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HVAC Technician

South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA

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Job Details

Our Opportunity

South Puget Sound Community College seeks a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the position of HVAC Technician in Facilities.
*South Puget Sound Community College will be a “fully vaccinated campus” under the state’s higher education guidance. Proof of fully vaccinated status must be verified before your first day of work. Exemptions can be requested for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs. More information can be found here:*

This position will serve as a HVAC technician, responsible for testing, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment owned and/or operated by SPSCC. The position will support college efforts toward sustainability and energy conservation. This position will also serve in the role of maintenance mechanic as needed.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. A firm understanding of antiracist policy development coupled with the skills to eliminate barriers that harm underrepresented people is a college requirement. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district. And if that isn't enough? We also offer:

A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needsCampus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty suppliesFREE Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyondFREE parking on our campuses – permits are not requiredOn-campus child carePercival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fallMany walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalksGym and recreation facilitiesSPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campusLots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and facultyMany community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the ArtsEmployee Resource Groups (ERGs) that offer an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development. Current Employee Resource Groups include:Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG - an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values.
What You'll Do

Perform the work of an HVAC Technician:

  • Install, maintain, diagnosis and repair HVAC equipment
  • Analyze and maintain building systems, equipment, and conditions; proficient in HVAC mechanical and control systems.
  • Monitor and adjust building heating and cooling; work closely with Energy and Resource Management Program Coordinator to achieve best result
  • Operate and maintain testing instruments and equipment

Perform duties of a maintenance mechanic; provide support to other Facilities staff:

  • Create, monitor, review and close out assigned CMMS work orders
  • Participate in capital projects/meetings related to HVAC needs
  • Assist with grant and other incentive programs
  • Qualifications You Possess

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Two years’ experience as a HVAC Technician or combination of schooling and work experience.
    • EPA universal refrigerant handler’s card.
    • Ability to work independently, perform multiple tasks and accommodate interruptions.
    • Computer skills – MS Office; CMMS; HVAC Control Systems
    • Read and interpret blueprints.
    • Valid Driver’s License required.
    • Collaborative -- The ability to work in culturally diverse groups toward a common goal by involving, including and valuing others.
    • Critical Thinking -- The ability to use inductive and deductive reasoning to understand diverse perspectives.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong commitment to customer service.
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and written.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.
    To Apply

    Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
  • Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
  • Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete. Veterans PreferenceApplicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to [email protected] with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line. Background Check Condition of EmploymentEmployment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.Bargaining UnitThis position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees. South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and EducatorSouth Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, [email protected], Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.


    South Puget Sound Community College is a public, 2-year school in Washington state. Our learning environment is a collaboration between faculty, staff, and students across our 102 acre, park-like main campus in the state capital of Olympia, and our 8 acre, urban satellite campus in the neighboring city of Lacey. The community enrichment that results from this collaborative process starts at the top; college Administration is driven by our historic mission to engage the community in learning.

    Today, more than 7,000 students each quarter seek education at South Puget Sound Community College. We remain responsive to the changing educational needs of our district’s residents, and plays a prominent role in a county that is fortunately rich in higher education opportunities.

    Mission: SPSCC’s Mission is to support student success in post-secondary academic transfer and workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Sound region.

    Vision: SPSCC supports student success and builds prosperity by collaborating with leaders in industry, education, and our community to offer innovative, accessible, and affordable learning experiences. We employ devoted people who mirror the diversity of our community and contribute to an inclusive, welcoming environment.

    By investing in the creativity of our staff and faculty, we construct clear and compelling pathways that lead our students to successful outcomes on their educational journeys. We are fiscally strong and our mindful use of technology embedded in purposeful instruction helps students persist and achieve their academic goals. Our graduating class reflects the community we serve, and our students successfully transition from higher learning into the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

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    2011 Mottman Rd. SW
    United States
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