Senior HVAC Mechanic - Facilities Management

This is a full-time benefits eligible position located within the Facilities Management, Research and Administration Facilities Department in Bastrop, Texas.

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Sr. HVAC Mechanic position is to act as a subject matter expert and maintain and coordinate heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) work, including sheet metal ductwork and control instrumentation. Scope impacts the HVAC/R systems through maintenance and service.

Installs, maintains and repairs HVAC systems. Makes initial settings and final adjustments of commercial HVAC systems and modifies existing installations to obtain required results. Monitors and troubleshoots HVAC issues through BAS systems and/or other diagnostic tools. Follows schedule of preventive maintenance and makes recommendations regarding major overhaul of systems. May order materials and maintain inventory. Coordinates and prioritizes the workflow of technicians and mechanics. Investigates outages. Participates in the development of the "Owners Design Guidelines", project design phases and review processes. Inspects contracted HVAC work to ensure repairs and installations are compliant. Functions as a point of contact for vendors. Prepares and submits reports. Participates in process improvement initiatives. May precept staff.


Maintenance and operations
Troubleshoot equipment failures and replace or repair defective components. Service and replace chiller compressors. Assist with the repair/calibration of HVAC systems to include air handling units, fan coil units, terminal boxes, dampers, thermostats, sensors, control valves, and associated HVAC equipment. Provide operational proficiency of the Metasys and Johnson Controls to manage the HVAC system for the admin and research buildings. Identify and order parts necessary to repair equipment. Provide mentor for the Maintenance Technicians assigned to assist.

Preventative maintenance
Perform preventative maintenance on all roof top exhaust fans, air handling units, air cooled chillers, heaters, gas fires furnaces and associated HVAC systems and controls.

Inventory management
Maintain an adequate supply of filters, mill supplies, chemicals and critical spare parts to support 24/7 operations of the systems. Submit requisitions to replenish supplies.

Project Review
Review project drawings, project submittals and specifications scheduled to be performed by outside, private contractors. Inspect all work performed by outside contractors for projects and maintenance.

Other duties
Other duties as assigned by supervision.

Other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Education: Associates or Bachelors degree in air conditioning/refrigeration engineering or technology or mechanical engineering.
Certification: Universal Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Preferred Certification: One or more of the following:
Valid Class A, B or C Texas driver's license and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR) Contractor's license issued by the State of Texas.
Experience: Eight years experience in a mechanical field to include commercial installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC, refrigeration, control systems or other mechanical environments. Seven years of experience required with preferred Associates degree, as referenced by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). Six years of experience required with preferred Bachelors degree, as referenced by the TDLR.
Preferred Experience: Two years of supervisory/team lead experience and/or one year of experience with MD Anderson building systems specifications and Owner Design Guidelines.
Onsite Presence: Is Required.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 165899
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 70,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 84,000
  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Referral Bonus Available?: No
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No
  • Science Jobs: No