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HVAC Specialist

Company: The University of West Florida
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

Please review job requirements carefully. Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: . For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or .

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.
Position Number: 103840 Position Title (Classification Title): HVAC Specialist 103840 Working Title: Utility Plant Operator Job Summary: The HVAC Specialist provides operational maintenance support for the Utility and Water/Wastewater Systems Operations. Develops schedule and implements routine and preventive maintenance of Utility systems equipment and systems per manufacturers' recommendations on a daily, monthly, annual and five-year basis. Maintains effective communication and contact with utilities support staff, other campus support staff and campus users with an emphasis on the operation and maintenance mission as a customer service organization. Provides support for daily operations and maintenance activities of the university's utility plant and distribution systems that directly impact the quality and quantity of drinking water and sanitary sewer effluent. Department Utility Operations FLSA: Non-Exempt Minimum Qualifications: Provides support to Water/Wastewater Lead Operator for drinking water, sanitary sewer, storm water management and swimming pool systems. Performs other duties as required. Provides support to maintain effective communication and contact with Florida Department of Environmental Protection(DEP), Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) and Florida Department of Health(DOH). Position Qualifications: Understand and be able to manage computerized work order (TMA) and building automation systems.

Knowledge of programming and operation of Siemens and/or Trane building automation systems.

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Programs (EXCEL, WORD and MS Project) and Gmail.

Reading and interpretation of construction drawings, construction specifications, wiring diagrams, controls schematics and equipment sequence of operation.

Plan, organize and schedule work assignments.

Well developed time management skills.

Work well in a team environment.

Well developed interpersonal skills.

Well developed written and oral communication skills.

Maintain a valid Florida driver's license.

Experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of:

Air Compressors
Back Flow Preventers
Boilers (> 500,000 BTU per Hour Input)
Chillers (Water Cooled and Water Cooled)
Chilled Water Chemical Treatment Equipment
Chilled Water Pumps
Chilled Water Pumps Motors
Compressed Air Dryers
Cooling Towers
Cooling Tower Fans
Cooling Tower Fan Gear Drive
Cooling Tower Water Chemical Treatment Equipment
Cooling Tower Water Pumps
Cooling Tower Water Pumps Motors
Cooling Tower Fan Motors
Electrical Transformers
Electrical Switchgear (High and Low Voltage)
Expansion Tanks Ground Water Pumps
Ground Water Pump Motors
Heating Hot Water Chemical Treatment Equipment Heating Hot Water Pumps
Heating Hot Water Pumps Motors
Motor Control Centers
Drinking Water Sampling Stations
Pressure relief valves
Sewer Lift Station Pumps
Sewer Lift Station Pumps Motors
Standby Electric Generators Preferred Qualifications The position will require strong experience in the operation and maintenance functions required by a central utilities plant. Must be well organized Must be able to manage a computerized work order system. Must have strong interpersonal skills Essential Functions / Job Duties:

