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Chilled Water Plant Supervisor

Company:
Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Category:
Facilities Management

Job Description

Reporting to the ICM manager and serving as a member of the energy management team, the chilled water plant supervisor is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of campus chilled water systems to include chillers, cooling towers, pumps, controls, chemical treatment systems, and communications with the building automation system. The current chilled water system inventory includes 52 chillers and over 18 million dollars in chilled water assets. The chilled water plant supervisor will oversee the execution of the current chilled water maintenance service contract which is currently valued at $850,000 and coordinates work performed by the onsite contract staff. The incumbent is a critical support person toward achieving Climate Action Commitment goals. This position works closely with mechanical and energy engineers to optimize operations and solve complex engineering-related problems. The chilled water plant supervisor also supervises one or more chilled water technicians.

Required Qualifications

  • Current Virginia Journeyman or Masters HVAC and/or Electrical Certification.
  • EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification.
  • Experience and training in the operation of chillers, cooling towers, water treatment chemicals, chilled water systems, and HVAC building automated controls.
  • Technical training and experience in air conditioning and refrigeration.
  • Considerable experience at the Journeyman level in the operation, maintenance, installation, and repair of chilled water systems.
  • Considerable demonstrated experience and ability to analyze problems, interpret drawings, electronic schematics & specifications, and prepare project cost estimates.
  • Experience using computer-based building control systems to manage and troubleshoot chilled water systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a proven record of providing effective communications, and excellent customer service and interaction within a diverse organization.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Due to emergency call-in requirements, must be able to arrive on campus within one hour.
  • Ability to safely move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more; climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; maneuver and work in tight spaces; and work for considerable periods standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling, and doing repetitive movement with tools, equipment, and computer keyboarding.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
  • May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department. This is a designated emergency personnel position.
  • Knowledge of engineering concepts related to energy efficiency, optimization, and conservation (metering preferred).
  • Thorough knowledge of operational and maintenance procedures for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and envelope of commercial and industrial facilities. Knowledge of OSHA and MOSH regulations building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, gauges, and instruments.
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects of a complex nature.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite, computerized maintenance management systems, and AutoCAD.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified chiller technician.
  • Experience working on Trane and/or York chillers.
  • Prior experience with water treatment and chemical testing.
  • Experience managing in-house and contracted personnel.
  • Knowledge of all local and state codes that pertain to the position's area of responsibility.
  • Experience in a large commercial or educational setting.
  • Vocational higher education, College course accreditation, or degree in HVAC-related fields desirable.

Pay Band

4

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

December 1st, 2021

Additional Information

  • Ability to safely move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds; climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; maneuver and work in tight spaces; and work for considerable periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling, and doing repetitive movement with tools, equipment and computer keyboarding.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
  • Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
  • Must have a driver's license check.
  • Work hours are generally 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
  • When responding to emergency calls, must be able to arrive on campus within 1 hour.
  • May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
  • Designated Emergency Personnel.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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