Human Resources

Boiler, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic (2nd shift)

Alma College is currently accepting applications for the position of Boiler, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic second shift.

Position Summary:

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic performs skilled technical work, on a journeyman level, in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of boilers, gas fired rooftop units, commercial air handlers, residential forced air furnaces, Hydronic and multi-zone heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems ranging from a half ton to 500 tons capacity.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs journeyman level HVAC work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of high and low pressure refrigerant systems, by inspecting and testing.
  • Ensures that HVAC systems provide an appropriate environment for living and working for the campus by troubleshooting and repairing HVAC systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance, spot checks, periodic cleaning, and servicing of tools and equipment.
  • Contributes to the effective and efficient HVAC operations by advising administration as to the quality and efficiency of the installed HVAC systems. Duties also include management of the types of materials and quantities that should be ordered and stocked for use in HV AC projects.
  • Minimizes institutional liability regarding the College’s compliance with federal
    regulations by complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials, utilizing specialized equipment in the recovery and recycling of regulated refrigerants, and maintaining records of refrigerant recovery-recycling activities as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Mechanical Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Position Requirements and Qualification:

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Completion of a formal technical training program within the field of HVAC is preferred. However, significant work experience beyond that required for the position may be substituted for the required education.


Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience in the operation, repair, and maintenance, of commercial boilers, HVAC, systems is required. Boiler operation is preferred. Work experience must include a thorough knowledge of high and low pressure HVAC systems and boiler operation knowledge is preferred.


Skills: Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and electrical schematics is preferred. Ability to use test equipment and small hand and power tools, such as drills, oxygen-acetylene torches, volt-ohmmeters, circuit testers, and manifold gauges, is required.


License: Must have verifiable certification by the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) for handling all types of refrigerants. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to I00 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all College buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards.


Other: Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to HVAC work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed. Must be able to pass a background screening check. 

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references, to Ryan Stoudt, Director, Facilities Services Management via email to careers@alma.edu. For an Alma College application, please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/3085-application-for-employment.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on June 28, 2022