HVAC/R Lab Assistant at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

Schedule Information: M-F 10:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday 8am - 1:00pm (Variable hours)

Hours Per Week:  This position is 16 hours a week for 44 weeks.

Benefits: N/A

Working Conditions/Physical
Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis, and lift 100 lbs. occasionally, and work in industrial environments, including extreme temperatures with continuous walking, reaching, bending and/or kneeling. Must be willing to travel to educational locations.  Available for a rotating schedule of on-call work on evenings, weekends. 

Duties of Position:  Performs routine, preventative maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment and testing instruments as scheduled and as required, identifies safety hazards such as equipment malfunction, damaged tools and ensures that the training equipment is in safe operating conditions.

Assists faculty in setting up shop equipment/trainers for activities as planned by instructors.

Monitors students while they perform their lab assignments and ensures they are performing the proper safety protocols.

Responsible for providing technical support to students while performing their laboratory assignments.

Participates in program workshops, information sessions, recruitment and special events.

Maintains all necessary schedules and records for the laboratory.

Performs clerical assignments, such as, making copies, filing documents, etc. and other duties as assigned by department chair.

Ensures that all equipment, tools and supplies are in order and secure before leaving the laboratory.

Under the direction of the Department Chair, assists in performing inventory of instruments, tools and equipment.

Identifies occurrences of equipment malfunction or breakage and needs for equipment replacement or addition; repairs equipment, including trainers.

Communicates as necessary with faculty/program coordinator and related programs to share essential information and discuss plans and problems.

Prepares various reports and maintains various records.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent required with college level technical training certifications and industry based certifications, or Associate in Applied Science in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Must be EPA certified to properly handle refrigerant.

Experience Requirements: At least 2 years technical experience maintaining and repairing various types of mechanical and electrical HVAC/R equipment and customer service support required. Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft software such as Word and Excel. Knowledge of Building Automation Systems software plus preferred. Ability to work independently and must have excellent customer service and communications skills (oral & written).

Application Review Dates: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: November 4, 2022.

Required Documents***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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