High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Technical vocational training related to job duties would be preferred. Seven years of experience as an air conditioning mechanic, to include: five years working with gas and electric boilers, furnaces and heaters; and five years working with all phases of pneumatic and electronic temperature controls or experience in a related field. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provides skilled work on the journey person level involved in the installation of new HVAC equipment and controls. Responsible for the maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation of various heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and refrigeration equipment. Provides skilled work in pneumatic and electronic controls related to central air conditioning. Answers repair calls and performs preventive maintenance on all HVAC equipment and controls in all University Residence Life buildings and structures.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Installs new equipment; overhauls and services air conditioning, appliances, boilers, and refrigeration units; and repairs, replaces, or adjusts worn or broken parts, condensers, compressors, water and or vacuum pumps. Tests and inspects units and equipment. Responsible for preventive maintenance, service, and installation of boilers, chillers, air handling equipment, various pumps, and related equipment; and repair of cooling towers. Installation and servicing includes all electrical and pneumatic control devices. Answers all repair calls relating to improper temperature. Repairs or replaces defective equipment of pneumatic or electronic thermostats and associated control valves and systems. Performs systematic preventive maintenance and status of all pneumatic equipment. Interprets drawings, schematics, and building plans to locate control problems. Performs various periodic duties such as parts requisitions, records, and reports. Creates preventative maintenance schedules. Participates in design of new systems. Consults with Engineers on remodels and new construction along with oversight of each as needed. Performs electronic and systems maintenance required to operate, service, maintain and modernize electronic equipment systems and related equipment in respect to fire alarm and HVAC controls in University buildings and plants. Will analyze control systems on critical HVAC systems such as chillers, boilers, and DDC Building Systems to implement microprocessor control with full automation and integration with existing EMSDDS network. Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical analysis of existing controls and critical safeties for the purpose of designing system solutions employing off-the-shelf equipment to meet automation and integration needs. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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