HVAC Technician
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service


Job Info


The department of Facilities Management intends to hire an HVAC Technician at either the HVAC Technician I, HVAC Technician II, or HVAC Technician III classification based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please indicate in your cover letter the position you wish to be considered for or indicate all.

The University of Iowa Facilities Management is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work as an HVAC Technician. The person in this role will operate, maintain, and service building and departmental heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This position coordinates work with other trades and must be certified to perform work to levels set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. The person in this role must be able to diagnose complex equipment problems, use sophisticated diagnostic equipment and EPA approved refrigerant reclaim equipment.

Duties to Include:

HVAC Technician I

  • Maintain and troubleshoot air-moving, heating, cooling, humidification and filtering equipment and systems such as fans, heat pumps, gas unit heaters, forced airequipment, furnaces, radiant heating, condensers, compressors, pumps, fan coil units, rooftop package air conditioning units, computer room cooling units, etc.
HVAC Technician II
  • Maintain and troubleshoot environmental systems equipment and components such as air conditioning equipment, chillers, condensers, pumps, fume hoods, autoclaves, environmental chambers, scientific equipment, cascade cooling units, process water systems, compressors, and other pneumatic and computerized controls. Maintains cooling tower equipment, plate-frame heat exchangers, cooling water treatment equipment, heating systems (all fuel types) to include boilers, unit heaters, furnaces, radiant heating, heat pump systems (geothermal and air source) and other emerging technology equipment/systems.
HVAC Technician III
  • Operate, inspect, maintain, and repair chillers, chilled water equipment and systems to include associated auxiliary equipment such as air compressors, air dryers, pumps, chiller tube bundles, heat exchangers, and other emerging technology equipment and systems.
Other Duties to Include:
  • Maintain and troubleshoot complex Mechanical System.
  • Repair/replace defective parts and equipment.
  • Operate computerized building environmental automation systems that control heating and cooling systems.
  • Use specialized testing equipment for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Read and interpret prints, schematics, and diagrams.
About Facilities Management:
Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 500 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City and Oakdale campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, and maintain & clean the buildings & grounds.

Schedule: Monday through Friday,8:00 AM to 4:30 PM overtime as required

Hours per Week: 40

Department Facilities Management

Location University of Iowa campus and/or Oakdale campus

Starting pay rate for the three classification levels:
  • HVAC Technician I: $51,126.40
  • HVAC Technician II: $55,848.00
  • HVAC Technician III: $61,048.00
*A higher starting pay rate may be requested based on exceptional qualifications.

HVAC Technician I Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Four years of experience in refrigeration, heating or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship; and
  • Obtains refrigeration certificate of at least type 2 within first six months of employment.
Special Qualifications:
  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Previous soldering experience.
  • Previous Commercial / industrial HVAC experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Project work knowledge and use of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment.
  • Public contact / customer service experience.
  • Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting experience
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with and around a diverse culture.
  • Good communication skills and experience working on a team.
HVAC Technician II: Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Six years of experience in temperature and computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship, or has two years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems and meets the minimum eligibility requirements of ESM I; or four years' experience in above plus Journeyman's license; and
  • Has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2.
  • Prefer 2 years of college/trade school
Special Qualifications:
  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Previous soldering experience.
  • Previous Commercial / industrial HVAC experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Project work knowledge and use of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment.
  • Public contact / customer service experience.
  • Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting experience
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with and around a diverse culture.
  • Good communication skills and experience working on a team
HVAC Technician III Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Eight years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship, with two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes, or two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes and meets the minimum eligibility requirements of ESM II; and
  • Has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2.
  • Journeyman license required
  • Prefer 2 years of college/trade school
Special Qualifications:
  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards.
Desired Qualifications
  • Previous soldering experience.
  • Previous Commercial / industrial HVAC experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Project work knowledge and use of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment.
  • Public contact / customer service experience.
  • Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting experience
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with and around a diverse culture.
  • Good communication skills and experience working on a team
Application Details:
To be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter that clearly addressed how they meet the qualifications of this position. Be sure to mark the documents as a "Relevant File" to the submission when completing the application.

You must indicate in your cover letter the level of classification (HVAC Technician I, HVAC Technician II, or HVAC Technician III), you wish to be considered for. Or indicate more than one classification if you wish to be considered for more than one. See required qualifications for additional information.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and driver's license verification.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Michelle Hayes at (319) 467-3093 or michelle-hayes@uiowa.edu.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Enviro Systems Mechanic III
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Full-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 15
Contact Information
  • Organization: Finance & Operations (General)
  • Contact Name: Michelle Hayes
  • Contact Email: michelle-hayes@uiowa.edu



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