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State of Massachusetts Utility Plant Operator / HVAC-R Mechanic in Boston, Massachusetts

About MassArt: Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs. MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles. Job Description: UTILITY PLANT OPERATOR / HVAC MECHANIC SUMMARY: Incumbents of positions in this series install heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; check heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment for malfunctions; maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Trades Second shift: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Monday - Friday) Salary, Grade 18, Step I, $59,960.94 Annually The position is a unit position governed by the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement. To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page:* https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp* III. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: 1. Installs heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including controls and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping by using refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units; and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources. 2. Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation. 3. Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and by changing filters. 4. Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyses and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algicides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria. 5. Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; drilling holes for mounting brackets; screwing, boring, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installing shells and cabinets of systems. IV. RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS: 1. Major work contacts are with other agency personnel and the general public. 2. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Mechanic: 3. Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from employees of higher grade who provide policy and procedural guidance, assign work and review performance through written and verbal reports for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. V. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 1. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Mechanic: 2. Incumbents of positions at this level exercise direct supervision (i.e., not through an intermediate level supervisor) over 1-9 technical and/or trades personnel. VI. WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Mechanics are exposed to the harmful effects of noxious fumes, chemicals, inadequate ventilation, excessive machine noises and high voltage equipment; and work in confined or cramped spaces. VII. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems, and related electrical systems. 2. Knowledge of the methods for lubricating machinery and equipment. 3. Knowledge of the methods for care and maintenance of small hand and power tools. 4. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers. 5. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems. 6. Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems. 7. Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems. 8. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading. 9. Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems. 10. Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers and screwdrivers. 11. Skill in using small hand held power tools such as saws, drills and power hammers. 12. Skill in the use of electrical testing equipment. 13. Skill in operating heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning machinery and related equipment. 14. Knowledge of electrical, electronic and pneumatic HVAC-R control systems. 15. Knowledge of the use of electrical test equipment such as voltmeters, amprobes, etc. 16. Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities. 17. Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities. 18. Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints. 19. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 20. Mechanical aptitude. 21. Manual dexterity. Additional qualifications required at hire for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) 1. Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action. VIII. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON THE JOB: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Mechanic II: 1. Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of supervision. IX. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Mechanic II: Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: A certificate or diploma from a recognized institution above the high school level, as evidence of completion of a two-year program in refrigeration and heating, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a certificate or diploma will be prorated based on the proportion of the requirements completed. X. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A current and valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician's License is required. *Additional Information: Please note MassArt does not provide the following: * Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship. * E-Verify. * Reimbursement for travel. Selected candidates must complete all onboarding tasks including a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background review and verification of the Form I9, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. You are required to show proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of the start of your employment. You will not be authorized to work in any capacity until all paperwork has been completed. For a list of all acceptable documents please click here Comprehensive Benefits: When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Please click here to view MassArt Benefits. MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Application Instructions: Resume To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp *Job: Education *Organization: Mass College of Art and Design *Title: *Utility Plant Operator / HVAC-R Mechanic Location: Massachusetts-Boston-621 Huntington Avenue Requisition ID: 2400013N

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