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HVACR Specialist 1
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
- Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
- Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
- Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.
The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a HVACR Specialist I position for the Facilities Maintenance Services Department. The position will be responsible for performing journey-level skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment including water treatment. Duties include, but are not limited to: responding to work orders assigned by the supervisor to University buildings for temperature problems, leaks, smells and repairs; troubleshooting and repairing chillers, cooling towers, air conditioning units, fan coils, valves, associated pumps and related cooling equipment, heat exchangers, hot water pumps, valves and related heated equipment, as well as performing water treatment services on associated heating and cooling systems and pools; performing backup duties for the Utility Plant when needed; and other duties as assigned.
To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Resources/ClassSpecs/09/09-404spc.pdf
Completion of a recognized HVACR apprenticeship program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
A valid Class C driver's license or higher operator's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment
The ability to obtain an Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Certificate as well as the 10-hour Occupational Safety Health Administration Certifications within one year of employment is a condition of employment.
Candidates with an Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Certificate encouraged to apply.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions
This position is part of the Facilities Services Weather Essential Personnel and may be required to report to work for their regularly scheduled shift without any phone/cell phone notification; and is subject to a variable workweek schedule.
This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree; pushing and/or pulling; exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; working with and around hazardous building materials containing asbestos and solvents; frequent lifting, climbing, and moving of heavy objects, many in awkward or high locations; exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, vibration and electrical hazards; and exposure to hot and cold temperatures when working outside.
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.
This position is designated as Essential Personnel. In the event of a campus emergency, special event, closure to maintain campus safety or building operations, this position may be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours.
PERS retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with other benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits
Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit
For more information about the Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/educational-benefits/classified-staff
Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program
Additionally, we offer a Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of classified employees (working at least a 53% full-time equivalent). For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/administrative-manual/2000-2999-personnel/classified-personnel/2362-classified-employee-family-opportunity-program-for-spouses-domestic-partners-and-dependents
Facilities Maintenance Services (FMS) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the physical resources and environments of the University of Nevada, Reno and campus buildings. FMS provides guidance and understanding in the areas of building maintenance, moving furniture, housekeeping and grounds landscaping. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/facilities/maintenance
Attach the following attachment(s) to your application.
Resume/CV - (Required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.
Cover Letter - (Optional)
Contact Information for Three Supervisory References - (Required) Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.
Transcripts - (Optional) If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.
Veteran Interview Consideration - (Optional) To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application. Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Resume/CV section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc.)
Word Document - (Required) Attach a word document answering the questions below. Applications submitted without answering the required questions will be incomplete.
- Have you attended a formal HVAC apprenticeship program? If so, please list school or program, location and date of completion.
- Describe your HVAC experience in detail. Include heating and cooling equipment, manufacturers, control systems, operation, repair, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance duties. Please be specific.
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
To apply, visit https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/HVACR-Specialist-1_R0116583.
Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a Top Tier Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.
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