HVAC Technician

Amherst Campus

HVAC Technician

Amherst Campus

Full Time


Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the HVAC Technician position. The HVAC Technician is a full-time, year-round position. Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

Support the efforts of the Mechanical Shop. Performs software work related to the operation, maintenance, repair, programming and installation of building automation systems and HVAC controls. This includes troubleshooting and performing maintenance services on all types of control systems associated with building automation, including information technology, safety, energy management, digital, electronic, electro-mechanical, and pneumatic. Tests, troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs all types of building automation system equipment and software. This would include all HVAC equipment and controls, fan and blowers including troubleshooting of motors, fan coils, VAV’s, heat exchangers, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air conditioning and pumps, etc.

Ability to read wiring diagrams and blueprints and troubleshoot low voltage circuitry. Responsible for providing advice/guidance to other staff that may be working with these issues. Provides technological expertise as a point of contact for system controls with manufacturer representatives and building automation service contractors. Current on campus systems include the Automated Logic and Andover/Schneider Electric Building Management systems.

The position is considered an essential position meaning the employee is expected to report to work even if the College is closed for weather related or other reasons. Due to the nature of the position, some work outside normal operation hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) is required and must respond to emergencies as needed.

Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Responsibilities:

General and Planned Maintenance of Systems

• Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all building management systems and controls associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems including electric, electronic and pneumatic controls.

• Planned maintenance programs to keep the integrity of all building management systems.

• Effectively collaborate and communicate with a diverse set of colleagues.

Installation of Systems

• Conduct new installations of HVAC systems and controls associated with space upgrades, renovations or expansion of systems.

System Repair Response

• Response and execution of emergency calls on all HVAC and building management systems.



• HVAC trade school certificate or 5 + years experience.

• A valid driver’s license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate college vehicles.

• An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI) check.

• More than 5 years of experience with commercial and industrial HVAC and controls work.

• Strong written and verbal communication, and problem solving skills.

• Experience with or commitment to working with a diverse community.


• Associate’s degree in related field or 8+ years experience in lieu of a degree.

• More than 8 years’ experience in commercial and industrial HVAC and controls work.

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for https://www.amherst.edu/offices/human_resources/benefits.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs. Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted.(Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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