The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Hvac Refrigeration Technician I - HVACR Technician I - Swing Shift

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $3,558+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-11-13-01-5310
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

ADDITIONAL 266 PER MONTH SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL. 40 hours per week, may be five 8-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts, Monday - Friday, between 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM, as determined with supervisor. Overtime, weekends and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Performs installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and components of environmental air conditioning, as well as commercial refrigeration, and process heating and cooling.

Essential Functions

Performs preventive and repair maintenance on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, steam, and electronic components of environmental control systems and equipment associated with multi-story commercial and lab buildings. This includes maintenance tasks ranging from changing air filters to replacing electric motors on large air handling units. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions. Installs replacement coils, motors, electronics, compressors, thermostats, humidistats, fans, and other components of chilled water and direct expansion environmental control systems to include commercial refrigeration and process heating and cooling. Treats hydronic system loops to maintain water quality. Utilizes measuring instruments such as multimeters, refrigeration gauges, thermo-hygrometers, etc., and applies principles of thermodynamics and physics to resolve issues. Works with a team under the direction of work leaders to solve complex technical issues with HVACR equipment. Maintains records and prepares reports on repairs and services according to university and regulatory requirements. Reads and interprets drawings and technical manuals. Works from written and oral instructions. Participates in the On-Call Program. Completes paperwork accurately and on a timely basis. Keeps accurate and up to date documentation of all systems.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 5.4.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience as an HVACR technician. Type II or Universal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification. Demonstrate excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate's degree from a technical or vocational school. Experience as a HVACR technician in a commercial or industrial setting. More than three years of journey level experience. Experience in more than one craft or trade. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot HVACR systems with little or no supervision. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Demonstrated stable work history. North American Technician Excellence (NATE) service certification or a State of Texas Certified Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician. Experience at UT Austin or other higher education institution.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving May be exposed to loud noise, high dust and allergen levels. May lift up to 50 lbs. May work in confined spaces. Often required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

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