Maintenance Technician III, HVAC

first_imgClose visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparingand analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, and/orextensive reading PURPOSE AND SCOPE:The Maintenance Technician III, HVAC maint ains and service srepairs on campus-wide heating, ventilating, and air-conditioningsystems. Installs and replaces parts for existing units accordingto specifications and established safety guidelines. Performs avariety of complicated tasks relying on experience and independentjudgmen t to plan and carry out goals. May lead and coordinate thework of other HVA C employees. Assists Senior Maintenance Techs andFacilities management as needed.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : Ability to receive detailed information through oralcommunication, and to m ake the discrimination in soundExtending hand(s) and arm(s) in any directionExpressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken wordincluding those activities in which they must convey detailed orimportant spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly,or quickly WORKING SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS: Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in aMicrosoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other generaloffice equipment ; g as and electric powered tools and equipmenttypical in the HVAC industry, including but not limited to airconditioning and heating systems, vacuum devices, saws, drills, andvehiclesInterface with internal and external contacts as needed tocarry out the functions of the positionWork is performed both indoors in a climate-controlled officeenvironment and outdoors with exposure to normal atmosphericconditions, dirt, dust, weather variables, etc.Potential risks exist due to handling power tools, equipment,and chemicalsPosition involves intensive physical labor associated withmaintenance work and requires safety precautions at all times Capable of safely operating powered equipment, such as: saws,drills, and sanders, brush hog, tractor and be able to determinewhich equipment to use for a particular purposePicking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily withfingers rather than with the whole hand as in handlingPicking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with thewhole handExerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/ornegligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry,push, pull or otherwise move obj ects, including the humanbody PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Commitment to MissionThis job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission ofLone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professionalcommunication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship,respect and accountability to LSC students and employees isessential.Cultural Beliefs Ability to perform labor intensive work associa ted withfacilities maintenance The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” isdesigned to recognize colleges that have been successful increating great workplaces and to further research and understandingof the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impacton organizational culture at higher education institutions.Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidencein Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace &Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .Campus Marketing StatementLone Star College-KingwoodLone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transferand career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSCis training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the communitycollege experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head,Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution ofhigher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impactof nearly $3 billion.LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two universitycenters, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, iscontinuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle ofHigher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.Lone Star College-Kingwood, an innovative and dynamic communitycollege located in the pine-forested suburbs of northeast Houston,has an opening for someone interested in working with a diversegroup of colleagues who want to make a difference in the lives ofstudents and grow professionally. Kingwood focuses on fulfillingindividual dreams and enhancing community life and offers uniqueprograms in respiratory care, computer gaming and dentalhygiene.Campus address is 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339.Job Description Directs and participates in preventive, corrective, and generalmaintenance a nd installation of HVAC systemsRecords daily maintenance activities lo g and produces periodicreportsProvides advice and council to HVAC maintenan ce crew relativeto daily tasksAssist other HVAC staff with the performance of their duties asneededAssists in annual inve ntory of maintenance departmentAssists with preparation of Requests for Bids for facilitiesenhancements and equipment/tool purchases. Compiles informationfrom responses to bids and makes recommendations for selection ofvendors and pur chase of equipment and servicesActively follows college, state, and federal guidelinesregarding safety and helps ensure that others in the department doas wellAssists with input of the annual department budgetResponsible for other reason able related duties asassigned Must be well organized and possess int erpersonal communicationskillsAbility to understand and follow and issue directions givenorally and in writing, and must be able to read and understand blueprints One LSCStudent FocusedOwn ItAdvance EquityCultivate CommunityChoose Learning KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Length of time (specific months and years) of employmentIf the position was full time or part timeIf the position was paid or unpaidUnofficial transcript for highest earned degree SalaryHiring salary range is $46,300 – $53,245Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all postedfull-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fallin that range is determined by your related experience andeducation. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone StarCollege, the resume submitted in the application process will beutilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlinedbelow will provide the Office of Human Resources everything neededto determine an accurate starting salary.Your resume should provide a complete picture of your workexperience. The resume should include the following information foreach position listed: High school diploma and at least 3 years of related workexperience, or an equivalent combinat ion of education andexperienceHVAC or Type II EPA CertificationMust have valid Texas driver’s license and be eligible forinsurance coverage Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred inthe Lone Star College job description should be included in theresume submitted.Benefits Marketing StatementBy joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a partof an organization that offers a supportive, collegial workenvironment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a fullcomprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous numberof paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuitionwaiver, professional development opportunities and more.Special InstructionsGo to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top ofthe page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the titleonce you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attachedyour cover letter with your resume.If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty,Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include thefollowing to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, TeachingPhilosophy, and unofficial transcripts.You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 charactersor less.How to ApplyALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLYWe will not accept application material received via fax, email,mail, or hand delivered.Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for theacademic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications onyour profile, you will begin receiving electronic communicationregarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you byphone, or email to schedule an interview.Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under whichLone Star College provides the federal government with informationfrom each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm that the employee isauthorized to work in the United States.More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions aresubject to a criminal background check.last_img read more

