21-101 Maintenance Repairman 2 - HVAC Shop | West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Military Veterans

at HERC - New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s HVAC Shop invites applications for the position of Maintenance Repairman 2.

  We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good . As part of this community, the Facilities Division designs, constructs and maintains a dynamic, safe, and sustainable campus to continually advance its nationally benchmarked living and learning community. The shops are responsible for preventative maintenance according to their expertise and keep all operating systems in good repair; make the campus a comfortable, safe, and attractive place to learn, live, work, and recreate; respond quickly to the emergency maintenance and repair needs of the campus community.

 Under the supervision of the HVAC shop foreman, performs journey level work in multiple trades, with a high focus on HVAC. Install, replace, repair and/or perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on university HVAC, electric, plumbing equipment and services.  Preference will be given to the individual with strong mechanical trade and electrical experience.

 The ideal candidate can follow oral and written directions; demonstrates effective communication skills required to utilize an electronic work order system and can recognize problems and determine proper repair solutions and corrective courses of action. 

 As a member of the Facilities Divisional staff, this position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons.  Ability to work overtime when needed is also required.


Installing, inspecting, operating and repairing heating, ventilating and cooling equipment using necessary hand tools and testing equipment.

Inspecting and operating air conditioning units and machinery to determine that all are functioning properly. 

Reading thermometers/gauges, and records readings. 

Maintaining and repairing HVAC systems. 

Making adjustment to thermostatic controls and blowers. 

Lubricating compressors, motors and other moving parts. Repairs and/or replaces as necessary.

Testing systems before returning/placing them in operation. 

Testing joints and connections according to type of refrigerant used. 

Repairing leaks and retests. 

Utilizing the building automation system for making adjustments to thermostats and valves to ensure proper operation and control of building equipment and climate. 

Responding to refrigeration and/or HVAC needs of building tenants.

Performing preventative and corrective maintenance via verbal and written instructions.

Initiating requests for adjustments in air conditioning settings to assure most efficient operation. 

Assisting in disassembling, repairing, and replacing condensers, thermostats, diffusers, humidistats, pumps, compressors, belts, pulleys and related equipment.   

Providing timely response to diagnose source of customer comfort concerns, analyze system requirements, test components, and recommend corrective action if necessary.

Building automation systems and field components as needed.

Accessing, monitoring and making adjustments via building automation system. Monitoring adjustments to ensure desired results and equipment efficiency.   

Trending data in order to track equipment efficiency.  


Repairing, installing, replacing and testing electrical circuits, equipment and appliances Using necessary hand tools and testing instruments.

Inspecting and testing electrical equipment as it relates to HVAC equipment such as fans, motors, VFD’s.

Isolating defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, using suitable testing instruments. 

Examining and testing elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes. 

Replacing simple elements of electrical systems. 

Renewing circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring, or by splicing ends of broken wires. 

Replacing defective equipment parts such as motor, bushings and bearings and other related electrical parts.


Inspecting installs, repairs and replaces pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures to maintain the heating water, gas and plumbing systems of the plant.

Repairing and maintaining piping systems and plumbing fixtures. 

Inspecting all connections and other parts of system for leaks. 

Replacing defective pipe by cutting, bending, threading and assembling pipe. 

Soldering and caulking leaks and broken pipes. 

Opening clogged drains with plumber's snake or vacuum plunger. 

Replacing worn washers or other parts in leaky valves or taps. 

Repairing or replacing damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, faucets, flushometers, toilets, showers and bathtubs and/or connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints where necessary.


Estimating materials needed and record time and material expended on each work order. 

Minor supervising duties when Mechanic Helper is assigned to assist in the work of the mechanic. 

Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices used in at least two of the building, electrical, or mechanical trades.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trades involved.

Climbing, balances, stoops, kneels and crouches to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.

Handling a variety of hand and power tools. 

Interpreting electrical, and mechanical systems blueprints and diagrams.

Working from heights, ladders and scaffolding.  

Operating and working from a scissor or man lift and the bucket lift truck.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience as a Maintenance Repairman 1  OR  

Four years of experience in building and plant maintenance work, which has involved at least   two of the building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical trades  OR  

Any equivalent combination of experience and training that affords the applicant with the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Ability to lift 80lbs.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities : 

Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in at least two of the building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical trades. 

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the trades involved. 

Ability to care for and use the tools and equipment utilized in the trades involved. 

Ability to detect defects in equipment and to make proper repairs or adjustments. 

Ability to interpret and work from pencil sketches and diagrams. 

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

Ability to lift and move heavy objects and to work under adverse weather conditions.

Universal Refrigeration License preferred

Special Instructions

The University offers an excellent benefits package including tuition fee waivers for self and dependents. Advancement Opportunity.

Candidates must apply online at  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm  Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments.

 Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.

 Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

West Chester, Pennsylvania

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