Skilled Craftsperson - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Skilled Craftsperson - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Butte-Glenn Community College

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 3/26/2018 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Not Displayed

Job Type:

Location: Main Campus, CA

Department: Administration


Full-time 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
CSEA - Range 34; $4,436.84 per month

Some highlights and details associated with this position:

  • Health benefits-The District offers several plans (Download PDF reader) to employees, many of them at no cost to the employee. Additionally, Butte College employees have access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs. Employees can receive free or reduced cost care (depending on plan election).
  • This position is entitled to progressive vacation accrual at the following rate:
    • 11 days per year (0-5 years)
    • 16 days per year (6-10 years)
    • 21 days per year (11-14 years)
    • 23 days per year (15 or more years)
  • This position receives specific holidays and Board-granted days off with pay as determined by the holiday schedule (see CSEA 8.7.1 (Download PDF reader)). This position also receives sick leave of one day per month of employment.
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, performs complex skilled and semi-skilled duties requiring significant knowledge of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the inspection, maintenance and repair of campus buildings and facilities. May perform other duties as assigned.

Representative Duties:

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk*

  1. Installs, maintains, diagnoses, rebuilds, adjusts and/or repairs heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for the District*
  2. Inspects refrigeration equipment to insure satisfactory operation; performs maintenance and repair work on such equipment as necessary*
  3. Checks refrigeration systems for proper operation of valves, time clocks, defrost clocks and motors and makes repairs as necessary*
  4. Cleans and replaces filters, defrost coils; orders and replaces faulty parts*
  5. Inspects and repairs exhaust fans, cafeteria equipment, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers as necessary*
  6. Checks thermostats and adjusts as necessary*
  7. Programs and maintains campus energy management system*
  8. Performs preventative maintenance and energy conservation utilizing journey-level HVAC practices*
  9. Interprets HVAC plans and specifications; checks for conformity with codes, regulations and safety orders*
  10. Repairs duct work, including routing from main source and running through subflooring, interior walls, exterior walls and ceilings as necessary*
  11. Works from plans, sketches, blueprints or other instructions*
  12. Assists with new HVAC systems and installations and prepares estimates of time and material required for repair*
  13. Inspects work completed by contractors; keep records and prepares reports for work done and material used*
  14. Operates a computer to perform data entry, access email and District announcements, etc*
  15. Services and otherwise maintains the working order of shop and equipment.
  16. May serve on a variety of committees as requested.
  17. May perform other duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. or the equivalent*; AND
  • Four (4) years of experience directly related to the required functions for this position.
* High School education equivalency equals an adult education diploma or four (4) years of full-time paid work experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration and Other Requirements:

  • Valid EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certification OR EPA 608 Type I, II, and III Certifications.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff
  • Education and/or training in commercial refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, boilers, electrical and controls.
  • Four (4) years of experience in commercial refrigeration.
  • The completion of a formal trade apprenticeship program or an Associate's Degree in HVAC or a related field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (May be acquired through education, training and/or experience.)

Knowledge of: District policies and procedures; the policies, procedures, rules and regulations affecting department activities; the materials, tools, equipment and practices used in HVAC installation and repair; commercial refrigeration; applicable safety methods associated with department equipment and activities; computer usage for data entry, accessing email, District announcements and utilizing software.

Ability to: use, operate, maintain and repair tools and equipment; work from plans and specifications; follow safety rules and regulations; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; read and write at the level necessary for successful job performance; learn and interpret the rules, regulations and policies and procedures of the District and those affecting departmental operations; effectively operate a computer to perform position functions; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to, and the understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Supplemental Information:


No assigned permanent staff to supervise. May provide work direction to short-term and student employees and outside contractors.


Regular, and at times sustained exertion of heavy physical effort such as bending, stooping, crawling, crouching, pushing, pulling, working in confined spaces, lifting and carrying moderately heavy items (20 to 50 lbs) and occasionally very heavy items (100 lbs or more); the operation of vehicles, shop equipment and hand tools in which manipulative skills and hand/eye coordination are important ingredients of safe and/or productive operations.


Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to adverse weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, noise from equipment and machinery, strong and/or toxic fumes and chemicals, high pressure gases and liquids, dusts, machinery hazards, electrical currents, working in confined spaces or overhead for extended periods of time.


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

You are required to provide transcripts for all coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
If you have foreign transcripts please include copies of a U.S. evaluation and translation.
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All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.

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