HVAC Technician I, Sterling and Francine Clark Art & Institute

About the Clark

The Clark is a leading cultural institution and actively seeks employees who are energized and motivated by its dual mission as an art museum and a center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art. The Clark’s mission and its geographical location define three essential aspects of its character and identity: the quality of its art, the beauty of its pastoral setting, and the depth of its commitment to the generation of ideas. Clark employees enjoy the opportunity to live and work in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, a place of rich natural beauty, a dynamic environment defined by its deep cultural resources, and a region that is growing as both a center of innovation and a major tourist destination. The Clark offers a competitive salary and medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our employees also enjoy generous vacation, sick leave, personal days, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Position Summary

The Clark Art Institute seeks an HVAC Technician I. This position assists with the smooth functioning of all components relating to the HVAC and associated infrastructure systems. The HVAC Technician I assists with the service and scheduling of maintenance for all related mechanical equipment and associated accessories and controls, and performs a wide variety of duties involved with repairing, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance of the Clark’s building mechanical and support-related systems including geothermal water supply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Perform maintenance, diagnosis, repair, and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, control devices, and related equipment to assure maximum operation efficiency.
  • Perform regular inspections of the Institute’s building HVAC and infrastructure support systems to identify problems and schedule appropriate corrective action as required.
  • Perform preventive maintenance to various building operating systems such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the computerized “Building Management System”, including running scheduled diagnostic system checks.
  • Perform corrective measures as required.
  • Maintain all tools and equipment to ensure proper and safe working order.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations for fuels, refrigerants, and hazardous materials, in addition to following general safety rules, regulations, and practices.
  • May work as a team with grounds and facilities staffs for special events.
  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance to buildings including to: roof drains, windows, interior and exterior finishes, wells, woodwork, etc.
  • Participate in on-call system, which includes one on-call week out of every five weeks, and requires living within a one-hour drive of the Clark.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Skills:

  • High school diploma, GED, or suitable equivalent.

Work Experience:

  • Three or more years of experience as an HVAC technician or similar position, or equivalence in education preferred.
  • Understanding of principles of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.
  • Working knowledge of boiler systems.
  • Proficient in balancing air and water treatment systems in line with HVAC protocols.
  • Ability to work after hours, over weekends, and on public holidays with short or no notice.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands:
    • Able to perform the following physical requirements continuously:
      • Lifting under 40 lbs.
      • Standing.
      • Walking on uneven surfaces.
      • Climbing stairs.
      • Bending.
      • Simple hand grasping.
    • Able to perform the following physical requirements frequently:
      • Lifting over 40 lbs.
      • Using oil or chemicals.
      • Climbing ladders.
      • Stooping.
      • Walking on wet or slippery surfaces.
      • Reaching.
  • Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces, mechanical spaces, and the outdoors. The noise level ranges from low to high. The environment is frequently dusty, and there is exposure to fumes and hot and cold temperatures. Work sometimes needs to be performed in confined spaces.

Employment at the Clark is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant.

The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.


2020-01-10T15:03:11-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Careers, Construction, Entry-Level, Mid-Level|