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Trades Specialist - HVAC/R

Apply now Job no: 496235
Department: Building Maintenance
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Hourly Staff
Categories: Skilled Trades
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Trades Specialist - HVAC/R


Job Summary:


Performs moderately complex repair or construction of university facilities or property which require specialized training in a skilled trade. This position consists of repair, maintenance and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration controls and equipment. Technician will work primarily as a member of the HVAC staff. Hours for this position are Wednesday through Saturday, 5:00 am to 3:30 pm.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Reviews job orders and blueprints or drawings; inspects site and consults with client; determines best method to complete project.
Estimates amount of materials and equipment needed to complete project; arranges for materials to be at job site.
Performs complex repair or installation on University facilities and property using expertise acquired through specialized training in a skilled trade.
Troubleshoot, repair and install heating and air conditioning equipment.
Troubleshoot and repair refrigeration units.
Analyze, troubleshoot and repair building automated control systems.
Troubleshoot and repair air handing units and associated equipment.
Assists outside contractors as needed; assists crafts-persons from other trades as needed.
Maintains and cleans tools and equipment; maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.
May prepare some paperwork; may maintain files.


Minimum Qualifications:

Requires nine months training beyond high school in a skilled trade and two years of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Driver's license required. University refrigerant handling certification required. 410A refrigerant handling certification required.


Desired Qualifications:

Five or more years of verifiable previous experience in HVAC-R preferred. NATE certification, Journeyman Card in a relevant trade, or successful completion of an apprenticeship program.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the procedures and equipment of the heating and air conditioning trade
Mechanical aptitude
Ability to read and understand blueprints and/or mechanical diagrams


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:  
Special Instructions to Applicants:



EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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