Controls Mechanic

Updated: 7 days ago

Job Description:

Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management âœWe Care❠principle values.

Performs corrective and preventive maintenance by testing, servicing, and repairing mechanical, pneumatic, electric, and electronic control equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and the University-wide Energy Management System.

This position is considered essential.  Personnel may be required to respond to campus emergencies both during and off shift.

Supporting Actions: 

⢠Carries out scheduled preventive maintenance on building HVAC control systems.

⢠Installation of new or additional systems within HVAC and computer control.

⢠Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all equipment associated with the installation and maintenance of HVAC control systems.

⢠Orders materials and supplies as required.

⢠Reads and interprets plans, blueprints, sketches and specifications.

⢠Maintains clean work area and/or clean job site upon completion of assignment.

⢠Trains and directs lower grade employees assigned to project.

⢠Performs assignments that may include scheduled overtime.

⢠Responsible to respond to overtime work on recall, which may include unscheduled and emergency recall situations, during off hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

⢠Observes safety rules and precautions.

⢠Performs related duties as required.

Job Qualifications 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required

⢠General responsibilities include responding, evaluating, and executing electronic service requests and maintenance repair work orders including entering accurate records of work performed and materials used into FMâ™s computerized maintenance management software using mobile technology devices.  This position requires the ability to use a computer, laptop, or mobile device comfortably.

⢠Overall knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical control systems, including the ability to skillfully apply the same.

⢠Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, e-mail and familiarity with Google Applications.

⢠Should have Networking knowledge and be able to change IP settings on personal laptop for controller setup.

⢠Must possess their own hand tools.

⢠Must be able to follow standard procedures, read and understand blueprints.

⢠Must be physically able to lift and carry 50 pounds unassisted and possess the physical strength to perform strenuous work both indoors and outside.

⢠Must have the physical ability to walk throughout the campus and to climb stairs throughout the duration of the shift.

⢠Ability to climb and work from ladders, lifts, scaffolding, and staging.

⢠Brownâ™s Office of Risk Management requires the use of a self -contained Breathing Apparatus and/or Respirators as a precautionary safety measure in areas deemed to be an exposure hazard to employees.  Candidates must be able to obtain certification in the use of a Respirator.  In order to be certified, candidates must be able to successfully pass a physical and pulmonary function test at a clinic, attend a training class and be able to be fitted with a Respirator.  No person can be certified to wear a self-contained Breathing Apparatus/Respirator who has a beard.

⢠Ability to meet and effectively deal with others in the University community.

⢠Must be able to follow standard procedures, read and understand blueprints.

⢠Possession of a valid motor vehicle operatorâ™s license is required.

⢠High School education or equivalency required.

⢠Objective bench test and/or field test will be required.

⢠Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.


Technical Requirements

⢠Must possess a City of Providence Refrigeration Operatorâ™s License.

⢠Must possess RI Refrigeration/Journeyman II License.

Experience Required

⢠Three years♠full time work experience in building and equipment maintenance or installation and troubleshooting of HVAC control systems.

Background check satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:

Controls Mechanic


Facilities Management


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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Internal Number: REQ169863
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