HVAC Technician

Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


The HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician provides adequate climate control to campus facilities through the on-going maintenance of the mechanical systems. The technician also supports the food service / kitchen equipment of the campus.

HVAC & Kitchen Equipment:A. Diagnoses causes of problems and/or failures in heating/air conditioning systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and/or replacement needs.B. Fabricates equipment parts for the purpose of meeting specialty needs and/or replacing unavailable parts.C. Inspects HVAC & kitchen systems and their components (e.g. heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending and performing preventive maintenance.D. Installs heating and air conditioning equipment and systems for the purpose of providing enhanced and/or upgraded capabilities.E. Performs routine and preventive maintenance as needed for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing functioning of HVAC systems.F. Repairs heating and air conditioning systems and/or components (e.g. pumps, motors, air handlers, fan coils, piping, etc.) for thepurpose of ensuring a comfortable campus environment.G. Requests equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of items required to completethe necessary installation and/or repair.H. Responds to emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns. May also make adjustments to room temperatures via computer from remote locations (i.e. home)I. Transports a variety of tools, equipment and supplies for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site.General Building Maintenance:A. Assists with the general repair and maintenance of campus facilities in the areas of plumbing, fire safety, HVAC and kitchen equipment, and general maintenance. Administrative Duties:A. Retrieves new work via electronic database; closes work orders in system when work is complete.B. Keeps an inventory of stock materials and works with the team lead and shop manager to ensure materials needed are ordered.C. Maintains work vehicle and ensures it's in functional working order.Risk Management & Stewardship of College PropertyAll employees in Facilities Services are expected to protect and maintain all College property and the people who come to SMC to learn, live, work and visit. Therefore, the following are required:A) Proactively identify, report or resolve any and all safety issues as quickly as possible;B) Proactively identify issues related to code compliance and report them to the appropriate supervisor or Director as soon as possible;C) Ensure the campus is clean and orderly; return furnishings and other equipment to their places when moved by members of the community or after scheduled events;D) Take care to ensure College property is not compromised due to propped doors, broken locks, or left out in the rain or weather. Work proactively to reduce opportunities for theft and vandalism;E) Ensure that our campus facilities achieve the greatest amount of "up time," meaning all services and utilities provided shall have minimal disruption in service. Disruptions in service shall be well-planned with constituent groups and result in the least impact to the campus. Experience and Qualifications


  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. HVAC, kitchen and other mechanical education and training PREFERRED.
  3. At least 5 years of experience working in the HVAC / mechanical systems trades. Must have experience pressurizing and evacuating coolant from HVAC systems.
  4. Ability to read, write and speak English. Must have some basic computer skills for the use of email and the electronic work order system. Must be able to use trade-specific tools and have an understanding of the building/ electrical codes. Must be able to use a number of electrical and other mechanical diagnostic tools and devices. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: indoor air monitoring equipment and interpret resulting data; standards for design and construction; air conditioning and heating codes; hazards and safety precautions; and refrigerant handling and disposal.
  5. Clean driving record/ability to be insured by the College.

REQUIRED: Refrigerant handling certificate; Universal EPA Refrigeration Certificate
The Facilities Services department operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Therefore, swing, weekend, and emergency shifts are required. Facilities Services employees are considered critical employees and will be required to assist the College in the event of campus emergencies. Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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