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HVAC Technician

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 515390
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

The HVAC Technician is part of a team that services, maintains, diagnoses problems, and repairs air conditioning systems and refrigeration equipment in order to provide a safe, well maintained, comfortable living, learning, and working environment for students, residents, faculty, staff and guests of Kansas State University. 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Diagnoses problems and repairs walk/in freezers, upright/chest type refrigerators, ice machines, milk machines, ice cream machines and water coolers.
  • Checks, conducts and follows preventive maintenance schedule on highly technical chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, vacuum pumps and related controls and equipment in a large complex of residence halls.
  • Installs, services, and maintains energy management systems, HVAC, air conditioning and heat pump systems and equipment in a variety of large residence halls and food service facilities.
  • Services electrical and plumbing components related to refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
  • Performs other duties including recordkeeping, organizing tools. Participates in work activities as a productive and engaged team member.
  • Promotes a harmonious work environment that espouses civility and the University Principles of Community.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Housing and Dining Services is a large, self-operated auxiliary department serving more than 4,000 students that call the K-State campus home.  This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:


Worksite Options:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

The service nature of this position requires work on-site.  Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires two years of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer Mechanical License.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment and materials used in trade.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Prefer four years’ experience at the journeyman level.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license upon employment.
  • EPA universal refrigerant certificate upon employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$19.90 - $30.84 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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