HVAC Technician

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HVAC Technician
MiraCosta College

For full details and to apply, go to https://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/2443

Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
Two regular, full-time positions, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus, but will visit all sites. The work schedule for one position will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. The work schedule for the second position will be Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

These are “extended day” positions, subject to possible fluctuations in daily working hours, and may be exempt from compensation for overtime in excess of 8 hours in one day. Hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week period shall be compensated on an overtime basis. The incumbent(s) may work day and/or evening hours, with occasional weekends on an as-needed basis. The persons selected for these positions will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Salary Range: 25
Compensation: Starting at $5,858.23 per month (range 25, step 1).

The position may qualify for a 2.5% shift differential dependent upon assigned work schedule.

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

A full benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number. The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is 11:59 pm on Friday, June 25, 2021.

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager, perform heating, ventilation, and air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance work; maintain indoor environment comfortable for staff and students; and perform related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
An HVAC Technician is distinguished from any classification in the Building Maintenance Mechanic series in that an incumbent in the former class is primarily focused on maintenance of heating and air conditioning systems/components rather than multiple building trades.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Install, operate, inspect, troubleshoot, adjust, maintain and repair heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment including hot water boilers, heat pumps, heating/ventilating units, multi-zone air conditioning systems, reciprocating chillers, cooling towers, energy storage systems, air compressors, refrigerators and icemakers.

2. Install or modify heating and air conditioning and ventilation equipment/systems, including switches, gauges, valves, tubing and thermostats; make pipe connections and repairs; operate testing devices to troubleshoot and then repair electrical components and other defective parts of HVAC equipment.

3. Check and test new equipment before installation; calibrate pneumatic and electrical controls; adjust, balance and redesign airflow through ducts, diffusers and registers; set time clocks for heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment; maintain chemical water treatment for cooling towers, hot and cold water systems and thermal energy storage systems; operate and adjust building electronic controls for temperature and scheduling control; initiate and implement preventive maintenance system; maintain logs and records pertaining to HVAC systems.

4. Coordinate with contractors and engineers for replacement of HVAC system; make estimates of labor and material costs for jobs; research catalogs to locate materials and parts required for jobs; requisition, receive and store parts and materials; purchase parts and materials on open purchase orders; maintain records of time and materials.

5. Assign and check the work of contractors assigned to HVAC projects; work from blueprints, schematics and rough sketches; plan and lay out work on assigned work orders; develop/ prepare rough sketches and working drawings.

6. Install, calibrate and operate a centrally controlled energy management system; utilize software to modify parameters and control heating and air conditioning equipment.

Other Duties:
1. Assist other journey-level building maintenance personnel in cooperative assignments.

2. Maintain a variety of records of completed work, including blueprints, sketches, diagrams and logs; write reports as required; assist in developing specifications for work to be completed by others.

3. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems.

2. Pipefitting, sheet metal and electrical work pertaining to HVAC repair.

3. District organization, functions, rules, policies and procedures applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.

4. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

5. Applicable building codes and regulations.

6. Shop math applicable to the air conditioning trade.

7. The district’s energy management system.

8. Basic recordkeeping.

9. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Ability To:
1. Perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of the district’s HVAC systems and related equipment

2. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them in a variety of situations applicable to HVAC operations and maintenance.

3. Work from diagrams, blueprints, plans, specifications, catalogs and technical manuals.

4. Calibrate systems.

5. Use with skill the tools, test equipment and materials of the HVAC repair trade.

6. Maintain tools and equipment used and assigned in clean working order providing proper security.

7. Plan and layout work.

8. Maintain basic records.

9. Perform shop mathematics.

10. Operate a truck observing legal defensive driving practices.

11. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

12. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

13. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and four years of journey-level experience in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration trade; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

IMPORTANT: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience working with DGLux/N4 Graphics, Distech and Siemens controllers, Tridium Niagara 4 Server programing, and Skyspark FDD software systems.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
1. EPA-approved Section 608 Type I and II refrigeration certification.

2. A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderate to heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and kneeling; manual dexterity to safely operate power equipment; operating motorized equipment and vehicles; ability to operate electric car to travel and or to pick up/deliver supplies to various locations on campus; occasional travel to other district locations to work as needed.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Indoor and outdoor environments and weather conditions including rain and heat; exposure to sun for extended periods; work on slippery and/or uneven surfaces; work at above-ground locations such as ceilings and roofs, in constrained areas and around high-voltage and electrical panels; work while using or wearing personal protective equipment such as respirators, protective gloves, hearing protection, steel-toed footwear, face shields, goggles and rain suits; environmental exposure to dust, fumes, oil/grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, smoke, pollen and/or hazardous materials; exposure to various noise levels from equipment and vehicle operation; work with and around extremely dangerous equipment and machinery with moving parts; may be required to work at any district location, during day and/or evening hours and weekends as needed to conduct district business.

Posting Number: S_20/21_049_P
Human Resources Contact Information: [email protected] or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is Friday, June 25, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf

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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/3/2033
Work Type: Full Time