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HVAC Mechanic III

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6198

Title: HVAC Mechanic III

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 14

Grade Min: $52,981

Grade Mid: $63,578

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 III ensures the efficient operation of the building HVAC and related systems, by appropriately monitoring, maintaining, and upgrading all relevant systems.


  • Performs all mechanical operations and preventive maintenance required on all HVAC systems on the university campus
  • Maintains boilers, chillers, pumps, air handlers, and fan coil units
  • Directs the scheduling required for HVAC needs throughout the campus
  • Monitors and adjusts all mechanical control gages, distributor panels, valves, thermostats, diffusers, and other equipment necessary to provide a thermally comfortable environment for the building occupancy populations
  • Participates as required in long term projects
  • Operates and monitors central plant equipment, HVAC equipment, and alarms via computers at various sites
  • Maintains uniform building operating procedures at each site
  • Responds to and actions critical alarms
  • Assists with and coordinates scheduled HVAC equipment repair work, including repairs that require a contractor
  • Provides building access after normal business hours as required; assists with training new HVAC technicians

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • May train and counsel subordinate(s). May provide feedback to a supervisor regarding other employees' performance, but does not make hiring and dismissal recommendations.


Required Education:

  • Minimum of 60 hours of completed college course work or technical school certificate

Required Experience:

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


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

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of two Automated Logic Building Automation Systems (not Telecommunications)
  • Knowledge of the HVAC challenges that a "STEM" building presents, and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices


  • Strong mechanical skills; good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office and PeopleSoft; strong analytical and problem
    • solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Ability to troubleshoot problems; ability to work independently;
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to use the necessary tools to weld, braze, and solder

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in campus-wide locations that can be inside, outside, wet, cold, or hot, and can involve hazards such as noise, fumes, and smoke
  • May travel off campus

Physical Demands:

  • Employees will be exposed to normal hazards of construction, demolition, and facilities operations. Work involves 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, 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
  • May, on rare occasions, be exposed to hazardous driving conditions
  • 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

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.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Work Leadership

  • Leads the work of assigned staff.
  • Assigns projects and tasks with clear instructions and understanding of work to be performed.
  • Mentors and guides by sharing expertise, knowledge of work rules and procedures, and best practices.
  • Follows up to ensure tasks and projects are completed within reasonable timeframes.

Decision Making

  • Demonstrates the ability to make informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • Assimilates and/or secures relevant information to assess the risks and benefits of alternatives.
  • Considers impact of decision in the long and short term.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

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.