Revised - Refrigeration HVAC Mechanic

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Posting Information

Department to which position will be assigned Facilities Department
Position Title Revised - Refrigeration HVAC Mechanic
Position Type Staff
Application Deadline Date
Posting Number 35011400
Salary or Wage $32,841, Pay Range 4
Full-time / Part-time Full Time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary / Permanent Permanent
Position Start Date
Work Schedule Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bargaining Unit AFSCME
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Position Summary Information

Job Description

This position performs skilled work at the journey level in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration and/or heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, units, equipment, and peripheral devices and infrastructure in University buildings and campus facilities. The work involves both scheduled and preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance repair and unscheduled and emergency maintenance repair.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Install, inspect maintain and repair refrigeration equipment on campus:
    • Air Conditioning: window units, through the wall units, split systems, heat pumps, major chillers.
    • Refrigeration: refrigerators, milk coolers, ice cream cabinets, water coolers, walk in refrigerator/freezers, ice machines, dehumidifiers.
    • Auxiliary Equipment: exhaust fans, air handling units, heat exchanger units, air cleaners, ice dispensing units, cooling towers, lab equipment.
  2. Maintenance and repair of the above equipment requires the ability to troubleshoot, repair or replace fan/blower blades, air conditioner/heat pump compressors, air filters, belts, refrigeration expansion valves, refrigeration controls (defrost controls, pressure switches, thermostats).
  3. To repair equipment, which contains CFC/HCFC refrigerants, the employee must be certified under Section 608 of the Clean Air act of 1990, enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Employee must understand and follow federal standards and practices when dealing with refrigerants. Newly mandated equipment must be properly used to mitigate refrigerant release under the EPA regulations.
  4. Assist other trades in the repair or replacement of:
    • Electrical Equipment: power wiring (heaters, motors), motor replacement.
    • Plumbing Equipment: water pumps, water fountains.
  5. Other work as assigned.


  1. Work safely by using Personal Protective Equipment, maintaining equipment, following safety procedures and policies, etc.
  2. Leave the work area clean and functional at the end of shift
  3. Be aware of and report any potential safety hazards to supervisor or management immediately
  4. Cooperate with safety investigations and audits
  5. Attend safety-training sessions and maintain licenses, certifications, etc.

Required Qualifications

Two years of experience in the maintenance, repair, or installation of refrigeration and HVAC systems, units, and equipment; or an associate’s degree in refrigeration/HVAC systems; or Successful completion of a two-year post-secondary technical refrigeration/HVAC training program; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with the trade is required. This includes knowledge of chemical handling procedures (cleaners, degreasers, acids, Freon). Freon reclaiming, recycling, and storage as well as day-to-day safety procedures.

Preferred Qualifications
Specific Duties
Physical Demands

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to shoulder height (1/3 of the time). Must be able to carry up to 100 lbs. (1/3 of the time). Must be able to push/ pull 50 lbs. (1/3 of the time). Additional requirements include Bending, Twisting, Kneeling, Squatting, Crawling, Climbing, Reaching out and up, Wrist Turning, Pinching and Finger Manipulation (1/3 to 2/3 of the time).

Diversity Statement

Edinboro University is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students. Edinboro University is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact the Title IX Coordinator, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444; Phone: (814)732-2167; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply by February 18, 2018 to be fully considered; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a credential verification, pre-employment screening and all Act 153 criminal background investigations to include: a report of criminal history information obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (formerly Department of Public Welfare), and the Federal fingerprint-based criminal history report. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. Finalists will be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle Vitae
    • Edinboro University Website
    • Erie Times News
    • PASSHE website
    • Other PASSHE school
    • Regional newspaper - Cleveland Pittsburgh Buffalo
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed
    • the Career Services Office on my campus
    • HBCU Connect
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Diversity publication (not listed)
    • Academic Careers Online
    • Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Monster/Indeed
    • Equal Opportunity Council
    • Other (not listed)
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • PhD, Ed.D, DBA or J.D.
  3. * Please list all trades experience (i.e. HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, electrical) and include the length of time you held these positions.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Graduate Transcripts (Official required if hired)
  2. Supplemental Information
  3. Internal Bid Form (EUP Employees only)
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (copies acceptable initially)