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HVAC Refrigeration Technician (Zone D)- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

HVAC Refrigeration Technician (Zone D)- Tempe campus


Campus: Tempe

HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Job Description

Facilities Management, Tempe campus, seeks HVAC Refrigeration Technicians to, perform preventive maintenance, repair, overhaul and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems.

Looking for an employer that offers you solid growth opportunities, as well as an inclusive culture and work/life balance? ASU offers the following employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff:
  • Flexible work schedules
  • 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff
  • World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program. For more information go to https://cfo.asu.edu/reduced-tuition.
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Comprehensive and very affordable benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance benefits. Details available at https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits.
  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings
  • Disability and leave program for income protection
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships

Job Family

Skilled Trades

Department Name

FDM FM Tempe Zone D



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

18- July-2024 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled



Essential Duties

This is a working position with responsibility and accountability for problem solving and resolution to keep buildings and systems operational at all times. This position requires a technical skill set to support cutting edge technology buildings. Primary responsibilities and duties of this position support the Preventive Maintenance of HVAC related equipment and systems

Troubleshoot, install, repair, and overhaul refrigeration equipment and systems. Maintain preventative maintenance records.
  • Read gauges and instruments and adjust mechanisms.
  • Operate refrigeration recovery equipment in compliance with EPA guidelines.
  • May drive university vehicles.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job.

Work On:
  • Humidity Controls
  • VAV airflow control
  • Air Flow/Psychometrics and Air Distribution
  • Air Handlers Makeup Air Handlers
  • General Exhaust systems
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Direct Expansion Heating and Cooling equipment
  • Air Compressors and vacuum pumps
  • Air Dryers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Steam Condensate pumps Centrifugal Water Pumps
  • Clean Steam Generators
  • Humidifiers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Growth chambers
DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday / 6:30am-3:00pm

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:
  • working with work order systems (e.g. WebTMA)
  • using MS Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)Demonstrated knowledge of lock out/tag out safety protocol
  • lubrication of equipment
  • replacement of drive sheaves, sheave alignment and replacing v-belts
  • commercial/industrial maintenance and repair; rebuilding; and installation of HVAC mechanical and refrigeration equipment; OR commercial/industrial HVAC troubleshooting for
  • Heating/Cooling/Electrical
  • delivering high level of customer servic3
Evidence of:
  • effective communication skills
  • EPA 608 Universal CFC certification
  • lock out/tag out safety protocol

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.
  • Walk throughout campus.
  • Lift up to 75 pounds.
  • May drive University vehicles.
  • 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.
  • 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 prior medical clearance.

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.

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 in Facilities Management on the Tempe 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 five months of employment date.

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

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

This position requires working a 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.