Air Quality Tech 2-U (HVAC)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


You are invited to submit an application to be considered for one of multiple vacancies of the same position.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


Job Overview

Under general supervision from higher-level supervisor, perform master HVAC work; supervise variously skilled Air Quality workers in HVAC work.

Essential Functions
  • Perform pipefitting and install, repair, adjust or modify all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment; replace or repair all supporting systems such as electrostatic filters, pneumatic and electric controls (including calibration of controls), utility meters, pumps and fan motors. Perform pipefitting and install and repair steam line, expansion joints, traps, regulators, bearings and valves.
  • Plan, implement and perform preventive maintenance on equipment. Inspect installed equipment for proper assembly of components and compliance with technical orders, blueprints, specifications, handbooks and established procedures. Insure safe operational standards.
  • Read and interpret sketches, blueprints and layouts, determine amount of material and time involved; make cost estimates; compile reports, requisitions, work orders, inventory lists and project reports/records.
  • May be required to serve as a lead worker and/or supervise, instruct and train semi-skilled and skilled Air Quality workers and trades people; assist supervisor in allocating work assignments; reviewing and evaluating work performance in training new personnel; coordinate work with other trades.
  • Maintain housekeeping conditions as prescribed by area.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Minimum Requirements

Must have approved certificate from an accredited related apprenticeship program, or high school diploma and two years directly related work experience. Must have an EPA refrigeration certificate. Requires a valid driver's license with an acceptable record.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Exposed to dangerous equipment; may lift heavy items
  • May be exposed to dust, dirt, fumes, noise and heights.
  • May work in inclement weather

 Shift: First    Starting Pay Rate: $28.79 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $30.23 per hour

Application Deadline:  11/19/2021 


Application Information

Candidacy for this role will be determined by:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Eligibility scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education.   
  • EXAMINATION:  Application/resume will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications listed above. All qualifying applicants will be notified of the date and time of the written examination via email. Applicants that pass the written examination will be notified regarding next steps. All applicants must show valid photo identification to take the exam.


Do you have active passing test scores on file with HR for this job title? If you would like to qualify for this position using those test scores, upload a letter to the “Additional Documents” section stating your name, address, test score, exam date, and expiration date.


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:   

  • Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  • Within 3 days of the posting close date:
    • email a copy to
    • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
    • bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).


    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary for this role as described above.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


    REQ: 70721


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