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HVAC Technician
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Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Location Cincinnati
Duration
Company Information Hines

Cincinnati, OH
Website: http://hines.com
Job Description

Summary Description: Under minimal supervision, operates and maintains all building equipment and systems, troubleshoots operations failures and re-establishes building services.



Primary Duties/Responsibilities:


Under limited supervision, the Operations Engineer is responsible for the following:


§ Perform preventive maintenance and repairs on all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems including, but not limited to pumps, chillers, boilers, air compressors and air handling units.


§ Make adjustments and changes to HVAC and related equipment in order to maintain established operating criteria within the guidelines set forth by the Supervisor.


§ Perform general repairs, maintenance and replacement of building components including, but not limited to: building fixtures and appliances, plumbing, electrical and A/C controls.


§ Participate in the water treatment chemical programs established in the property


§ Maintain operation logs and files, where appropriate, to include, but not limited to: central plant operations, chemical consumption logs and other equipment or operation inspection logs specific to the property.


§ Apply working knowledge and skills in HVAC distribution and controls in order to make adjustments and/or corrective actions to resolve work orders.


§ Provide prompt and courteous response to tenant requests within the guidelines set forth by Hines.


§ Maintain ethical, professional and courteous relations with contractors and tenants.


§ Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the entire operation staff and perform as a team member.


§ Demonstrate full competency in all current Hines and property emergency procedures including but not limited to:


§ Assist with directing building occupants with evacuations


§ Assist with bomb searches


§ Assist with life safety system alarms


§ Assist emergency authorities and response teams


§ Utilize fire alarm and life safety systems at assigned property and make adjustments as needed.


§ Adhere to all Hines and property policies and procedures and perform all duties in a safe manner and help ensure compliance with city, state and federal safety and environmental laws, codes, standards and regulations.


§ Actively participate in required training activities and seminars

Qualifications EXPERIENCE:
* Two years commercial HVAC or related experience

EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent

SKILLS:
* Successful completion of the Introductory Core and Technical Core Modules of the Hines Engineering Training Program.
* Display proficiency in two (2) or more categories of the Engineering Efficient Practices and possess ability to provide training in these areas.
* Well-developed strong knowledge in the operation and maintenance of all building equipment and systems.
* Ability to troubleshoot standard operations and repair problems along with restoring service with minimal to no supervision.
* Read and use all types of testing equipment, analog digital multi-meters, pressure and temperature indicating and recording devices, air flow measuring devices, and leak detection devices
* Knowledge and proper use of basic hand tools (i.e. socket sets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and hammers, etc.)
* Read and understand a variety of instructions, including equipment instruction manuals, furnished in written, oral, or schedule form
Understand correct usage of power tools (pneumatic, electric or engine drive), drill motors, saws, grinder, and impact wrenches, etc.
* Perform mathematical computations related to building operations for problem solving building comfort and operation issues.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
* Possess strong computer skills in order to effectively administer and implement changing requirements within the engineering programs.
* Interact with employees, visitors and contractors with poise and diplomacy.
* Maintain calm demeanor in emergency situations
* Understand and apply correct usage of all personal safety equipment
* When applicable*, obtain required city and/or government licenses or permits (i.e. Boiler Operating Permit, State Maintenance Electrician’s License, EPA CFC Universal Certification Technician certificate, etc.)

*If, upon hire or promotion to this position, an individual does not have the required permits or licenses,
the individual will obtain those permits or licenses within six months of the hire/promotion, or six months
from the date eligible for the license or permit.


PHYSICAL ABILITIES/WORKING CONDITIONS:
* Work indoors approximately 80% of the time and outdoors approximately 20% of the time
* Use olfactory, auditory and visual senses
* Work standing all day
* Lift 25 lbs. or more
* Climb up and down stairs and ladders
* Access remote work areas and confined spaces (i.e., crawl spaces, roofs)
* Use full range of manual dexterity (i.e., sitting, squatting, bending, kneeling, walking, and lifting)
* Meet the shift working requirements of the assigned property; shifts may include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and some holidays.
* Work overtime as business needs deem appropriate
How to Apply Please send resumes to Mike Seyferth at mike.seyferth@hines.com
Email Resume To mike.seyferth@hines.com

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