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Union College HVAC/CHILLER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN in Schenectady, New York


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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time

Department:Facilities Services

Categories: Staff

Position Grade:M08

Work Days: Mon-Fri

Shift Start/End Time: 7:30AM-4:30PM

Hours Per Week: 40

Weeks Per Year: 52

The Facilities Services Department at Union College is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and team oriented individual to fill the position of HVAC/Chiller Systems Technician at its campus facilities. The qualified candidate will possess the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to achieve organizational objectives through being both ethical and beneficial, while working in a diverse educational environment. The candidate, working under the direction of the Supervisor for HVAC & Controls, will perform journeyman level work in the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of various heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), as well as refrigeration and chiller systems for all college properties, both commercial and residential.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, and completion an of an Associates’ Degree in HVAC and/ or apprenticeship program

  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in commercial, institutional, and residential applications

  • Knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, and how the systems function together to ensure proper operation and maintenance procedures are followed

  • Must have proficient knowledge and use of performing LOTO when working on equipment

  • Possess a valid Universal EPA refrigerant certification, as well as a valid New York State driver’s license

  • Able to read and interpret blue prints and schematics

  • Basic computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Gmail are required

  • Effective decisional, negotiating, team building, and leadership/mentoring skills, while also having excellent verbal, written, presentation, and listening skills

  • Experience with Building management systems (BMS), including but not limited to Johnson Controls (Metasys), Automated Logic, and Honeywell is a plus.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time

  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays

  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)

  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs

  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development

  • Pre and Post Tax Contributions to the 403(b) Retirement Plan

  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability

  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Advertised: August 24, 2020

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