeration equipment. Will also be responsible for performing these duties on a variety of residential and commercial HVAC systems on and off campus facilities. This includes operations of a central heating plant utilizing steam and/or hot water for tempering or heating building, and a central chilled water plant to provide cooling to all buildings. As well as performing preventative maintenance, servicing, overhauling, and maintaining small package units or large central units and determining equipment needs. The HVAC Technician II is responsible for providing excellent customer service to create a comfortable environment for students, faculty, and staff and perform daily tasks at all LU locations. Any other duties as assigned. Working independently and exercising good judgment and discretion is essential to this job.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a high school diploma or GED. Minimum of 3+ years of related experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the HVAC trade. Must have a current EPA certification in refrigerants and a journeyman card required/ preferable or must be EPA approved Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate. Must have basic knowledge of computer operation for use on our energy management system and our preventative maintenance and work order system (CMMS: Schooldude). Must have knowledge and understanding of the different types of air distribution systems such as VAV, Double duct, etc. Must be able to understand and follow directions, and work under limited Supervision. Must be able to work well with the public and co-workers and present a positive attitude. Clean and professional appearance. Must be courteous, detailed oriented. Self-motivated, diligent, trustworthy, possess strong organizational skills and well-developed communication skills. Must be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform duties of the HVAC trade in typical Virginia Climate. This position might require the use of and operation of aerial lifts or be willing and able to obtain aerial lift certifications, operate, and work from various aerial lifts and heights. Desire to work with a team to accomplish goals. Urgency to grow and improve. Certifications obtained while employed by Liberty University at the expense of the employer will be reimbursed back to the University upon voluntary termination (resignation) for the first 12 months after acquiring it.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. As Essential Personnel you are expected to be available in the event of school closings, delays, shutdowns and any emergencies including clean up required because of severe weather incidents. Performs snow removal activities as assigned. Such as shoveling, salting, etc. Maintenance personnel are essential to the overall success of Liberty University and its day-to-day functions, especially during ongoing campus events such as Winter Fest, Orientation, Convocation, Commencement, and CFAW, summer camps, amongst other planned and unplanned events throughout the year. Must be available to work scheduled and unscheduled hours as emergency needs arise.

  2. Reports to work at the required time and performs duties as assigned by the HVAC Tech III/ Lead and/ or HVAC Supervisor.

  3. Must be familiar with the standard concepts, practices and procedures of the HVAC Trade.

  4. Must be able to think logically and solve problems that arise with little guidance.

  5. Must have basic knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

  6. Knowledge of the principles of air-conditioning and air-conditioning maintenance methods.

  7. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of air compressors, pneumatic controls, electronic temperature controls, relay systems, thermostats, VAV systems, VFDs, rooftop and other air-handling units, including gas-fired units, chillers, energy management systems, pumps, 2-pipe and 4-pipe systems.

  8. Knowledge of the principles of electricity. Knowledge of standard parts, tools, and test equipment used in the trade and proper and safe installation of new and replacement parts. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, ladder diagrams, wiring diagrams, schematics, and technical manuals, and the ability to implement that knowledge in actual performance. Ability to plan work and keep accurate records of work performed and materials used. Ability to diagnose electrical, mechanical, and electronic defects. Ability to maintain, adjust, and repair air-conditioning equipment. Able to safely and properly operate, troubleshoot, repair and perform preventative maintenance on HVAC software units, as well as, water chillers, cooling towers, and hot-water boilers. Heat pumps, refrigeration and kitchen equipment. Pumps, compressors, motors and other auxiliary equipment. Electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems.

  9. Assists other HVAC technicians, lead technicians and Supervisor as needed.

  10. Receives, completes and closes out work orders in the schooldude system and enter all labor and materials.

  11. Must keep accurate and up to date records of work performed and materials used in accordance with department standards.

  12. Provides HVAC repair services before, during, and after special events as emergency needs arise. This is to include during scheduled and unscheduled work times.

  13. Must be willing to learn all locations of HVAC equipment and their relation to each building.

  14. Other duties as assigned.

  15. Remains abreast of existing and emerging technologies, process, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks.

  16. Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU's mission.

Communication and Comprehension

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well-articulated information.

Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner.

Must be able to understand and follow instructions, and work under limited supervision.

Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business and community customers and associates.

Strong organizational skills.

Basic computer skills and the ability to complete training programs focused on the use of our CMMS. (computerized maintenance management software

Problem Solving

Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.

Physical and Sensory Abilities

Frequently required to travel to locations both on and off campus location.

Occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb stairs to move about the building.

Handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business.

Must be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform duties of the HVAC craft.

Able to bend, crouch, kneel, and work on hands and knees, when necessary.

Able to walk up and down stairs.

Must be able to work on weekends, holidays, and flexible daily hours as well as various evening hours.

Ability to use radio and telephone to communicate and follow written and verbal instructions.

Must be able to perform physically demanding work in a variety of physical positions, including sitting, bending, and standing, walking and driving.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work Environment

The working environment in which one will typically perform the essential functions of this position is an indoor/ outdoor space setting and defined by the weather. It is well lighted, and the noise level is moderate.

Driving Requirements

Use of one's personal vehicle (or LU vehicles) is required for travel in the performance of the essential functions of this position. Proof of a valid Virginia driver's license, an acceptable DMV record, and liability insurance is required.

Work Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00am - 3:30pm

Must be able to work on weekends, holidays, and flexible daily hours as needed

Keywords: Liberty University, Lynchburg , HVAC Technician II, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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