This Journey level competency position primarily performs preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance on complex refrigeration equipment supporting an invensive biotechnology/life sciences research and health care campus. Systems supported include DX units, environmental chambers, walk-in coolers and freezers, air dryers, ice machines, packaged units, CRAC units, dehumidification systems, refrigerated scientific equipment, ultra-low and cryogenic equipment, and small chillers. Tasks include troubleshooting complex control circuits, replacing compressors, repairing refrigerant leaks, replacing fan/blower motors, changing out various refrigeration mechanical and electrical controls, and maintaining EPA refrigerant management logs. This position also performs some requipment replacements and installations, and may work on construction or renovation projects. For contractor installations, this position provides comments in writing for items that may not meet plans, specifications, codes, or guidelines.
It is critical that this position contribute to the UNC safety culture and always consider safety first. This position also must consider energy efficiency and water use to meet UNC's sustainability and energy reduction goals. In performing these duties, the employee demonstrate the Facilities Services TOPSERVICE values of Teamwork, Openness, Professionalism, Stewardship, Excellence, Responsiveness, Versatility, Innovation, Competence, and Efficiency.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Candidates must have skills in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair complex environmental chambers and systems, variable refrigerant flow equipment, boilers, chillers, large DX systems, mission critical cooling equipment, and general industrial HVAC equipment. This position requires abilities to diagnose complex system-wide issues affecting critical research, health care, teaching, and public service operations. Candidates must safely, for example, clean coils (including mold and algae), recover refrigerant, change refrigerant compressors, replace belts and motors, replace electronic refrigerant metering equipment and associated PLCs, and diagnose equipment problems with minimal down time. Knowledge of air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, chilled water, lubricants, compressed air and air drying equipment, single and three phase electrical power, air handling and distribution, fluid flow, heat transfer, sound and vibration, thermal comfort, indoor environmental health, air contaminants and odors, energy use, and duct and pipe design and sizing is required. Computer skills are required to operate the Computerized Maintenance Management System.
This position required the ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close.
This position may be required to work in active BSL3 labs. This requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and vaccines as well as annual medical certification, respirator fit testing, and specific training. Entry into such labs requires escort from Environment, Health, & Safety, respirator use, safety attire, and possibly shower in/out.
This position is required to work in health care facilities, with requirements including vaccines, tuberculosis testing, and overall medical certification.
This position is required to periodically serve on call duty including nights, weekends, and holidays. While on call, this position will be responsible for emergency response for all Auxiliary and Refrigeration shop equipment.
Diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades; ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams; minimum of 5 years of experience in a commercial or industrial environment performing mechanical and HVAC equipment maintenance and repair; (DX equipment, boilers, specialty equipment such as environmental chambers).
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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