Heating and Air Conditioning Technician (HVAC Tech)

Location
Los Angeles County, California
Salary
$84,760
Posted
Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Heating and Air Conditioning Technician. This position performs skilled journey-level heating and air conditioning work in the installation, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of hot water, high and low pressure steam, and direct gas-fired heating, chilled water and direct expansion refrigeration and air conditioning, and ventilating systems, equipment, and controls at a college.

Vacancies are anticipated throughout the district. The hiring list established by this examination will be used to fill vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.

HOURLY SALARY: $40.75

Benefits include:

· Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans provided for employees and their dependents.

· A $50,000 life insurance policy provided free of charge for each employee.

· New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.

· At least 15 paid holidays per year.

· Vacation days accrue beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.

· Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity, court subpoena, and jury duty.

· Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education & Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years’ duration in the heating and air conditioning trade AND one year of full-time, paid journey-level experience in the heating and air conditioning trade.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of full-time paid experience in heating and air conditioning work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.

Special:

Successful candidates hired at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College will be required to obtain a current and valid Boiler Operator or Steam Engineer License issued by the Department of Building and Safety of the City of Los Angeles within 130 working days of employment.

Possession of a certificate of competence of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) License type Universal in accordance with EPA Rule 608, Clean Air Act.

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Prior to employment, all successful candidates will be required to pass an asbestos medical examination in compliance with the General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5208, Title 8 of the California Administrative Codes.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

It is expected that an applicant will possess the following qualifications:

Knowledge of:

Hot water, high and low pressure steam, and direct gas-fired heating systems and related equipment; Chilled water and direct expansion refrigeration and air conditioning systems and related equipment; Ventilating systems; Principals of alternative and renewable energies; Load shifting; Design and function of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and digital control systems used on heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment; Current practices, hand and power tools, equipment, materials, and supplies used in the heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning trade; Digital energy management systems; Use of solar energy in heating and air conditioning systems; Installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, equipment, and controls; Testing and inspection methods for heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, equipment, and controls; State and local regulations pertaining to heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems; Fire and safety regulations and practices pertaining to the heating and air conditioning trade; Industrial and commercial building construction; Harmful effects of hazardous or toxic materials and the protection and safeguards required when working with or controlling such materials; Basic recordkeeping procedures; Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the heating and air conditioning trade

Skill in:

Using tools and equipment of the trade

Ability to:

Install, inspect, maintain, modify, and repair a wide variety of heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, equipment, and controls; Diagnose electronic, electro-mechanical, electrical, and mechanical malfunctions; Make complex emergency repairs; Effectively use test equipment; Safely lift heavy tools and materials; Safely operate tools and equipment of the heating and air conditioning trade; Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, drawings, schematics, diagrams, sketches, and specifications; Follow oral and written instructions; Work effectively and cooperatively with staff, administrators, faculty members, and contractors; Keep accurate records; Effectively utilize computer systems and software applicable to the heating and air conditioning trade; Learn characteristics of new systems and equipment of the heating and air conditioning trade and update skills to adapt to changing technology; Learn general and specialized software applications

EXAMINATION PROCESS:  The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

ACCOMMODATION:  Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.

In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.

DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page.

HOW TO APPLY

jobaps.com/LACCD

CONTACT US

Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129

24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099

TDD: (213) 891-2408

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM