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HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req11134

Department: Residential Facilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic, reporting to Shop Supervisor, installs, repairs, overhauls and maintains heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) or refrigeration systems, including performing complex and precision work related to hydronic piping systems for university housing facilities. This person performs welding techniques in the design, layout, fabrication joining, and repair of piping, consistent with pipefitter level skills; maintains and repairs boilers, chilled water system components and related equipment in University dorms and apartments; and performs other tasks which, combined, comprise of a preventive maintenance program for Housing Facilities. This position requires driving University vehicles or golf carts.

Housing & Residential Life (Housing), a self-funded auxiliary housed in the Student Affairs division of the University of Arizona, operates 23 dorms and a graduate apartment complex that house over 7,000 students annually on the University of Arizona Main Campus. Housing & Residential Life plays a critical role in achieving institutional and divisional goals. We are proud of the supportive environment we provide our students, our vibrant academic partnerships and our high quality facilities.

Our Mission: Helping Students Build a Foundation for Success

Our Core Values:
  • Excellence -Excellence is performing at an extraordinary level and exceeding expectations
  • Respect - Respect is treating others courteously and professionally in all situations; valuing and honoring diversity in others; being honest, direct, and courteous in all communications and loyal to all, including those not present
  • Integrity - Integrity is doing the right thing, being honest with oneself and others, being authentic, and being transparent in intent
  • Caring - Caring is being welcoming, kind, compassionate, and willing to help others; showing concern for a person's needs; listening more and talking less

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities


  • Installs, maintains and repairs boilers and related equipment; e.g., piping, heat exchangers (steamand electric feed) and control valves
  • Installs, maintains and repairs chilled water related equipment; e.g., water pumps, valves,regulators, check valves, electric and pneumatic controls, gear boxes, related energy managementequipment
  • Installs, maintains and repairs HVAC related equipment; e.g., tanks, pumps, timers, valves,regulators, electric and pneumatic controls
  • Installs, maintains and repairs air handlers and related equipment; e.g., air supply/return/ exhaustmotors, fans and vents
  • Inspects, tests, maintains and repairs fire extinguishing systems; including standard testing ofrelated building fire safety equipment
  • Inspects, tests, maintains and repairs generators and related equipment
  • Maintains and repairs circulating pumps and related equipment for domestic water systems
  • Participates in Housing Emergency On-Call Program
  • Works with department supervisors and staff in maintaining established preventative maintenanceprogram for all housing facilities
  • Performs facility inspections, documents work request activity and related requirements
  • Maintains assigned shop inventory, tools and equipment
  • Assists with various departmental activities during August student Move-in process
  • Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Housing & Residential Life goals andobjectives


  • Knowledge of HVAC or refrigeration tools, equipment and materials common to the trade
  • Knowledge of repair, maintenance and installation techniques
  • Knowledge of all applicable codes, standards and regulations
  • Skill in reading and understanding schematics
  • Skill in analyzing HVAC or refrigeration malfunctions from performance and test equipmentreadings and determining appropriate repairs
  • Skill in installation, repair and maintenance of all systems and assignments common to the trade
  • Skill in estimating time and material requirements for work projects
  • Ability to effectively communicate

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of apprenticeship program, technical training and/or experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required
  • Valid Driver's License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six years of progressively responsible HVAC or refrigeration equipment installation, maintenance and repair experience; OR,
  • Completion of a four year federally approved technical training program in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC or refrigeration equipment; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education
  • Chlorofluorocarbons Certification

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $20.50 - $21.90

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Plant Operations

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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