HVAC Mechanic, Licensed at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

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  • Performs Preventive Maintenance work as assigned by supervisor on HVAC equipment
  • Receives requests for corrective repair work on a variety of building, equipment and system components; utilizes several trades' skills in the performance of maintenance and repair work.
  • Inspects air conditioning and heating systems and performs general maintenance work of systems.
  • Repairs leaky HVAC equipment on roofs and ceilings; locates source of roof leaks; removes existing roof surfaces; lays roofing paper and applies coating and adhesives to seal the leaking and/or old area.
  • Repairs panels, partitions and other building structures in the process of performing other HVAC duties; installs parts and cuts, shapes and fastens materials such as wood, plastic, ceiling tile, fiberglass and drywall to make ready for installation of HVAC equipment.
  • Lubricates non-sealed bearings, replaces or cleans filters. Repairs fans, pumps or compressors as needed to perform HVAC duties.
  • Replaces belts, filters and pulleys.Records the equipment conditions and reports anomalies to supervisor.
  • Keeps daily logs on major components up-to-date.Helps in the process to cycle and tests emergency generators.Contacts the appropriate supervisor when the nature of the work is beyond the mechanic's capability - then assists with the completion of the work as required.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and files on equipment and facility preventative maintenance.
  • Routinely maintains and repairs HVAC circulator and sump pumps, refrigeration units, auxiliary diesel generators, fans, bearings, universal joints and similar mechanical equipment.
  • Helps to conduct fire alarm test and smoke evacuations tests in conjunction with security and other Physical Plant staff.Operates heating, cooling systems, pumps and other related equipment. Participates in moving and installing machinery and equipment.
  • At all times maintains work areas and equipment rooms in a clean and safe condition.
  • Erects scaffolding to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
  • Operates a variety of tools and equipment such as hand saws, drill press, router, electric drills, welding and soldering tools etc.
  • Maintains tools, machinery, and equipment in good condition.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • May performs other skilled maintenance activities including construction, welding, brazing, and soldering.
  • Tests, maintains, and evaluates equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, pyrometers, and pressure gauges.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


High School diploma or equivalent

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field

Completion of HVAC trade school.


Five to ten years of experience in the routine maintenance and repair of building equipment and systems components utilizing several building trades' skills.

The individual must possess a valid Journeyman or Maintenance Mechanical license in HVAC

The individual must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the State prior to appointment. The person must maintain such valid license during tenure of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

Commitment to the University's core values.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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