HVAC Refrigeration Technician Lead – Tempe campus

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jan 2023


Campus: Tempe

HVAC Refrigeration Tech Lead

Job Description

Facilities Development and Management, Facilities Management, seeks an HVAC Refrigeration Technician Lead whose primary responsibilities and duties of this position will support and perform Preventive Maintenance of HVAC related equipment and systems at the Tempe Campus.  This position will have responsibility and accountability for problem solving and resolution of HVAC systems to ensure campus buildings are operational at all times and coordinate the work activities of others.  

Department Name

FDM FM Tempe Zone D



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

To Be Determined. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the state of Arizona.

Close Date

16-January-2023 is the initial close date. Applications will be reviewed each week and continue to be accepted until the job is filled.

Essential Duties

This position requires a technical skill set to support primarily preventive maintenance tasks  in addition to participating in the maintenance and repair of HVAC systems. Troubleshoot, and repair equipment such as pumps, motors, air compressors, air dryers, processed water systems, chillers, refrigeration compressors, air handlers, and other components relating to HVAC-R systems. Problem solving and ownership of issues until resolution is found. Utilize hand tools (e.g. pliers, wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, grips, cutters, saws).  Plan and develop work schedules, equipment usage schedules, and procedures for equipment maintenance. Maintain preventative maintenance records.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Work schedule may vary based on assigned area and coverage.  Anticipated schedule will be Monday through Friday 6:30am-3:00pm.

Minimum Qualifications

    Seven years of progressively responsible HVAC or refrigeration equipment installation, maintenance and repair experience; OR, completion of a four year federally approved technical training program in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC or refrigeration equipment AND three years of HVAC or refrigeration installation, maintenance and repair experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification upon employment. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

Lead experience in HVAC-R Trade (3 years)

Experience with control systems (DDC Metasys; Phoenix Control)

Experience in commercial/industrial installation and maintenance of HVAC mechanical and refrigeration

Experience in commercial/industrial preventive maintenance and repair; rebuilding; troubleshooting and installation of:  

  • Air handlers and air handling systems
  • Air conditioning systems, DX equipment, package units and mini splits
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Steam, heating and chilled water equipment and systems
  • Electric motors and variable frequency drives
  • General purpose exhaust fan systems
  • Lab and specialty exhaust systems
  • Air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Air Dryers
  • Primary, secondary and process water loop systems
  • Cooling towers, chillers and chilled water cooling systems
  • Boilers
  • Drinking fountains, refrigerated
  • Basic and advanced electrical circuits
  • Basic and advanced refrigerant systems
  • Ventilation system operation and diagnostics

Customer service skills are critical to the organization

Evidence of EPA 608 Universal CFC certification

Evidence of effective  communication skills

Working Environment

Utilize power tools (e.g. drills, generators, saws, lifts, vacuum equipment). Climb ladders, ladder wells, and stairs.  Work off ladders using hand tools and power tools to include working off lift platforms and boom trucks at heights above six feet. Use lifting, moving, and rigging equipment to safely move, transfer, or relocate heavy equipment. Operate refrigeration recovery equipment in compliance with EPA guidelines.  Handle CFC refrigerant.  Work in adverse working conditions such as confined spaces (e.g. tunnels, man holes, vaults), dirty areas, low lighting, and extreme temperatures.  Stoop, bend, and reach.  Walk throughout campus. Lift up to 75 pounds. Drive University vehicles. Effective communication skills. Potential exposure to asbestos. Potential to wear a respirator for the job.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff.  This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more.  For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at  https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee.   https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).  

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  A Department of Motor Vehicle search will be conducted.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Must possess current Chlorofluorocarbon Certification (EPA/CFC) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than state appropriations.  As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

This position requires working a rotating on-call/stand-by schedule and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

May participate in programs which involve adherence to program regulations, including annual tuberculosis testing (injections, x-ray's, medication), tetanus and appropriate vaccinations (MMR) at ASU expense and completion of a Health Surveillance Questionnaire.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/relocation-services .

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00 pm Arizona time on the day indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.  

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.   

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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