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Heating Systems Mechanic / Mechanic Heating Systems

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 16
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Maint Serv Mechanical Area 40001039
Sub Area: SSTU- Skilled Trades
Salary: 30.52
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Skilled Trades, Skilled Trades- SSTU, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Heating Systems Mechanic

Position Summary

Salary: $30.52- $34.88 upon meeting the requirements.

MSU Benefits - Free comprehensive health care for you and your family as well as a 10% contribution toward your retirement; Generous sick, vacation, personal and holiday time.

Are you a Heating Systems Mechanic who is tired of traveling job site to job site, not knowing where you’re going next or when you will be home? Join our team where you always commute to the same site, on a regular schedule, and get to go home by dinner most nights. Our team offers paid holidays and vacation among many other benefits, such as retirement matching and healthcare packages. The department provides uniforms, safety boots, access to state-of-the-art technology and tools, views of Spartan Stadium, and a safe, stable working environment where you never have to use outdoor portable restroom facilities again. Michigan State University Infrastructure Planning and Facilities invites applications for the position of Heating Systems Mechanic and we need your help. The department is responsible for all aspects of repairing and installing boiler/heating systems and steam distribution systems.

This position will analyze and perform preventive maintenance to repair boiler/heating systems and steam distribution systems, related controls, pumps, fans, compressors, heat exchangers, filters, softeners, incinerators, small boilers and furnaces, piping fixtures, etc. Operate heating systems, incinerators, small boilers and furnaces. Lubricate, repair and service the above equipment. Change filters, belts, seals, bearings, etc. Cover boilers, pipes, auxiliaries and accessories with insulation materials. Cut thread, and bend pipe, using hacksaw, pipe cutters, cutting torch, threading machine, and pipe bending machine. Assemble, install and test a variety of metal and non-metal pipe and fittings, including brass, copper, steel, and plastic. Operate combustion analyzing equipment to evaluate burner performance. Tune power burners to achieve highest possible efficiencies. Install, alter and adjust (burner) electronic components. Formulate boiler operation control strategies to be used in BAS systems. Troubleshoot control systems throughout the heating plant. Requisition materials and parts. Stock, maintain and operate service vehicle. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches and job specifications. Estimate time and materials to be used on the job. Customer contact.

This position will engage in high performing, leading edge practices, valuing people, partners and stewardship. At IPF, we are committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture; engaging and hiring a diverse workforce.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

  • Completion of high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  • Successful completion of an applicable trade-specific Trades Helper program, or completion of an approved apprenticeship program, or an associate degree, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Five years’ experience in the trade that includes two years of experience in commercial heating systems installation, maintenance and troubleshooting and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification, or equivalent experience.
  • Possession of the State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License - #2 (HVAC and Gas Piping) prior to completion of applicable trial or probation period. Must have possession of a State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License - #6 (Unlimited Heating Service) to receive progression step increases at and after the 12-month mark.
  • Expert knowledge of the operation of high-pressure (>15 psi) boilers.
  • Expert knowledge of the hydronic heating and cooling and process piping systems.
  • Expert knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable building codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and federal).
  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
  • Must furnish own hand tools.
  • Frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds.

Desired Qualifications

State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor’s License - Category 1; State of Michigan Class 1B Boiler Installer’s License; expert knowledge of the design and operation of low and high pressure boilers; high pressure (or greater) boiler operator’s license/registration; knowledge of DDC and pneumatic controls systems, including P.I.D. loop control; ability to diagnose and troubleshoot control systems throughout the heating plant. Knowledge of air conditioning systems, including refrigerant recovery certification.

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.


Summary of Physical Demands

Lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds, pushing/pulling, and climbing ladder, stairs, and working from various types of equipment, including scaffolding, confined spaces above and below ground.

Summary of Health Risks

Duties associated with this position involve wearing a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort)

The Bidding Eligibility ends on 11/29/2022 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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