To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Possess a minimum of three years experience as a journey level HVAC mechanic (beyond apprenticeship or other equivalent training).
- Must be a High School graduate or possess a GED along with related education in the installation, troubleshooting and repairs of HVAC Systems.
- Possess solid knowledge of steam and chilled water systems, and must be able to work on both high and low pressure steam systems.
- Possess a strong understanding of safe work practices.
- Able to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Must be able to follow the department’s customer service standards.
- Possess experience working with various types piping systems, including black and copper.
- Must have the ability to understand drawings and service manuals for all equipment serviced.
- Possess good knowledge of air handling systems, hot water and chilled water pumps.
- Must possess computer literacy and have the ability to achieve competency using applicable campus software systems.
- Must be available for after hours and emergency call back work.
- Possess the ability to work well with others, and effectively interact with customers and co-workers in all levels of the organization.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.
- Must be able to learn computer basics and work with the departments CMMS Software System.
- Must be able to meet the physical requirements listed below.
Certifications in one or more of the following disciplines:
- Welding and use of an Oxy-Acetylene torch.
- EPA Universal Refrigerant License
- HVAC Certifications (ASHRAE or others)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The following tasks and skills that would be necessary for any person to fulfill while working in any of the job classifications within the HVAC Shop:
- stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time, up to 8 hours per day;
- sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
- operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
- lift or carry up to 35 pounds frequently (34 – 66% of the workday) and 100 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
- lift up to 100 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
- frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 – 66% of the workday);
- occasionally climb stairs or ladders, dig, use jack hammer or chipping tools, lie down, push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
- frequently bend, squat, kneel, knee stand, lift overheard, reach overhead, push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds; (34 – 66% of the work day);
- work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
- Possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW