HVAC Technician

  • City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 19, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Utilities
  • Salary: $70,608.00 - $87,168.00 Annually

Job Description

Job Summary

Repairs, maintains, installs and troubleshoots commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and related components.

Major Duties

Performs installations and preventative maintenance of commercial and industrial HVAC systems including large packaged air conditioning systems, chilled water systems, packaged DX, heating systems, boilers and cooling towers.
Monitors, installs, inspects, repairs and maintains heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and related control systems such as pneumatic controls, electronic controls and automated Direct Digital Control (DDC).  Uses various testing and measurement tools to test and inspect equipment.
Repairs, maintains and services air conditioning systems, air handlers, fan coil units, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, filters, blowers, pumps, water treatment and related system components.
Maintains and repairs boilers, hot water systems, gas heating equipment and solar water heating systems.  Inspects, disassembles, repairs and services hot water and forced air heating and ventilation equipment and components.
Repairs electrical motors related to HVAC systems up to and including 480 volt - 3 phase.
Adjusts and installs HVAC components including valves, thermostats, variable frequency drives, transformers, pressure regulators, and electrical water pumps. Flushes boilers, decals tubing, cuts and thread pipes.  Makes necessary electrical connections.
Responds to complaints about temperature variations in City facilities.  Repairs, adjusts and sets thermostats. Utilizes an HVAC building automation system (BAS) to provide comfortable temperature settings.
Responds to emergency situations.
May train and provide technical advice to Trades Interns and maintenance workers, as assigned.
Maintains logs and records.
Uses and maintains assigned truck, equipment and tools.
Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, component parts and materials.
Methods, tools and equipment used to inspect, test, repair, install and maintain heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment.
Uniform Mechanical Code applicable to HVAC materials and installation requirements.
HVAC building automation system (BAS)
Basic mathematics.
Use of hand and power tools and equipment.
Safe work practices and procedures.
Effective customer service techniques.
Ability to:
Install, inspect, test, troubleshoot and repair HVAC systems.
Perform more complex service and diagnose a variety of problems on various HVAC automated systems.
Operate tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and related pneumatic and electronic DDC systems.
Interpret and work from technical plans, diagrams and specifications.
Learn and use required computer software applications.
Maintain accurate records.
Follow written and oral instructions.
Lift and carry heavy objects.
Climb ladder and work in tight spaces.
Perform physical labor for sustained periods.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.
Provide effective customer service.
Skill in:
Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level.
Using a variety of hand and power tools and equipment.
Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
Three years of recent, paid journey-level experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, which has included experience working with electronic, pneumatic and automated control systems and d irect digital control (DDC).
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C driver license. 
An EPA Section 608 Technician Certificate, Type: Universal, from an approved U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Technician Certification Program must be obtained within six months from date of hire. Must maintain a valid EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certification Card.

How to Apply: 
Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.
Selection Process: 
All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these.

If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.

Background Investigation: 

Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.


Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.
The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!
Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).
Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.
Closing Date/Time: 12/9/2019 5:30 PM Pacific

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