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Job ID: 119486

HVAC Mechanic
Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2019
Title HVAC Mechanic
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

HVAC Mechanic

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Classified Unit B

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: B-71

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $4,869 - $6,206 per month

Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current CSEA 651 collective bargaining agreement

Health & Welfare: College contributes $12,608 toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Department: Facilities Planning and Management

Open Date: 01/30/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, performs journey-level skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and fixtures.

Receives general supervision direction from the Assistant Director, Facilities Planning & Management and technical and functional supervision from the Lead HVAC Mechanic.

This is a journey-level HVAC Mechanic position responsible for performing installation and repairs on HVAC systems at the District to ensure that all are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for District and public use. This class is distinguished from the Lead HVAC Mechanic classification in that the Lead is responsible for technical and functional supervision of assigned HVAC staff and is capable of performing the most complex duties assigned to the function.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Performs skilled HVAC work, including the installation and repair of general HVAC systems and equipment; inspects and performs tests on systems and equipment to identify defective parts and ensures proper functioning.
2. Inspects, disassembles, repairs, maintains, and services various types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems, including valves, fans, compressors, motors, gaskets, filters, fuses, tubing, controls, and thermostats; performs similar work on hot water and forced air systems.
3. Works from diagrams, blueprints, layouts, work orders, verbal instructions, or other specifications to install and test HVAC systems or equipment.
4. Operates and maintains specialized equipment, including pumps, gauges, meters, and a variety of hand and power tools.
5. Inspects facilities and buildings for damage and maintenance needs; recommends repairs as necessary.
6. Ensures the proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment.
7. Estimates labor, materials, and equipment needed for assigned projects; monitors inventory levels of materials and equipment; orders, receives, and maintains inventory of materials and equipment as needed.
8. Records and maintains work and material records.
9. Provides recommendations regarding needed parts.
10. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
11. Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
12. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the HVAC department.
13. Assists other District employees with various projects including carpentry, and plumbing, as well as, other maintenance areas by performing skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties.
14. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in maintenance and repair of District HVAC systems and fixtures, including applicable HVAC codes
2. Safe application, operation, and maintenance of tools and equipment used in the HVAC trade.
3. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
4. Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work.
5. Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, basic record-keeping, and arithmetic.
6. Safe work practices, including safe driving rules and practices.
7. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
8. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Perform a variety of complex technical tasks in the installation, repair, and maintenance of District HVAC fixtures and systems.
2. Skillfully and safely operate a variety of equipment such as boom truck or boom lift, scissors lift aerial lift, fork lift and power and hand tools used in the HVAC field.
3. Troubleshoot HVAC problems.
4. Determine materials, costs, and supplies required for HVAC repairs and maintenance projects; recommend purchases.
5. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
6. Understand and follow written and verbal directions, instructions, and safety rules and procedures.
7. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written reports of work performed.
8. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs.
9. Read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, plans, manuals, diagrams, blue prints, and technical regulations.
10. Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
11. Operate a truck, and observe legal and defensive driving practices.
12. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
13. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
14. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
15. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
16. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and three (3) full-time equivalent years of experience in journeyman level HVAC maintenance and repair work.


Preferred Qualifications:

A certification as a qualified journey-level HVAC mechanic from an approved institution is desirable.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

1. Possession of and ability to maintain a valid California Drivers License.
2. Possession of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Refrigerant Certification #608.

Working Environment:

Incumbents work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, dust, fumes, and allergens, chemicals, hazardous physical substances and fumes and mechanical and/or electrical equipment and machinery. Incumbents may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

In addition to the above, as this position is located in the Colleges farm/agricultural area, there are additional environmental elements and potential hazards that are typical of this environment. These include: bio-hazards, dealing with livestock, farm equipment, and walking on slopes, wet surfaces, uneven ground, and navigating open fields which include: bumps, holes, etc.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to operate varied farming and horticulture tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various College sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, typically weighing 50 pounds, and occasionally heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on March 4, 2019, are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. A copy of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Refrigerant Certification #608.
6. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:
DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.
TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

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