Published: December 14th, 2010
Modified: October 20, 2014
Are you a prior Machinist Mate or in the process of separation? The University of Arkansas has recently posted an opening for a Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician for their Fort Smith, Arkansas location. Application deadline is December 17, 2010.
Duties: HVAC Technician is responsible for the complete service and repair of commercial and residential HVAC equipment on the UA Fort Smith campus. Duties include: inspect assigned equipment; complete preventive maintenance assignments, basic installation, maintenance, repair, inspection, troubleshooting, etc. on all HVAC systems including controls, rooftop units, cooling towers, chillers, air handlers, window units, etc.; read and understand blueprints, diagrams, etc.; analyze plans and specifications to determine the most cost effective solution to repairs and remodels including HVAC equipment; and repair and replace compressors, motors, belts, drives, switches, pumps, bearings, predictive and preventive maintenance tasks, etc. Other responsibilities include attending meetings and training sessions; maintaining accurate records, charts, work orders, method of repairs, maintenance, and other required documentation; and performing other duties as required and/or assigned including some basic plumbing and/or electrical repair and installation. Routine work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Occasional overtime required, including some evening and weekend assignments.
Qualifications, benefits and application procedure;
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent; a stable work history; a valid driver’s license; and five (5) years experience in maintenance and repair of HVAC systems and general maintenance activities. Position requires the ability to read and understand blueprints, diagrams, etc.; a good working knowledge and understanding of commercial HVAC controls, equipment, boilers, chillers, and other related machinery; and experience operating computers and basic system software manipulation. Candidates with a current HVAC license, trade school education, electrical experience; and/or knowledge of KMC, Carrier, Alerton, and Johnson Controls software and Ethernet systems are preferred. Demands of the position require the ability to communicate effectively with superiors, peers, and customers and a willingness to train co-workers with lesser skills. Must be able to bend, stoop, pull, and stand frequently; be able to lift 50± pounds on a frequent basis; be able to work off of ladders, in man lifts, on platforms, at heights, etc.; and be physically capable of performing manual labor in various working conditions. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements. Must have or obtain an Arkansas Boiler license within 13 months from start of employment.
Benefits: Competitive benefits package available including health, dental, life, and income protection plans; excellent retirement benefits; liberal leave plan; and tuition benefits for employee and family. Uniforms are provided.
Procedure: Submit employment application form to: Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, UA Fort Smith, 5210 Grand Avenue, Fullerton Administration Building, Room 239 or P.O. Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649. Phone: (479)788-7088
Incomplete applications may be eliminated without consideration.