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HVAC/R Technician

  • Phoenix, MD, United States
  • Full-Time

Job Description

HVAC/R Technician


Job Description:

General Purpose of the Job:

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) maintenance technician is a highly customer service-oriented position and is supervised by the Multi-Trades Supervisor. This position is responsible for performing journeyman level work involving the installation, maintenance, modification, overhaul, service, and repair of all types of heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration systems at the college.  This includes both pneumatic and digitally controlled systems. They provide resource information and direction pertaining to the physical plant HVAC/R systems campus wide.

Essential Job Functions:

60%   A. Maintenance

As directed by the multi-trades supervisor, the HVAC/R technician participates in the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance procedures to HVAC pneumatic control system components to include air compressors, dryers, control panels, switches, pneumatic and electrical conduit, damper motors, sensors, meters, and thermostats. They maintain records/logs for scheduled preventative maintenance as well as unscheduled maintenance.

As directed by the multi-trades supervisor, the incumbent may facilitate the work of HVAC/R contractors by providing access to spaces and sharing knowledge of systems where service is happening. The incumbent will at times monitor work being performed by contractors and report any known problems to the multi-trades supervisor as directed.

This position analyzes, installs, troubleshoots, repairs and calibrates HVAC/R equipment as needed. They, maintain reciprocating chillers; large centrifugal pumps; cooling towers; direct expansion systems; VAV systems; boilers; fans; starters; pneumatic and electric controls; electrostatic filters; domestic refrigerators; walk-in coolers and freezers; fountain equipment and ice makers; and air compressors.

The incumbent troubleshoots and repairs HVAC/R equipment malfunctions by working with campus stakeholders, contractors and other team members as needed utilizing available information to include schematic wiring diagrams, manufacturer’s specifications, and Operation & Maintenance (O&P) manuals. Provides Recommendations for repairs to the multi-trades supervisor as requested.

They test and troubleshoot faulty systems equipment and they apply their knowledge of functional operations to HVAC/R control system components to diagnose causes of malfunctions, updates service requirements and system adjustments to ensure the most economical and effective operation.

The incumbent operates and maintains the Campus Central Control System under the supervision and direction of the multi-trades supervisor including the maintenance and contract work required to maintain efficient system operation.

10%   B. Planning

They advise on and recommend improvements to existing campus building HVAC/R and control systems. May at times be requested to participate with the director of facilities and multi-trades supervisor in the planning and development of long-range modifications to systems to set the objectives of energy management programs, influencing the design and installation of HVAC/R systems and controls. They work with various departments on campus to schedule the building automation systems to match the needs of the college in accordance with industry best practices for energy saving.

10 %  C.  Construction

The HVAC/R maintenance technician participates in the inspection and oversight of consulting engineers and contractors with construction projects and contracted maintenance. They assist with inspecting these construction projects and contracted maintenance to ensure contract compliance. They monitor contractors for compliance to the scope of work.

15 %  D. Assist the multi-trade department as needed in hands on plumbing and electrical work, trouble shooting and completing repairs under the guidance of licensed staff as appropriate.


Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. Advanced training in building HVAC/R maintenance and systems including relevant national, state, or local codes. Valid Maryland journeyman’s license or equivalent license from another state with the ability to obtain Maryland state license within first 6 months of employment.

Preferred:  Associate’s degree or other advanced degree in HVAC/R or related field. Valid Grade 3 or better Maryland Stationary Engineers license in addition to required education and licensure.

Professional Experience:

Required: 4 years’ experience with a variety of HVAC/R systems and controls to include both pneumatic, electric and electronic control systems. Understanding of HVAC/R systems and Controls. Ability to read and troubleshoot HVAC/R system engineered drawings. Knowledge and understanding of all phases of HVAC/R maintenance and repair.

Preferred: 7 years of experience with a variety of HVAC/R systems.

The salary range for this position is $32.50 to $36.00 per hour.


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Application Instructions:

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials (only for external candidates):

  • Cover Letter
  •  Resume
  • 3 references

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

How to Apply

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