Skilled Trades Wkr1 HVAC

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


To work with the Preventative Maintenance (PM) Team repairing and maintaining physical structures, fixtures, machinery, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems in university buildings in accordance with blueprints, manuals, codes. Will be predominantly engaged in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment, controls, and systems associated with HVAC, refrigeration, and energy management in university properties.



  • Work with the PM Team performing preventative maintenance and repairs on all types of mechanical equipment, including air handlers, compressors, refrigeration systems, fans, motors, emergency generators, etc. 60%
  • Cover campus calls and/or assist with the repair and replacement of equipment associated with steam generating and distribution (boilers, pumps, and lines), systems controls (electronic and pneumatic), emergency generators and transfer equipment, air conditioning (cooling towers, chillers, and fans), computerized energy management and other systems as directed. 25%


  • Inspect and log the operation of mechanical systems; accurately maintain associated records. 5%
  • Transport and install equipment necessary for mechanical work throughout the university area. 5%
  • Manage and direct workload independently and be diligent in recording proper information into work order system (e.g., locations, hours worked, billable account numbers, contact names and numbers, etc.) for use by the management team. 4%
  • Perform other duties as assigned (1%)


    Department: Frequent contact with department staff to maintain workflow.

    University: Regular contact with all members of university regarding workflow.

    External: Occasional contact with vendors and contractors to exchange information.

    Students: Contact with students in work Zone as it pertains to skilled trades¿ maintenance.



    This position has no direct supervision of staff employees.



    Experience:  3-years of related experience, preferably in an institutional, heavy industrial, or light commercial environment (residential may be an acceptable equivalent as long as mechanical based).

    Education and/or licensing: High school education required. Valid Ohio driver's license free of significant violations. (If an out of State applicant, an Ohio driver license must be obtained within 90-

    days of hire)



  • Must be familiar with the construction trades and building maintenance. 
  • Must be able to identify the need for repairs or maintenance. 
  • Familiarity with the proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, and safety equipment.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Must be familiar with hazards typical to the institution (radioactivity, asbestos, chemicals, etc.) and related safety equipment and procedures. Training to be provided.
  • Must be able to read technical drawings.
  • Basic computer skills: must be willing to learn Work Management System software to record work performed in the Zone.
  • Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.


    The employee is directly exposed to the following hazards in the work environment: animals, moving machinery, blood borne pathogens, chemicals, commercial cleaning solvents and oils, confined space entry and / or restricted access, excessive noise, fumes, dust, pesticides or herbicides, radioactive materials, and repetitive motion. Personal protective equipment (gloves, hard hat, hearing protection, protective eyewear, safety shoes, and respiratory protection) is provided. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. Must be physically capable of reaching any area of facilities with tools and materials, including roofs, tunnels, and catwalks; this may involve frequent balance, frequent bending, stooping, stretching, crawling and climbing. Must be able to pass the required physical examination.


    In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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