Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $24.48 - $27.09 Hourly

Job Description

HVAC Refrigeration Tech Lead- KE Facilities Services (Tempe campus)

Arizona State University

FDM FM KE Facilities Svcs

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Facilities Development and Management, Facilities Management, Knowledge Enterprise, seeks an HVAC Refrigeration Technician Lead at the Tempe campus who will have responsibility and accountability for problem solving and resolution to keep the research buildings operational at all times and coordinate the work activities of others.


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

·        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.

·        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


Salary Range

$24.48- $27.09 per hour commensurate of experience and education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.


Close Date

14-February- 2024. Applications will be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled.


Essential Duties

·        This position requires a highly technical skill set to support cutting edge research buildings in addition to participating in the maintenance, repair, and installation of HVAC systems.

·        Troubleshoot, install, repair, and overhaul equipment such as pumps, motors, air compressors, sewage ejector pumps, processed water systems, chillers, refrigeration compressors, air handlers, and other components relating to HVAC-R systems.

·        Problem solving and ownership of issues until resolution is found.

·        Utilize hand tools (e.g. pliers, wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, grips, cutters, saws). 

·        Plan and develop work schedules, equipment usage schedules, and procedures for equipment maintenance.

·        Maintain preventative maintenance records.

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

·        Clearly communicate to perform essential functions of the job. 

Days and Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-4:00PM


Minimum Qualifications

   Seven years of progressively responsible HVAC or refrigeration equipment installation, maintenance and repair experience; OR, completion of a four year federally approved technical training program in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC or refrigeration equipment AND three years of HVAC or refrigeration installation, maintenance and repair experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions may require Chloroflourocarbons 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

Lead experience in HVAC- Technician Trade (3 years)


Experience in:

·        Labs and cleanroom environment

·        Control systems (DDC Metasys; Phoenix Control) 

·        Commercial/industrial installation and maintenance of HVAC mechanical and refrigeration

·        Using customer service skills

·        Commercial/industrial maintenance and repair; rebuilding; troubleshooting and installation of:

·        Air handlers and air handling systems

·        Centrifugal pumps, steam and chilled water equipment

·        Electric motors and variable frequency drives

·        Lab and specialty exhaust systems

·        Sewage ejector pumps

·        Air compressors

·        Primary, secondary and process water loop systems

·        Cooling towers, chillers and chilled water cooling systems

·        Basic and advanced electrical circuits

·        Basic and advanced refrigerant VAV and HVAC systems and cycles

·        Ventilation system operation and diagnostics

Evidence of:

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. 

·        Walk throughout campus.

·        Lift up to 75 pounds.

·        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.


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 Tempe campus, Tempe, AZ. 


This position requires that you 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.


Must possess EPA 608 Universal Chlorofluorocarbon Certification upon employment and maintain throughout employment.


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


This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than state appropriations. 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.


This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent up successful passing of the fingerprint check.


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


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 You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.


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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.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint 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.


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