Work Schedule: 52 weeks/40 hours, Monday through Friday
Compensation: College Employee Benefit Association (CEBA) $25.22 per hour with license
($24.22 per hour without license)
Reports to: Associate Director of Facilities
Close Date: Open until filled, initial review of applications September 30, 2019
Under the direction of the Associate Director, The HVACR position performs skilled work in the repair, maintenance and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam and hot water generation and distribution equipment, as well as building control and energy management systems (especially Trane Tracer, Summit, and Ensemble). The position makes recommendations to Facilities administration on building control, energy consumption and general energy conservation measures. This position reviews and provides documentation on materials, maintenance, parts, building drawings/schematics, energy conservation, and/or conveying other essential information to the Facilities office. The position gathers data for bidding, estimating and proposal development for mechanical work and equipment. The technician provides mechanical systems analysis and problem solving. The technician provides a safe, energy efficient and comfortable environment to students, faculty, staff and general public using GRCC resources.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate own and others’ work between HVACR and maintenance, electrical, plumbing and carpentry departments, administration and outside vendors.
Inspect, install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain all types of heating, cooling, pneumatic and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation systems
Execute preventive maintenance tasks related to HVACR
Write and receive work orders; plan, organize, and monitor work of mechanical systems and building management programs and equipment
Inspect and evaluate condition of HVACR equipment and systems in existing College buildings and recommend corrective action; implement repairs or revisions, including design changes, for both-in house or on outside projects
Ensure installation and repairs are performed in accordance with federal, state, and local codes
Comply with all safety related responsibilities including MIOSHA, OSHA, ADA
Monitor installation and repairs performed by outside contractors to ensure requirements are met
Monitor building equipment status and temperatures, report alarms and equipment malfunctions
Provide estimates for repairs, replacement, and installation of large and small mechanical HVACR equipment. Provides cost estimates for future projects and equipment
Ensure appropriate personal safety training and compliance guidelines are met
Approve and communicate building control and management routines in support of building automation systems
Provide expert judgment and analysis for engineering design in regards to mechanical systems, building management software / hardware and sub-systems
Service and repair production and control air compressors and air dryers
Provide recommendations and resolve compound technical issues, and identify building control system innovations in order to assure comfort, safety, management of energy costs and consumption, and to avoid air quality issues
Operate and maintain cooling towers and related equipment to ASHRAE guidelines
Support and assist Information Technology Department and their third-party vendor responsible for maintenance, design, and operation of the campus data center cooling infrastructure.
Report weekly to administration the status of the college mechanical systems in regards to energy consumption and occupant comfort
Assist and serve as back up to other Facilities employees. Provides direction as necessary to college personnel on the proper operation of associated HVACR equipment
Program and coordinate campus building’s time-of- day schedules to ensure energy conservation, proper equipment operation and occupant comfort
Provide information to the college staff and vendors on the operation, control and programming of the various building automation systems, and related HVACR equipment
Perform other vocations (i.e. plumbing, electrical) at a fundamental level with understanding of fluid mechanics, electrical and pneumatics
Analyze and interpret technical data regarding building control and HVACR systems/equipment. Communicate data to non-technical individuals
Install, repair and rebuild swimming pool related equipment (e.g. chlorinating equipment, pumps and motors, pool heating and control equipment etc., to ensure swimming pool equipment is in proper working order
Provide informational tours to various groups, such as, HVACR classes, etc., with supervisor approval
Travel throughout all GRCC campuses and Satellite Learning Centers using personal and/or company vehicles.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED
Certified in refrigerant handling per EPA 608 guideline
A valid Michigan driver’s license
Must furnish all small hand tools
3 years’ experience required, 5 years’ experience preferred in maintaining and troubleshooting HVACR systems, building controls and building automation equipment
Knowledge of, and experience in all types of chillers (compression, absorption, condensers, etc.), their operations and upkeep
Must be able to operate, troubleshoot, repair, and clean gas and electric boilers, including water and condensate chemistry.
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with people are various levels of the organization, including administration and non-technical individuals
Documented experience in servicing Variable Flow Refrigerant (VRF) systems preferred
Mechanical Contractor license preferred
City of Grand Rapids boiler engineer’s license preferred
Ability to perform weekly, monthly and annual CSD-1 boiler testing and reporting preferred
Must be able to comprehend and follow manufacturer’s information and directions.
Must be able and willing to take Job Enrichment Classes, seminars, etc.
Annually complete up to 20 hours of professional development training (College provided)
Ability to plan, layout, organize, and execute work with minimum or no supervision
Must be self-motivated in the pursuit of effective work performance
Must value and offer excellent customer service to coworkers, staff, students and visitors
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull a variety of tools, equipment and materials
Must be able to operate hand and power tools
May be required to work in vicinity of labs containing bio hazardous substances
Ability to work from ladders, lifts or scaffolding
Ability to work inside or outside in hot or cold conditions
METHOD OF APPLICATION
To apply for this position, please visit our website at GRCC Job Openings. Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume. This posting will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law.
GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
Internal Number: 1013
About Grand Rapids Community College
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu