Classified - Discretionary Transfer - HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist Adv

Code: 091 Posted: 12/01/2014

The University of Wisconsin Parkside currently has a HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist-Advanced vacancy in theFacilities Management Center. This is a classified, full-time, first-shift, non-represented position. Class Title Code 77262. ERS Job Announcement Code 14-xxxx.

Who is Eligible: This job opportunity is open ONLY to current classified employees in Wisconsin State Civil Service who meet the position qualifications and whose current classification has a counterpart pay range equal to or higher than the pay range of the classification. This job opportunity is also open to persons eligible for reinstatement into classified Wisconsin State Civil Service.Refer to WI HR Handbook Chapter 780, Counterpart Pay Ranges at

Current or former State employees with transfer/voluntary demotion/reinstatement eligibility at or above the following counterpart pay ranges are eligible to apply for this position:

  • Administrative Support – Pay Range 02-15

  • Blue Collar & Non-Building Trades – Pay Range 03-15

  • Security and Public Safety – Pay Range 05-15/40

  • Technical – Pay Range 06-15

  • Fiscal & Staff Services – Pay Range 07-04

  • Professional Employees in Research, Statistics and Analysis – Pay Range 08-04

  • Professional Social Services – Pay Range 12-07/64

  • Education – Pay Range 13-04

  • Engineering – Pay Range 14-14

  • Science – Pay Range 15-04

  • Law Enforcement – 36-15/40

    General Broad Band – Pay Range 81-04

If you are unsure of your pay range, please contact Deborah Pierre-Louis in Human Resources at 262-595-2263 or Employees who are At-Risk or who have been laid off and have restoration rights may also apply (must provide a copy of your At Risk letter).

Area of Competition: Employee Referral Service/Transfer/Demotion/Reinstatement

Job Duties: Under General Supervision, this position performs difficult and complex technical work related to environmental control and HVAC systems. This position has primary responsibility to maintain air conditioning and refrigeration systems as assigned. The position also works with the energy management system and must be able to effectively develop EMS programs to connect to and control equipment they have primary responsibility to maintain. This position also works directly with engineering firms and private contractors in the development and installation of these environmental control and HVAC systems. This position is also required to obtain and maintain required State certifications to work with refrigerants, maintain a valid driver license and is required to be listed on the Department “on-Call List” and is subject to be called in to respond to facility emergencies on nights and weekends. A complete position description can be found here.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and ability to operate and maintain computerized Energy Management Systems (EMS); maintain centralized chiller operations, including cooling towers, pumps, water treatment; knowledge to maintain pneumatic and electronic control systems; knowledge of commercial/industrial type building mechanical systems; knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and equipment; knowledge of the usage of hand tools, test equipment and calibration. Ergonomic requirements include the ability to walk, bend, climb ladders and stairs, lift objects in tight places, drive, and operate a computer keyboard/type frequently.

Qualifications: Must have a general education in maintenance of heating and ventilation systems, troubleshooting steam systems, calibration of control systems components; experience in refrigeration and air conditioning systems; possess an EPA Refrigerant, Handling, Reclamation and Recovery Certification within 6 months of employment, have a valid driver license, be at least 18 years of age and have a high school degree or equivalency

Salary: Pay will be based on the rules that apply to compensation upon transfer, reinstatement or voluntary demotion transactions. Pay will not be less than the minimum of the 03-15 pay range, $19.298/hour. A six month permissive probation period may be required.

Special Notes: Information regarding campus safety and creating a bias free environment is available on our website at Printed copies of the information are available from UW-Parkside Police and Public Safety, 262-595-2455, Tallent Hall, Room 188. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an application. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin System Administration to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability who are applicants for employment or employees.

How to Apply: Interested, eligible internal candidates may apply by sending the following materials no later than 12/09/14:

Letter of interest/cover letter
Current resume
UW-Parkside application

For your privacy and protection, please do not include your social security number. This information may be required at a later date but is not necessary to process your application for initial consideration.

Attention materials to Deborah Pierre-Louis by e-mail to, or fax to (262) 595-2693 or mail to UW-Parkside Human Resources, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141.

Contact Name: Deborah Pierre-Louis

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2263

Contact Email:

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