HVAC Technician

MiraCosta College

HVAC Technician

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Facilities

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting at $5,483 per month (salary range 24 in 2018-19), plus a possible 2.5% shift differential based on the hours worked.

Working Hours: One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year located on the Oceanside campus but will visit all sites. The work schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 10:00am - 6:30pm and Friday, 8:00am ? 4:30pm. This is an "extended day" position, 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. May work day and/or evening hours with occasional weekends on an as-needed basis. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Friday, August 24, 2018, will be included in the first screening.

Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please submit the following documents directly in the online system until you receive a confirmation number:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

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

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

4. EPA-approved Section 608 Type I and II refrigeration certification. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Do you have experience programming HVAC Energy Management Systems?

- List the computer software systems related to Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration that you have worked with.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three 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; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under general supervision, operate, service, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and perform related duties as assigned.

Representative Duties:
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 ice makers.

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.

Type of Benefits:
Due to a districtwide compensation study, the salary range will increase from range 24 to 25 ($5,644.58 per month) in 2019-2020. A full benefit 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).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Graduation from high school or GED.

2. 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)

3. Possession of a valid California driver's license or obtain one by the date of hire. Ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.

4. EPA-approved Section 608 Type I and II refrigeration certification.

Desirable Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Previous experience repairing HVAC plumbing system and programming of HVAC Controls. 2. Previous experience in a student oriented setting.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date:

First Screening Date: 08-27-2018

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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