Description: To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
The Department of Facilities Operations is a large operational service organization that provides a broad array of services to the campus community through the following offices: Access Control Services, Automotive Services, Building Services, Energy and Central Utilities, Facilities Operations, Grounds and Landscape Maintenance Services, Mailing and Receiving Services, Occupational Safety and Environmental Services, and Risk Management Services. This position resides within the HVAC Shop of the Office of Facilities Operations.
Under the direction of the Supervisor of HVAC, the Mechanical Equipment Specialist performs varied types of mechanical work involving the installation, repair, adjustment and maintenance of heating, air conditioning, and refrigerant systems and related parts and equipment of said systems; does related work as required.
Provides preventive maintenance to all HVAC related systems and equipment. Inspects said systems and equipment to determine what action is needed. Replaces parts as required; lubricates parts as needed; and cleans and adjusts components as necessary. Reports all deficiencies to the supervisor.
Installs, repairs and/or maintains motors, feed and vacuum pumps, ductwork, grilles, conveyors and blowers, compressors, thermostats, pumps, filters, screens, condensers, and other heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment or systems. Adjusts, repairs and installs pneumatic, electric and electronic control systems.
Prepares and/or works from schematics, sketches, plans and specifications with accuracy in the field in accordance with the mechanical code or approved trade practices and established procedures. Reads said schematics, sketches, plans and specifications accurately with little or no assistance from Supervisor. Maintains familiarity with the use and nomenclature of approved trade practices and manufacturer`s recommendations.
Overhauls pumps, compressors, and related equipment, installing new parts as needed; and, replaces bearings, shaft sleeves, gaskets and packing as necessary.
Requisitions, stores, safeguards, and properly uses equipment, materials and supplies. Maintains familiarity with the use and nomenclature of HVAC materials, along with the instruments, tools and specialty equipment used in HVAC related repairs/work.
Analyzes all mechanical systems through the energy management system computer, and makes adjustments and repairs to said mechanical systems and equipment as necessary.
Responds to calls for emergency assistance and overtime, both emergency and scheduled, pursuant to departmental protocol.
Education and/or Experience:
– High School Diploma.
– Minimum of three (3) years of experience in work involving the installation, inspection, repair, servicing, maintenance, and operation of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and related equipment.
– Possession of a valid driver`s license in good standing issued by the state of residence is required. Must hold an approved EPA universal certificate to work with refrigerants.
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years of comprehensive HVAC work within an institutional setting (e. g. higher education, school district, hospital). Successful completion of a vocational training or apprenticeship program.
Knowledge, Skill & Ability:
– Knowledgeable of the methods and problems involved in inspecting, repairing, installing and maintaining all types of HVAC equipment and/orsystems, including those served by central chilled water and steam.
– Ability to inspect, install, repair and/or maintain all types of HVAC equipment and/or systems, including those served by central chilled water and steam.
– Ability to analyze HVAC work, organize assigned work, and develop effective work methods to complete assigned work; ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions and assignments; and, ability to maintain simple records of materials used, work completed and time spent.
– Ability to to efficiently and safely make HVAC repairs and to do associated HVAC work using standard mechanical tools and equipment, as well as other specialized tools and machinery.
– Ability to work from sketches, drawings, plans and specifications.
– Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check and reference checks
– COVID-19 Testing and Compliance – The College has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement. To learn more, please read the policy here: COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols. You will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Human Resources office prior to your first day of employment. https://hr.tcnj.edu/covid-19-employee-info/
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive“ schools in the nation by Barron`s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter – an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ`s seven schools – Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College`s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.