• Supervisor, Facilities - AC Specialty

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Facilities Supervisor - AC Speciality will report directly to the Facilities Operations Manager. This position has a strong focus on maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing facility plant and equipment on all systems. A very high percentage of “wrench time” is anticipated. The incumbent will be required to demonstrate technical expertise in HVAC maintenance & troubleshooting and must have experience in chilled water systems. The successful candidate must be multi-skilled in other areas such as pipe fitting, plumbing and electrical work in order to successfully complete daily/weekly work assignments. The individual in this role must be available for call-in work as well as shifts and perform other duties within their realm of responsibility as required.

    The position will have responsibilities for teams of up to 5 colleagues and as such the incumbent will have to have experience in and capable of supervising teams at multiple buildings simultaneously. Additionally, the position will be required to oversee contractor/s performances and signoff on repairs/installations. Some overtime is to be expected.

    The successful candidate must have the ability to analyze the operation of various systems, determine the cause of any problems/malfunctions and take corrective action as required in accordance with all applicable standards. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment and work across disciplines and functional areas to achieve objectives.




    • Maintain up to date & complete system documentation in a central resource location, for all repairs or changes to plant/equipment/systems.
    • Monitor the operations, make adjustments and maintain levels of refrigeration, Chilled water systems, heat exchange, HVAC, hot water heaters as well as boilers, electrical systems and equipment, pumps, valves, piping and filters, emergency backup systems and other mechanical and electrical equipment.
    • Requires the ability to analyze the operation of various systems, determine the cause of any problems/malfunctions and take corrective action as required.
    • Perform preventive maintenance on all buildings and critical HVAC system equipment which include but not limited to: assembling all tools, acquire supplies and instruments necessary to complete the job, perform work with a minimum amount disruption, conduct immediate cleanup of work area, complete the preventive maintenance task sheet, return tools to workshop and unused supplies to store room, report any equipment problems, impending supply or material shortages to the Facilities Operations Manager.
    • Install and repair plumbing/piping/tubing; wire single and three phase motors (under the direction of the Site Electrician); run conduit; pull wiring to machinery, motors, operating parts, etc.; install pumps and motors, compressors; heat exchangers; replace bearings in all types of motors; replace seals on pumps; install and repair piping, valves, filters, associated controls; assist other colleagues and operators with major repairs and maintenance of building and equipment; electrical controls, switches and motor controls.
    • Complies with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage and disposal of hazardous materials maintains a clean and safe workspace.
    • Must have the ability to source parts and maintain an adequate amount of stock to limit equipment down time.

    Completes other duties as assigned.


    The incumbent must have a knowledge of OSHA standards and local codes. He or she must be a team player, hard worker, good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well in both oral and written reports. Good verbal and written communication skills are required and must be familiar with computer equipment and programs.

    Capable of operating Building Management Systems and work order systems. Skilled and physically able to operate electric hand tools, work on a ladder, carry tools, lift and carry heavy loads, operate required equipment, and operate a motor vehicle. Able to work in tight spaces such as closets, crawl spaces, attics, vaults, etc. Able to work on roofs of buildings.

    • The Facilities Supervisor - AC Speciality should be able to work in places where they are exposed to dust, fumes, noise, toxic materials and high voltage equipment
    • They should also be capable of working in confined and hot spaces like roofs, crawl ways and attics.
    • They must be capable of working in adverse weather and may be required to lift heavy objects, bend, stoop, kneel or stand for long stretches of time.
    • The air-conditioning technicians must at least have a technical school/college certification (City and Guilds) or equivalent proven work experience and training.
    • They must have certification through programs approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    • They should know the principles of air-conditioning unit repair and maintenance, including controls, MSDS sheets, safety practices and procedures and tools used.
    • They should be able to read and interpret building regulations and codes implemented by government agencies pertaining to installing air-conditioning units and international codes.
    • Minimum five years’ experience working with HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems

    Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee will encounter and must be met by to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Working conditions require exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures for one hour plus. Experiences long periods of standing and walking.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the successful candidate is frequently required to walk, talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
    • The employee must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 


    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.


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