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HVAC Mechanic, Facilities Services (8193C) 27501 - 1035
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title HVAC Mechanic, Facilities Services (8193C) 27501 - 1035
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

HVAC Mechanic, Facilities Services (8193C) 27501 - 1035

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Associate Vice Chancellor, Asset Management, Business Operations, Cal Zero Waste Services, Custodial Services, Customer Service Center, Engineering and Technical Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operation, Inspection Services, Maintenance Operations, and People's Park


  • Install, repair and maintain large chiller systems; air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems; , and all equipment pertaining to each system, including low, medium and high pressure steam lines and traps, pressurized, gravity and vacuum condensate return systems, condensate and steam operated pumps.
  • Repair or replace pneumatic control valves relating to: pressure reducing stations, radiators, heating coils, convectors, unit heaters and boiler controls.
  • Maintain steam distribution systems in steam manholes and if required.
  • Install and repair lab steam, vacuum, air, oxygen lines, hard pneumatic lines and control valves.
  • Repair or replace heat exchangers for heating, domestic and industrial hot water.
  • Repair, maintain or replace auto-claves, cage washers, dishwashers, warm rooms, cold rooms, constant temperature rooms, growth chambers, incubators, dehumidifiers and humidifiers.
  • Repair and replace controls on heat exchangers for heating and domestic hot water.

  • Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required.
  • Consult the shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information.
  • Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
  • Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
  • Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
  • Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
  • Obtain materials and equipment.

  • Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
  • Attend job-related and safety training as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess five years apprentice or equivalent work experience and two years journeyman experience in craft-related trade.
  • Experience using a variety of craft techniques and all tools pertaining to the trade, including welding, brazing, soft and hard solder and pipe fitting.
  • Ability to gain access to small/tight areas and is able to work or maneuver around obstacles that requires stairs and ladders; ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conform to PP-CS, University, state, and federal policies and procedures including safety policies such as the EPA, IIPP, Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual.
  • Ability to work with a fitted work respirator as required.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
  • Must be able to read information from equipment manufacturers' manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
  • Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
  • Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, rotating swing shift and holidays.
  • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rate of pay for this position is at step 1.0, $54.00 hourly.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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