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Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title HVAC Tech
Posting Number CSA00005P
Department SDSU-Facilities & Services-Energy Systems
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

Job Responsibilities: The SDSU Facilities & Services department is seeking experienced HVAC technicians to join our team! Our HVAC techs support the university to keep staff and students comfortable year round. You will work on a team that supports the day to day operations, remodels and new construction across SDSU properties. In this role you will be responsible to operate, maintain and repair all heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, ranging from small fractional horsepower compressors up to 750 ton chillers. This is a great opportunity to work on a wide variety of the latest HVAC technology.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of: HVAC equipment, commercial experience is preferred. Must be able to obtain a refrigerant certificate within 6 months of hire. Operate, maintain and repair all heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment from small fractional horsepower compressors up to 400 ton chillers

Ability to: Keep all temperature control systems, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems adjusted, calibrated and reliably operational; diagnose and repair system problems on HVAC equipment; install new systems and controls; alter current or aging systems; perform system testing; use hand and power tools; maintain records; order and maintain inventory of parts; communicate clearly and concisely; and deal tactfully and work effectively with others.

Required License: Valid driver’s license is required. Refrigerant Certification or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment is required.

Comments: We are seeking experienced techs with a can-do attitude, knack for problem solving and an ability to jump from job to job based on our customer needs. All positions are 40 hours per week, day shift with rotating on-call schedule. All employees are eligible for the full state benefit package including generous paid time off, employer-paid employee health insurance, low cost health insurance for dependents, and state retirement. We provide all the tools you need to do your job, including a vehicle and mobile devices. Position is subject to On Call Duty for emergency problems. This position is classified as a Building Maintenance Specialist. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits: SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.

Posting Date 09/28/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date
Advertised Salary $17.23-$28.46/hour; depending on qualifications
Duration of the Term 12 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

8am-5pm M-F

Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Valid Drivers License, Other
If other, please indicate Refrigerant Certificate
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Michelle Johnson, Title IX/EEO Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, Box 2201, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.

Diversity Statement
Contact Information

For additional information regarding this position or questions about the online application process, please contact SDSU Human Resources at 605-688-4128.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
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    • Argus Leader
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    • SD Department of Labor
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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List