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HVAC Mechanic II

Apply now Job no: 493187
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades



bwtech@UMBC is a 525,000 SF research and technology park that houses 130 tenants and operates two technology incubators (life sciences, cybersecurity/IT).  bwtech@UMBC’s mission is to facilitate regional economic development and to support the research and technology commercialization goals of UMBC.


The incumbent will perform and supervise others in the completion of the installation, repairs, and maintenance of commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at bwtech@UMBC South.

  • Installs, operates, services and repairs central chiller plant at bwtech  with tonnage application up to 350 tons for each chiller. Diagnoses, tests, repairs and replaces complex internal chiller controls and auxiliary components of a total system. 
  • Operates, services and repairs air handling and hydronic pumping systems of various designs. 
  • Performs test and balance procedures to air and hydronic systems to determine required adjustments. Makes adjustments to assure optimal system operation.
  • Tests water in three cooling towers; adds chemicals for control of alkalinity algae and scale formation in condensers. Tests water in multiple closed loop systems; add chemicals to control corrosion and bio-growth. 
  • Diagnoses, maintains, and performs service repairs to gas burners. Replaces heat exchangers and component controls. Tests and sets up burner operation to provide proper fuel to air ratios.
  • Maintains variable frequency drive applications on pumps and fans. 
  • Services and repairs humidification systems utilizing steam and/or self-generated applications. 
  • Services and repairs plumbing and electrical components of HVAC building systems. 
  • Provides guidance and training in the HVAC trade to other maintenance personnel. 
  • Direct and supervise activities of UMBC student work force, UMBC grounds, landscaping and housekeeping contractors to ensure completion of work orders submitted by bwtech staff and resident companies. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and six years progressively responsible experience in any combination of air conditioning, refrigeration, temperature control, steam distribution, or heating trades.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of air conditioning and refrigeration; of the practices and techniques used in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment and systems; of refrigerant types, environmental impact, and gas reclamation procedures and equipment.
  • General knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the refrigeration trade; of National Electric Code;
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, steamfitting, and the electrical trades as they pertain to HVAC systems.
  • Skill in the installation, repair and maintenance of commercial or industrial HVAC equipment and systems; in the used and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade; in welding, brazing, soldering and silfoss; in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, drawings, specifications, and construction documents.
  • Ability to read and understand manufacturer’s recommendations regarding scheduled and preventative maintenance, servicing and operation
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Closing Date: For best consideration, please apply by April 30, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
Salary: Pay Range 14 (starting at $51,949) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt 

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Title IX

As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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