Physical Plant Engineer

at Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

Posted on Mar. 29, 2018


Full Time

Rhodes College invites applications for an Engineer in Physical Plant.
The Engineer performs skilled duties including the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, ventilation, and control equipment. Performs operation, maintenance, installation, and repair of A/C, heating, and refrigeration equipment.
We are looking for an applicant that is a team player willing to "pitch-in" and help co-workers sustain a comfortable and well-maintained environment.




Education requirementsMinimum High school graduation or GED equivalency preferred.
Valid Driver's License required.
Third class steam or third class refrigeration license for Memphis/Shelby County required; first class steam or first class refrigeration license for Memphis/Shelby County preferred.

Experience requirementsThree (3) years of work experience in A/C and heating field required.
Must possess excellent customer service skills utilizing strong analytical skills, excellent communication, interpersonal and administrative skills, and be detail-oriented.


QualificationsMust pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.
Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle required.
Ability to see sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the job.
Ability to work from a ladder.

ResponsibilitiesAnalyzes and maintains chemical treatments for water in cooling towers and boiler systems. Installs, repairs, and services motors, pumps, and fans.
Repairs, replaces, sets up, calibrates, and operates control equipment to ensure efficient operation of equipment. Installs, repairs, and replaces various sized compressors.
Troubleshoots and corrects malfunctions on mechanical and electrical equipment.
Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and systems assigned to A/C and heating.
Performs inspections of all A/C and heating equipment and systems, including water lines, valves, drives, belts, steam traps, expansion tanks, etc.
Operates and assists in maintenance of electrical/pneumatic control systems. Cleans and maintains wall heaters, residential furnaces; replaces air filters.
Responds to emergencies during evening and nighttime hours.

Work hours This is a full-time position; 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday thru Thursday, with Friday and Saturday off (40 hours/week) with occasional overtime (shift is subject to change based on College needs).

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