Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Air Conditioning Technician I

Apply now Job no: 492829
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Air Conditioning Technician I
Posting Location Abilene, TX
Department Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
Employee Class Nonexempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Work as directed by the immediate supervisor and/or director of Facilities Management
  2. Maintenance & repairs to the heating & air conditioning systems
  3. Perform tasks assigned as part of remodeling & construction projects
  4. Assist other trades and grounds personnel as needed in the spirit of cooperation & teamwork
  5. Continue to develop and cross-train in a manner that will keep personnel up to date & safe
  6. Continually seek ways to improve system efficiencies and indoor air quality as well as ways of increasing energy conversation
Essential Duties
  1. Work as directed by the immediate supervisor and/or director of Facilities Management
    1. Follow the established rules, policies & procedures of the Facilities Management and Abilene Christian University
    2. Maintains repairs and replaces air conditioning equipment of the reciprocating and centrifugal types, including related electrical motors, and their respective controls, including calibration of equipment, gauges, and controls handling of refrigerant, and refrigerant charging of systems
    3. Maintains, repairs, and replaces hot water, condenser, and chilled water systems, including pumps, control valves, and cooling towers, and related controls.
    4. Maintains, repairs, and replaces air-moving, heating, cooling, humidification, and filtering equipment and systems such as fans, heat pumps, fan coil units, rooftop package air conditioning units, computer room cooling units, solar panels, electronics and pneumatic modulating thermostats, humidistats, duct stats, and pressure and volume controls
    5. Maintains, repairs, and replaces fume hood components
    6. Maintains, repairs, and replaces low pressure boilers used for heating of air and their combustion and control systems
    7. Maintains, repairs, and replaces equipment related to heating and cooling, such as air compressors, air dryers, and associated controls
    8. Fabricates tubing or piping for pneumatic control systems which may involve soldering, brazing, welding, etc.
    9. Operates energy management or building automation systems that control heating and cooling systems
    10. Reads and records gauge readings on various types of equipment
    11. Performs minor installation of modification work on heating and cooling systems and controls, including planning the work; estimating and arranging the materials, supplies and equipment required; and coordinating with other trades
    12. Inspects work site for planned works impact on associated trades and professionals and consults with others to ensure safety and to prevent equipment outages
    13. Performs related duties as assigned
Professional Development Requirements
  1. Skills 
  1. Ability to use hand tools and testing & measuring devices such as wet-dry bulb thermometers, anemometers, velometers, draft gauges, soldering irons, hand torches, leak detectors, multi-meters, etc.
  2. Ability to read & interpret blueprints, schematic drawings, charts, and technical instructions
  3. Ability to accurately maintain equipment inventory & history records
  4. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to present facts clearly, both orally and in writing
  5. Ability to properly use hand tools and power equipment used in the trade
  1. Professional

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. Minimum of five (5) years experience within the HVAC trade preferred
  3. Knowledge of refrigeration theory and computation of heating & cooling loads with capacities
  4. Possession of U.S. Environmental Protection Administration “Universal” certification for handling and disposal of refrigerant
  1. Personal

  1. Honest; responsible
  2. Good moral character
  3. Trustworthy, dependable, and punctual
  4. Likes to work
  5. Must be neat & clean in appearance at all times
  6. Maintain a good attitude, focusing on customer satisfaction
Physical Demands
  1. Good health and stamina; able to lift, carry, and pull loads in excess of fifty (50) pounds
  2. Ability to work in confined spaces and to work from ladders or elevated platforms
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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