HVAC Technician – Physical Plant


This full-time position performs duties related to the repair, maintenance, operation, adjustment and installation of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, and related electronic/pneumatic controls.



Installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Refrigeration and air conditioning include ice machines, refrigeration units, chillers, DX systems, cooling towers, pumps and testing, interpretation, analysis and corrective actions of weather treatment chemistry.
  • Heating system includes boilers (steam and hot water), furnaces, steam systems, steam traps, and storage tanks.
  • Air handling and ventilation includes air handling units, lab fume hoods, exhaust systems and fans, make-up air units, heat recovery units and air compressor systems.
  • Natatorium pool duties includes pool equipment, filtration system, pumping, valves and interpretation, analysis and corrective actions of water treatment chemistry.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of building HVAC pneumatic and computerized digital equipment control systems.
  • Daily spot-checks of equipment across campus; scheduling and supervising periodic cleaning.
  • Assist other trades as needed.


Requirements and Knowledge:

  • A high school diploma.
  • Associate’s Degree, vocational, or technical school in HVAC Training preferred; and three years related work experience. Military service with appropriate specialization may substitute for education.
  • EPA Refrigeration Reclamation Certificate
  • IL State driver’s license
  • Awareness of and adherence to safety protocols are of paramount importance.
  • Physically able to climb stairs and ladders, often with equipment. Ability to lift 75-100 lbs.
  • Ability to perform duties within environment of heat plant, exposure to extreme heat and active steam lines. Must work in confined spaces. 
  • This position requires an on-call rotation among crew members.



Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html.  For full consideration, please submit application. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.


Send to:

Illinois Wesleyan University

Human Resources, Holmes 209

1312 Park Street

Bloomington, Il  61701

Email:  hr@iwu.edu

Fax:  309-556-1710


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation and physical.

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