Senior HVAC Mechanic

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7115606 (Ref.No. ta223118)
Posted: November 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer. We are looking for a Senior HVAC Mechanic to join oir team! Under general direction, inspects, tests, maintains, repairs, calibrates, and installs mechanical refrigeration and equipment, air conditioning, heating, compressed air, and vacuum systems.     
  • Cleans air conditioner condensers, coils, dampers on air chandlers, and grills on ceiling and walls
  • Maintains exhaust fan systems
  • May clean and maintain shop and equipment rooms
  • Tests system operations for leaks and defects using gauges and instruments
  • Troubleshoots the problem and makes any necessary repairs to the system
  • May estimate costs and recommend replacement of equipment to the Lead or Supervisor
  • Works on specialized lab equipment such as centrifuges, ultra-low temperature freezers, and alcohol chillers
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains a variety of electronic and pneumatic equipment
  • Fabricates sheet metal using correct tools and equipment
  • Follows safety rules and regulations
  • Adjusts or replaces worn or defective mechanisms and parts and reassembles repaired systems
  • Installs complex expansion and control valves, flex and metal ducts, fan coil units, pipes, wiring, and insulation
  • Maintains records of repair, replacements, and time spent on each job
  • Continues to stay abreast of changing technologies, procedures, and products by reading trade journals, operating manuals, and attending workshops and seminars
  • May clear ice and snow from sidewalks, streets, and parking areas with hand tools and/or heavy equipment
  • Participates in training and educational activities
  • May train others on procedures and operation of equipment
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements

Education:  High School Diploma, GED, Vo-Tech or Trade School Certification


Experience: 24 months refrigeration experience

Certification / License:
  • State of Oklahoma HVAC License or ability to acquire State of Oklahoma license within 30 days of hire date    
  • Federal EPA refrigeration certification       
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver's License in order to drive University vehicles or ability to obtain within 30 days from hire date
  • Knowledge of tools used to repair and maintain refrigeration systems    
  • Knowledge of HVAC and building codes/permits    
  • Identifies problems and discusses possible solutions with the supervisor       
  • Understands safety rules and regulations     
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing       
  • Ability to read and interpret complex schematics, blueprints, and drawings     
  • Ability to lift and move heavy equipment
Working Conditions:
  • Physical: Climbing stairs. Working with arms extended above head. Carrying tools up to and/or in excess of fifty pounds up or down stairs. Lifting heavy objects (minimum seventy-five pounds) at awkward angles. Using repeated hand and wrist movements.
  • Environment: Inhaling onerous odors. Handling greasy materials. Using small hand tools. Works in cramped positions. Some overtime required, including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.  

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.