San Bernardino Community College District

San Bernardino Community College District

Job Description
Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the construction, diagnosis, repair, installation, and alteration of District heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and related equipment and facilities; performs preventive maintenance and routine servicing of equipment to assure efficient operation; operates and maintains a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and assures classrooms and offices are kept at comfortable room temperatures.


The following duties are typical for this classification.

  • Conducts regular preventive maintenance inspections of refrigeration units, isolated heating and ventilating units, including boilers and gas, electric and pneumatic operated heating and air conditioning equipment and systems; performs necessary adjustments or repairs; and services and repairs evaporative coolers.
  • Programs, repairs, maintains, and operates Direct Digital Control (DDC) and Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems and related modules; utilizes desk top and hand-held computer to diagnose and program systems.
  • Performs skilled electrical maintenance work in the connection, repair, installation, and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, timers, motors, and wiring systems as needed.
  • Troubleshoots gas and electric heating systems; installs natural gas lines and inspects for leaks; replaces heater pumps and motors in boiler heating systems.
  • Inspects, repairs, modifies, and installs HVAC equipment including refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, chillers, water cooling towers, forced air units, pumps, automatic and hand valves, expansion valves, and capillary tubes.
  • Tests and examines chilled water and water tower operations and boiler as necessary, observing meter and pressure gauges.
  • Installs, inspects, and repairs or replaces defective parts in units and equipment and their controls, including thermostats, automatic switches, shafts, bearing, water and oil pumps, fan controls, log switches, damper motors, vibration sensors, louvers, relays, filters, controls, belts, compressors, heat exchangers, pneumatic and electronic controls, compressors, hydronic systems, chilled water loops and coils, pressure controls, safety valves, and automatic gas valves.
  • Lubricates and packs heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning motors, pumps, fans, and other equipment.
  • Installs and calibrates systems; installs copper tubing and repairs pipes and tubing as necessary; tests joints and insulates pipes of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; flushes boilers, descales tubing; rebuilds pressure and temperature safety valves and water pumps.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools, welder torch, vacuum pump, test equipment utilized in the trade and a motor vehicle; maintains equipment in effective and safe working condition.
  • Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems; repairs or replaces defective or malfunctioning parts in units, equipment, and controls.
  • Installs, rebuilds, replaces, or repairs fans, motors, thermostats, fuses, filters, bearings, valves, controls, gaskets, and other equipment as necessary.
  • Operates the energy management system in order to control room temperatures, facilities use for events, and facility lighting.
  • Researches and evaluates products for best sources; recommends purchase of selected parts, materials, and equipment; assists in labor and material estimations for projects; prepares and maintains work orders, records, and reports related to work performed.
  • Participates as a member of maintenance crews as necessary.
  • Performs related duties as required.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning, heating and ventilation and refrigeration systems.
  • Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and diagnosing of HVAC malfunctions.
  • HVAC system design, equipment capabilities and requirements.
  • Electronic, pneumatic and mechanical principles as applied to the maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems .
  • Proper methods, materials, tools, terminology and equipment used in the HVAC and refrigeration trades.
  • Applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations of State and local authorities pertaining to HVAC, refrigeration, and boilers.
  • Air compressors and pneumatic controls.
  • Cooling tower and boiler water treatment.
  • Basic welding and soldering techniques.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
  • Methods and techniques of preparing and interpreting drawings, diagrams, schematics and blueprints.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation, and alteration of District heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities.
  • Calibrate systems.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing.
  • Diagnose defects, and install, repair, and maintain heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning units.
  • Read and interpret mechanical drawings, schematics, blueprints and sketches.
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in HVAC maintenance and repair work.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Posting Closing Date
Aug 1, 2019

Work Schedule
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (working hours may be affected by season)


Minimum Requirements:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning repair and maintenance


  • Three years journey-level operation, maintenance, and repair experience in the HVAC and refrigeration trade.

* Please note: Experience must be indicated in the application. Resumes will not be used for screening of minimum qualifications.

License or Certificate:
Required Certificates must be submitted with application.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of a valid forklift certificate,
  • Possession of a valid EPA Retrieval and Reclamation Certification issued by authorized agency.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possession of HVAC License/Certification
  • 10+ years of journeyman level experience in HVAC.




For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please email: mailto:sholloway@sbccd.cc.ca.us

Salary and Benefit Information
Salary Range is from $27.50 per hour to $33.42 per hour – Classified Salary Schedule, plus family medical, dental, vision coverage, and employee life insurance (employee contribution dependent upon plan selected). This position contributes to CalPERS Retirement (employee contribution will depend on membership status). Click here to review our benefit options.

Posting Number: 775

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/1541025

The San Bernardino Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.