Lynn University
  • 18-Apr-2019 to 30-Jun-2019 (EST)
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Full Time


Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 24 national championships (and counting!)

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently recognizes us as a "Great College to Work For" with high scores in compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation, and more.

As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the HVAC Mechanic III position.

The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform preventative maintenance and repair duties involving HVAC/R, electrical, pneumatic, and plumbing systems. An employee in this class may be assigned to other maintenance duties in the assigned department. This class is subject to emergency call-out and must be able to work overtime including nights and weekends and stand-by as required.

Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and repairs all types of large, analog and digitally controlled, HVAC/Rsystems (up to 500 tons), air cooled chillers, boilers, large evaporative coolers,equipment, including pumps, VFD's and cooling towers refrigerators, freezers and ice machines of all types and sizes and all ancillary systems including, but not limited to centrifugal and reciprocating chilled water
  • Performs installation, preventive maintenance and repairs on all refrigeration, heating and ventilating equipment, control systems and associated computer control systems. This will include cooling towers; chillers and chemical feed systems for scale and corrosion control
  • Maintains and repairs chemical and non-chemical water treatment systems
  • Installs and programs computer based energy management systems to control energy use by university facilities
  • Repairs or replaces electrical components such as wire, contactors, starters, relays, overload heaters, motors, compressors, flame guards, pilot igniters and related fail safe controls on large and small air conditioning and heating equipment
  • Lays out and installs metal, fiberglass, flexible ductwork, diffusers, grills and turning vanes
  • Installs piping and pumps related to the HVAC/R trade that transfer water, oil, refrigerant and chemicals for system water treatment
  • Analyzes gauge and meter readings relating to pneumatic air, water pressure, watercontent chemical and solids content, refrigerant pressures, oil pressure and contaminant
  • Oversees and inspects work of contractors to ensure quality and compliance with terms of contracts
  • Evaluates and recommends new products that may be beneficial to lower maintenance and operating costs of university HVAC/R equipment
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety
  • Maintains work records, including complaint resolutions, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, daily work logs, and other documentation. Communicates with other university employees, vendors, and contractors in order to determine nature of problem and best method of repair
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with university policies and procedures
  • Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment
  • Follows university-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilitieconcerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs housekeeping duties to maintain a clean, uncluttered, and safe work environment
  • With or without assistance, must be able to frequently lift and carry equipment and job-related materials weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Requires the ability to work in trenches, manholes and wet environments
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, use ramps and work from scaffolds above ground level.
  • Designated as a Primary Employee during Natural Disasters
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a technician's certificate in an HVAC specialized field or a four (4) year apprenticeship program in an approved HVAC program or five (5) years experience in HVAC maintenance and repair, including two (2) years working on large tonnage chilled water systems
  • Valid Florida Driver's License; and Federal EPA and Florida State Refrigerant Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Building trade skills, including but not limited to, HVAC/R, plumbing, and electrical systems
  • Building Automated Control Systems and digital electronic HVAC/R controls
  • Maintaining and repairing all types of large HVAC/R systems in an industrial environment
  • Current Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) and Carbon Monoxide (CO2) regulations
  • Installing and programming computer based energy management systems
  • Confined spaces entry procedures
  • Hazardous materials handling, Federal EPA regulations on handling and disposal of refrigerants and related chemicals
  • NFPA 70E ARC Flash/Blast and electrical workplace safety
  • Traffic laws involved in vehicle and equipment operation
  • Federal, State and County OSHA regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices relating to use of power tools, ladders and power lifts, and repair and maintenance materials
  • Follow written and oral instructions
  • Read and interpret technical specifications and operational manuals, blueprints, and diagrams
  • Understand air balancing and the effects it has on an HVAC/R system
  • Operate power equipment
  • Operate hand tools, gauges and electrical meters
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to prepare work orders, documents, e-mail and timesheets
  • Prepare reports including detailed records of activities and completed work orders
  • Work independently
  • Perform work in a safe and timely manner
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations in order to calculate quantities, trends, times, distances, measures and weights
  • Communicate effectively with the public, contractors and other employees;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten (10) to twelve (12) year's experience with large tonnage chilled water systems or gas fired boilers
  • Experience with Siemens based Building Automation Systems.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.




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