HVAC Technician

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: La Mirada, CALIFORNIA

HVAC Technician

What’s in it for you?
• Biola’s Christ-centered and biblically based foundation contributes to Biola’s exceptional work culture and environment.
• The ability to mentor/disciple students and coworkers
• There is generous medical, dental and vision Insurance coverage for full-time employees
• Tuition waiver for full-time employees: 80% or 100%, depending on years of service
• Generous employer retirement match
• Generous paid time off
• Employee discounts inside and outside of the Biola community

Want an impactful career? Look no further!
Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. As a leader in academic quality and innovation, Biola is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost Christian universities. The mission of Facilities Management is to provide Christ-like service to the Biola Community and faithful stewardship of the university facilities. The vision of Facilities Management is to provide a high quality environment for learning, living and working, through prompt, professional service, a systematic approach to maintenance and a wise use of available resources. 

Basic Function and Responsibility:

According to available resources, the HVAC Technician will perform the duties peculiar to and normally required in the HVAC trade, follow recognized procedures and techniques for such work and assist other technicians in installation and service work requiring multiple technicians as needed. The HVAC Technician may also perform a wide range of multi-trade activities beyond the scope of normal HVAC service activities based on need and the ability of the technician to perform such multi-trade tasks.

Essential Duties:

  • Inspects and operates air conditioning units and machinery to determine that all are functioning properly.

  • Read thermometers and gauges; records readings.

  • Maintains and repairs HVAC systems.

  • Tests efficiency of systems with instruments and makes adjustments to thermostatic controls and blowers.

  • Lubricates and/or services compressors, motors, and other moving parts of HVAC equipment as needed.

  • Tests systems upon repair before placing them in normal operation.

  • Ensures, according to available resources, that all Campus, learning, working and living environments are suitable for their designed purposes to the extent that HVAC equipment is required to provide that suitability.

  • As needed, assist other Service Technicians with repairs and installations requiring multiple technicians.

  • As needed, assist the HVAC preventive maintenance program.

  • Keep supervisor informed of significant events and circumstances related to technician’s responsibilities. Also ensure that all communication with members of management, co-workers, students, staff, and faculty is accurate and to the point as it relates to the business at hand.

  • As needed and as skill levels permit, assist other trades in the overall maintenance of the Campus.

  • Take responsibility for the accurate and timely completion of paperwork.

  • Perform each day’s tasks according to the work-order system as dispatched by the Facilities Services Dispatch Office.

  • Provide maximum customer service, accurate communication, and extreme courtesy to all students and members of staff and faculty.

  • Supervision Received:

    Manager, Environmental Systems


  • 4 years-minimum experience in maintenance of HVAC systems. 

  • Self motivating; 

  • Ability to work with others in support of HVAC installations and repairs; 

  • Ability to share knowledge;

  • Ability to meet due dates on paperwork and work orders; 

  • Able to remain steadfastly positive in the face of adversity.

  • Education:  High School graduate or its equivalent.

    Skills:  Superior skills in the operation of most basic power and hand tools common to the trades’ areas. Basic electrical knowledge; ability to work from plans customary to the trades areas; electrical schematic reading; simple piping knowledge; ability to braze piping. Technicians must have the ability to communicate effectively with consumers of services, and to cooperate with the Manager of Central Plant & HVAC, and fellow workers.


    Bend: Frequently

    Squat: Frequently

    Crawl: Frequently

    Climb: Frequently

    Kneel: Frequently

    Handle Objects: Frequently

    Push/Pull: Frequently

    Reach Above Shoulder Level: Frequently

    Sit: Occasionally

    Stand: Frequently

    Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly

    Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Frequently

    Read/Comprehend: Constantly

    Write: Constantly

    Perform Calculations: Frequently

    Communicate Orally: Frequently

    Reason and Analyze: Constantly

    Chemical/Biological Agent: Frequently

    Construction Activities: Frequently

    Contact with Water/Liquids: Frequently

    Drive Motorized Equipment: Frequently

    Confined Spaces: Occasionally

    Elevated Work Location: Occasionally

    Temperature Variations: Frequently

    Hours Per Week: 40
    Months Per Year: 12
    Hiring Range: $23.15 - 26.13 per hour

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