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HVAC/R Repair and Preventative Maintenance Technician II

at Rochester Institute of Technology

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 1516467

Job Description

Position Title
HVAC/R Repair and Preventative Maintenance Technician II

FMS Engineering Services

Detailed Job Description
  • Perform PM work on existing Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment including Air Handling Units (AHU), roof top units, exhaust fans, air compressors, pumps, fans, and terminal units, etc.
  • Perform repairs on existing installations of HVAC equipment listed above including pumps (seal/bearing replacement and alignment), mechanical system piping repairs, tracing air and water systems, and repairing control valves.
  • Assist with the installation and check out of new HVAC equipment.  
  • Access and use Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) drawings, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and other campus information using a dynamic work order system.
  • Assess equipment condition and make recommendations to keep the equipment in good condition.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requisition Number

Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

How To Apply
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Wage Band

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in HVAC and refrigeration. If not a completed degree, technical course(s) beyond HS are required.
  • Two years of progressively responsible experience in the HVAC field in an institutional setting or working for a contractor in an equivalent setting.
  • Must have excellent mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must work independently and be self-sufficient.
  • Must be able to work from various heights on ladders and lifts up to 35 feet, work on equipment from stooping or kneeling positions.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors used for piping service and electrical wire insulation.
  • Must follow all OSHA, EPA, and NYS codes for HVAC work.
  • Must be familiar with energy management systems (EMS) to utilize the systems for troubleshooting and verifying equipment performance.
  • Must be able to trace out and understand mechanical and domestic piping and air side systems.
  • Must have computer skills using Outlook, Word, Excel, and computerized work order system.
  • Be familiar with Confined Space entry procedures, and Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.
  • The successful candidate hired for this position will be required to drive on occasion, and therefore will be required, upon hire, to immediately enroll in the NYS LENS program. Candidates can review page 4 of RIT's Safe Driving Policy


Department/College Description
  • The HVAC/R Repair & Preventative Maintenance Technician II position safely operates and maintains large capital equipment for the heating and cooling plants on campus and all secondary HVAC/R equipment.
  • The position requires the ability and willingness to provide contact information to be used for an on-call phone listing for reporting to work in off hours or urgent situations such as extreme weather conditions including when the campus is closed.
  • Must be able to work in irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and loud noises while utilizing appropriate PPE