HVAC Mechanic

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: Pasadena, CALIFORNIA

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Job Summary

Under supervision from the HVAC Supervisor, the successful candidate will act as an HVAC Mechanic on a team of mechanics and mechanics assistants. The HVAC Mechanic will perform maintenance, calibration, and installation on all campus HVAC equipment and related systems required to ensure proper operation and reliable system performance.

This is an Essential Reporting position. An employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery, and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible.

Job Duties

  • Utilize Caltech’s Integrated Workplace Management System software (AiM) to complete planned and corrective maintenance work orders.
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by establishing regular communications regarding maintenance and repair activities for affected discipline(s).
  • Work closely with the Facilities Asset Manager in the inventory and asset information of HVAC systems and related equipment.
  • Work closely with the Facilities Management Controls shop and Building System Operators to maximize system troubleshooting efficiency.
  • Respond to trouble calls, emergency conditions, and analyze routine work requests for timely execution and completion.
  • Assure compliance with applicable building codes and Caltech Design Guidelines.
  • Manage Caltech resources for optimum productivity.
  • Adhere to campus fire and life safety procedures, including confined space, lock-out & tag-out, use of PPE, and so forth.
  • Maintain technical proficiency with new equipment technologies, regulatory requirements, and engineering advances in improved operational performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years journeyman level experience in the HVAC trade.
  • Expertise with all test instruments and tools of the trade. Ability to correctly and skillfully operate the various standard tools and equipment of the HVAC trade, e.g., test lamps, ammeters, voltmeters, torches, refrigerant reclamation, etc.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand technical language in mechanical drawings and diagrams.
  • Ability to modify and/or adapt designs, procedures, or methods to make necessary alterations and modifications.
  • Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations. Must maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, MS Project, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments.
  • Skill in estimating material and labor requirements to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to work various shifts, including overtime and weekends.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain by the date of hire a valid California driver’s license and maintain it throughout the course of employment.
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure as well as follow written instructions.
  • Knowledge of building codes, regulatory requirements, licensing, and inspections.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, climb stairs and ladders, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
  • Ability to distinguish among colors and work in confined spaces.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AS degree in an appropriate construction or maintenance related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent on-the-job training and experience.
  • Proficiency with Asset Works AiM and Kronos or similar preventive maintenance and timekeeping software is a plus.
  • Strong teamwork, project management, and problem resolution skills.
  • Proficiency with Vibration Analysis.

Required Documents

  • Resume

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