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HVAC Mechanic II
Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Posted 07/26/2021
Admin-Facilities Management
Salary $36,980 - $45,430  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title: HVAC Mechanic II

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 650660

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Facilities

Location of Position: Hardin Valley

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:


Unofficial Transcripts

Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Facilities

The mission of the Pellissippi State Facilities is to provide consistent and quality maintenance, operations, custodial, and facility planning services in a customer oriented, efficient, and responsible manner for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the states 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Womens suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19th amendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville https://www.visitknoxville.com, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center https://www.beckcenter.net, the Knoxville Urban League https://thekaul.org, Knoxville City https://knoxvilletn.gov, Knox County https://knoxcounty.org, My Knox Village http://myknoxvillage.com/business-directory/wpbdp_category/special-needsdisability-services/, Knox Pride https://knoxpride.com/equality, Centro Hispano de East TN https://www.centrohispanotn.org, and Knoxville chamber https://www.knoxvillechamber.com

Position Summary:

To perform preventative and corrective maintenance on HVAC and electrical systems and to install new equipment as needed. Respond to work orders and complaints regarding HVAC-related issues. Troubleshoot and repair equipment to insure proper heating and cooling temperatures in all buildings. Prepare filter and belt orders and other HVAC parts as needed.

Essential Functions:

85% Troubleshoot and perform repairs on HVAC equipment. Inform supervisor of needed repairs not able to be completed in-house. Perform scheduled preventive maintenance to all building HVAC systems to include motors, air compressors, thermostats, air conditioning units, replacement of belts and filters; lubrication of systems, cooling towers, boilers, chillers, air handlers.

10% Assist HVAC Mechanic in maintenance of HVAC systems and any large HVAC projects. Order and maintain inventory control of HVAC filters and belts.

5% Assist in building maintenance duties as necessary, setups, emergency maintenance and other duties as assigned.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Job Requirements:

High school diploma/equivalent

Valid Tennessee drivers license

EPA certification

Minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance to include 6 months in Building Maintenance

Experience with commercial boiler and chiller systems, heat pump systems, natural gas and electrical powered systems

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience

Preferred experience:

Journeyman level experience


Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently
Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organization skills
Excellent mechanical skills

Scope of Responsibility:

The ability to analyze electrical system and HVAC system problems, reach timely and logical conclusions, and knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Journeyman level experience is preferred. The ability to operate motor vehicles in a safe manner at all times and the ability to work occasional emergency situations on evenings and weekends including snow and ice removal. Having the knowledge and being able to analyze any and all technical and complex problems that may occur in the HVAC system. In this position, the employee must always follow the policies set forth by Pellissippi State Community College, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the State of Tennessee along with the safety regulations set forth by OSHA.

Physical Demands:

Bending, straightening, climbing, walking, and working on a ladder on a daily basis. Lifting 60 pounds, carrying 50 pounds, and crawling on a weekly basis. Yes, it does. Being able to hear the equipment running and being able to distinguish if equipment is operating properly is important. Yes, it does. It requires being able to inspect equipment so it can be properly installed or repaired and to insure personal safety. Being able to see what you are doing is important as well. Yes, it does. It requires being able to troubleshoot equipment and installing all types of HVAC equipment and to insure HVAC equipment will work properly.


All mechanical rooms have high noise levels. Outside work is often in rain and/or other extreme temperatures. Wet environments when cleaning cooling tower. Also, working in dirty or dusty spaces such as air handlers and return fans. Working from heights which could lead to a fall. Working with power tools which could result in a cut. Working around electricity which could cause shock. Working with equipment under pressure could result in eye damage. Working with live equipment which presents a risk of unintended start up. Working with water treatment chemicals may result in eye injuries, respiratory injuries, and/or skin injuries.

Pay Rate: $36,980 - $45,430/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community Colleges Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at recruiting@pstcc.edu.

A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.

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