HVAC TechnicianLoras College, Dubuque, IA
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Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Responsible for installing, servicing and repairing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems in college facilities. Maintains parts inventory, completes work order records, and files all related paperwork. Assists area staff as required, responds to special requests, and keeps management well informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Repairs or replaces defective HVAC equipment, components, or wiring.
- Tests HVAC electrical circuits and components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
- Reassembles and tests equipment following repairs.
- Inspects and tests systems to verify compliance with plans and specifications and to detect and locate malfunctions.
- Discusses heating-cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that malfunctions have been corrected.
- Records and reports all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences, as well as the time and materials expended on work orders.
- Tests pipe or tubing joints and connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.
- Adjusts systems controls to setting recommended by manufacturer to balance system, using hand tools.
- Manage and schedule building management system to accommodate College’s needs.
- Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
- Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
- Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
- Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
- Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
- Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
- Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
- Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
- Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
- Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
- Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
- Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED). Associate’s degree in an HVAC field is highly desirable.
Experience: Minimum of four years of related HVAC experience.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements: Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite. Thorough knowledge of HVAC equipment, installation, and maintenance. Thorough knowledge of test equipment and electrical blueprints and schematics. Thorough understanding of electrical safety procedures. Able to work well independently. Good problem solving skills. Solid hand/eye coordination. Able to operate HVAC-related test equipment and electrical instruments and tools.
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Subject to varying inside and/or outside temperatures, which may include extreme heat or extreme cold. Must work under hazardous conditions including high places, chemical exposures, electrical current, moving machinery, exposure to blood, etc. Subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc., which may affect the skin or respiratory system.
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