HVAC Technician

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: HVAC Technician
  • School/Department: Facilities Management
  • Reports To: Director, Building Maintenance
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

Information & Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director, Building Maintenance, this position is responsible for the
proper operation and maintenance of all building HVAC systems, refrigeration and associated
equipment. This position will work 8am through 4:30pm.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on all HVAC/Refrigeration units.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot HVAC systems and associated equipment to meet operation needs.
  • Make recommendations for repairs or replacement of HVAC equipment.
  • Maintain daily logs of equipment and temperature readings.
  • Climb stairs and ladders, work on scaffolding, and work at heights and in confined spaces,
    when necessary.

 

Requirements

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to climb ladders; work on scaffolding.
  • Ability to work at various heights and in confined spaces.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to move heavy items and to push carts either manually or using special equipment
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of
    work.
  • Willing and able to be test fit for respirator apparatus.
  • Upon offer of employment, must submit to a background check, and take and pass a physical
    examination.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe applications.
  • Ability to repair, adjust, maintain, retrofit and troubleshoot the following equipment:
           Refrigerant Controls (metering devices), Electronic Controls, Pneumatic Controls,
    Commercial Refrigeration, Ice Machines, Duct Installation. Hermetic and Semi-Hermetic
    Compressors, Heat Pumps to 10-tons, Split Systems to 10-tons, Packaged Units to 50-ton. All
    types and sizes of Ductless Splits, Electric Motors (1-phase and 3-phase), Electric Motor
    Controls (contactors, starters, relays, disconnects, thermostats, etc.), Light Commercial Furnaces.
    Boilers, Burners and related controls (oil and gas), Water Pumps, Intake and Exhaust Fans, Economizers, Humidifiers, Capacity Controls (Unloader, Hot Gas Bypass Valves, Fan Cycling Controls, Motor Masters), Flame Safeguard Controls, Air Compressors, Air Driers.
    Reciprocating Chillers, VAV’s Systems Controls and Terminal Boxes. Variable Frequency
    Drives, Various types and sizes of Cooling Towers, Various types and sizes of Boilers, Various
    types and sizes of Computer Room Systems. Soldering and Brazing. Combustion Analysis, Heat
    Load Calculations, Heat Loss Calculations, Cooling Load Calculations. Basic navigation thru
    multiple Building Automation Controls Systems.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Type 1,2 or universal EPA-CFC certification.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common in the HVAC trade.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.  This includes
    customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer
    satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective
    safety operations.
  • Valid California driver license.  Employment is subject to driving record meeting the
    standards of the CalArts insurance carrier.
  • Minimum 5 years on the job experience in HVAC/Refrigeration maintenance and repair

 

How to Apply

 

This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and
resume to facilitiesjobs@calarts.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: HVAC Technician in
order to be considered.

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentFacilities Management
Reports ToDirector, Building Maintenance
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to climb ladders; work on scaffolding.
  • Ability to work at various heights and in confined spaces.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to move heavy items and to push carts either manually or using special equipment
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of
    work.
  • Willing and able to be test fit for respirator apparatus.
  • Upon offer of employment, must submit to a background check, and take and pass a physical
    examination.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe applications.
  • Ability to repair, adjust, maintain, retrofit and troubleshoot the following equipment:
           Refrigerant Controls (metering devices), Electronic Controls, Pneumatic Controls,
    Commercial Refrigeration, Ice Machines, Duct Installation. Hermetic and Semi-Hermetic
    Compressors, Heat Pumps to 10-tons, Split Systems to 10-tons, Packaged Units to 50-ton. All
    types and sizes of Ductless Splits, Electric Motors (1-phase and 3-phase), Electric Motor
    Controls (contactors, starters, relays, disconnects, thermostats, etc.), Light Commercial Furnaces.
    Boilers, Burners and related controls (oil and gas), Water Pumps, Intake and Exhaust Fans, Economizers, Humidifiers, Capacity Controls (Unloader, Hot Gas Bypass Valves, Fan Cycling Controls, Motor Masters), Flame Safeguard Controls, Air Compressors, Air Driers.
    Reciprocating Chillers, VAV’s Systems Controls and Terminal Boxes. Variable Frequency
    Drives, Various types and sizes of Cooling Towers, Various types and sizes of Boilers, Various
    types and sizes of Computer Room Systems. Soldering and Brazing. Combustion Analysis, Heat
    Load Calculations, Heat Loss Calculations, Cooling Load Calculations. Basic navigation thru
    multiple Building Automation Controls Systems.

 

Education and Experience

Qualifications

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Type 1,2 or universal EPA-CFC certification.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common in the HVAC trade.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.  This includes
    customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer
    satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective
    safety operations.
  • Valid California driver license.  Employment is subject to driving record meeting the
    standards of the CalArts insurance carrier.
  • Minimum 5 years on the job experience in HVAC/Refrigeration maintenance and repair

 

Instructions

 

This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and
resume to facilitiesjobs@calarts.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: HVAC Technician in
order to be considered.

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.