Utah State University

HVAC Technician Senior (Critical Bldgs)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/10/2020 5:35 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Minimum $45,290, plus excellent benefits


The successful applicant for HVAC Technician Senior will serve as a coordinator for projects for critical buildings as assigned including performing complex maintenance, repair, and installation of critical building heating, ventilating, and research flow hoods and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and controls. Successful applicant should be able to trouble shoot all systems in assigned buildings and facilitate repair as needed. Accomplishes this by applying journeyman skills and positive attitude in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge, the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests complex air handling system as related to BSL3 labs or customer concerns, and established leadership skills.


  • Prepares labor and material estimates for repair and renovation projects.
  • Assists in monitoring, ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinates projects and schedules work to ensure timely completion and quality standards, as needed.
  • Performs customer service duties by checking with building managers and users following up with customers and ensuring that their needs are met.
  • Performs daily checks of critical buildings both on computer and visually.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and calibrates flow hoods.
  • Leads, guides, and trains other technicians in applicable procedures and techniques.
  • Coordinates and participates in various meetings and committees to enhance and develop the Facilities department and resources.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnosis, and repairs HVAC controls, systems, and equipment problems.
  • Performs inspections and preventative maintenance on HVAC systems, equipment, and controls as it pertains to BSL-3 labs, on a scheduled basis.
  • Checks all aspects of the HVAC control system and associated equipment to ensure that it is balanced and in correct and working order.
  • Participates in major HVAC component, equipment and controls installation and replacement, and the evaluation of complex BSL-3 system problems.
  • Evaluates automation operations on all control systems to ensure cost effectiveness with minimal down time.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area and work site.
  • Participates in administrative duties by overseeing various shop functions including: physical facilities, refrigerant records and procedures, and commissioning projects.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of testing procedures for shop personnel.
  • Ascertains and troubleshoots problems and directs the right department to fix problems and performs follow up to make sure problems are corrected.
  • Ability to work with contractor and departmental Techs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years directly related work experience in HVAC/refrigeration field.
  • Must have a Universal Refrigeration License, have effective computer skills, and be able to read blue prints and schematics.
  • Completion of on-going training to stay current with the trade.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of complex controls systems related to Johnson Controls, Inet, and Struxureware.
  • Knowledge of HVAC control systems, equipment and campus facilities.
  • Knowledge of the repair, maintenance, and installation techniques of common to the HVAC trade.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, Hydronics and Steam equipment and associated components.
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment.
  • Skill in the installation, adjustment and repair of HVAC control systems.
  • Skill in troubleshooting and repairing all types of HVAC systems, equipment and elements.
  • Ability to analyze building heating and air conditioning requirements and recommend systems or modifications.
  • Skill in the use of test equipment common to the trade.
  • Knowledge of other crafts and when to use them.
  • Mathematical computation skills.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and applicable software.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to accurately estimate projects and purchase materials.
  • Ability to read building blueprints and electrical and controls schematics.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of applicaiton


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $45,290, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.



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