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HVAC Technician (Heating/Ventilation)

Company: Montana State University, Inc
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the heating and ventilating operations for the MSU campus which includes the operation, preventive maintenance, and repair of facility air-handling/heating systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for maintenance of the following; HVAC systems, pneumatic/electric/electronic controls, building management systems, energy conservation systems, steam and water tube boilers, steam-driven turbines, boiler feedwater water treatment, steam distribution, and return systems, terminal heating equipment, steam piping accessories, heating loop systems, pumps, compressors, valves, motors, meters, heat exchangers.
The person in this position may work individually or as a team member as job conditions demand.
Position duties require inspecting, maintaining, and repairing buildings and utility distribution systems located throughout the campus and performing related duties as required.
The incumbent will attend and participate in required training for the use of personal protective equipment and comply with requirements for use of employer-provided equipment.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

High school diploma or combination of education and/or applicable experience equivalent to the maintenance and repair of institutional/commercial building HVAC mechanical systems and equipment, plus one of the following:
Five (5) years full-time (or part-time equivalent) relevant work experience in the maintenance and repair of institutional/commercial building HVAC mechanical systems and equipment.
Successful completion of Vocational/Technical institute training (minimum two years).
1,200 hours of equivalent formal certification program training, in HVAC maintenance and/or controls; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Demonstrated working knowledge of, and experience with, computerized building management systems, and pneumatic, electric, and electronic HVAC controls and systems.
Demonstrated competence in troubleshooting, calibrating, maintaining, and repairing building control and air-handling/heating systems and equipment.
Demonstrated competence using test equipment, and hand and power tools used in the adjustment, maintenance, and repair of building HVAC and piping systems.
Demonstrated working knowledge of work safety procedures, such as lockout/tagout and asbestos safety.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Demonstrated knowledge of chemical treatment of boiler water and heating loops.
Experience working in a University or institutional environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of air and water system balancing.
Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the maintenance of Biological/Chemical Safety Laboratories.

The Successful Candidate Will

Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.
Effectively operate work-related equipment.
Maintain computerized records, work independently with minimal supervision, and work proficiently in the use of a computerized maintenance management system, e-mail, and other computer applications as assigned or required.
Communicate effectively with employees and the public both in person and over the phone.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with supervisor, coworkers, and the public.
Be a successful team player.
Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.This position can be hired at one of four levels:
Repair Maintenance Engineer - $34.00/hr
Staff at this level meet the minimum qualifications listed above.

Maintenance Engineer - $35.36/hrME I includes the position requirements of the Repair Maintenance Engineer and the candidate must possess a Montana Third Class Boiler Engineer license. *Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other.

Maintenance Engineer II - $36.77/hrIncludes the position requirements of the Maintenance Engineer I and requires the individual to possess additional advanced knowledge of HVAC systems including advanced knowledge of building HVAC systems and associated controls, ability to troubleshoot and resolve operation and maintenance problems of complex building environmental control systems that are both pneumatic and DDC, experienced installing, modifying, diagnosing, testing, repairing, calibrating and operating a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic control equipment in HVAC systems. 3rd class MT Boiler Operator license is required. *Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other.

Maintenance Engineer III - $38.24/hrME III includes the position requirements of the ME II and the candidate must possess a Montana Second Class Boiler Engineer license. *Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other.

Maintenance Engineer IV - $39.77/hrME IV includes the position requirements of the ME III and the candidate must possess a Montana First Class Boiler Engineer license. *Please upload a copy of your current valid license under the Applicant Documents section, under Other.

A formal in-house Training Program is in place for Heat Techs to continue acquiring additional licensing.This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

This position requires performing physical tasks associated with the operation of steam boilers and plant equipment, including valve operations, transporting materials (package weights to 50# is common), and maintenance/repair work. Working under temperature extremes, especially heat.
This position requires the ability to transverse elevated catwalks, stairs, ladders, ascending/descending manholes, and crawlspace.
The position requires working with and around moving equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, turbine generators, and emergency diesel and liquefied-propane-gas systems.
The position requires handling and feeding water treatment chemicals and reagents.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties?
No

Keywords: Montana State University, Inc, Bozeman , HVAC Technician (Heating/Ventilation), Professions , Bozeman, Montana

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