Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q2005 / HVAC Tech 2
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs routine repairs and maintenance on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems including air distribution machinery, pneumatic and digital controls, hot and chilled water distribution, and variable volume systems. Independently employs specially designed software and remote computer links to monitor systems and troubleshoot malfunctions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs troubleshooting and repair of building distribution systems including low pressure steam distribution, heat exchangers, hot and cold deck systems, air handlers, and pneumatic and digital controls.
  2. Performs HVAC system inspections and manufacturer-recommended preventive maintenance.
  3. Performs major component replacement work in conjunction with central energy management and control system operators.
  4. Performs seasonal overhauls and instructs repair teams in transition of systems from heating to cooling and vice versa.
  5. Monitors and adjusts system setpoints and output using remote computer links to the building's programmable logic controls.
  6. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Possession of a current New Mexico State Journeyman's Refrigeration License (JR) and EPA Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certification.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of HVAC installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Knowledge of refrigerant recovery.
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Working knowledge of HVAC and associated systems employing computer-based monitoring and control devises.
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment, plumbing, utilities, distribution systems, and controls, including maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to repair and/or replace building mechanical systems components, including programmable logic controls.
  • Ability to use computer-based monitoring and control devices in maintaining and troubleshooting HVAC systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position Requires: a) Troubleshooting and repairing commercial heating and cooling systems including combination units up to 15 tons capacity; b) Repairing low pressure steamheat exchangers, hot and cold deck systems, and pneumatic and digital controls; and c) Two HVAC-related trade licenses.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/04/2021