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HVAC Mechanic

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UNC Asheville’s commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (https://strategicplan.unca.edu/sites/default/files/Strategic%20Plan%20June%202016.pdf) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S0231
Classification Title Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades
Overall Position Competency Journey
Working Title HVAC Mechanic
Position Number 006554
FLSA Non-Exempt
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 65 (For employment/re-employment priority purposes only)
Recruitment Range $35,000-$36,688
Position Summary

This position will be required to maintain HVAC systems in a number of assigned buildings and respond to other buildings to assist as required. This position requires a very broad base of knowledge due to the highly technical and widely disparate nature of various elements of HVAC type of work. Above average working knowledge & competencies demanded by this career field include but are not limited to- Boiler operation & theory, operation & controls diagnostics (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and digital), full range of thermodynamics, chiller operation & theory. All of which are interrelated with various auxiliary sub-systems that include but are not limited to; air coils, heat exchangers and other heat transfer equipment that utilize air-to-air, air-to-water and water-to-water side methods, any of which can be the cause or causes of improper temperature/humidity/flow control.

Division Administration and Finance
Department Campus Operations
Full-Time / Part- Time Full-Time
Months per Year 12 Months
Time Limited Position No
If time-limited, length of assignment Not Applicable
Minimum Education/Experience/Skills

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Licensure Requirement: Universal Technician License as approved by EPA for refrigerant reclamation and maintenance of pressurized air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) The preferred candidate will have a high school diploma. Valid driver’s license. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated progressive experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems. Prefer at least one to two years of formal technical HVAC training. Minimum of three years of experience in mechanical/ electrical systems installation & repairs is highly preferred. Prefer experience with Automated Logic Corporation Controls (ALC).

Work Schedule and Hours

Typical work hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with scheduled pager on-call duties. Employees must be able to respond to UNC Asheville within 30 minutes when carrying the on-call beeper. Other occasional overtime outside of pager on-call duties may be needed on evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the department. The employee in this position shall be identified as critical personnel in accordance with UNC Asheville policy.

Competency Profile http://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/classification-compensation/comp-profiles

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Date 11/15/2017
Closing Date 01/02/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Job Target
    • Local Jobs
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • Student Affairs
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • The Urban News
    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
    • Other
  2. * Do you currently have an EPA Universal Technician License?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How much professional work experience in HVAC installation and repair do you have?
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3 - 4 years
    • 5 or more years
  4. * How much formal training have you had in HVAC?
    • None
    • 1 - 2 years, but no degree
    • Associate's degree
    • Certificate

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Documents
  3. Resume