HVAC Mechanic Specialist | Stanford University

Stanford University

HVAC Mechanic Specialist
Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States

Job Summary





On Site

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

The anticipated shift is based on the operational needs and can change at any time with notice.
Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:15pm

Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.
Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), 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. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $270 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, and provides housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 300,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. Additionally, R&DE comprises 735 FTE staff in the following divisions: The Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Student Housing, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology and Communications.

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, “Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”

Stanford and R&DE are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse environment. R&DE’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in our work of providing service excellence to our students. Diversity is more than a commitment—it is foundational to what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different.

This role is designated as essential and requires incumbents to report to work onsite. Telecommuting is not available for this role.

Job Purpose:
• 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. There are three levels in the series: HVAC Mechanic –Maintenance Technician, HVAC Mechanic –Specialist, HVAC Mechanic -Lead.
• 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 classification.
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.

Characteristic Duties:
• The duties listed under this 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 classification.
• 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 Qualifications:
• 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.

Certificates and Licenses Required:
• Valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s license.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in the execution of role.
• Successfully combine hard (e.g., technical knowledge, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving) and soft skills (e.g., people skills, communication, such as active listening, interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship, teamwork,
• Demonstrates effective emotional intelligence, especially in situations with time constraints.

Physical Requirements:
• 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.

Working Conditions:
• 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.

Work Standards:
• 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’s 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 https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.

The expected pay for this position is $51.67 (Step 1) per hour. Placement in the pay range is subject to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

BU: Internal candidate rates will be applied based on the CBA language for promotion and transfer.

Why Stanford is for You:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enriches the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

• Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

• A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

• A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

• Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

• Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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 his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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