Website South Dakota State University

Deadline:  Open until filled

Salary Range CG IH: $19.07 – $24.30/hour  

12 months, 100% time

SDSU, rated the #2 Best Employer in the State of South Dakota by Forbes, is seeking experienced HVAC technicians with problem-solving skills and the ability to jump from job to job based on customer needs.

Job Responsibilities:  The purpose of this position is to operate, maintain and repair hydronic heating and cooling systems including pumps, expansion tanks, air separators, air vents, steam traps and valves. This position will also maintain air conditioning equipment from small fractional horsepower compressors up to 500 to chillers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

HVAC and control systems for both small and large commercial sized equipment
Hydronic systems
Computers and computer systems for managing work orders

Skill & Ability to:

Keep all temperature control systems, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems adjusted, calibrated and reliably operational
Diagnose problems, repair and maintain specialized HVAC equipment and systems
Install new systems and controls
Maintain records and order inventory and supplies
Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
Work independently and part of a team

Required license: Valid driver’s license is required. Refrigeration certification is required or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment is required.

Comments: Commercial HVAC experience is preferred. We provide all the tools you need to do your job, including a vehicle and mobile devices. Position is subject to On Call Duty for emergency problems. SDSU is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Posting#: CSA00746P

Benefits:  SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance. 

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to  SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Michelle Johnson, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128

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