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POSITION:  Maintenance Technician - Heating/Air Conditioning (Non-Exempt)


DEPARTMENT:  Maintenance

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Director of Campus Operations

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt


LOCATION:  HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT –Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


Serves as Maintenance Technician; ensures campus facilities are operational and functioning for optimum educational experiences.

Responsible for assembly, installation, repairs and services for all elements of a wide variety of HVAC equipment.



Perform work orders as assigned.  Perform preventative maintenance as required. 

Assist in ensuring campus functions occur without any difficulties. Oversee campus facilities repair. Ensure that all residential customers live in a properly heated/cooled environment.

Advise Campus Operations Director of outcomes and recommend further action as needed. Under direction of Director of Campus Operations, maintain plan for updating current systems and fixtures prior to complete obsolescence.

Ensure campus HVAC systems are in optimal working order.

Monitor condition of university equipment, property, and vehicles. Service as needed. 

Stay current on all local, state, and national codes and regulations.

Responsible for studying building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations and upkeep necessary. 

Responsible for inspecting structure(s) to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of equipment.  Also estimates electrical loads to ensure proper amperage is used.

Replaces filters, thermostats, coils, condensers, fan coils, duct, and piping as needed. 

Installs and repairs HVAC systems including but not limited to split systems, heat pumps, window units, fan coils, VAV’s, boilers, and exhausts.

Assists in upkeep of the Central Plant as required.

Ensure all licenses remain current.

Assist other technicians in the performance of their duties.

Adhere to the HSU Personnel and Safety Handbook(s).

Performs other duties as assigned in all fields.


There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position, except for student workers.

COMPETENCIES:   This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position. 

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.  

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, Human Resources/Payroll systems for Timecard Entry, Order Processing Software, Internet, etc.


High School Diploma and 2-3 years minimum of related experience required. 

Technical education and 1-2 years minimum of related experience is preferred.  

Repair and Call-out Experience preferred.


EPA Recovery License preferred.

Able to achieve above licensures within 24 months.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. 

Frequently stands for prolonged periods of time. Frequent heavy lifting (50-60 pounds) or dragging required.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is a Non-Exempt/Hourly position. A regular 40-hour workweek is required plus occasional overtime as this position does require employee to be “on call” periodically.

This position requires traditional work hours as well as regular weekend work and occasional evening and/or holiday scheduled work in order to meet internal and/or external deadlines along with maintenance of emergencies, etc.

Must be able to work flexible shift when required.

On-call duty is required when a response is necessary.

All hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FLSA guidelines.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

Additional travel may be required on occasion. 

HSU Maintenance Uniform is provided and required to be worn while on duty.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.