Maintenance Technician

  • Indiana University
  • Gary, IN, USA
  • Sep 27, 2017
Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician will perform complete maintenance, operation, service and repair a wide variety of complex commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems including but not limited to chillers, boilers, cooling towers, air handlers, heat pumps, circulation pumps, cooling coils and refrigeration equipment. The Technician will test systems; adjust controls, balance flow, assure functionality, and has the ability to work with building automation systems (BAS).

Performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work on campus buildings, facilities, equipment or machinery.

Assembles, installs and/or repairs: wiring, electrical and electronic components, plumbing/pipe systems, physical structures, fixtures, paint, HVAC systems, locks/access systems, compressors, generators, engines, etc.

Diagnoses problems and determines corrective solutions, referring to and/or adhering to building codes, blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary.

Repairs or replaces defective equipment parts using hand tools and power tools, and reassembles equipment.

May lead other maintenance staff on projects or assist in a general maintenance capacity when others are in a lead role.

Maintains parts, supplies, and equipment advising supervisor when supplies need to be ordered. May drive vehicle as needed.



Ability to diagnose and repair systems and components that are related to the building automation systems
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Able to work independently, but is an excellent collaborator and team player
Ability to creatively overcome obstacles. Skilled in working with diverse academic community and the ability to work with individuals or group from diverse backgrounds
Ability to troubleshoot and repair large multi stage chillers over 250 tons
Knowledge of installations and repair of HVAC and Mechanical and Electrical systems
Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings
Excellent communication skills including writing, public speaking, and computing skills

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Certificate in DOL apprenticed trade HVAC OR five years verifiable journey level experience. Refrigerant certification.

Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools used to perform job duties in area of expertise. General knowledge of multi-craft maintenance in carpentry, electric, heating/cooling, and
plumbing.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner.
Ability to operate the specific tools used in the area of expertise, including related tools and equipment such as common hand and power tools, hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.

Preferred Qualifications Working Conditions / Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking, climbing/ladders, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs multiple times per shift, fingering, talking hearing, and seeing.
Spends most time indoors with possible exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures for one hour plus. Possible exposure to distraction/uncomfortable noise levels and vibration of body or extremities. Risk of bodily injury from mechanical parts, electricity, etc. Possible exposure to fumes, odors, etc. that may affect respiration and skin.