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Trades Specialist

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Miami University
January 10, 2018
Job Type
Hourly Wage


Job ID:  5157 - AFSCME - FT (Hourly)

Performs moderately complex repair or construction of university facilities or property which require specialized training in a skilled trade.

Position’s primary purpose is to ensure, through the HVAC retro commissioning process, that all BAS control devices are in good working order and that any repairs are completed promptly and properly.

Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Reviews job orders and blueprints or drawings; inspects site and consults with client; determines best method to complete project.
  • Estimates amount of materials and equipment needed to complete project; arranges for materials to be at job site.
  • Performs complex repair or installation on University facilities and property using expertise acquired through specialized training in a skilled trade.
  • Assists outside contractors as needed; assists craftspersons from other trades as needed.
  • Maintains and cleans tools and equipment; maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • May prepare some paperwork; may maintain files.
  • HVAC Retro Commissioning- Perform retro commissioning of HVAC equipment and BAS control system devices as needed; may work as part of a team to accomplish retro commissioning tasks.
  • Operations and Monitoring Function – Ability to diagnose and repair BAS field panels and components; monitors and responds to alarms generated by the BAS;  monitors and responds to communication trunk alarms and panel network issues.


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Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires nine months training beyond high school in a skilled trade and two years of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Driver's license required.

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