Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technician - Pasco, WA

Employer: Columbia Basin College

Job Description:
Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioner (HVAC) Technician who will be responsible for HVAC systems and all related equipment for all CBC buildings and facilities. This position is also responsible for skilled work in diagnostic testing, repair, and maintenance of HVAC and chilled/hot water distribution systems. This position reports to the Maintenance Specialist 4.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by July 22, 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Primary Responsibilities:

Install, maintain, diagnose and repair air handlers, air flow dampers, V belts, sheaves, pulleys and bearings; maintain and repair commercial refrigeration equipment used in air conditioning, ventilation and chilled water systems;
Inspect, maintain and repair plumbing, heating, water, cooling and refrigeration systems;
Analyze and maintain control systems that include electrical, electronic and pneumatic sensors and actuators; lay out, fabricate and install mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic temperature and humidity controls for heating and ventilation systems; repair relays, timers, meters and switches with local or remote computer control;
Operate and maintain fluid and electronic testing and measuring instruments, such as manometers, air flow and liquid flow meters, volt meters, ammeters and potentiometers;
Operate hand and power tools in a skilled manner; fabricate material and equipment in workshops; use tools such as drill presses, grinders, bandsaws, hand drills, testers, welding equipment, soldering guns and specialized apparatus; use acetylene welding and burning equipment; maintain equipment in good working condition;
Operate DCM Automated Logic Control System;
Monitor and adjust heat and air conditioning in buildings using automated building monitoring and control systems;
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs;
Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;
Read and interpret blueprints;
May assist, coordinate and/or work with other trades and crafts journey personnel; and
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in refrigeration, steamfitter trades or in heating, ventilation and air conditioning;
Completion of a vocational training certificate from an accredited institution;
Three (3) years of applicable experience in refrigeration or steamfitter trades or a combination of the two (Vocational or trade school training as a steamfitter or refrigeration mechanic will substitute, year for year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years);
Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license or ability to obtain one before date of hire.

Skills & Abilities:

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; operate personal computer with general understanding of application software; ability to learn office and College-specific software;

Design Skills: Generate creative solutions; translate concepts and information into images; use feedback to modify designs; apply design principles; demonstrate attention to detail; use automated monitoring and control systems; estimate time and materials; use arc and gas welding equipment;

Safety and Security: Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly; knowledge and observance of principles of operational hazards and safety practices of HVAC trade;

Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality;

Technical Skills: Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others; and

Written Communication: Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


This position is a twelve (12) month, full-time, overtime-eligible, represented, classified staff position. There will be an orientation/ training period lasting no more than two (2) months. The work hours during the training period will be Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The schedule for this position after the training period will be Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, must be available to work a flexible schedule when prior notice is given by the College. This position is available immediately.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

**Please note that selected interview candidates will be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities related to this position (e.g., Communication, MS Office Simulation [Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word], Technical Skills, etc.).


In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that must be met and may be encountered by an incumbent when performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including frequent traveling between buildings on campus and driving employer vehicles off and around campus. Duties involve physical strength, agility and endurance to bend/reach, lift, pull or push objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required while operating equipment such as standard office equipment, forklift, pallet jack, hand cart, etc. as well as mobile technology such as smart phones with specialized software and systems for mail and package delivery.


Work environment is performed in both indoor and outdoor settings that include some exposure to hazards or physical risks that require following basic safety and driving precautions. Interruptions occur on a regular basis. Moderate exposure to adverse weather conditions and unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust and/or uneven surfaces, while making deliveries throughout campus and to external delivery services.


This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA). Internal promotional, transfer and voluntary demotion applicants who have skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position will be considered prior to consideration of other applicants.

Contact Person: McKenzie Caughey
Phone: (509) 542-4875
Email: mcaughey@columbiabasin.edu
Location: Pasco, WA
Application Method: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/columbiabasin/jobs/3150689/heating-ventilation-air-conditioning-technician?sort=PostingDate%7CAscending&page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $52,776.00 - $64,332.00 Annually

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Posted on July 26, 2021

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