Environmental Systems Mechanic II
Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 3, 2021
GENERAL CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the area of
installation, repair, alteration, replacement and maintenance of
components of environmental systems such as refrigeration,
temperature control and heating (all fuel types) and support
systems. Utilizes computerized building environmental automation
systems to collect mechanical system performance data to ensure
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all duties listed under Environmental Systems Mechanic
Installs and maintains environmental systems equipment and
components such as air conditioning equipment, chillers,
condensers, pumps, fume hoods, autoclaves, environmental chambers,
scientific equipment, cascade cooling units, process water systems,
compressors and other pneumatic and computerized controls. Installs
and maintains cooling tower equipment, plate-frame heat exchangers,
cooling water treatment equipment, heating systems (all fuel types)
to include boilers, unit heaters, furnaces, radiant heating, heat
pump systems (geothermal and air source) and other emerging
Tests and evaluates performance of systems using specialized
equipment, repairs or replaces defective valves, thermostats,
sensor and other parts in both pneumatic and computerized building
environmental automation systems.
Operates computerized building environmental automation systems
that control heating and cooling systems.
Performs continuous commissioning and retro commissioning of
various types of environmental equipment to assure these systems
are meeting energy optimization efficiency goals, operating to
desired baselines, and are meeting the expectations of the
Utilizes energy monitoring devices and test equipment to
establish predictive type maintenance repairs that extend the life
of systems and eliminate out of service conditions.
Provides functional guidance and training to apprentices,
replacements, students and other personnel as required.
- Other duties as assigned by appropriate department or
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles of operations, methods, materials,
and tools utilized in the installation, troubleshooting,
maintenance, calibration and repair of environmental systems.
Ability to properly braze refrigeration tubing and
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
mandated by the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire
Prevention Association, National Fire Code, the Environmental
Protection Agency, etc.
Knowledge, skill and ability to evaluate and recommend equipment
for either installation, repair, or replacement and determine the
amount of time and materials necessary to accomplish the task with
least expense and downtime of equipment.
Knowledge of computerized building environmental automation
systems and ability to collect data for mechanical system
Skill in the proper use and care of hand and power tools and
Knowledge of proper bending and lifting techniques.
Ability to work in areas of high heat, dust and noise and in
confined spaces or on a ladder.
Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams and equipment
Ability to work independently during the normal workday and in
an on-call status.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to work in all types of environmental conditions or in
areas where there is exposure to excessive noise, dirt, and fumes
and at elevated heights from ladders, scaffolds, or hydraulic
- Ability to work independently during normal work hours and
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Six years of experience in temperature and computerized building
environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning
work, including apprenticeship, or has two years of experience in
computerized building environmental automation systems and meets
the minimum eligibility requirements of ESM I; and
Has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and meet University's
Fleet Safety Program.
Please attach a resume (under submission relevant materials) as
part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a
minimum of 10 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject
to a criminal background check and driver's license
- Classification Title: Enviro Systems Mechanic II
- Appointment Type: Merit
- Schedule: Full-time
- Organization: College Law/Pharmacy
- Contact Name: Jade Rogers
- Contact Email: Jade-O-Rogers@uiowa.edu
Keywords: University of Iowa, Iowa City , Environmental Systems Mechanic II, Other , Iowa City, Iowa
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