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Skilled Tradesman


Position Type

Employee Class Code

AR State Title
Skilled Tradesman



Minimum Entry Salary

Hourly Rate

Search Manager
Brittini Bolden, Ian Hadden, Shakarie Murphy, Michael Seamon

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number

UALR Functional Title
Skilled Tradesman-HVAC / R98990

Position Number

Facilities Mgmt-Mechanical

Position Summary

The Skilled Tradesman-HVAC is responsible for performing skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities; perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

+ Install, maintain, repair and overhaul air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems;

+ Inspect, repair, modify and install HVAC equipment including refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, chillers, water cooling towers, forced air converter units, pumps, automatic and hand valves, expansion valves and capillary tubes;

+ Conduct regular preventive maintenance inspections of refrigeration units, isolated heating and ventilating units, including boilers, gas and electrically operated air conditioning equipment, and make necessary adjustments or repairs; service and repair evaporate coolers;

+ Repair or replace defective parts in units and equipment and their controls, including thermostats, automatic switches, fan controls, log switches, damper motors, louvers, relays, filters, controls, belts, compressors, heat ex changers, high limit controls, pressure controls, safety valves, and automatic gas valves;

+ Operate a variety of hand and power tools, welder torch, vacuum pump, test equipment utilized in the trade and a motor vehicle; maintain equipment in effective and safe working condition; maintain parts and tool inventory;

+ Perform skilled electrical maintenance work in the repair, installation and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, timers, motors and wiring systems as needed; connect motors to control panels;

+ Test and examine boiler operations, observing meter and pressure gauges; conduct boiler water quality test and treatment adjust boiler burner combustion;

+ Lubricate and pack heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air-conditioning motors, pumps, fans, and other equipment;

+ Install and calibrate systems;

+ install copper tubing and repair pipes and tubing as necessary; test joints and insulate pipes of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; flush boilers, descale tubing; rebuild pressure and temperature safety valves and water pumps;

+ Install, rebuild, replace or repair fans, motors, thermostats, fuses, filters, bearings, valves, controls, gaskets and other equipment as necessary;

+ Maintain related records concerning time, labor and materials; maintain log of tasks performed and write reports as required;

+ Assist other skilled tradesmen to complete projects that require multiple departments to work together;

+ Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

+ Knowledge of the theory, methods (including the proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies), practices, materials, tools health and safety precautions used in the operation and repair of the HVAC and refrigeration trade;

+ Knowledge applicable building codes, ordinances, laws and regulations of State and local authorities pertaining to HVAC, refrigeration and boilers;

+ Knowledge of air compressors, pneumatic controls, cooling towers and boiler water treatment;

+ Knowledge of equipment, welding/soldering techniques, manual and electrical tools applicable to the HVAC and refrigeration trade;

+ Ability to perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities;

+ Ability to operate a computer and interact with UALR electronic work order systems;

+ Ability to calibrate systems, perform preventive maintenance and routinely service equipment;

+ Ability to diagnose defects, install, repair and maintain heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air-conditioning units;

+ Ability to maintain inventory on needed parts and tools for one or more of the skilled trades;

+ Ability to provide mathematical and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates for one or more of the skilled trades;

+ Ability to understand verbal and written instructions;

+ Knowledge of state electrical and fire protection code procedures;

+ Knowledge of multiple boiler operation;

+ Knowledge of safety precautions in a boiler operation;

+ Must possess a valid driver's license;

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include nights, weekends and holidays.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus completion of required education or training along with the required license or certification in HVAC Mechanics according to ACA 17-33-301 and EPA Section 608 Universal Refrigerant Technician Certification.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Licensed as a high pressure boiler operator.

Background Check Requirements
04 - Criminal/Drug

Start Date

Additional Qualifications


Essential Job Functions
Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds: Frequently, Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Crawling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Frequently, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Occasionally, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Frequently, Lifting 50 plus lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 25-50 lbs: Frequently, Carrying 50 plus lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 50 plus lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Occasionally, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Long Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions
Activities occur inside or outside in approximately equal amounts, Sufficient noise to cause applicant to shout in order to be heard, Exposure to vibrating movements of the extremities or whole body, Hazards - definite risk of bodily injury, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, etc., Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Facilities Management employees are eligible to receive scholarship assistance to further their educational goals for skilled trades education and college degree through the Educational Scholarship fund..

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

+ *
Do you have the required education or training along with the required license or certification in HVAC Mechanics according to ACA 17-33-301?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
Are you a licensed high pressure Boiler Operator?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
Are you able to work a flexible shift, including nights, weekends and holidays?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
Do you have a valid driver's license and are you able to operate a motor vehicle?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
Do you have experience working on a college campus?

+ Yes

+ No

+ *
How many years of work experience do you have in high pressure boiler operation and maintenance?

+ None

+ Less than 1 year

+ More than 1 year but less than 3 years

+ More than 3 years but less than 5 years

+ More than 5 years but less than 7 years

+ 7 or more years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

+ Resume

+ List of Three (3) References

Optional Documents

+ Cover Letter/Letter of Application