HVAC Technician (One or More Positions)

Mission Viejo, California
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Saddleback College

HVAC Technician (One or More Positions)

Initial Screening Date    04/26/2017



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Under general supervision from assigned supervisory and/or management staff, performs skilled work in the installation, servicing, repair, and maintenance of refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and assists in performing other skilled maintenance duties as assigned.

May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a plant engineer.



Knowledge of:    

• Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning,

heating and ventilation systems.

• Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing of HVAC malfunctions.

• HVAC system design, equipment capabilities and requirements.

• Electronic, pneumatic and mechanical principles as applied to the maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

• Operational characteristics of energy management systems and related components.

• Proper methods, materials, tools, terminology and equipment used in the HVAC trades.

• Methods and techniques of preparing and interpreting drawings, diagrams, schematics and blueprints.

• Time, material, and labor cost estimating principles and practices used in maintenance and repair projects.

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.


Ability to:    

• Perform preventive HVAC maintenance work.

• Maintain, install and repair complex HVAC systems, equipment and components.

• Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in HVAC maintenance and repair work.

• Read and interpret mechanical drawings, schematics, blueprints and sketches.

• Order and maintain parts and supplies according to established guidelines and repair requirements.

• Install, maintain and repair energy management systems and related components.

• Maintain detailed and accurate records.

• Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

• Work independently with little direction.

• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

• Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the

maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems or a related field.



Two years of responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of heating and air

conditioning equipment and systems.


License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability. 

Possession of, a valid EPA Refrigerant Handling certificate.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  




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