• HVAC Technician II

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description

    Job Summary

    With appropriate supervision; the HVAC Technician II will be required to perform preventative maintenance and repair tasks on heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems on multiple campuses, operating building control systems, and resolving immediate operational and/or safety concerns.

    This job reports to Maintenance Supervisor.


    • Responsible for executing preventive maintenance tasks in area of expertise for the purpose of maximizing effective operation of equipment and to prevent downtime.

    • Installs, services, modifies, and repairs various types of equipment and facilities for the purpose of ensuring items are available and in safe working condition.

    • Makes recommendations to the inventory manager about frequently used parts and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability of parts as needed.

    • Operates various tools and equipment and fabricates parts and materials for the purpose of complying with various job requirements.

    • Organizes and coordinates schedules with administrators and department personnel and/or contractors for the purpose of completing projects and work orders.

    • Performs emergency repairs as directed.

    • Processes documentation as needed for the purpose of supporting daily processes, tracking parts and assuring proper job completion.

    • Maintains, repairs and replaces air conditioning equipment of the reciprocating, centrifugal, and absorption types; including related electrical motors (open and hermetic) and their respective controls, including calibration of equipment, gauges and controls; handling of refrigerant and refrigerant charging of systems.

    • Maintains and repairs hot water, condenser and chilled water systems, including pumps, control valves, heat exchangers and related controls.

    • Maintains and repairs air-moving heating, cooling, humidification and filtering equipment and systems such as fans, heat pumps, fan coil units, rooftop package air conditioning units, packaged terminal air conditioning units, variable refrigerant flow system cassettes and condenser units and their associated controls, computer room cooling units, solar panels, electronic and pneumatic modulating thermostats, humidistats, ductstats, pressure and volume controls.

    • Maintains and repairs fume hood and exhaust hood components.

    • Maintains and repairs low and high pressure boilers used for heating and cooling of air and their combustion and control systems.

    • Maintains and repairs equipment related to heating and cooling such as air compressors, air dryers, and associated controls.

    • Operates energy management or building automation systems that control heating and cooling systems.

    • Reads and records gauge readings on various types of equipment.

    • Performs installation or modification work on heating and cooling systems and controls; including planning the work, estimating and arranging the materials, supplies and equipment required and coordinating with other trades and vendors.

    • Inspects worksite for planned work's impact on associated trades and professions.

    • Consults with others to ensure safety and to prevent equipment outages.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Other Functions:

    • Assists other personnel for the purpose of ensuring timely and accurate work output.

    • Perform Quality Assurance inspections and articulate findings to staff or vendors who performed work.

    • Certify work is completed in a satisfactory manner to release payment to vendors.

    • Responds to after-hours calls as directed by supervisor.

    Required Qualifications

    • Educational Level: High School Diploma or GED required

    • Valid GA drivers license. CDL preferred.

    • Knowledge of refrigeration theory and computation of heating and cooling loads and capacities.

    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Universal” certification for handling and disposal of refrigerant.

    • 2 years minimum, 5 years of experience preferred in commercial HVAC repair/installation.

    • Completion of formal training program from an accredited institution may be used in lieu of experience beyond the minimum required..

    • An Unrestricted State License in HVAC, Electrical or Master Plumbing License can be used in lieu of experience beyond the minimum required.

    • Physical Activities: Routine physical activities that are required to fulfill job responsibilities; walking; standing; kneeling; negotiating stairs and ladders, lift and transport heavy objects.

    Proposed Salary

    Commensurate with relative experience and education.

    Required Documents to Attach

    • cover letter
    • resume 

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Knowledge of and ability to identify the need for and perform appropriate lock out tag out procedures.

    • Ability to use hand tools and testing and measuring devices such as wet and dry bulb thermometers, state vehicles and equipment, manometers, anemometers, velometers, draft gauges, soldering irons, hand torches, leak detectors, plasma cutters, refrigerant gauges, refrigerant reclaimer, system evacuation equipment and multimeters.

    • Ability to accurately maintain equipment inventory and history records.

    • Ability to present facts clearly, both orally and in writing.

    • Ability to properly use hand tools and power equipment used in the trade.

    • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

    • Ability to work in confined spaces and to work from ladders or elevated platforms.

    • Computer skills including the ability to use a computer based work order system and HVAC control systems.

    • Proficiency in the installation and repair of all HVAC equipment as well as similar devices.

    • Ability to safely operate motor driven equipment such as forklifts, aerial platform lifts, etc.

    Apply Before Date

    Applications will be accepted until filled.

    Contact Information

    For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at jobs@highlands.edu

    For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu 

    Conditions of Employment

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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