HVAC Mechanic Specialist - Stanford, CA

Employer: Stanford University

Job Description:
Stanford University – Residential and Dining Enterprises:
Residential & Dining Enterprises, the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. R&DE has an annual operating budget of over $270 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, provides housing for over 12,000 students, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 500,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. R&DE comprises 1100+ staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost (SAVP), Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and Strategic Communications.

The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic job series describes positions that install, troubleshoot, repair, and modify heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and systems. The duties listed under the Characteristic Duties section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job; they are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the

Under the direction of a lead or supervisor, employees in this classification, HVAC Mechanic Specialist covers a broader range of activity than the HVAC Mechanic.

Applies a greater degree of technical specialty to HVAC work
Responsible for diagnosing HVAC problems independently, and advising
HVAC Mechanics on assignments that are more difficult.
Establish priorities for various phases of their work assignments, requiring little guidance from a Lead or Supervisor.

Perform complex troubleshooting of HVAC systems, including functional analysis.

Install, test, troubleshoot, and service all types of industrial HVAC instrumentation and controls including electronic, pneumatic or digital systems.

Adjust complex HVAC instrumentation and control systems to improve system functionality and energy conservation.

Accomplish difficult repairs that may involve customizing parts to serve in old
systems where replacement parts are no longer available.

Analyze and maintain diverse HVAC systems at optimal operating efficiency while maintaining energy efficiency.

Test, adjust, and balance HVAC systems.

Establish and maintain proactive maintenance of a full range of HVAC systems.

Respond effectively and expediently to critical repair situations, such as environmental systems that impact research operations.

Install, modify, troubleshoot, and repair duct systems.

Support state-of-the-art HVAC systems, requiring specialized and extensive training.

Assist with the development and implementation of a preventative maintenance system on new and existing equipment as assigned by Supervisor or Lead mechanic.

May perform specialized functions related to air quality (such as IAQ testing and reporting; or the testing, adjusting, balancing and certifying of laboratory fume hoods).

May write reports and certification documents.

May perform any of the duties described in the HVAC Mechanic maintenance specification or other duties as assigned.

Adhere to safety rules.

Minimum Requirements:
Journey level knowledge equivalent to four years completion in an apprentice program as a journey mechanics, with a minimum of seven years. actual work experience in the trade or a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

In addition to the qualifications for the HVAC Mechanic.
Maintenance, the Specialist must have extensive working knowledge of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Typically, these positions involve complex trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills that have developed over many years, but they may also require specialized training in emerging HVAC technologies.

The Specialists require high level testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) skills.

Required to have at least a class III EPA certification, although many jobs will
require certification as a Universal Technician.

Valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver's license.

Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver¿s license.

Constantly stand, walk. Frequently twist, bend, stoop, use light, fine grasping, lift up to 10 pounds

Occasionally kneel, crawl, climb ladders or scaffolds, lift 11-20, 21-40 pounds,
operate foot and hand controls

Rarely perform seated work, desk based computer tasks, use a telephone, write by hand, sort file paperwork, lift 40+ pounds

Visual acuity, including color vision

May be exposed to high voltage (600V) electricity, radiation or electromagnetic
fields, lasers, noise > 80dB, confined spaces, working at heights of over 10
feet, hot and cold temperature extremes, heavy metals, exposure to 200 PSI

Required to wear appropriate uniform and appropriate Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE).

May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including
Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford
colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility
and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe
behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and
procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies
found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/
and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at

"Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job."

Contact Person:
Location: Stanford, CA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on September 11, 2019
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