HVAC/Energy Management Systems Technician II

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HVAC/Energy Management Systems Technician II



Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?



Performs HVAC-R duties requiring both routine and advanced levels of professional skill and technical knowledge. Provides training and mentorship to less experienced HVAC-R employees. Performs preventative and corrective HVAC-R maintenance on building systems in accordance with department procedures and applicable codes and laws. Performs other duties as required.



85% - Essential - HVAC-R Systems Maintenance: Performs installation, diagnostics, repair, and maintenance of residential, commercial, industrial and refrigeration-based HVAC-R systems. Trouble shoots and repairs controls systems and associated equipment. Identifies maintenance risks on equipment. Interprets blueprints used to install heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment in University Buildings for trouble shooting and or review.

10% - Essential - Training and Mentorship: Leads, guides, and/or trains other HVAC-R technicians in applicable procedures and techniques. Completes training and testing to obtain and/or maintain applicable licensing or certifications.

5% - Essential - Safety: Promotes a safe workplace and safe work practices. Complies with all applicable OSHA safety mandates and enforcement of University LOTO policy. Complies with all EPA/DHEC rules. Promotes positive and productive relationships within and between shops.



Education -  High School Diploma or Equivalent and experience in the installation and maintenance of HVAC systems or in the operation and maintenance of HVAC mechanical and building control systems.
Licenses - Drivers License Class D normal < 26,000



Education -  Vocational or Technical Training - Trade School Diploma; MASC Master Certificate or Reciprocal Equivalent.
Work Experience: 8+ years



Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.



  20% - Stand for prolonged period
  20% - Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
  15% - Walk or move about
   5% - Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
  15% - Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
   5% - Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
  20% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
  15% - Recognize or inspect visually
  10% - Move, transport, raise or lower
  15% - Extends hands or arms in any direction
   5% - Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
  20% - Perceive, observe, clarity of vision



  15% - Exposure to heat or cold
   5% - Exposure to dust/fumes
  10% - Wet or humid
  10% - Noise
   5% - Vibration
   5% - Mechanical hazards
   5% - Chemical hazards
   5% - Electrical hazards
   5% - Radiant energy hazards
   5% - Burn hazards
   5% - Overnight Travel
   5% - Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)



Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00pm. Standard Hours: 40



Expected Salary Range: ($ 45,530.00 - $ 60,000.00)


Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.




Essential Level 1 employee

Required to respond during an emergency closure or modified operations in order to provide the University's initial response to the emergency situation, including the execution of mission essential functions. Some positions in this category may be required to work remotely or be on-call.



Clemson, SC



July 21, 2024



Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.      

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email hrjob@clemson.edu upon submission of your application.         



Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.