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HVAC Chiller Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title HVAC Chiller Technician
Position Number S036
Department Central Facilities Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Full-Time, Part-Time Full Time
Months per year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes
Physical Class More than twenty pounds

Job Duties

Job Purpose

Maintain, Repair and Overhaul all types Ac chillers up to 500-Tons including Reciprocating, Screw, Scroll and Centrifugal chillers.

Essential Functions

1. Determine the sequence of operations required to adjust and repair chillers and associated equipment by interpreting blueprints, manufacture literature and written or verbal instructions.
2. Perform factory recommended annual maintenance inspections to ascertain the condition of HVAC chillers and associated equipment as per manufacture specifications and guidelines and make recommendations for repairs as necessary to keep the equipment in good operating condition.
3. Respond to services calls for malfunctioning units and determine cause of problem utilizing knowledge of digital testing equipment, meters, mechanical and refrigeration principals, electrical, electronic ddc controls, microprocessors controls, and pneumatic controls.
4. Adjust and calibrate pneumatic, mechanical, electric and electronic controls and setting them for appropriate temperatures, pressures and voltage.
5. Assist in installation of major new air conditioning systems including installation piping, pumps and various related equipment.
6. Operate as lead journey person on large projects using blueprints, sketches, mechanical drawings, specifications and other related technical data.
7. Be cognizant of OSHA, CAL OSHA, EPA and other regulatory safety rules and insure personnel compliance there with in conductance of work assigned.

Education

Required Education Summary

High School graduate or equivalent
Universal EPA and R410A refrigerant certifications
Successfully completed an apprenticeship, vocational/trade, NATE certifications and college courses

Preferred Education

Experience

Required Experience Summary

A minimum of 10-years experience demonstrating the ability to apply the techniques and skills of the craft including installation, repairs, maintenance and overhauls.

A thorough understanding of air conditioning and refrigeration thermodynamics and psychometric principles is required. Thorough understanding of the various types of chillers to be to determine if they are operating per manufactures specifications, calculate tonnage, superheat, sub-cooling, approach temperatures and correct refrigerant charge. Thorough understanding of water balance principles and be able to perform water balance on chillers and pumps.

Possess communication skills including general ability to read, comprehend and write the English language.

Mathematical skills to include as a minimum ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, determine linear measurements, compute areas and volumes of conventional shapes and forms, compute approximate weight of objects and all applicable HVAC formulas.

Climb ladders, crawl in attics and under buildings, lift and carry equipment up to 50-lbs, able to bend, stoop and work in uncomfortable positions. Physically capable of working under all weather conditions.

Must be available for overtime work and rotating on call duty when requested.

Universal EPA required

R-410a certification

Establish and maintain a positive relationship with customers.

Must have and maintain a valid California driver’s license and be insurable under Claremont University’s insurance policy.

Preferred Experience Summary

Knowledge and Critical Skills

Required Knowledge and Critical Skills

Competencies required are communication skills, including general ability to speak, read, comprehend and write the English language.
Mathematical skills to include as a minimum ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, determine linear measurements, compute areas and volumes of conventional shapes and forms, compute approximate weight of objects as well as all applicable HVAC formulas.
Climb ladders, crawl in attics and under buildings, lift and carry heavy equipment up to 100 lbs., able to bend, stoop and work in uncomfortable positions; physically capable of working under all weather conditions.
Be able to be contacted by telephone during non-working hours for emergency work.
Be available for overtime work, rotating on call pager duty, shift and weekend work when required.
Must have basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Office applications as well as other computer based programs.
Must have and maintain a valid California driver’s license and be insurable under The Claremont Colleges’ insurance

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills
Work Schedule

The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.

Eeo Statement
ADA/OSHA

This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. Claremont University Consortium expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and 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 position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, Claremont University Consortium will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter