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HVAC-R Technician

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title HVAC-R Technician
Requisition Number RE33064
Working Title
Department Name 3CM00:Medical Center Physical Plant
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 43
Salary Range $18.80-30.09/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

7 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
KY Journeyman’s HVAC Mechanic License
EPA Section 608 Universal Certification
Physical Requirements
Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Working at heights above 4 feet; Confined spaces; Loud noises; Temperature extremes; Hazardous chemicals, fumes, including waste.

May work at various locations on the Medical Center Campus and transport materials and/or equipment to such locations.

May be exposed to elements of weather and temperature extremes while on-the-job as well as when traveling to/from job site(s).

Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and movement of the whole body, such as required in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Ability to work off scissor lift, aerial lift, and ladder.
7:00am – 3:30pm (Monday – Friday).

Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and crisis management requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.
Job Summary
Reporting directly to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, the HVAC – R Technician installs, inspects, troubleshoots, and maintains heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and climate-control systems, including refrigerated storage equipment, HVAC units, ice machines, etc., as well as works on the mechanical and electrical components of these systems; Checks for leaks in gas and refrigeration units, ensuring the movement and lubrication of bearings and inspecting the condition of belts involving motors; Performs routine inspections of existing equipment, such as compressors, condensers, electrical connections and motor operations; Utilizes operating tools, gages, and testing equipment for refrigeration systems; Diagnoses problems and makes repairs to existing equipment; Applies troubleshooting methods, replaces parts, and runs tests to ensure the systems are working properly following repairs; Applies welding and soldering techniques as required; Replaces and upgrades systems applying the use of more sophisticated systems to improve service and obtain energy efficiencies; Assists other trades with electrical work, refrigeration and cooling installation, inspection, and maintenance of gas lines and valves, and plumbing; Checks all electrical equipment to identify problems in control mechanisms, circuits, breakers, and valves; Reads and understands product manuals, blueprints, diagrams, and schematics; Reports, documents, and informs supervisor of unit conditions; and Trains other technicians as necessary.

In addition, this position models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Works well with contractors and other tradesmen; Ensures refrigeration systems are safe and running efficiently; and Follows all protocols; complies with safety procedures; statutory regulations; and federal and state codes.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS

Understanding the operations of commercial and residential refrigeration systems and components; electrical and plumbing concepts; welding and soldering techniques; operating tools, gages, and testing equipment for refrigeration systems.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Associate’s Degree + 5 Years

Technical Diploma + 6 Years

Driver’s License — Preferred

Demonstrated experience in refrigeration and HVAC — previous journeyman or apprentice experience — Preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/22/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-03

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