OHIO University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director of HVAC Controls & Instrumentation within the Facilities Management department.
Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, its classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.
The Assistant Director of HVAC Controls & Instrumentation – Main Shops directs the day-to-day operations of the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Shop and HVAC Control Shop. Ensures productivity of staff with broad discretion to schedule employees for efficacy as related to assigned work;
The Assistant Director of HVAC Controls & Instrumentation reports to Associate Director of Maintenance and Operation and oversees the Manager, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Shop.
Accountable for evaluating, training, performance management, coaching, mentoring and technical expertise of listed lower level manager(s) and their employees;
Manages and maintains records and data entry related to payroll for assigned employees;
Coordinates the acquisition of supplies and materials to complete work activities via shop stock, warehouse, storeroom and/or local suppliers;
Complies with all laws, University policies and procedures, safety regulations and Collective Bargaining agreement;
Represent Facility Management's interests in building and utility infrastructure matters with senior administrators, faculty, union officials, governmental officials, regulators, contractors, architects, engineers, project managers, energy purveyors and others;
Develop shop work and safety rules specific to area supervised and assist in development departmental policies and procedures;
Assist, cooperate, & team with other members of Facilities Management & Safety and the University as needed;
Perform other duties as assigned by higher level management and serves as duty officer/technical support on a scheduled basis to handle after hour emergency situations
Inspects facilities for needed maintenance work, reviews work orders, takes customer complaints, and other requests for service with goal of providing quality customer service campus-wide
Display leadership that results in teamwork, customer focus, innovation, and continuous process improvement within their organization
1. Monitor, troubleshoot, and provide insight for installation and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems including plant and facility chillers and associated subsystems. Additionally, monitor, troubleshoot, and provide insight for installation, repair, calibration and maintenance of industrial control systems associated with automated industrial machinery including boilers and related equipment.
Examine work orders and converse with customers and technicians to detect equipment problems and implement corrective actions.
Set up and calibrate installed or repaired equipment to operate within prescribed specifications.
2. Technical Assistance
Advise/review plans for building construction and renovation projects; makes recommendations on building systems and appropriate technology to ensure efficient facility maintenance and operations.
Review and recommend maintenance supply and equipment purchases to ensure efficient facility maintenance and operations.
Accountable for use of Computerized Maintenance Management System, within the department's approved procedures and processes, of listed lower level managers.
Effectively manage internal and external communications with other members of Facilities Management & Safety, customers, vendors, and technicians for scheduled in-house and contract work.
Will supervise up to 3 managers and associated bargaining unit personnel. May supervise student employees and/or interns.
Demonstrates Ohio University's values. This includes such behaviors as the demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate honestly, listen, respect others, learn from mistakes, set high goals and achieve them, overcome obstacles, uses time effectively, sets priorities, and participates effectively on teams. Exhibits innovation, good judgment and reliability in the work place. Encourages staff to acquire new skills and utilize them.
a. Will frequently be in noisy and dusty environments such as mechanical room, construction areas, utility tunnels, crawl space and utility plant areas that at times may be hot or cold.
b. Individual should be knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office suite, or similar, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Additionally, with training and familiarization, should be able to access and use web and cloud based software for other specialty applications.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree, or vocational or technical school degree.
Valid Continental US driver’s license
6-8 years work related experience
3-5 years management experience
**An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
More than 8 years extensive knowledge and experience in the management of building and infrastructure systems and distribution in a campus, University or similar setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree
Experience with district energy systems
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or similar
Training and familiarization to access and use web and cloud based software or other specialty applications
Planning Unit: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Department: Facilities Management
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Jay North
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.