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Enviro Systems Mechanic III - HVAC

Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Job Description:


The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a highly motivated HVAC professional to join the Building & Landscape Services unit as an Environmental Systems Mechanic III (ESM III). Under general supervision, this individual performs skilled work in the area of installation, repair, alteration, replacement and maintenance of components of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment. This role also evaluates and recommends system optimization changes. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled HVAC technician to provide critical support to campus buildings, systems and equipment.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:

1. Performs all duties listed under Environmental Systems Mechanic I and II.

2. Operates, inspects, maintains and repairs chillers, chilled water equipment and systems to include associated auxiliary equipment such as air compressors, air dryers, pumps, chiller tube bundles, heat exchangers, and other emerging technology equipment and systems.

3. Perform leak tests, transfer refrigerants, charge machines and otherwise handle Freon refrigerants according to EPA regulations.

4. Conducts a variety of audible, visual and mechanical tests, uses computerized building environmental automation systems, records and service reports and other tools to diagnose and recommend system modifications to improve equipment and system performance.

5. Modifies building automation systems that control heating and cooling systems.

6. Provides functional guidance and training to apprentices, replacements, students and other personnel as required.

7. Investigates methods and equipment to be used in computerized building environmental automation systems and makes recommendations to engineers.

8. Other duties as assigned by appropriate department or administrative personnel.

Position has bloodborne pathogen exposure risk.

Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation's best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Eight years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship, with two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes, Two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes, plus six years of experience in temperature and computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship Two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes, plus two years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems and four years of experience in temperature control, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship.
  • Refrigeration certification of at least Type 2.
  • Experience with Johnson or Andover Controls
  • Valid drivers license and ability to meet and maintain compliance with the University's Driving Policy.
    Desired Qualifications
    • Previous soldering experience.
    • Commercial / industrial HVAC experience.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Project work knowledge and use of equipment.
    • Public contact / customer service experience.
    • Mechanical license.
    • Hydronic license.
    • Pump alignment certification.
    • Vibration analysis certification.
    • Pump alignment certification.
    • Vibration analysis certification.
    • Class A/B Operator certification for underground storage tanks.

      Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Whitney Bell (whitney-bell@uiowa.edu).

      Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

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