The Department of Facilities Management is committed to provide the best service to our students and employees at Bridgewater State University. Our mission is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.
HVAC Mechanic I
This is a full-time , 12 month, AFSCME position.
TOUR OF DUTY: Tuesday-Saturday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
DAYSOFF: Saturday and Sunday (subject to change)
LOCATION: Campus wide
Install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; check heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for malfunctions; maintain and repair heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and perform related work as required.
This is an essential position.
*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate employment eligibility in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This is an AFSCME unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including controls and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping used by refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units;and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources.
Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation.
Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and changing filters. *Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algericides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria. *Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems;drill holes for mounting brackets; screwing, boring, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installs shells and cabinets of systems. *Maintain adequate inventory of equipment and materials.
Determine materials and/or equipment necessary for a job and on-the-job procedure changes. *Participates in on-call rotation and details. *Other duties as assigned.
State job specifications are available in the Human Resources Offices or on the Human Resources website: www.bridgew.edu/hr.
1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and related electrical systems. 2. Knowledge of methods for lubricating machinery and equipment. 3. Knowledge of methods for care and maintenance of small hand held power tools. 4. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers. 5. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems. 6. Knowledge of terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems. 7. Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems. 8. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading. 9. Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems. 10. Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers and screwdrivers. 11. Skill in using small hand held power tools such as saws, drills and power hammers. 12. Skill in use of electrical testing equipment. 13. Skill in operating heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning machinery and related equipment. 14. Knowledge of electrical, electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems. 15. Knowledge of the use of electrical testing equipment such as voltmeters, amprobes, etc. 16. Ability to understand and apply policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities. 17. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities. 18. Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints. 19. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 20. Mechanical aptitude. 21. Manual dexterity. 22. Current and valid Massachusetts State Drivers License. 23. Carry a Nextel. 24. Participate in the on-call rotation.
1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for HVAC equipment and systems. 2. Computer skills preferred; e-mail, internet,and work order system.
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Elevated climbing and working from ladders, lifts and scaffolds; may work in confined spaces; may drive for job related travel; and may work varied hours.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 18494
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.