HVAC Chief Operations

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Park, MARYLAND
Deadline: 04 Feb 2022

Posting Details
Position Number: 112485
Title: HVAC Chief
Functional Title: HVAC Chief Operations
Category Status: 20-Nonexempt,Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPA-FM-O&M-HVAC
Hiring Range Minimum: $60,530.00
Hiring Range Maximum: $72,636.00
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. 
Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Incumbent assists the Zone Supervisor (or Superintendent) in facility renewal projects and other programs to extend the life of HVAC and related equipment. Performs work as an expert, senior mechanic. Duties of this position are quite complex and sophisticated, requiring the ability to apply highly technical knowledge and procedures to the maintenance of HVAC systems and equipment in the zone.
Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED AND Ten years progressively responsible experience in any combination of air conditioning, refrigeration, temperature control, steamfitting, stationary engineering, plumbing or heating trades. Two years of this experience must have included the supervision of journey level mechanics in these trades. (2) Non-supervisory option: Supervisory experience not required.

Preferences:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of the HVAC trade, including air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, temperature control, plumbing, and steam fitting. Skill in the installation, repair and tools and equipment of the trade; in welding, brazing and soldering; in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematic drawings, associated technical reference manuals, specifications, and contract documents; in the use of dial indicators, Vernier calipers, and depth micrometers.  Must have specific knowledge of the practices and techniques used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC equipment and systems including DDC controls of refrigerant types, environmental impact, and refrigerant handling and reclamation procedures and equipment.  Must understand VAV systems, heat exchangers and primary and secondary pumping systems. Thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the HVAC trade; basic knowledge of National Electric Code; thorough knowledge of NFPA 90E regulations applicable to HVAC industry; of basic mathematics including area, volume, and weights and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions.  Basic computer keyboarding skills required; must possess skill in using computers for various office applications (i.e. e-mail, MS Word, Excel); must be proficient in the use of basic hand-held electronic devices for work management applications; must be able to program computers for HVAC system operations and use computers to diagnose HVAC system problems. Ability to read and explain manufacturer recommendations regarding scheduled and preventative maintenance, servicing, and operation; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to lead and train HVAC mechanics and other maintenance personnel in the HVAC trade; and to assist supervisor in estimating costs of installing HVAC systems up to 100 tons.  
Incumbent must keep abreast of current HVAC methods and equipment; must adhere to NEC, applicable OSHA and MOSH regulations, and departmental safety procedures/practices; must also adhere to regulatory requirements such as the Clean Air Act, CFC Section 608.  Must follow and facilitate adherence to all applicable state, university, and departmental personnel policies and procedures.
Possession of a Maryland HVAC journeyman’s license desired.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Additional Certifications:
Must possess Universal CFC certification. 
Must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Class C driver’s license, or equivalent, with fewer than 6 pts.  
Additional Information:
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands
Must be able to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work in confined spaces; to be exposed to extremes of temperature and weather; may be required to work at great heights and on ladders up to 35 feet. Must have the ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours per day and to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis, 50 pounds occasionally; must be able to manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment. Must be able to wear and work in personal protective equipment.  
The incumbent is required to wear Uniforms, Safety Footwear and other required PPE provided by the University.  
 
Work schedule is 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
 
Position is Essential and subject to a 24-hour day, 7-day week span of operation.
 
Position is not tele-work eligible.
 
The HVAC Operations unit participates in the annual HVAC Reflex schedule, which is scheduled coverage on weekends, and holidays when the University is closed. The HVAC Reflex schedule is determined by seniority and established one year in advance.
Posting Date: 01/21/2022
Closing Date: 02/04/2022
Open Until Filled No
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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