Department Name: 3CM00:Medical Center Physical Plant
There are currently 9 positions open for the HVAC-R Technician. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.
Reporting directly to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, the HVAC – R Technician installs, inspects, troubleshoots, and maintains heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and climate-control systems, including refrigerated storage equipment, HVAC units, ice machines, etc., as well as works on the mechanical and electrical components of these systems; Checks for leaks in gas and refrigeration units, ensuring the movement and lubrication of bearings and inspecting the condition of belts involving motors; Performs routine inspections of existing equipment, such as compressors, condensers, electrical connections and motor operations; Utilizes operating tools, gages, and testing equipment for refrigeration systems; Diagnoses problems and makes repairs to existing equipment; Applies troubleshooting methods, replaces parts, and runs tests to ensure the systems are working properly following repairs; Applies welding and soldering techniques as required; Replaces and upgrades systems applying the use of more sophisticated systems to improve service and obtain energy efficiencies; Assists other trades with electrical work, refrigeration and cooling installation, inspection, and maintenance of gas lines and valves, and plumbing; Checks all electrical equipment to identify problems in control mechanisms, circuits, breakers, and valves; Reads and understands product manuals, blueprints, diagrams, and schematics; Reports, documents, and informs supervisor of unit conditions; and Trains other technicians as necessary.
In addition, this position models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Works well with contractors and other tradesmen; Ensures refrigeration systems are safe and running efficiently; and Follows all protocols; complies with safety procedures; statutory regulations; and federal and state codes.
MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS.
Driver’s License — Preferred.
Demonstrated experience in refrigeration and HVAC — previous journeyman or apprentice experience — Preferred.
Understanding the operations of commercial and residential refrigeration systems and components; electrical and plumbing concepts; welding and soldering techniques; operating tools, gages, and testing equipment for refrigeration systems.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
KY Journeyman’s HVAC Mechanic License. EPA Section 608 Universal Certification.
Associate's Degree + 5 Years; or Technical Diploma + 6 Years.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.