Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Refrigeration Mechanic II - Mount Wachusett Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 152475
Location: Gardner, MA Category: Maintenance/Trades Posted On: Tue Aug 30 2022 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
Incumbents of positions install heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; check heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for malfunctions; maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and perform related work as required.
In addition, incumbents of positions operate, maintain and repair heating and air conditioning chiller systems; operate DDC/ Electronic controls for heating and air conditioning systems; monitor and assist in general-including but not limited to: mechanical repairs, chilled water, signal systems, fire alarm, security systems, remote building equipment monitoring.
Operates, maintains and repairs heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, including chilled water recirculating pumps, chilled water condenser pumps, air compressors, firehouse fans, air-supply and recirculating fans, electric heating coils, electric cabinet unit heaters, electric baseboard radiation units, pedestal electric baseboard heating units, cooling coils and chilled water BTU meters, hyperchlorite water treatment system, high voltage main driver motors and refrigeration compressors.
Inspects machinery; reads meters and gauges; performs tests on chilled water and, boiled water to control pollution and quality of water; starts and stops equipment and machinery according to schedules.
Maintains operating logs, records and reports on all equipment; draws stock and materials for maintenance and repairs; measures and reports fuel levels to appropriate personnel.
Implements the lubrication schedule for heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment and auxiliary equipment.
Installs heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including controls and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping by using refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units; and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources.
Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation.
Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and by changing filters.
Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algericides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria.
Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; drilling holes for mounting brackets; screwing, boring, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installing shells and cabinets of systems.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Mechanics are exposed to the harmful effects of noxious fumes, chemicals, inadequate ventilation, excessive machine noises and high voltage equipment; and work in confined or cramped spaces.
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Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part- time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Based on assignment, a current and valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician's License is required.*
A certificate or diploma from a recognized institution above the high school level, as evidence of completion of a two year program in refrigeration and heating, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.*
*Education toward such a certificate or diploma will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
*In addition to substitutions-Must obtain HVAC II within 6 months of hire.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and related electrical systems.
Knowledge of the methods for lubricating machinery and equipment.
Knowledge of the methods for care and maintenance of small hand and power tools.
Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers.
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.
Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading
Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
Knowledge of the types and uses of chemicals used in water treatment.
Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in power plants.
Knowledge of the types and uses of high- and low-pressure boilers.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques used in firing and operating high- or low-pressure coal or oil-fired boilers and their auxiliary equipment.
Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
Knowledge of the proper methods for storing and handling fuels and refrigerants.
Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers and screwdrivers.
Skill in using small hand held power tools such as saws, drills and power hammers.
Skill in the use of electrical testing equipment.
Skill in operating heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning machinery and related equipment.
Knowledge of electrical, electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems.
Knowledge of the use of electrical test equipment such as voltmeters, amprobes, etc.
Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to lift heavy objects.
Ability to deal tactfully with others.
Ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements.
Ability to do routine electrical and mechanical repair work.
Ability to read gauges, adjust equipment and observe the operation of machinery including knowledge and application of preventative measure for machinery and equipment.
Ability to read and interpret building plans and control and wiring schematics.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, technical manuals, etc.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
Ability to perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
Ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources
Ability to climb stairs, use ladders and stand for extended periods of time
Current HVAC II technician with EPA refrigerant license.
Applicant who has worked in a college setting with multiple boilers, HVACR equipment, Chillers, Biomass boilers is highly desired
Able to utilize building automation systems such as Johnson Controls, Automated Logic or other building automation systems.
Equivalency Statement Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Salary: $ 52,906.22-$74,645.22 **
*****An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit must be made at step one of the salary range
Grade: 17 Employee Status: Full Time Benefits: Yes Hours per Week: 40 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Number of Weeks: 52
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. 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In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. 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