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HVAC Mechanic II

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6100

Title: HVAC Mechanic II

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 12

Grade Min: $43,001

Grade Mid: $51,601

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Pre-Defined

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The HVAC Mechanic II assists with maintaining and repairing all aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment for the university. The Mechanic assists with installing new heating and air conditioning systems, components, and piping, according to specifications and code.


  • Maintains the operation of chiller plant and associated equipment
  • Maintains and services air handling units
  • Maintains operation of boiler plant
  • Collects and analyzes water samples from heating and chilled water loops
  • Maintains boilers, cooling towers, and fan coils
  • Repairs ductwork systems; monitors building automation system and implements building A/C schedules as needed
  • Orders parts for air handlers, boilers, fan coils, ice machines, and kitchen equipment
  • Maintains air handler checking belts
  • Maintains the correct humidity level and temperature in the Art Gallery
  • Performs any necessary administrative work, including processing invoices and monitoring inventory; participates in HVAC Projects as required

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license
  • TDLR HVAC License is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of an Automated Logic Building Automation System (not Telecommunications);
  • Knowledge of the operations of HVAC systems and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices


  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office and PeopleSoft;
  • Strong analytical and problem
    • solving skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Ability to make repairs to HVAC and kitchen equipment;
  • Ability to monitor contractors; ability to fit pipes; ability to design and calculate tonnage loads;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in some or all of the following areas: technology server room, computer laboratory, science laboratory, classroom, training room, auditorium, outdoor areas, gymnasium or other physical training rooms, kitchen, dining areas, cafeteria, machine shop, carpentry shop, and attics
  • May include working in tunnels and/or tight spaces

Physical Demands:

  • Employee will be exposed to normal hazards of construction, demolition, and facilities operations. Work involves some exposure to elements, such as adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, oils, dirt, dust, fumes, and airborne particles
  • Position requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping, climbing, and frequent reaching
  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals, or the risk of electric shock
  • May be required to work in confined spaces or a high, dangerous place
  • May be exposed to vibration or the loud noise of chillers, boiler equipment, and water pumps
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 100lbs
  • Will be required to be on call 24 hours a day for HVAC related incidents
  • May driver the university vehicle

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.