HVAC Technician- Seattle, WA

Employer: Seattle Community College

Job Description:
About Us:
We are a district of three distinct colleges—North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College—and five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

Position Summary
First Review of applications will begin: 11/24/2021
Salary range for this position is: $50,232/yr. - $65,880/yr. (depending on experience)

Are you looking for a stable job with GREAT benefits? Do you have substantial experience in HVAC and steam systems? Do you enjoy working in a unique urban environment on a building maintenance team with many trades and skill sets? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our team, an equity-focused open-access college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals. As an HVAC Technician, you will be responsible for being a key member of the team that maintains campus facilities. In this role, you will be serving as a maintenance specialist, performing skilled work in diagnostic testing, repair, and maintenance of HVAC, refrigeration and steam distribution systems.

The facilities maintenance team plays an important role in the mission of the college, providing a safe and healthy environment for the students to achieve success.

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE

Application Procedures:
Attached current Resume
Attached cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the job
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges has moved to remote operations, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Updated information about how to provide proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious accommodation will be posted as soon as it is known.

What you will be working on:
Installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of air handlers, air flow dampers, V belts, sheaves, pulleys, and bearings; maintains and repairs commercial refrigeration equipment used in air conditioning, ventilation, and chilled water systems;
Inspects, maintains and repairs plumbing, heating, water, cooling, refrigeration, sewer and fire suppression systems;
Analyzes and maintains control systems that include electrical and electronic sensors and actuators; lay out, fabricate, and install mechanical, electrical, and electronic temperature and humidity controls for heating and ventilation systems; repair relays, timers, meters, and switches with local or remote computer control; reads and interprets blueprints;
Monitors and adjusts heat and air conditioning in buildings using automated building monitoring and control systems;
Operates and maintains fluid and electronic testing and measuring instruments, such as manometers, air flow and liquid flow meters, volt meters, ammeters and potentiometers; keeps records of work performed and supplies used; use such tools as drill presses, grinders, bandsaws, hand drills, testers, welding equipment, soldering guns, small hand tools and specialized apparatus; estimates and orders materials and supplies needed to maintain equipment in good working condition; leads and instructs helpers, patients, or inmates;
Prepares surfaces for welding; uses arc or acetylene welding and burning equipment;
What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

Journey-level standing as HVAC mechanic or steamfitter
Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in mechanical trades and HVAC work; principles of operation of HVAC systems; occupational hazards and safety practices of HVAC trade.
Ability to: read, interpret, and update blueprints; use automated building monitoring and control systems, estimate time and materials; use arc and gas welding equipment, instruct helpers, use all types of hand and power tools.
Preferred: certified gas mechanic, Level 4 Boiler license, BAT license
Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation:
Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
- Ability to operate office equipment
- Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
- Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement :
Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying”.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Director of Legal Compliance:
1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803
(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement :
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. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WA HB 2327.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://hcprd.ctclink.us/psc/tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=60&JobOpeningId=10735&PostingSeq=1
Base Pay: $50,232 - $65,880

Posted on November 10, 2021

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