HVAC Technician I

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Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Repair Of Buildings - Kent Campus [100415]

Job Title:

HVAC Technician I

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, Ohio


 $20.22 - $21.11 (6 month rate)

Basic Function:

Performs a limited range of HVAC maintenance & installation under immediate supervision. Performs minor servicing and simple installation of air conditioning and heating units. Reports to HVAC Supervisor or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Assists air quality technicians in installation & maintenance of all types of air conditioning & heating units.

Performs basic HVAC tasks (e.g. clean coils, change filters, lubricates motors, changes belts & fans, seals window units, cleans air ducts & install window units).

Maintains chemical levels and control systems for chilled and condenser water treatment systems.

Reclaims decommissioned CFC (chlorinated fluorocarbon containing) equipment.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

One year of experience in basic HVAC repair and maintenance or completion of HVAC correspondence course or HVAC trades school. May be called to work in emergency situations. Requires on and off-campus travel.


"Universal" technician certification as issued by EPA approved certifying organization per Section 608 of Clean Air Act. Valid Ohio driver’s license with safe driving record.

Knowledge Of:

Basic air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology *
Tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating units *

Skill In:

Mathematics associated with trade applications such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division *
Reading (e.g., technical manuals), writing, (e.g., work logs), and accurately follow oral, written, and graphic instructions *
Utilizing hand and power tools *

Ability To:

Communicate with University personnel and public (e.g., to gather information about needed repairs, to explain problems encountered)
Learn how to read blueprints (schematics and wire diagrams)
Maintain accurate records
Utilize computerized equipment (e.g., laptops, personal computers and direct digital controllers) *
Work in high places, tunnels, and crawl spaces
Lift 100 lbs. *

 lbs. *

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

HVAC trades school.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to dirt, odors, moisture/wetness, heights, variable temperatures and weather conditions, loud equipment noise, potentially dangerous equipment (e.g. hand and power tools), light chemical substances (e.g. cleaning solutions), electricity and occasional high voltage; requires moderate physical exertion to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g. motors, repair parts), occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g. purge pumps), climbing ladders, extended periods of walking and standing, and working in crawl spaces.



 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs.

Additional Information:

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.


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