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Portland Cement Association

Portland Cement Association (PCA) (www.cement.org ), founded in 1916, is headquartered in Skokie IL. and represents 77% of US cement capacity as of April 1, 2013.
PCA’s total annual budget is approximately $50M.  Its local divisions include seven Regional Promotion Groups (RPG’s).  CTLGroup, which conducts research, testing and consulting engineering, is a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary.  PCA also provides administrative services to PCA’s Education Foundation and three non-integrated RPGs.
PCA’ mission is to “improve and expand the uses of cement and concrete through market development, research, and public affairs.”  Both national and regional programs are focused on two key areas: promotion and advocacy.  PCA is engaged in multiple industry alliances and partnerships consistent with its purpose.
Position Summary
Perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties to include the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of the Campus heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities; perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of all equipment.
Position Responsibilities
  • Inspect, repair, modify and install HVAC equipment including refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, chillers, water cooling towers, forced air converter units, pumps, automatic and hand valves, expansion valves and capillary tubes.
  • Conduct regular preventive maintenance inspections of refrigeration units, isolated heating and ventilating units, including boilers, gas and electrically operated equipment, and make necessary adjustments or repairs; service and repair evaporative coolers.
  • Repair or replace defective parts in units and equipment and their controls, including thermostats, automatic switches, fan controls, log switches, damper motors, louvers, relays, filters, controls, belts, compressors, heat exchangers, high limit controls, pressure controls, safety valves, and automatic gas valves.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools, welder torch, vacuum pump, test
             equipment utilized in the trade and a motor vehicle; maintain equipment in 
             effective and safe working condition; maintain parts and tool inventory.
  • Perform skilled electrical maintenance work in the repair, installation and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, timers, motors and wiring systems as needed; connect motors to control panels.
Position Responsibilities (CONT.):
  • Lubricate ventilation, refrigeration, and air-conditioning motors  pumps, fans, and other equipment as needed.
  • Install, rebuild, replace or repair fans, motors, thermostats, fuses, filters, bearings, valves, controls, gaskets and other equipment as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
  • Standard practices of the HVAC and refrigeration trade.
  • Theory of HVAC and refrigeration systems
  • Materials, methods and tools used in the operation and repair of HVAC and
             refrigeration systems.
  • Air compressors and pneumatic controls
  • Cooling tower and boiler water treatment.
  • Manual and electrical tools and equipment applicable to the HVAC and refrigeration trade.
  • Welding and soldering techniques.
  • Health and safety regulations.
Knowledge and Abilities (CONT.):
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of Campus heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of equipment.
  • Diagnose defects, and install, repair and maintain heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning units.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Operate specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair,
             installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and 
             refrigeration systems.
  • Maintain routine records and prepare reports.
Physical Demands
  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds.
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to
             marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes
             and gases.
Essential Skills and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certificate and two years of documentable journeyman level of operation, maintenance and repair experience in the HVAC and refrigeration trade.
  • Active Illinois state-issued HVAC journeyman or masters HVAC license
  • Valid IL Driver’s license and proof of insurance
Working Conditions
Work includes inspection of all areas, both inside and outside of buildings, in varying weather conditions. HVAC Technician is required to occasionally assist other building services personnel on large tasks and should be in good physical condition to be able to lift heavy objects and work outside in inclement weather.
Additional Information
This position description describes the general nature of the position.  The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position.  Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.
General sign-off:  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.