HVAC Systems Foreman

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance, Housing, Mid-Level

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To plan and organize HVAC and mechanical system operations; supervise staff; perform maintenance and operations of HVAC and related building mechanical and high pressure boiler systems; perform related work.

Department Overview:

Housing and Residence Life manages approximately 750,000 square feet of residential living space serving over 2500 students at any given time. Our Facilities department is Customer Service focused with the goal to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our students to live, learn, and prosper in.

Level Scope:

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the HVAC Systems Foreman must:

  • Must have the skills of a journey-level person in HVAC and mechanical systems operations; maintain operational records and logs; and monitor inventories and request supplies and equipment.
  • Perform all aspects of HVAC and mechanical systems operations; operation; developing, directing, and performing preventive maintenance of heat plant systems; monitoring building and automation systems for HVAC and fire hazards; making computer commands; monitoring feed and return water pumps, sump and chemical pumps, water softeners, internal and external boiler components, and related electrical systems; maintaining fuel system components; conducting water treatment tests; monitoring and repairing geothermal pumps; maintaining heat exchangers, sand traps, check valves, and pneumatic and automatic piping systems; and assisting other maintenance and crafts staff perform their duties.
  • Oversee and direct staff and related daily operational activities in this occupational area. Schedule work; establish and adjust work schedules; evaluate staff performance; complete time sheets, accident reports, and work orders; coordinate work with contractors; train staff in HVAC and mechanical systems operations and maintenance.

40% of duties determined by department needs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Current HVAC journeyman license
  • Ability to monitor/assess performance of other individuals, or groups to make improvements or take corrective actions
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Some knowledge of: supervisory practices.
  • Good knowledge of: HVAC operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience
  • 5 years of experience as an HVAC Journeyman
Salary and Benefits: 

$26.00 – $27.00 per hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Current HVAC Journeyman License



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