Mechanical Equipment Specialist
Staff - Classified
Facilities Building Services
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, Classified, IFPTE position, and hours of work and days are subject to operational needs. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
Under the direction of a supervisor, responsible for the maintenance, adjustment, repair and operation of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration systems and auxiliary equipment; performs other related duties, as required.
Performs daily inspections of HVAC equipment & systems throughout the campus.
Responsible for the completion of scheduled preventative maintenance and daily work orders. Completes all related tasks and documentation properly and within allotted time.
Troubleshoots problems with electrical control circuits, HVAC and auxiliary equipment.
Takes chemical readings of heating and cooling systems, makes adjustments when required to bring parameters within proper range.
Installs and repairs various pumps, motors, electrical components, compressors and controls. Cleans diffusers, replaces filters and discards of filters properly. Changes oil and lubricates mechanical equipment, as required.
Maintains records of time spent, materials used and work completed.
Requisitions, stores, records, safeguards and properly uses equipment, materials and supplies.
Responsible for the proper care and use of the service vehicle.
Safeguards the confidentiality of college personnel records, files, fiscal data, correspondence and similar confidential materials.
Three (3) years of work experience in the HVAC field involving inspection, repair, installation, maintenance and operation of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration systems and their auxiliary equipment.
Refrigeration Reclaim License
Note: If not currently in possession of this license, must have ability to obtain it within one (1) year of hire.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey to perform the essential duties of this position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Practical knowledge and understanding of the refrigerant cooling cycle.
Knowledgeable in the mechanical operation of HVAC equipment and systems.
Ability to observe established safety procedures.
Ability to properly operate and use an acetylene torch for brazing copper tubing.
Ability to properly operate and use power, testing and manual tools.
Ability to troubleshoot and analyze problems.
Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions and assignments.
Ability to work harmoniously with associates and other employees.
Ability to learn & use various computer applications, electronic and manual recording & control systems.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
EEO Statement: Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act", all persons newly hired by Ramapo College of New Jersey, on or after September 1, 2011 shall have one year from the date of employment to establish and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey, unless exempt under the law. You have agreed to meet the requirements of the New Jersey First Act. Employees who do not comply are subject to removal. College employees hired prior to September 1, 2011, or employees who transfer within the College without a break in service greater than seven days who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the Act.
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae