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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

university, fl, usa
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024
HVAC MECHANIC (4) - (T214784)


The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

Maintains, repairs, modifies, replaces, installs, and performs routine and preventive maintenance on a wide variety of light and heavy-duty heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for existing facilities and those under renovation. Inspects installations of HVAC equipment installed by others. Routine and preventive maintenance includes operating, cleaning, inspecting, troubleshooting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, etc. on the aforementioned equipment. Reads, understands and interprets blueprints, drawings, floor plans, schedules and manufacturers operating and/or maintenance specifications as related to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and special equipment, building structures and finishes. May be called upon to assist other maintenance personnel in completion of work assignments. This includes but is not limited to electricians, plumbers, maintenance technicians, sheet metal workers, etc. Responds to requests for routine and emergency maintenance and service from building occupants.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Maintains and performs repairs, modifications, replacements and installations of automatic temperature controls, controllers, relays, variable drives, variable inlet vanes, valve and damper actuators, pneumatic and electronic control systems, boiler fire control systems, and other similar equipment.
  • Operates, adjusts, installs and maintains computerized energy management and control systems for electronic, direct digital and pneumatic control systems for HVAC equipment, chillers, boilers and other similar type equipment.
  • Operates, adjusts, calibrates and maintains automatic temperature controls, controllers, variable speed motor drives, variable inlet vanes, valve and damper actuators, pneumatic and electronic control systems, boiler fire control systems and other similar type equipment.
  • Maintains and performs repairs, modifications, replacements and installations of refrigeration equipment to include chillers, packaged air conditioning units, freezers, coolers, air dryers and dehumidifying equipment and other similar equipment.
  • Maintains and performs repairs, modifications, replacements and installations of HVAC equipment to include steam, gas, electrical and hot water heating systems, terminal reheat and VAV boxes, air handling units, ducts, chilled water systems, pumps, fan units, radiation and convection unit, valves, lamps, cooling tower, damper and valve actuators, T-Stats, pneumatic systems, coils, DX Units, hot water and steam converters, condensate systems, and other similar type equipment.
  • Maintains and performs repairs on drinking water coolers.
  • Measures, calculates, balances and adjusts CFM readings for air handling systems.
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance on steam, gas, electric and hot water heating systems, VAV boxes, pumps, packaged air conditioning units, DX Units, reheat units, air handling units, boilers, cooling towers, chillers, hot water converters, control valves and dampers, air compressors, room T-Stats, air ducts, condenser and evaporator coils, ice machines, freezers, coolers and other similar type equipment.
  • Utilizes CFCs and HCFCs refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment, maintains records, and performs all service and maintenance repairs in accordance with current EPA regulations.

Hourly Pay Range: $22.35 - $28.96 (Commensurate with experience & qualifications)

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (subject to change to meet the needs of the department and University).


Graduate from an accredited Technical School of HVAC and four (4) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.


Currently certified with a Section 608 Technician Type I, II, or III Certification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) required.

MVR: Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver’s license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Candidate must be able to demonstrate verifiable skills in the following:

  • Installation of a single duct direct digital variable air volume controller on a single duct air terminal and set it up to be fully functional. This is to include proper mounting and wiring of hardware, interfacing with controller and setting of controller attributes using setup software, and able to perform a test & balance on the air terminal to ensure the air terminal is distributing the specified air flow.
  • Traversing an air duct using a manometer and calculating the amount of air flowing through the cut with three different readings obtained: (1) Average different pressure of the traversed duct, (2) Average velocity in feet per minute (fpm) of the traversed duct, (3) Total volume of air moving through the duct in cubic feet per minute (cfm).
  • Must be able to overhaul a compressor on a through wall package A/C unit including removal and disposal of old refrigerant, removing old compressor, sizing new compressor, and proper evacuation and charging of A/C unit with new refrigerant using charging scales.

Possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of his position to include:

  • Lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds
  • Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet
  • Performing tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distance between and within buildings on campus
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working within extreme temperature ranges

Incomplete job profiles will not be processed. Please be certain to showcase depth and breadth of experience, as it relates to the needs of this job announcement.

For more information about UAB Facilities, please visit: http://www.uab.edu/facilities/

UAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Facilities


: 112302000 Campus Maintenance

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite