MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr HVAC Mechanic - Fac Mgt RAF South Campus in Houston, Texas

Ideal candidate will have two years of supervisory/team lead experience and/or one year of experience with MD Anderson building systems specifications and Owner Design Guidelines. Valid Class A, B or C Texas driver's license and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.

The primary purpose of the Senior HVAC Mechanic position is to provide supervision of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration work (HVAC/R) including sheet metal ductwork and control instrumentation. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and service of mechanical and related systems, equipment, and fixtures in the Research & Education Facilities areas.


Installs, maintains and repairs HVAC systems. Makes initial settings and final adjustments of commercial HVAC systems and modifies existing installations to obtain required results. Monitors and troubleshoots HVAC issues through BAS systems and/or other diagnostic tools. Follows schedule of preventive maintenance and makes recommendations regarding major overhaul of systems. May order materials and maintain inventory. Coordinates and prioritizes the workflow of technicians and mechanics. Investigates outages. Participates in the development of the "Owners Design Guidelines", project design phases and review processes. Inspects contracted HVAC work to ensure repairs and installations are compliant. Functions as a point of contact for vendors. Prepares and submits reports. Participates in process improvement initiatives. May precept staff.


Ensure Proper Operation of Equipment and Maintain O&M Warehouse Inventory

  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert with regards to troubleshooting HVAC issues, coordinating contractors and interacting with external business units.

  • Assist in implementing a Predictive Maintenance Program for all critical HVAC equipment.

  • Requisition parts and materials by utilizing Stock Issue Forms through the O&M Warehouse to repair air handlers, terminal boxes, exhaust fans and other HVAC related equipment.

  • Perform required scheduled preventive maintenance on all HVAC and related equipment assigned to the Knight Road AC (KAC) shop.

  • Maintain and repair all mixing boxes controlling temperatures.

    Assist in keeping accurate and up-to-date information on the Apogee, DDC Control, Air Balance, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), Computer Control System, Inspection Reports and Punch Lists

  • Conduct daily inspections of all HVAC equipment for proper operation by way of the building management control systems.

  • Check and monitor on a daily basis the Small Animal Facility temperatures and humidity visually and by way of the building management control systems.

  • Assist Work Control team in keeping accurate and up to date information on all assets that are assigned to the KAC shop.

  • Monitor and maintain the Animal and Lab room temperatures and humidity via use of the building automation systems (BAS) and associated calibration tools.

  • Check, repair, calibrate and program DDC controls for temperature, humidity, and lighting control.

  • Perform and maintain rooms/buildings air balancing to ensure correct pressurization of the area.

  • Maintain all Phoenix Control Valves (exhaust and supply systems) CFH's and BSC's to achieve the proper air balance.

  • Assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of variable frequency drives controlling AHU's and exhausts fans.

  • Troubleshoot and repair Staefa and Apogee building management control systems.

  • Participate in inspections for both new and re-model projects to identify discrepancies or deviations from specifications.

  • Participate in walk-through inspections of construction projects and create punch lists of discrepancies.

  • Review and comment on drawings and specification documents for Third Party construction projects to verify code/The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center standards compliance.

    Maintain an Efficient Response to Work Orders and Assist Other Shops

  • Perform preventive maintenance of all roof top exhaust fans, air handling units, fan coil units, terminal boxes and DX units.

  • Respond to all code red activations.

  • Respond to customer service requests.

  • Respond to customers' hot and cold room temperature calls.

  • Maintain and repair air distribution terminal boxes and devices.

  • Provide back-up support for the other crafts (refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance).

  • Assist with repair on all DDC controls (analog or digital), conduit, and control wiring.

  • Perform on-call responses when scheduled.

    Maintain Critical Alarm Systems

  • Respond to customer requests for critical equipment alarm installations, disables, disconnects and information.

  • Respond to all critical alarms.

  • Monitor all building temperature, humidity and pressurization systems using the BAS; respond as necessary to ensure proper and reliable operations.

    Other duties as assigned.

Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Eight years experience in a mechanical field to include commercial installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC, refrigeration, control systems or other mechanical environments. Seven years of experience required with preferred Associates degree, as referenced by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). Six years of experience required with preferred Bachelors degree, as referenced by the TDLR.

Certification: Universal Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Valid Class A, B or C Texas driver's license and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.

Salary Range: $44,800 - $56,000 - $67,200

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 67,200