Montclair State University

  • Mechanical Equipment Specialist (Re-Opened)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 6 months ago(11/29/2018 4:03 PM)
    # of Openings
    University Facilities
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Engineer or other supervisory official, performs work on heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and related electrical and pneumatic control systems. Demonstrates a working knowledge of pneumatic and electrical control systems, performs skilled labor installations, alterations, and calibrations, as well as repairing and maintaining HVAC control systems, building automation systems, and energy management control systems for the purpose of ensuring safe and comfortable environmental and ecological conditions. Provides first rate customer service to the university community. Must have the availability to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.


    • Maintains, repairs, and replaces air conditioning equipment of the centrifugal, reciprocating, absorption types and direct expansion systems including related electrical motors, steam turbines, and their respective controls, including calibration of equipment, gauges, and controls, handling of refrigerant, and refrigerant charging of systems.
    • Maintains, repairs, and replaces hot water, condenser, and chilled water systems, including pumps, control valves, heat exchangers, cooling towers, and related controls.
    • Maintains, repairs, and replaces heating, cooling, humidification, and filtering equipment and systems such as fans, heat pumps, fan coil units, rooftop package air conditioning units, solar panels, electronic and pneumatic modulating thermostats, pressure and volume controls.
    • Maintains and repairs blowers, blower motors, fans and fan motors, belt drives, bearings, dampers, damper motors, compressors, checks and sets up thermostatic expansion valves; calibrates pneumatic and electrical thermostats.
    • Responds to HVAC systems request for service by conducting tests of equipment to determine malfunctions or causes of breakdown. Removes and replaces faulty parts, subassemblies and major components; re-tests equipment with repaired components and makes required adjustments and corrections.
    • Maintains, repairs, and replaces fume hood components.
    • Installs and assists in the repair of sheet metal ducts and registers, insulation, cover piping, sheet metal ducts and fittings, or other compositions.
    • Maintains, repairs, and replaces residential boilers used for heating and cooling of air and their combustion and control systems. Performs daily rounds on all the boiler rooms, records temperature and utility meter readings and inspects functions and operation of all the mechanical systems. Takes corrective action promptly on deficiencies noted.
    • Maintains, repairs, and replaces equipment related to heating and cooling, such as air compressors, air dryers, and associated controls.
    • Fabricates tubing or piping for pneumatic control systems.
    • Operates energy management or building automation systems that control heating and cooling systems.
    • Responds to HVAC systems complaints; performs troubleshooting of systems by reading and interpreting control logic diagrams, wiring schematics, and written instructions.
    • Maintains and repairs, installs and operates all Direct Digital Control systems as related to the HVAC equipment.
    • Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs pneumatic control systems and components of electrical/electronic control systems.
    • Calibrates all environment temperature, pressure, and humidity controls. Checks, adjusts, and recalibrates all environmental controls as part of the preventive maintenance program.

    This position is designated as essential. The designation of essential requires employees at these 24/7 facilities to be present due to inclement weather situations.


    Education: High School Diploma or GED certificate is preferred.

    Experience: Three years of professional experience in work involving the installation, inspection, repair, maintenance, and
    operation of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

    Licenses: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of the
    vehicle rather than employee mobility is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

    Candidates must have completed HVAC or Refrigeration trade school requirements. EPA Universal Refrigeration Technician Certification is required. Specialized training of a type normally received as a technician’s position for Pneumatic and DDC controls vendor.


    • Must have working knowledge of computerized building automation systems.
    • Must have ability to use hand tools and testing and measuring devices.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic drawings, charts, and technical instructions.
    • Ability to prepare reports and present facts clearly, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work in confined spaces and to work from ladders or elevated platforms.
    • Knowledge of personal computer operation; electrical safety, building codes, and Internal Air Quality (IAQ) Guidelines.
    • Good knowledge of: Basic Refrigeration Cycle, Refrigeration Systems and Components, Water Source Heat Pumps, Absorption Chillers, Psychometry, Variable Air Volume Systems, Centrifugal Water Chillers, Refrigerant System Piping, Air Conditioning Fans, A/C Systems, Humidification and Heating Technologies , Automatic Control Systems.
    • Ability to analyze/trouble shoot problems is required. Ability to work with diverse populations and in a team is a must.
    • Ability to read, speak and understand English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to work flexible shifts.


    C18: $46,016.60 - $64,893.74 *NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission’s formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to step four $52,308.98.



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