Maintenance Technician - HVAC
Job Opportunity at Cabrillo College

Posted on Oct 4

Location: Aptos, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4168987


Maintenance Technician - HVAC
Cabrillo College
Closing Date/Time: 10/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Facil Plan & Plant Operations
Employment Opportunity
This full-time Maintenance Technician position performs skilled installation, alteration, maintenance, repair and inspection of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment; works primarily in HVAC, but is required to perform routine duties in other areas as needed; performs related duties as assigned or required.
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 12,000 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 3% Asian, 1% African-American, 1% Filipino, .25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and .19% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2017. At Cabrillo, over 52% of students are students of color and 59% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and staff possess a long history of participatory governance in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.
Examples of Duties
• Inspects, installs, maintains, and repairs heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment including heat pumps, heating and ventilating units, air conditions with gas or electric heat, reciprocating chillers, multi-zone units, hot water heating boilers, cooling towers, thermal energy storage systems, pumps, air handlers, return and exhaust fans, air compressors, variable air volume systems, and refrigerators
• Oversees the College computer-controlled energy management system
• Diagnoses problems using prints, diagrams, schematics and test equipment
• Reads and interprets plans, blueprints, and specifications and ensures conformity with codes and safety regulations
• Designs and installs systems to be used in new construction
• Redesigns and alters incomplete or improper systems
• Estimates and records time, materials, tools, equipment, and cost for work assignment
• Inventories material and supplies
• Orders and purchases supplies
• Performs troubleshooting work to locate defects in system
• Operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, trucks and auxiliary equipment
• Observes safe work methods and safety precautions
• Uses appropriate safety equipment and devices
• Attends safety meetings and other meetings as appropriate to assignment
• Inspects and repairs safety hazards encountered in the course of the work
• Prepares a variety of records, including work orders, progress reports, system analysis reports, and requisitions, using a personal computer and various software
• Directs the work of less experienced workers; assists maintenance technicians as needed
• Trains others in proper and safe work methods
• Assists in developing specifications for contract work
• Inspects contract work for conformity to specifications
• Recommends remedial work as necessary
• Performs related duties as required or assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Equivalent to completion of a recognized HVAC apprenticeship program for HVAC and two (2) years of journey level HVAC experience in installation, maintenance, and repair.
Please note: Additional work experience may be substituted for the formal apprenticeship program on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four (4) years.
Knowledge of:
• Principles, methods, materials, tools, and HVAC equipment used in installation, maintenance, and repair
• Computer controlled energy management system
• Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations in area of specialization
• Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community
• Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment common to the trade
• Safe work methods and safety regulations relating to the work
• Shop mathematics
Ability to:
• Prepare, interpret and work from wiring diagrams, schematics, drawings and blueprints
• Repair, install, service and maintain equipment and wiring systems
• Operate and maintain tools and equipment skillfully and safely
• Measure and calculate angles, lengths, and volumes
• Design, lay out and prepare sketches, plans and cost estimates for work
• Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignment
• Exercise judgment and initiative with limited supervision
• Prepare records and reports, using a personal computer
• Read and interpret manuals, specifications, drawings, plans, and blueprints
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
Other Requirements:
• Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license and safe driving record during the course of employment
• Must be eligible for Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate (HVAC)
• Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to perform heavy physical labor and lift and maneuver objects weighing up to 100 pounds, with assistance
• Must be willing to respond to emergencies in off hours as necessary
• Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• Must be willing to work with exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous substances, using proper safety equipment and procedures
Additional Information
Current Salary: *$4,287 to $4,727 per month to start; seven step schedule to $5,745 per month. Full-time assignment, 12 months per year. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with evenings and weekends as required. Classified employees are required to join the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and as such contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to CalPERS on a pre-tax basis. Salary is subject to proration based on beginning date of assignment.
* Cabrillo College reserves the right at its discretion to hire classified and confidential employees at a higher starting step placement, up to step three, in acknowledgment of an individual's previous job-related work experience. Please note: It is the applicants responsibility to ensure their application materials include the work-related experience they wish to be considered for a higher step placement. The Human Resources department will make their determination based on the information in the application materials received.
Cabrillo College currently provides a benefit stipend contribution for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents.
The Cabrillo Classified Employees Union (CCEU) is the exclusive bargaining representative for classified employees. Classified employees who elect to join CCEU agree to have a monthly payroll deduction equal to the current membership dues rate, which is generally a percentage of gross monthly compensation.
Application Process:
**To be considered, each applicant MUST SUBMIT:
• Completed online Employment Application
• Job-related resume
• Verification of completion of a recognized HVAC apprenticeship program. Additional work experience may be substituted for the apprenticeship program on a year for year basis to a maximum of four (4) years. Applicant must provide written evidence that proves additional work experience is equivalent for purposes of substitution.** If any of the above materials are not submitted with your application packet, your materials will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.
Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.
Please Note: To ensure an accurate evaluation of your application materials, please submit information regarding your education, experience, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the minimum qualifications.When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces/sections or note "see resume". When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: personal photos, social security number, birthplace, birth date, age, and gender.
Selection Procedure: Applications will be reviewed by a search committee, which will determine the applicants to invite for interviews based on appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview. Performance exam(s) may be administered.
Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.
Application Deadline: Application and attached required materials must be successfully submitted by 11:59 p.m. on: Monday, October 22nd, 2018.
Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body
Cabrillo College currently provides full-time employees a benefit stipend contribution for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents. Please note: Employee who work part-time contracts will receive a pro rata benefit stipend based on the percentage of assignment.
Full-time and *part-time classified employees are required to join the California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS) and as such contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to CalPERS on a pre-tax basis.
Note: Classified-hourly employees are not eligible for insurance-related benefits or PERS retirement benefits.
Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to membership dues, service fee or charitable contribution at the current rate based on gross salary per month.
*Part-time refers to 1,000 hours/125 days or more per fiscal year.
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