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FM Technician Mechanical Trades

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. * These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. * Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
If time-limited, note appointment end date
Hours per week 40
Months per year 12
Position Number 010075
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 65
Classification Title FM Technician Mechanical Trades - Journey
Working Title FM Technician Mechanical Trades
Salary Range $39,710 - $44,122
Anticipate Hiring Range $39,710 - $44,122
FLSA Status Non Exempt
Division Business Affairs
Department Facilities Management (Adm)
Work Unit Facilities Management Zone 1
Work Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Monday – Friday

This position is designated as ‘mandatory’ and, when contacted to report to work, its incumbent is expected to reach the campus as expeditiously as possible using normal precautions as dictated by the adverse weather conditions.

Primary Purpose of Position

This is a Facility Maintenance Technician Mechanical Trades at the Journey level. The position is considered to be a fully functioning in a particular trade area. Additionally, this position is expected to be able to perform all general maintenance work at the contributing level. This position may also be given the opportunity to perform/learn another trade discipline either at the contributing or journey level. Tasks may include maintenance, repair, placement, fabrication, installation, alteration, construction and design of facility components in assigned zone.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years experience. Experience in the trade(s) areas related to the position’s role may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Essential Job Duties

1. Perform skilled maintenance and repair services in various buildings while working independently and occasionally supervising Facility Maintenance Technicians with less demonstrated skills.
2. Display a working knowledge on basic refrigeration cycle, types and functions, and the methods of maintenance and repair of air condition and refrigeration systems.
3. Overhauls small reciprocal compressors independently.
4. Overhaul larger reciprocal, absorption, and centrifugal compressors.
5. Check accuracy and calibrate electrical, pneumatic, and electronic control systems.
6. Wire, control, build and install ductwork and chilled water piping.
7. Remove and replace joints or lengths of pipe in chilled water distribution systems.

Other Work Responsibilities

1. Work with minimal supervision or instruction and complete work with a high level of competence and professionalism in compliance with generally accepted trade practices.
2. Install, maintain, alter and repair wiring, electrical devices, machinery and equipment and reciprocal compressors.
3. Explain electrical, volt/current/resistance/power/heat theories, formula, their application, purpose and function.
4. Perform other duties as assigned and/or delegated to support all operations.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

1. Two years’ experience in in the installation, maintenance and repair of the physical plant facilities.
2. HVAC knowledge of basic refrigeration cycle, types and functions, and the methods of maintenance and repair of air condition and refrigeration systems.
3. EPA 608 Refrigeration Certificate.
4. Electrical knowledge of the methods of installation and repair of electrical systems.
5. NC Electrical license or Journeyman card preferred.
6. Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension).
7. Effective skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communications, however excellent communication skills are preferred.
8. Computer literate.
9. Knowledge and skill with Google Chrome, Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn new programs.
10. Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures.
11. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork with co-workers, visitors, building occupants, and the entire campus community.
12. Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Valid driver’s license.

Work Location FM - Zone 1
Posting date 02/08/2018
Closing date 02/22/2018
Proposed Hire Date 03/26/2018
Contact Information
Special Notes to Applicants

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

  • These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or can you obtain one before the first day of hire?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. Do you have a current EPA 608 Refrigerant certification?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. Please describe your HVAC knowledge of basic refrigeration cycle, types and functions, and the methods of maintenance and repair of residential or commercial air condition and refrigeration systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please describe your knowledge of the methods of electrical installation and repair of electrical systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Please describe your professional experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of physical plant facilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document