Employment Description

HVAC technician
Date Posted 08/10/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities
The HVAC Technician installs, maintains, and repairs HVAC and associated plumbing and electrical systems.  This position will also perform scheduled preventive maintenance and conduct ongoing monitoring of facility HVAC operations. 
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs HVAC and associated plumbing and electrical systems; installs, maintains and repairs motors, fans, duct work, compressors, actuators, piping, valves, and controlling equipment to ensure safety and comfort of facility users; conductus ongoing monitoring of facility HVAC operation
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance to inspect clean, repair and replace belts, bearings, chains, seals, clutches, pulleys and mounts on fans, pumps, motors and other equipment on campus.  Maintains inventory of belts, grease, oil and supplies, maintains records of all repair, maintenance and replacement of equipment and building supplies, maintain and manages environmental conditions via HVAC control system
  • Performs daily rounds of boiler room equipment throughout the campus, as needed
  • Performs water testing, chemical adjustments, and routine, preventative, or required maintenance on boilers, radiation controls, steam traps, and related heating equipment and systems
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains water piping systems to HVAC equipment: maintains vent piping and controlling equipment
  • Inspects and maintains air conditioning units throughout the campus, cleaning coils, changing filters, adjusting/changing belts, and providing lubrication as needed.  Maintain system components related to pumps, pneumatic and electrical controls: assures proper circulation and ventilation; monitors and maintains air conditioning systems and units; assures proper settings  for ventilation and maintaining comfortable are conditioned temperatures; maintains and repairs thermostats and compressor
  • Performs generator switch-over test as needed
  • Performs other fill-in duties on a seasonal basis or as workloads require
Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate must:
  • Be able to troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform repairs that are consistent with licensing requirements and industry best practices.
  • Observe all safety guidelines and follow work procedures established by the university and the appropriate licensing division of the state of Minnesota.
  • Demonstrate professional interaction with students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance. 
  • Have knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
  • Have the ability to use multi-meters to read voltage, current and resistance values must be able to troubleshoot basic circuits.
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Be able to read and understand mechanical drawings.
  • Inspect and/or diagnose equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Be willing to work a Saturday rotation and be on a call in list.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.  Must have a valid driver’s license, possess CFC certification, and be able to obtain a Minnesota special engineers License within one year.
Prefer Associate’s degree or equivalent, four years of related HVAC experience, and Gas-Piping City of Winona license.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Application, cover letter and resume
Application Review Date 08/28/2017
Starting Date 09/18/2017
Contact Sandy Moger
Contact Email smoger@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.