Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioner 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. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 3, 2019 @ 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);
- 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;

Technical Skills: Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others; exercise skills with knowledge of electrical systems, brazing, soldering and plumbing;

Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality; ability to perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling and construction of buildings, machinery, facilities and equipment;

Oral Communication: Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; 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. The work week is 40 hours per week, with occasional overtime as assigned. The typical work hours for this position after the training period will be Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be an orientation/training period lasting no more than (2) months on a Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule. Working hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work may be required. 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 may be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities in the following areas: Grammar, Typing, Microsoft Word and Excel.

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.

Ability to perform demanding physical labor;
Must be able to lift 80+ pounds; crawl, bend, stoop, stand and walk for long periods of time; use extra exertion when tightening or loosening during use of various tools;
Able to climb stairs and ladders and endure heights of varying degrees; and
Must be able to cope with working indoors and outdoors in extreme hot or cold weather as well as under rainy and windy conditions.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Contact Person:
Location: Pasco, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $51,240 - $62,460 YR

Posted on January 08, 2020
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