Maintenance Mechanic

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Recruitment Type: Open (Internal and External applicants) Special Instructions to Applicants

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $5,071 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $6,177 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Position Title Maintenance Mechanic Location Diablo Valley College Posting Number 0001118 # of Openings 2 Range 65 Salary $5,071/ month, first step (see placement guidelines above) Position Status Permanent Overtime Status Non-Exempt (eligible) Position Full-Time If temporary, employment duration: n/a # of Hours Scheduled Per Week 40 Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Shift Differential % n/a # of Months 12 Non-work Periods: n/a EEO Job Category Service/Maintenance Employee Group Classified Department D2010-DVC Buildings/Grounds Dept. Position Definition

To repair and maintain a wide variety of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical and motorized equipment; and to inspect and ensure preventative maintenance work is completed properly.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this classification are task focused and require general understanding of a wide variety of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical and motorized equipment.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Inspects, tests, maintains and repairs air conditioning units, low pressure boilers, hot air furnaces and heat pumps, including the thermostatic controls, regulators, valves, switches and motors.
Maintains a lubrication schedule on moving parts.
Replaces and adjusts thermostats; changes filters and belts.
Maintains, programs and schedules the operation of exterior lights.
Inspects and repairs plumbing systems, including fixtures, valves and drains.
Responds to calls on breakdowns in electrical systems; diagnoses trouble and either makes necessary repairs or, if major, notifies supervisor to call licensed electrician.
Makes scheduled inspections of refrigerators and freezers; performs necessary lubrication, cleaning, minor adjustments and repair.
Inspects, maintains, and repairs fire alarm system, master clock system, automatic irrigation controls and swimming pool circulating and filter equipment.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

Three (3) years of experience in performing skilled repair and maintenance work on air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, electrical and ventilating equipment.
Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid refrigerant handling certificate.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

Tools, equipment and procedures used in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, ventilating, plumbing and mechanical equipment.
Operation of Direct Digital Control systems (DDC), (e.g. Andover).
Basic principles of electrical system design.
Use and maintenance of a variety of power and hand tools.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Safe work practices.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To Minimum Qualification-Ability To

Inspect, maintain and repair electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, ventilating and other mechanical equipment.
Perform mechanical maintenance and repair on motors and pumps.
Work effectively without immediate supervision.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
Use and maintenance of a variety of hand tools.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Perform heavy physical labor, including lifting and moving items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications

General understanding of Building Automated systems.

Possession of a contractor’s license in HVAC, electrical or plumbing.

Possession of a certificate of CFC Qualification (ability to re-claim refrigerants).

Possession of a pool operator’s certificate.

Keep records on computerized work order system and prepare basic reports.

Job Open Date: 10/16/2018 Job Close Date: 01/17/2019 Open Until Filled No Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement: About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Agency Shop: Local One Classified positions are within a collective bargaining unit. Local One employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. This is a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contributions of 1% of gross pay + $1. The United Faculty positions are also within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract(Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):


All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to [email protected]. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Explain how you meet the minimum qualifications: A) Three (3) years of experience in performing skilled repair and maintenance work on air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, electrical and ventilating equipment AND B) Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License? If yes, what is the expiration date? If you do not possess a valid California Driver's License, please explain if you can obtain one by the date of hire.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you possess, or have the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid refrigerant handling certificate?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience and knowledge in HVAC, electrical or plumbing. Do you possess a contractor’s license in HVAC, electrical or plumbing?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience and knowledge of building automated systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

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    Posted: 1/2/2019
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