Heat & A/C Mechanic


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Heating & Air Conditioning Shop (10000960)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position installs, maintains, modifies, overhauls, serves, and repairs of all types of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and equipment. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Installs, maintains, adjusts, modifies, and performs major overhaul and repair of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems by interpreting blueprints, manufacturer specifications, written and verbal instructions.
  • Makes initial settings and final adjustments of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and modifies existing installations to obtain required results.
  • Installs, troubleshoots, repairs or calibrates, and maintains reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, direct expansion systems, electric blast coils, immersion coils, pumps, fans, starters, pneumatic and electric controls, electrostatic filters, domestic refrigerators, laboratory ultra low temperature boxes, walk-in coolers and freezers, fountain equipment, ice makers, radiators, and other types of heating equipment.
  • Checks and adjusts complete heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems after installation.
  • Charges all types of refrigeration equipment.
  • Follows a predetermined schedule of preventive maintenance; makes recommendations regarding major overhaul of systems.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to lower rated personnel.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Installs and maintains heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems.
  2. Adjusts and modifies existing installations to obtain required results.
  3. Performs preventive maintenance.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).




Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.




Incumbent must receive an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal certification within first 6 months of employment.




Incumbent must have a valid Driver’s license.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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