HVAC Technician - Spokane, WA

Employer: Gonzaga University

Job Description:
Who We Are

At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.
Position Title HVAC Technician
Department (d) Maintenance
Classification Non-Exempt
Job Summary

Gonzaga University is hiring for multiple HVAC Technicians. HVAC Technicians ​​perform any combination of the duties described in the essential functions to operate, maintain, service and repair HVAC/R equipment using a variety of machines, tools, and equipment. Work in a variety of settings, including dormitories, food service areas, administrative offices, academic buildings, and outdoors.
Work Schedule

Non-exempt, multiple shifts, full-time: Department services Gonzaga University community on various day, evening, weekend shifts. Generally, shifts are assigned, and reassignment to other shifts may occur over time.
Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Total Rewards DOE
Essential Functions

Operate hand and power tools, saws, routers, sanders, and other shop equipment as needed.
Use sound judgment to analyze maintenance situations and determine appropriate action to be taken, within limits of standard practice.
Use recognized procedures and techniques of the trade gained through experience along with technical information available in manuals, technical bulletins and manufacturer’s specifications, and recommendations.
Plan and perform maintenance duties in a timely manner according to schedules, utilizing knowledge of University maintenance policies and procedures. This includes but is not limited to:
• Maintain a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the mechanical systems.
• Knowledge of the operations and repair of gas fired boilers, high temperature water, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
• Knowledge of the operations and repair of pneumatic controls, DDC controls, and controls in general that relate to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning/refrigeration.
• Knowledge of pumps, compressors, and other building mechanical equipment.
• Knowledge of the application and use of testing equipment utilized in checking, testing, and analyzing mechanical systems such as voltage tester, monometer, combustion analysis, and low voltage tester.
• Knowledge of the use of various chemical compounds used in boilers, cooling towers, swimming pools and other closed loop systems
• Knowledge of regulatory codes and requirements such as gas codes and City of Spokane boiler codes.
Journey level skill in maintenance and repair procedures including preventative maintenance, breakdown repair and troubleshooting, construction, installation and fabrication techniques typical in trade; perform mathematical computations of trade.
Implement planned preventative maintenance schedules and activities to insure prolonged life and usefulness of operating equipment and facilities and to minimize breakdowns or failures of such equipment and facilities. This shall include all mechanical systems.
Actively promote the mission, vision, and values of Plant & Construction Services and the University in all contacts with co-workers, students, the general public, and other University personnel.

The conversion of conceptual ideas, identified by a member of the community, into a cost effective and functional end product.
The ability to manage projects, including design, estimating, material identification and time management.
Procure necessary parts and equipment utilizing University resources (warehouse) and appropriate outside vendors.
Fill in after hours and on weekends as required. Subject to after-hour callbacks for emergencies.
The ability to perform skills in other maintenance crafts.
Other Functions

Complete work orders including job sheets and estimates.
Maintain cleanliness of work area and surrounding areas at all times.
Perform cost accounting of project materials and labor time.
Participate positively in department meetings, training activities, continuing education programs and other associated depart activities.
Promote positive employee and university relations by responding appropriately to inquiries, concerns and complaints and being professional, courteous and respectful at all times.
Promote and communicate the organizational mission statements through work performance, attendance and excellent customer service.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Supervision Given/Received

Receives written work orders or verbal instructions directly or indirectly from the Maintenance Manager. This classification has no functional supervisory responsibility. Expected to be self-directed and follow through on assigned work with generalized instructions and guidance. Expected to keep manager informed of significant issues.
Minimum Qualifications

​​• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Mechanics I gas license
• Valid driver’s license; proven driving ability with good driving record.
• Five years experience (appropriate trade school education or course work may substitute).
• Electrical license/Refrigeration license
• Knowledge of building maintenance, repair techniques, and materials.
• Ability to use various power equipment, including drills, roto-hammers, hand tools, etc.
• Knowledge of safety hazards and precautions related to the building and maintenance trades.
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to work independently, as well as, establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with staff, faculty, and students.
• Ability to work on weekends, shift work, overtime, and on-call.
• Ability to pass pre-employment physical as required for the position.
Desired Qualifications

Physical Demands

These physical and environmental demands are considered essential to completing the essential functions.
• Frequent exposure to disagreeable environmental conditions, including inclement weather, dirt, and dust.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds, occasionally.
• Ability to operate power equipment including vehicles.
• Physical strength in back, arms, and legs to be able to perform tasks as related to job position.
• Ability to handle routine exposure to chemicals, aerosols, thinners, solvents, paints, etc.
• Capable of working at heights, occasionally.
• Close contact with various types of building materials.
• The capability of working in various positions including standing for long periods of time.
• Ability to be mobile campus-wide for appropriate business needs.
Open Date 04/17/2021
Close Date 05/10/2021
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins On
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.
Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Contact Person:
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/15461
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on May 10, 2021

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