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Heat Vent A/C Maintenance Technician
Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 8586
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A37
Requisition ID: 93511

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

Our team:

The Building Engineering Trades are an integral part of maintaining and improving the core systems of the architectural structures on campus. These Electric, HVAC and Plumbing shops provide a range of services to academic, research, library and special University facilities which include the following:

24 Hour Emergency Response

Routine Maintenance

New System Design & Installation

Repairs & Alterations to Existing Systems

Responsible for operation, replacement, repair and maintenance of building related mechanical, electrical, control systems, plumbing, air handling units, pumps, heat exchangers, expansion joints, and other building mechanical systems. Work involves the lifting of heavy mechanical equipment and apparatus and may be performed in areas of extreme heat or cold. Receives and responds to service calls, takes immediate action to resolve emergency situations or system breakdowns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform electrical work (through 480V) as required for maintaining and repairing HVAC systems. Work includes replacing fuses, motors, transformers, wiring, contactors, controls, and disconnect switches, etc.
  • Assist in installation, maintenance and modification of complex instrumentation and controls for HVAC systems; work independently to adjust, replace and maintain standard controls
  • Do routine troubleshooting of various heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; repair and restore them to proper operational service
  • Install, inspect, repair, maintain, and modify various heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in office buildings, auditoriums, residential buildings, and research facilities.
  • Connect and disconnect pipelines and fittings and perform plumbing work pertaining to HVAC (such as cutting, soldering, brazing, connecting and disconnecting pipelines, and replacing fittings and valves) Perform preventative and predictive maintenance services as directed by Supervisor or Lead Mechanic.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs chilled water systems, air conditioning, hydronic boilers and refrigeration systems.
  • Installs, modifies, and repairs related control systems, including pneumatic DDC and other building control systems equipment.
  • Performs repair and installation tasks involving assembly, testing, calibrating, and adjusting of packaged units, split units, air distribution systems and dehumidification systems.
  • May perform complex repairs of system components such as compressors, condensers, heat pump regulators, fluid and refrigeration gas line valves, meters, gauges, thermostats, pumps, mechanical linkage, electrical sensing, switching, and controlling devices including pneumatic controls, variable speed drives, digital controlled devices, electronic, hydraulic heating and cooling and economizer systems.
  • Review rounds and reading logs for all critical HVAC systems to ensure all systems are operating properly.

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in the operation of central building equipment, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and/or electronic systems.
  • Experience & proven ability to repair building electrical, plumbing, & HVAC auxiliary systems.
  • Experience & proven ability to safely secure hydronic and electrical systems for maintenance.
  • Experience & proven ability to Braze/Solder copper pie, thread black pipe.
  • Basic carpentry skills.
  • Strong knowledge of operation of building auxiliary systems i.e. fire-life safety, stand by emergency generators, UPS Systems.
  • Familiarity of general building systems i.e. vertical lift equipment, overhead doors.
  • Ability to write, execute written and oral instructions and perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Strong knowledge of safe work practices and procedures typical for maintenance operations.
  • Ability to safely wear a respirator, climb ladders, enter confined spaces, lift heavy objects and perform other physically demanding tasks Safely and skillfully use all types of related hand and power tools.
  • Hospital experience preferred.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Journey level knowledge equivalent to four years completion in an apprentice program as a journey mechanics, with a minimum of four years' actual work experience in the trade or a combination of equivalent education and work experience.
  • May be required to have the ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license

Physical Requirements:

In an 8-hour day, must be able to continually bend, squat, kneel, lift, twist, climb, reach, stand and walk; to use hands for repetitive pushing, pulling, and single grasp motion; and to frequently lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to move objects in excess of 100 pounds, and travel by government or company vehicle to work location or to other destinations as required. May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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