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Senior HVAC Technician-Extended (One or More Positions)

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METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at login page. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.
1. ALL SECTIONS of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” and do not leave any blanks).

    a. List relevant experience.
    b. Specify assignment details for each job listed.
    c. Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references.
2. Documents to Attach to Application:
    a. Resume (Required)
    b. Cover Letter (Required)

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For guaranteed consideration, application and required documents must be posted to the position and materials must be received by the specified initial screening date. Applications submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active member of CalPERS. Please contact CalPERS for additional information on reinstatement to an active member. Additionally, any active member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with this District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Posting Details

Position Information

Link to job brochure:
Classification Title Senior HVAC Technician
Job Category: Classified Staff
Job Open Date: 12/05/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 03/05/2018
Position ID: P0005126
Job Open ID: 6773
Position Title: Senior HVAC Technician-Extended (One or More Positions)
Location 20-Saddleback College
Department Facilities: Maint, Ops & Support Srvcs (SC-021-080)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 130- starting salary at $4,926 per month
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Receives Benefits: Yes
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible
employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life
insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment
coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are
fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public
Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

Under direction from assigned supervisory and/or management staff, performs skilled work in the installation, servicing, repair, and maintenance of refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; makes a variety of independent decisions related to HVAC systems; coordinates assigned projects related to HVAC systems and serves as the point person for contractors during the evening hours; operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; performs a variety of special projects; and assists in performing other skilled maintenance duties as assigned. May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a Plant Engineer.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the advanced journey level class in the HVAC Technician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned including making independent decisions related to the HVAC system, dealing with contractors, and independently performing a variety of special projects. Employees in this classification work part of a shift alone without any direct supervision from higher level staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Advanced methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems.
Advanced methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing of HVAC malfunctions.
HVAC system design, equipment capabilities and requirements.
Electronic, pneumatic and mechanical principles as applied to the maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Operational characteristics of energy management systems and related components.
Proper methods, materials, tools, terminology and equipment used in the HVAC trades.
Methods and techniques of preparing and interpreting drawings, diagrams, schematics and blueprints.
Time, material, and labor cost estimating principles and practices used in maintenance and repair projects.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:

Independently perform preventive HVAC maintenance work.
Maintain, install and repair complex HVAC systems, equipment and components.
Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in HVAC maintenance and repair work.
Independently make decisions regarding the HVAC system.
Read and interpret mechanical drawings, schematics, blueprints and sketches.
Order and maintain parts and supplies according to established guidelines and repair requirements.
Install, maintain and repair energy management systems and related components.
Maintain detailed and accurate records.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Work independently with little direction.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems or a related field.


Three years of responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment and systems.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability.
Possession of, a valid EPA Refrigerant Handling certificate.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; exposure to electrical energy. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, gripping with fingers and hands; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:
Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Inspect, test, troubleshoot, repair, maintain and service all types of heating, refrigeration, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems; ensure proper functioning; repair leaks and malfunctioning dampers in systems; make independent decisions related to the HVAC system when working alone during evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Install, replace, repair and adjust valves, thermostats, fans, pressure and air regulators, filters, belts, fuses, controls, gauges, air compressors, blowers, dryers and pumps; test joints and insulate pipes of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; clean, lubricate and adjust systems as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Test water used in air conditioning systems for proper levels of chemical treatment; maintain appropriate levels to maximize corrosion protection in cooling towers and water supply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fabricate, repair and install duct work and chassis covers; cut threads and assemble pipe and tubing to other components of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform inspections of powerhouses throughout the assigned campus; monitor operation of mechanical systems that supply air conditioning to buildings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all air conditioning and related equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

As assigned, assists in operating the Energy Management System in order to control time schedule and temperature of conditioned areas on campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

As assigned, assist outside contractors; provide information within the area of assignment; provide hands on assistance as necessary; inspect completed work and report punch-list items to supervisor; ensure problems are resolved.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate assigned projects related to HVAC systems and serve as the point person for contractors during evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform a variety of special projects as assigned during evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Order, stock and maintain equipment and supplies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide assistance on various other maintenance and repair projects as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you obtained education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you obtained specialized training in the maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you obtained at least three years of responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment and systems?
    • Yes
    • No