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Senior HVAC Mechanic

University of Oklahoma
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Facilities Management
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Organization: Environmental Systems

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm. Some overtime, including nights, weekends and holidays may be required

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Targeted up to $27.00 per hour, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume

Job Description


Under general direction, inspects, tests, maintains, repairs, calibrates, and installs mechanical refrigeration and equipment, air conditioning, heating, compressed air, and vacuum systems.


  • Cleans air conditioner condensers, coils, dampers on air chandlers, and grills on ceiling and walls. Maintains exhaust fan systems. May clean and maintain shop and equipment rooms.
  • Tests system operations for leaks and defects using gauges and instruments. Troubleshoots the problem and makes any necessary repairs to the system. May estimate costs and recommend replacement of equipment to the Lead or Supervisor.
  • Works on specialized lab equipment such as centrifuges, ultra-low temperature freezers, and alcohol chillers. Installs, repairs, and maintains a variety of electronic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Fabricates sheet metal using correct tools and equipment. Follows safety rules and regulations.
  • Adjusts or replaces worn or defective mechanisms and parts and reassembles repaired systems.
  • Installs complex expansion and control valves, flex and metal ducts, fan coil units, pipes, wiring, and insulation.
  • Maintains records of repair, replacements, and time spent on each job.
  • Continues to stay abreast of changing technologies, procedures, and products by reading trade journals, operating manuals, and attending workshops and seminars.
  • May clear ice and snow from sidewalks, streets, and parking areas with hand tools and/or heavy equipment.
  • Participates in training and educational activities. May train others on procedures and operation of equipment.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

At The University of Oklahoma, we change lives. The University of Oklahoma, located in the heart of the Great Plains, includes over 300 facilities across 3,250 acres of rolling plains. The University of Oklahoma Department of Facilities Management supports the University of Oklahoma's diverse range of research, academic, and business programs. With a team of over 450 Team Members, Facilities Management is responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining OU buildings, infrastructure, utilities, and grounds.

OU Facilities Management prioritizes growth and opportunity. We encourage our Team Members to pursue areas of interest to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

OU Facilities Management is dedicated to enhancing the physical environment at OU by being responsible stewards of OU resources, investing in and developing our Team Members, and engaging with the greater OU community. Learn more about Facilities Management here.

There are many perks to becoming a Team Member at The University of Oklahoma, including but not limited to:

  • 27 days of annual paid time off, increased with years of service
  • 14 paid holiday days off
  • Healthcare plan options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement plan options
  • Two weeks of paid parental leave
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $300/year
  • Discounted athletic and cultural event tickets
  • Tuition Waiver Program; Discounted tuition and fees for yourself and other dependents
  • On-campus fitness and recreation centers, museums, gardens, and restaurants

Lead On, University. Learn more about OU Norman Campus's Strategic Plan here.

Job Requirements


Required Education: High School Diploma, GED, Vo-Tech or Trade School Certification, AND;

  • 24 months refrigeration experience


  • Knowledge of tools used to repair and maintain refrigeration systems
  • Knowledge of HVAC and building codes/permits
  • Identifies problems and discusses possible solutions with the supervisor
  • Understands safety rules and regulations
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and interpret complex schematics, blueprints, and drawings
  • Ability to lift and move heavy equipment


  • Current State of Oklahoma HVAC License
  • Federal EPA refrigeration certification
  • Valid Oklahoma Driver's License in order to drive University vehicles or ability to obtain within 30 days from hire date

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Climbing stairs. Working with arms extended above head. Carrying tools up to and/or in excess of fifty pounds up or down stairs. Lifting heavy objects (minimum seventy-five pounds) at awkward angles. Using repeated hand and wrist movements.
  • Environmental: Inhaling onerous odors. Handling greasy materials. Using small hand tools. Works in cramped positions. Some overtime required, including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Jun 11, 2024
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