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HVAC Refrigeration Technician - Downtown Phoenix campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

HVAC Refrigeration Technician - Downtown Phoenix campus


Campus: Downtown Phoenix

HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Job Description

Facilities Management, Downtown Phoenix campus, seeks an HVAC Refrigeration Technician to install, repair, overhaul, and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems within complex research buildings.

Job Family

Skilled Trades

Department Name

FDM FM Downtown SS



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$23.46 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date

13-September-2023 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every week until filled.



Essential Duties

  • Troubleshoot, install, repair, and overhaul refrigeration equipment and systems. 
  • Operate and monitor computer control system equipment; detect source and nature of system problems. 
  • Review, modify, and implement programming changes to building automation system to ensure efficient and effective system operations and conformance with standards and guidelines. 
  • Calibrate, repair and replace building automation system sensing devises to specifications. 
  • Maintain preventative maintenance records. 
  • Read gauges and instruments and adjust mechanisms. 
  • Operate refrigeration recovery equipment in compliance with EPA guidelines. 
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job.
The various types of spaces and equipment located within these buildings may include but are not limited to:

Research laboratory space, Clean room spaces, High bay spaces and Administrative, office spaces, Humidity Controls, DDC Metasys Control Systems, Phoenix Control Systems, Phoenix Valve airflow control, VAV airflow control, Air Flow/Psychometrics and Air Distribution, Air Balancing Air Handlers, Makeup Air Handlers, Air compressors, Air Dryers, Shaft and Pump Alignment, Environmental Growth Chambers, Ultra Low Temp Freezers, Corrosive Exhaust systems Perchloric Exhaust systems, Laboratory and General Exhaust systems, Variable Frequency Drives, Heating and Cooling equipment, Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers, Direct Expansion Heating and Cooling equipment, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Chill Water Cooling Systems, Chill Water Pumps, Boilers, Steam Pumps, Steam Condensate pumps and associated systems, Hot Water Pumps, Steam systems and associated steam traps, pumps and control devices and Clean Steam Generators.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  Monday-Friday 7:30AM - 4:00PM   Work schedule may vary based on assigned area and coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

Six years of progressively responsible HVAC or refrigeration experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable skills, knowledge and abilities have been achieved. Some positions may require chlorofluorocarbons certification upon employment. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in:
  • higher education facilities management
  • electrical systems up to and including 480-volt 3-phase systems.
  • commercial/industrial HVAC troubleshooting for heating, cooling, and electrical.
  • automation systems and process controls.
  • programming of building automation systems and equipment (i.e. JCI Metasys, Siemens, Alerton, Aircuity, Emerson Delta V, Phoenix Lab, Triatek Lab Controls).
  • chilled beam systems.
  • commercial/industrial maintenance and repair, rebuilding, and installation of HVAC mechanical and refrigeration equipment.
  • safe work practices.
Evidence of:
  • working within research laboratory, clean room, high bay, administrative and office spaces
  • being a graduate of accredited/certified HVAC Trade School.
  • EPA 608 Universal CFC certification.
  • effective communication skills

Working Environment

  • Utilize power tools (e.g. drills, generators, saws, lifts, vacuum equipment). 
  • Climb ladders, ladder wells, and stairs. 
  • Work off ladders using hand tools and power tools to include working off lift platforms and boom trucks at heights above six feet. 
  • Use lifting, moving, and rigging equipment to safely move, transfer, or relocate heavy equipment. 
  • Operate refrigeration recovery equipment in compliance with EPA guidelines. 
  • Handle CFC refrigerant. 
  • Work in adverse working conditions such as confined spaces (e.g. tunnels, man holes, vaults), dirty areas, low lighting, and extreme temperatures. 
  • Stoop, bend, and reach.
  • Travel throughout campus. 
  • Lift up to 75 pounds. 
  • Ability to push and/or pull approximately 200-300 pound weight loaded on wheeled maintenance carts to transport tools and equipment throughout campus to job site. 
  • Drive University vehicles.
  • May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. safety glasses, hearing protection, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).  
  • Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff.  This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more.  For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at  https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits        

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee: https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit:  https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Ability to obtain Chlorofluorocarbon Certification within six months of employment date.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include audiogram, asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position requires working a paid rotating on-call/stand-by schedule and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.  

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.