Manager, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Control Shops


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Athens, OH 




$57,483-$74,728 per year

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Job Description:

OHIO University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Controls Shops within the Facilities Management department.

Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, its classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.

The Manager, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Controls Shops directs the day-to-day operations of the HVAC/refrigeration and Building Controls craftsmen for Facilities Management and Safety.
Job Duties:
1. Lead and Supervise HVAC/Controls Team
a. Display leadership that results in teamwork, customer focus, innovation, and continuous process improvement within their organization.
b. Oversees and manages budget to ensure operates within allocated resources.
c. Ensures productivity of staff with broad discretion to schedule employees for efficacy as related to assigned work.
d. Evaluate, train, coach and mentor employees.
e. Manages and maintains records and data entry related to payroll for assigned employees.
f. Coordinates the acquisition of supplies and materials to complete work activities via shop stock, warehouse, storeroom and/or local suppliers.
g. Complies with all laws, University policies and procedures, safety regulations and Collective Bargaining agreement.
h. Represent Facility Management’ s interests in building matters with senior administrators, faculty, union officials, governmental officials, regulators, contractors, architects, engineers, project managers, energy purveyors and others.
i. Develop shop work and safety rules specific to area supervised and assist in development of departmental policies and procedures.
j. Serves as duty officer/technical support on scheduled basis to handle after hour emergency situations.
2. Daily Operations
a. Monitor, troubleshoot, and provide insight for installation and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems including plant and facility chillers and associated subsystems.
b. Monitor, troubleshoot, and provide insight for installation, repair, calibration and maintenance of building management, meters (electrical, flow, BTU, etc.), and industrial control systems associated with efficient building operations and automated industrial machinery operations including boilers, chillers, and related equipment.
c. Set up and calibrate installed or repaired equipment to operate within prescribed specifications.
d. Implement procedures and prioritize resources to ensure building operating efficiency is optimized.
3. Technical Assistance
a. Advise/review plans for building construction and renovation projects; makes recommendations on building systems and appropriate technology to ensure efficient facility maintenance and operations.
b. Review and recommend maintenance supply and equipment purchases to ensure efficient facility maintenance and operations.
c. Accountable for use of Computerized Maintenance Management System, within the department’s approved procedures and processes, of listed lower level managers and teams.
4. Examine work orders and converse with customers and technicians to detect equipment problems and implement corrective actions.
a. Update CMMS records to accurately and timely capture labor and materials costs.
b. Reviews pertinent building operation & maintenance data and adjust work processes to optimize efficiency and costs of the organization.
c. Manages the execution of small contracts for Maintenance & Operations; ensures contracted work is fully complete and meets the needs of the campus community.

Will supervise 10 bargaining unit personnel. May supervise student employees and/or interns.

Successful candidate must be knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office suite or similar, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Additionally, with training and familiarization, should be able to access and use web and cloud based software for other specialty applications.

All employees are accountable for supporting Ohio University’s values of community, character, civility, citizenship and integrity; and commitment supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.

Please apply by April 18, 2017 at the following link:

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate’s degree, vocational or technical school degree in related field.
• Minimum of six years work related experience.
• Minimum of three years of management/supervisory experience.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree.

• More than 2 years extensive knowledge and experience in the management of building and infrastructure systems and distribution in a campus, university or similar setting.

• EPA Universal Certification for Refrigerant (must obtain within one year of hire date).

Company Info
Ohio University
169 W. Union Street
Athens, OH, United States

Phone: 740-5936-0156
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