Vanderbilt University HVAC Mechanic Lead in Nashville, Tennessee

HVAC Mechanic Lead (Job Number: 1900306)


Vanderbilt University has an exciting opportunity for an HVAC Mechanic Lead to join the Zone 4 Maintenance Team in Plant Operations and Facilities Management. The HVAC team is responsible for heating and air conditioning systems, chill water systems, heating/hot water systems, steam systems, etc. As an HVAC Mechanic Lead you will be tasked with maintaining the comfort heating & cooling systems for academic buildings, dormitories, and athletic buildings on campus. As an HVAC Mechanic Lead in Plant Services, you will also troubleshoot & repair refrigerators, ice machines, air machines, chillers, and do preventative maintenance (PM) on all equipment.

Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.

Facilities annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling $125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling $20 million annually.

Duties andResponsibilities

  • Respond to hot/cold calls

  • Change filter in FCU

  • Change filter in AHU

  • Repair PRV station

  • Repair or replace pump motor

  • Repair fan motor

  • Replace thermostat

  • Calibrate thermostat

  • Repair AHU

  • Repair exhaust units

  • Repair intake fans

  • Check building pressure

  • Check building temperature

  • Check condition of electric motors

  • Check condition of pumps

  • Check condition of AHU

  • Check condition of intake fans

  • Check control compressor

  • Check equipment for proper and safe operation

  • Perform all PM tasks on HVAC equipment

  • Repair steam/condensate/AHU piping, including replacing valves, traps,using any applicable tools and equipment

  • Condensate testing

  • Repair, rebuild, replace pumps

  • Remove/install pop-off valves on steam stations

  • Keep equipment rooms clean and free of clutter/debris

  • Assist zone technician, plumber, and carpenter in performance of theirduties

  • Utilize work order system in all aspects, including parts ordering,printing work orders, parts look-up

  • Set up and monitor personal work order query

  • Process daily work order time sheet

  • Operate vehicle/golf cart and perform operator level maintenance

  • Other duties related to classification

Profile of an IdealCandidate

Typically we expect the successful candidate to have at least 5 years of experience in a relevant position. We also expect the ideal candidate to have a Universal HVAC License.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

About VanderbiltBenefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 37510 - Building Maintenance

Job: Skilled Craftsperson

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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