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HVAC-R Maintenance Technician

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Facilities

Under the direction of the Lead HVAC-R Technician for the department of Facilities Services (DFS) and in collaboration with your colleagues, perform all duties related to the maintenance operation for all HVAC-R equipment throughout campus facilities.  


  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on all HVAC-R equipment as directed by the Lead or Manager.  From time to time, provide support to Service Technicians, the Lead, or Manager while troubleshooting, installing, repairing, replacing, and maintaining HVAC-R systems, components, and fixtures throughout campus utilizing plans, specifications, and verbal instructions.
  • Collaborate with DFS and other University departments to support high quality projects in a timely manner. Manage materials, parts, and equipment needed for the PM program, including inventory tracking, record keeping, product research, and supply procurement. Assist with the repair and replacement of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration components, including HVAC-R controls, domestic and radiant heat hot-water systems, and kitchen appliances using troubleshooting skills.
  • Identify and address issues in need of attention and generate work orders accordingly. Accurately record and report all work performed indicating the time and materials expended. Perform regular administrative tasks such as maintaining files, processing paperwork, entering data, and monitoring systems. Maintain required trade-specific training and certifications and obtain further training as needed.
  • Using appropriate tools and following relevant plans and specifications, service, repair, replace, adjust, inspect, and test HVAC-R machines, equipment, and components that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles, including but not limited to detecting, locating, troubleshooting, and fixing malfunctions, defects, and deficiencies; connecting electrical wiring between controls and equipment according to wiring diagrams; testing electrical circuits and components for continuity; installing auxiliary components to heating-cooling equipment, such as expansion and discharge valves, air ducts, pipes, blowers, dampers, flues, and stokers; testing pipe and tubing joints and connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution. Ensure all work complies with all applicable laws, regulations, safety practices, standards, policies, and procedures. Maintain tools, equipment, and a clean work area.
  • Assist with project activities with University departments to ensure that all parties are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule with minimal impact to University operations. Research, prepare, and present information and reports as requested. Participate in continuous departmental and PM process improvements.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of either two years of trade-specific HVAC-R schooling or two years of prior HVAC-R experience. Willing and able to attend university sponsored job-related training as required. Broad technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the HVAC-R field and industry standard PM processes is required. Basic computer skills are required. Analytical and problem solving skills to successfully resolve issues is required. The ability to understand plans, design specifications, and manufacturers' instructions and recommendations to ascertain the configuration of HVAC-R equipment and components, ensure their proper installation, and remedy issues is required. Competency using oxygen/acetylene torches (soft solder torch), Freon recovery machine, vacuum pump, electrical meters, pressure gauges, hand power tools, sheet metal tools, computer for EMS controls, hoist, come-along, chain fall rigging, power washers, and fork lifts is required. Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. Must consistently project a professional demeanor and positive attitude, and be able to effectively and professionally communicate with University administrators and project clients. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours, respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends, and work rotating weekend shifts providing general maintenance duties for the campus is required. Normal mobility and ability to move around construction sites, and to lift and carry 30 pounds, including up and down stairs, is required. Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms, legs, and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials is required. Must drive personal vehicle for University business (mileage reimbursed), hold valid driver's license, and be insurable under University’s standard auto insurance requirements.

Preferred: Possession of, or the ability to quickly obtain, a Universal EPA certification is preferred. Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System, preferably TMA, is preferred.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

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