Texas Tech University Tradesman - HVAC Refrigeration in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Tradesman - HVAC Refrigeration

Org Level 1:

Texas Tech University

Position Description:

Safely performs journeyman level tasks in the fabrication, construction, maintenance, alteration and repair of fixtures, equipment, structures, buildings, and built-in components for Texas Tech facilities. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Travel Required:

Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Performs renovation and new construction maintenance tasks as required. Advises shop foreman on job or project status and operational problems.

  • Assists with training of personnel in the apprenticeship-training program and on the job-related maintenance tasks.

  • Maintains vehicle, tools, equipment and materials in an orderly and safe condition. Operates vehicles including pickups, trucks and vans. Secures vehicle, equipment and areas of operation.

  • Maintains gas furnaces. Inspects, tests, cleans and repairs systems for safe and efficient operations. Adjusts or replaces electrical and gas controls as required. Maintains air compressors requires to supply compressed air for research labs.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on refrigeration, exhaust, ventilation and air production related equipment.

  • Inspects, calibrates, and tests refrigeration system devices. Performs CFC recovery and recycling and document actions for various refrigerants.

  • Assesses job or project material requirements and prepares requisition for materials from supply warehouse or vendor. Reviews job or project material requirements and prepares cost estimates.

  • Performs component replacement/repairs for refrigeration equipment and systems, and the associated distribution network to include: compressors, condensers, evaporators and associated valving.

  • Maintains records of materials and labor expended for each project or job assignment. Assesses job or project materials requirements and prepares requisition for materials from supply warehouse or vendor.

  • Completes other tasks as assigned by shop foreman.

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Preferred Qualifications:

Accredited journeyman level certified training as a refrigeration technician. A minimum of five (5) years work at the journeyman level may be substituted for one year of formal training.


Ops Div Bldg Maint & Const

Job Type:

Full Time

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group:

Skilled Craft

Occasional Duties:

Provides after hours overtime work as required. Participates in emergency call-back roster on a rotating basis.



EEO Statement:

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications:

Proficiency in written and mathematical skills as may be reflected in the completion of high school or equivalent. Three years experience in designated trade or licensed journeyman.

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