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Barron County Facilities: HVAC Mechanic

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: HVAC Mechanic
  • Job ID: #20476
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Barron County Facilities: HVAC Mechanic

POSITIONA full-time university staff position is available in Barron County Facilities beginning as soon as possible. The working title for this assignment is HVAC Mechanic with an official title of HVAC Mechanic.  This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period to last at least one year.  The expected hourly hiring salary will be $27/ hr.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust have a thorough knowledge of:

  • Must have knowledge and skills to troubleshoot heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems and their components. 
  • Must have knowledge of pneumatic and electronic control systems.
  • Must have knowledge of hot water heating system and components.
  • Must have knowledge and skills to repair kitchen equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Has 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with Honeywell automation and controls.

DUTIES: This position reports to the UW-Eau Claire Chief Facilities Officer and the UW-Eau Claire Barron County Campus Director.  It is responsible for maintenance and repair of building HVAC systems throughout the UW-Eau Claire Barron County campus.  This is a first shift position and responds to emergencies on the Barron County campus. This position also supervises, manages, schedules, and coordinates the work of UW-Eau Claire Barron County Facilities staff (1 Facility Repair Worker and 2 Custodians).

Incumbent must possess required skills to perform maintenance and repair of general HVAC, building mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Must have working knowledge of tools and equipment necessary to perform these duties as well as parts and components of systems. (belts, filters, couplings, pumps, motors, fans, etc). 

Maintain Building Heating and Ventilation Systems and Related Equipment

  • Repair, maintain and overhaul building heating and air conditioning systems such as fans, coils, bearings, air handling units, pumps, filters, controls, etc.
  • Repair and maintain movable equipment such as window air conditioners, portable vacuum pumps, departmental equipment, etc.
  • Repair, check and replace pipes, valves, pumps, steam traps, coils, etc.
  • Clean condenser and evaporator tubes, rebuild compressors, heat exchangers and related equipment.  To comply with federal and state regulations on all units using CFC as a refrigerant.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance such as replacing filters, check bearings, replace valves and seals, change oil, clean and flush coils.
  • Repair pneumatic controls.
  • Monitor, adjust, maintain and repair HVAC or refrigeration systems.
  • Give directions to maintenance personnel on operation and maintenance of campus steam, water, HVAC and refrigeration systems.
  • Fabricate, install and make recommendations for the design of ductwork for ventilation systems.

Staff Management and Communication

  • Supervise, manage and lead Facilities staff members.
  • Manage work assignments, building unlocking and locking, vacation requests, staff timesheets etc.
  • Serve as liaison between campus and county staff for technical questions or concerns as it relates to the facility infrastructure.

Maintain Campus Water and Steam Systems

  • Fill the chilled water systems at the beginning of each cooling season and drain the system at the end of each cooling season.
  • Test chilled/heating water systems and make adjustments to chemical feed as necessary.
  • Maintain proper inventory of chemicals used for water treatment.
  • Provide input on water system design or redesign as needed.
  • Troubleshoot and repair campus steam systems including low and high pressure steam.

Operate Computerized Maintenance Management System

  • Monitor Honeywell system for HVAC problems.
  • Correct HVAC problems indicated by Honeywell alarms.
  • Make adjustments in schedules on the Honeywell systems.

Maintain and Repair Kitchen and Laboratory Equipment

  • Maintain, repair and replace kitchen equipment when required.
  • Maintain and repair laboratory equipment throughout the campus.

Maintain and Repair Building Plumbing Systems and Components

  • Service, repair and rebuild plumbing equipment such as water closets, urinals, showers, faucets, valves, fittings, etc.
  • Service, repair and clean building sewer systems such as drains, cleanouts, garbage disposals, etc.
  • Service and repair building gas and air lines.

Maintain and Repair Building Electrical Systems

  • Work with contracted electricians in repair of electrical systems.

Miscellaneous

  • Complete other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).
  • Responsible for making simple welding repairs.

THE UNITThe unit of Barron County Facilities consists of 5 staff members 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITYUW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Website: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/.  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Barron County Facilities: HVAC Mechanic position (Job ID #20476) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Abbey Fischer at fischeab@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by February 16, 2024.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.