  • 65% - Responsible for operation and maintenance of Utility Systems during assigned shift. Maintain a clean well organized facility (Building 40). Monitors and operates utility equipment control systems which includes but is not limited to: Siemens building automation systems, Trane building automation systems Provide assistance in response to request from university customers which include but is not limited to: Building comfort complaints. Activation of heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems during scheduled unoccupied hours Special events Emergencies During the 1500 to 2300 shift and 2300 to 0700 shift, responsible for monitoring all utilities systems. Between 1700 and 0700 responsible for monitoring all utilities systems and responding to all trouble calls and take corrective actions as required to resolve problem. Maintain an up to date equipment list in work order data base (TMA). Stay current on proven equipment, technology and systems that result in efficient utility conservation practices for all utility systems. The utility systems include but are not limited to: Chilled Water Systems Compressed Air Systems Electrical Distribution Systems Emergency Electrical Generators Heating Hot Water Systems Irrigation Systems Drinking Water Systems Sanitary Sewer System Storm Water Collection, Detention and Retention Pond and Treatment Systems - (Essential)
  • 15% - General Maintenance Duties Provide initiative and creativity to provide support for Utility and Water/Wastewater systems operation and maintenance to fulfill the Department's mission with limited resources. Assist in maintaining a list of stored spare parts required for routine maintenance, make the list readily accessible for other utilities staff and remove surplus items not required for routine maintenance. Initiate work orders for each assigned task (TMA). Develop, schedule and implement routine and preventive maintenance of Utility and Water/Wastewater Systems equipment and systems per manufacturers' recommendations on a daily, monthly and annual basis and in accordance with SOP's and Rule 62-555.350, F.A.C. Operation and Maintenance of Public Water Systems. Implement, develop and update standard operating procedures as required. Maintain a clean well organized facility (Building 2, Building 40, Building 44, Building 47 and Building 56A). Assist in evaluating internal processes, monitor progress, and implement facilities best management practices to enable a continual quality. Improvement culture within utilities operations. Promote high standards of workmanship for all tasks performed. Initiate a quality control program to assure that that each task is completed in a timely, safe manner and meets best management practices for the task performed. Provide support for collecting and reporting monthly utility consumption from facility sub-metering for electrical, natural gas, drinking water, irrigation water, make-up water and sanitary sewer. Schedule applicable safety and environmental training and appropriate tools and protective equipment. Maintain and clearly identify required equipment list, maintenance logs, reports, permits, registrations and any other Utilities and Water/Wastewater systems documentation in an organized manner that can be easily located and accessed by all Department staff. The equipment list should be entered into TMA and should include but not be limited to equipment identification tags, type equipment, equipment name plate information, installation date, location, preventive maintenance requirements, etc: Perform other duties as required. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Water/Wastewater - Pool, Spa, Waterfalls And Reflection Pond Duties Provide support to maintain the pool, spa systems, waterfalls and reflection ponds. This includes but is not limited to: Building 73, Aquatic Center Building 22, Commons Building 20 E/W Business Services Building 82, Center for Fine & Performing Arts Building 85, Professional Studies Offices Maintenance includes but is not limited to: Sampling and analyzing pool chemicals three times per day Maintaining chlorine residuals and pH by adjusting chemical feed rates as required Maintaining pool and spa temperature by adjust heating required Maintaining filter pumps and controls Operating in accordance with DOH regulations. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Schedule applicable safety and environmental training and appropriate tools and protective equipment as required for each task. Comply with the current Environmental Health and Safety Policy governing OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and NFPA standards on campus and provide oversight that these "UWF Adopted Standards" are followed when performing assigned tasks. - (Essential) Physical Demands:
    • Physical Requirements: Frequent heavy or intense physical requirements. May be combined with exposure to a number of disagreeable environmental elements, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc. Injury may require professional treatment or hospitalization.
    • Impact of Deadlines: Externally imposed deadlines set and revised beyond one's control. Interruptions influence priorities. Difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days.
    • Standing: Daily
    • Walking: Daily
    • Sitting: Daily
    • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
    • Climbing or balancing: Daily
    • Stooping: Daily
    • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
    • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
    • Lifting up to 25lbs: Daily
    • Lifting over 25lbs: Daily
    • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
    • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
    • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:
      This position requires fingerprinting.

      This position requires a criminal background screen.

      This position is eligible for veteran's preference.

      This position requires a valid driver's license.
      Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours Rotating Shift FTE 1.0 Salary Range $33,940 Pay Basis Annually Closing Date: 05/22/2024 Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:
      Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references.
      An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.
      For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email
      This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans' Preference pursuant to Section 295.07, F.S.; applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation on or before the posting deadline date as such documentation is required for eligibility determination. Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria. For information on obtaining a DD214, visit or call 1-866-272-6272.
      At the conclusion of this search, if a non-preference eligible applicant is appointed to the position and you are a preference-eligible applicant and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, a written complaint requesting an investigation may be submitted to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint should be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice the position has been filled is received by the applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
      Prior to filing a complaint, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the designated Human Resources or other contact person at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

Keywords: The University of West Florida, Pensacola , HVAC Specialist, Professions , Pensacola, Florida

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