BIG BEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Maintenance Mechanic 3 (HVACR Emphasis) - Moses Lake, WA

Employer: Big Bend Community College

Job Description:
Position Summary
Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for a Maintenance Mechanic 3 (MM3) HVACR emphasis position in the college's Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Department.

The Maintenance Mechanic 3 HVACR Specialist is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing building heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems (HVACR) at the senior journeyman level and perform skilled work in a variety of fields including plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, machinist work, and general building maintenance, repair and modification of buildings. Must be able to work independently at a journey level, but also be a positive, contributing team member and assist in other maintenance & operations duties when needed.

This position reports to the Building & Grounds Supervisor. Hours of the position are 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through m Friday. Hours may be changed to meet the needs of the department. Positions in the Buildings & Grounds Department are represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

To work at BBCC you will be participating in a movement. We are taking action to intentionally and fearlessly create a college where all feel they belong, all people are represented and respected for their lived experiences, and each has received the recognition and support needed to thrive. Our students, the HEART of BBCC, and our employees, the SOUL, are the reason we are deepening our commitment to this movement.

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision: To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.

Serve as a Bridge
Stand as a Leader
Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.
Guiding Principles
Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity
Embrace our Workplace Norms
Innovate Proactively
Model Integrity
Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.

This position closes on May 7, 2023 at 12:00 am . Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential duties and responsibilities include, but will not be limited to the following:
Operates, monitors, maintains, repairs, replaces, installs, modifies, constructs and/or fabricates the following:
Conditioned air generation and distribution equipment and systems, heating water generation and distribution equipment and systems, cooling water generation and distribution equipment and systems, compressed air generation and distribution equipment and systems, vacuum generation and distribution equipment and systems, pressure vessels, refrigeration equipment and systems, gas fired equipment and systems, ventilation equipment and systems, boilers and various other HVACR equipment and systems.
Potable cold water distribution equipment and systems, potable hot water generation and distribution equipment and systems, drain, waste, vent (DWV) equipment and systems, sewer equipment and systems, drainage equipment and systems and various other plumbing equipment and systems.
Electrical distribution equipment and systems, lighting equipment and systems, electric motors, electrical resistance equipment and systems, security equipment and systems, fire detection equipment and systems, control equipment and systems and various other electrical equipment and systems, AC and DC, single and 3 phase that is less than 600 volts.
Fixtures, furniture, appliances and various other equipment and systems.
Installs, maintains, diagnosis, and repairs 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, 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; 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.
Operates and maintains utility carts, forklifts, and various other vehicles.
Operates two-way radios, cell phones, computers and various other electronic devices.
Removes snow and ice from building entrances, walkways and parking lots.
Responds to and performs emergency functions, as required. Observes and reports suspicious activity.
Be accountable for assigned keys, tools, equipment and supplies. Maintains inventories and submit requisitions for tools, supplies and equipment to supervisor.
May be required to perform custodial, grounds, security, event setup or other duties as required.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be requested by the supervisor and/or director.
Read, interpret, and update blueprints.
Use automated building monitoring and control systems.
Estimate time & materials to be used.
Use arc & gas welding equipment.
Provide daily direction and instruction to part-time employees and student employees.
Use all types of hand & power tools.
Perform utility distribution, maintenance, operation, and repair of HVAC, electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings.

Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies. This includes, but is not limited to: security and safety, understanding of SDS, equipment, infection control, fire, disaster, safe lifting and body mechanics.
Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
Conduct self in a professional manner and ensures the interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive to the college's values.

Experience organizing tasks and responsibilities with multiple priorities and deadlines.
The ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, visitors, and community partners verbally.
Demonstrated competency in the ability to provide service in a multicultural environment.
Experience providing services to and working with the public.

Critical thinking skills: Seeks resources for direction, when necessary. Perform independent and creative problem solving. Decision-making is logical and deliberate.
Organize daily work and prioritize tasks; keep track of information or work in progress, ensuring accuracy, handling interruptions effectively, and meet competing deadlines.
Communicate effectively and convey detailed information to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Perform actions that demonstrate accountability. Ability to exercise independent decision-making in support of the M&O office. Practice within legal and ethical guidelines.
Learn and adapt in the midst of new or shifting priorities with a “can-do” solutions-oriented approach to learning and problem solving.
Provide services to diverse populations including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds; keeping an open mind to opportunities for all.
Work independently and reliably. Regular and consistent attendance is expected and required.
Prioritize multiple completing priorities and deadlines as well as frequent interruptions.
Work with minimal supervision outside of a formalized, central office setting.
Understand, interpret, and communicate rules, policies, and procedures.
Work effectively in a team environment.

This position requires the physical ability to handle heavy equipment and materials weighing 35-50 pounds daily, 50-75 pounds occasionally, and over 75 pounds in some instances where assistance may be required. Work is performed indoors or outdoors in all seasons, all types of weather and with high noise levels from tools and equipment. Frequently walk from building to building. Occasional use of computer and exposure to terminal screens in performing work assignments. Kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, reach, and climb ladders frequently during the course of the shift. Frequent need for oral and auditory communications.

Basic work schedule is 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department and/or college.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
At the time of application, all candidates must posses the following:
Journey-level standing as a refrigeration mechanic as attested by:
Completion of recognized apprenticeship in refrigeration trade and one year of applicable experience in the refrigeration trade OR five years of applicable experience in the refrigeration trade or a combination of the two. Vocational or trade school training as a refrigeration mechanic will substitute, year for year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years OR completion of a recognized apprenticeship program for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Individual must have the required current EPA universal refrigerant handlers certification to handle refrigerants that must be maintained throughout employment.
Unencumbered valid driver's license.
Current valid automobile insurance.
Physical ability to do required work.
Direct experience providing customer service to internal and external customers.
Experience working with individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, ethnic backgrounds.

Associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Demonstrated strong leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully as a contributing team member.
Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and deal positively with frequent interruptions.
Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency.
In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, we desire candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to serving Latinx and other underrepresented student populations in higher education.
Application Instructions
This position closes on May 7, 2023 at 12:00 am . Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

BBCC Online application.
Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
Comprehensive resume or CV.*
Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

Technical certifications.
NOTE: You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions. Failure to provide this information or responses of "See Resume" may eliminate you from consideration for this position. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.

This position is overtime-eligible and is assigned to the State of Washington Salary -WPEA Range 50 The entry step of this salary range is $4,777.00/month with the top of the range at $5,535/month. Employees starting at the entry step of this range receive salary step advancement after six months and every 12 months thereafter. Employees that start at anything higher than the entry step of the range, will have salary step advancement after 12 months and salary step advancement every 12 months thereafter until they reach the top of the salary range. Each salary step advancement will be approximately a 5% increase in salary.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Prior to employment, 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 the position.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of Big Bend Community College to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire.

In compliance with our WPEA Higher Education Colleges Coalition 2023-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement, COVID-19 vaccination will be required of WPEA-represented employees as a condition of employment effective 7/1/23. Newly hired employees may be asked to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, or request and be approved for a medical or religious exemption before beginning their employment with the College.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at [email protected].

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classifications.
Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute Street, NE

Moses Lake, Washington, 98837

Contact Person: Robin Arriaga
Email: [email protected]
Location: • ,
Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $4,777.00 - $5,535.00 Monthly

Posted on April 20, 2023

Ready to start your new career?

Plan a Visit Explore Programs
Perry Tech Student
Perry Technical Institute

2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903

Net Price Calculator