Trades Specialist II - HVAC Specialist - WVU Keyser 17195
Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, located in Keyser, WV is seeking applications for a Trades Specialist II - HVAC Specialist position. The primary purpose of this position entails maintaining of heating/cooling systems and all plumbing installs and repairs on Potomac State College Campus. May also be asked to complete other campus maintenance repairs, remodeling or construction.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Install, repair and maintain water and sanitary systems per code. Assist plumber as needed. Make weekly inspections of all furnaces, water heaters, and air handlers
Check temperatures and pressures on all furnaces and water heaters, including testing pressure relief valves and low water cut-offs, leaking gas valves and connections, circulating and condensation return pumps, leaking water and steam pipes. Use pressure gauges, electrical testers, pipe wrenches, adjustable and other wrenches, screwdrivers, pipe cutting and threading machine, pipe tread, tape, and gauges to test for gas leaks.
Make other necessary repairs and adjustments on furnaces, water heaters, and air handlers, such as relighting pilot blown out by wind, checking if gas valve has been turned off and determining why before furnace is returned to service; removing and cleaning dirty pilots or burners; replacing faulty thermo-couples, valves or diaphragms in valves. Requires knowledge of pneumatic controls.
Check air conditioners in all buildings daily (seasonal). Turn on and off, set timers, check all gauges, make sure all circulating pumps and air handlers are operating correctly, replace fuses and filters as necessary, and check compressors. Call contractor for major repairs.
Check chemicals in heating and cooling systems.
Get specifications for equipment and material for annual budget and for daily needs that are not commonly stocked. This includes various kinds and sizes of pipe; copper tubing; various fittings for galvanized, black, and copper pipe; most common sizes used of gas, steam and water valves; washers and gaskets of all kinds; seals, diaphragms, and bolts of various sizes; gauge glass, handles for various fixtures; pipe and gasket cement as well as other items used for plumbing; various kinds and sizes of wrenches, sewer augers, plungers, and any other equipment needed.
Repair and replace steam and hot water valves and traps on radiators and convectors. Remove and repair any leaking convector by locating and soldering.
Repair any gas, water, or steam leak that occurs in campus buildings, including leaking valves, couplings, elbows, or pipe. Shut off water or steam to appropriate section of building or entire building as necessary.
Install, repair and maintain water and sanitary systems per code.
Remove snow and ice from walks and steps and apply ice remover.
Assist in unloading freight trucks.
Operation of lawn tractors and push mowers to mow and trim lawn as needed.
Must be on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to repair air conditioning and heating or to perform emergency plumbing and other repairs.
Up to 18 months of education/ training beyond high school or equivalent combination of education and experience. Job requires broad trade knowledge or specific technical education.
Two (2) years experience working with HVAC, air handlers, carpentry, and plumbing.
Maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
Maintain average or above work standards.
Follow oral and written instructions.
Sketch line drawings.
Work on scaffolds and ladders at various heights.
Use metric system pertaining to unit.
Understand occupational health and safety standards and procedures.
Identify and operate several types of industry-specific power equipment such as sewer snakes, cameras, hydro-jetters, and tools such as wrenches, plumbing hand tools, cutting and bending tools/equipment, basic welding equipment, machine threading and hand threading equipment, and plumbing test equipment.
Read and interpret building plans and working drawings to determine equipment and materials and sequence of pipe installations required for the job.
Properly inspect structures to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent holes for pipes in walls and floors using ruler, spirit level, and plumb bob.
Make cuts and openings in beams, ceilings, floors, roofs, and walls to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings using hand tools and power tools.
Handle steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipe in place as needed.
Cut and thread pipes with the use of pipe cutters, cutting torches, and pipe threading machines.
Bend pipe to required angle by use of pipe threading machine or by placing pipe over block and bending by hand.
Appropriately assemble and install valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals such as iron, steel, brass and lead; non-metals such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic using hand and power tools.
Appropriately join pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, cement, or plastic solvent.
Properly caulk joints, connect pipe system to outside water or sewer lines, fill pipe system with water or air and read pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
Properly install and hookup plumbing fixtures and appliances such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water softeners; also trace trouble in existing plumbing and repair.
Work with precision, work under stress to meet deadlines or emergencies, and maintain work area in a clean and safe condition.
Work in extreme temperature environments.
Read blueprints, use a computer, understand general mathematics, applied chemistry and physics.
Valid Driver's License.
Journeyman Plumber License.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 232303
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.