Mole Control

first_imgDo you have mysterious tunnels running through your lawn or flowerbeds? If so, a mole has likely invaded your yard, and you are not alone. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents receive several calls this time of year from home owners whose lawns have been taken over by these small, burrowing rodents. The eastern mole, with its pointed snout, small eyes and ears, short tail and rounded front paws, is the species most often found burrowing through Georgians’ grass and flowers. They live underground and rarely leave the safety of their burrows and are most active in the early morning or late evening hours. Despite their reclusive nature, you can recognize their presence by the ridges and tunnels they make in the soil. The number of tunnels in your lawn is no indication of the number of moles you have. One mole can construct many tunnels and runways. The mole builds the majority of these tunnels in search of food and only uses a few on a regular basis. Contrary to popular belief, moles do not feed on the roots of grass or flowers. They prefer to feed on insects, earthworms and grubs. However, their tunnels can cause the plant roots to dry out, which causes the plant to dry out and die. When the weather and soil are dry, tunnels created by moles can cause more damage than when water is plentiful. Generations of gardeners have invented different home remedies to control moles, but the results are inconsistent and generally ineffective. Commonly recommended mole repellants, like pickle juice, bubble gum, red pepper, bleach, mothballs, human hair, windmills, ultrasonic devices and castor oil, will do little to repel moles. There are a few strategies, however, that have been proven to control moles. First, you should get rid of their food source by treating for grubs or mole crickets. You also can try applying a poison gel-worm bait to try to kill the rodents. If that’s not successful, try trapping the moles. The key is to identify the active tunnels before you set the trap or apply the gel worms. Insecticides, poisoned gel worms and traps are available at most home and garden centers. If those tactics fail, you can always turn to your four-legged housemates. Family dogs and cats will be happy to help evict problem moles. For additional information on controlling moles and other wildlife in your landscape, search “wildlife” on the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

Girls’ soccer: Bucksport defeats Calais; Tigers top DI-S, Narraguagus

first_imgBUCKSPORT — With the high school soccer season heating up, two local girls’ teams have secured vital wins as they push toward the Class C North playoffs.The Bucksport and Sumner girls closed out September by climbing up the standings and inching closer to appearances in the postseason. The Golden Bucks recorded a win Monday against a formidable Calais squad, and the Tigers earned shutouts against Deer Isle-Stonington and Narraguagus last week to reach the halfway mark on a three-game winning streak.On Monday, Bucksport hosted No. 4 Calais (7-2) and earned a 3-1 win to improve to 5-4 and move into fifth place. The Golden Bucks got two goals from Ella Hosford and one from Johanna Stiles.Sumner hosted Deer Isle-Stonington on Wednesday and completed a season sweep of the Mariners with a 2-0 win. Amanda Brooks scored the first goal for the Tigers with an assist from Scarlet Capitano, and Skylar Soule scored the second unassisted.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Tigers then took on rival Narraguagus on Saturday and came away with a 6-0 win in Harrington. Soule led the way with two goals and three assists for the Tigers, who also got goals from Brooks, Brianna Flaherty and Sage Soule to improve to the 5-2 and move into eighth place in Class C North.Teams seeded 1-6 in the region this year will earn byes to the quarterfinals. Teams seeded 7-10 will qualify for the preliminary round with No. 7 hosting No. 10 and No. 8 hosting No. 9.Bucksport and Sumner will face off Thursday, Oct. 3, when the Golden Bucks host the Tigers at 4 p.m. Bucksport will then play a road games against Washington Academy (3-3-1; 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4), and Sumner will host Calais at noon Saturday, Oct. 5.last_img read more

Women of Troy face off against San Diego State

first_imgThe Women of Troy won their first road game of the season on Tuesday against UC Santa Barbara 62-51, after splitting four home games to start the regular season. They will now travel to San Diego to take on the Aztecs  Friday night.Junior forward Cassie Harberts led USC (3-2) against the Gauchos with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds, scoring double digits for the first five games of the season, and freshman guard Jordan Adams finished with 12 points on 4 3-pointers. Harberts is averaging 17.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, leading USC in both categories.“I thought they were great,” associate head coach Daron Park said. “Anytime you go on the road and get a win, you gotta feel good about it. There’s still things we’re continuing to work on every day and there are things we definitely want to identify and get better, but what’s really encouraging about this group is that every game we’re making progress.”USC has outrebounded all five of its opponents this season, and has turned the ball over 12, 15 and 18 times in their last three games, respectively, after committing 24 turnovers in their first two games. The Aztecs present a different challenge for USC.“San Diego’s a little bit different than Santa Barbara,” said senior forward Christina Marinacci. “They’re a little more athletic, they have a 6’6” post … We have to really focus in on that and play up to their intensity. They’re gonna be super athletic so we just need to make sure that we do the little things, we box out, we talk on defense and it should handle the athleticism in itself.”The Aztecs (3-2) played a pair of games last week, beating Auburn 78-57 and losing to Colorado 67-53. They are led in scoring by Courtney Clements with 17.6 points per game, and led in rebounding by Erimma Amarikwa with 6.8 rebounds per game. They won the Mountain West Conference last season, finishing 26-7 and reaching the first round of the NCAA Championships.“San Diego State’s a really good ball club,” Park said, “They’re tremendously well-coached, they’re very physical, they’re aggressive, they love to try and disrupt you defensively with what they do. We’re working on still running our stuff, being strong with the basketball, being physical when we set screens, all of those tiny things just to ensure that we’re still gonna get good shots tomorrow night.”The last contest between the two teams was at the Women of Troy Basketball Classic at the Galen Center in 2010, which USC won 74-64 to win the tournament. Ashley Corral led the Women of Troy with 23 points in that game. USC is 28-7 against San Diego State all-time, including winning the past four meetings. The last Aztec win over USC was a 67-66 win in the 1995-96 season.USC finishes its stretch of road games on Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Fresno State before returning home to take on Texas A&M on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Galen Center.last_img read more