HVAC/R Technician

HVAC/R Technician


Salary: $58,676.80 - $73,444.80 Annually
Location: San Bernardino, CA
Job Type:
Department: Maintenance
Job Number: 00304
Closing: 12/31/2020 2:00 PM Pacific

Mission Statement
San Bernardino Valley College maintains a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to provide high-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diverse community of learners. Its mission is to prepare students for transfer to four-year universities, to enter the workforce by earning applied degrees and certificates, to foster economic growth and global competitiveness through workforce development, and to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire and beyond.

Summary Description
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job; however, any additional duties will be reasonably related to this class.

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.

Receives limited supervision from appropriate supervisor; routinely analyzes and resolves problems; refers only unusual decisions to supervisor. May provide technical and functional direction to assigned student workers.

The following duties are typical for this classification.



  1. Performs repairs, routine servicing and operations of HVAC to assure efficient operation; operates, programs, and maintains the energy management system in order to control room temperatures for District facilities.
  2. Conducts regular preventive maintenance inspections, services and repairs of refrigeration units, isolated heating and ventilating and air-conditioning, units, fan-coil units, including gas, electric and pneumatic operated heating and air conditioning equipment and systems; performs necessary adjustments or repairs; and services and repairs evaporative coolers.
  3. Programs, repairs, maintains, and operates HVAC control systems, HVAC system components and/or equipment, and Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems and related modules; utilizes desktop and hand-held computer to diagnose and program systems.
  4. Diagnoses, programs, operates, schedules, monitors, and adjusts the Campus Building Automation Systems (BAS) for HVAC systems, energy management systems, and other building or asset systems as needed.
  5. Performs skilled electrical maintenance work in the connection, repair, installation, and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, timers, motors, and wiring systems as needed.
  6. Troubleshoots gas and electric heating systems; installs natural gas lines and inspects for leaks; replaces heater circulation pumps, motors in boiler heating systems, and associated components, which do not require a certification.
  7. Inspects, repairs, modifies, and installs HVAC equipment including refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, evaporators, forced air units, pumps, automatic and hand valves, expansion valves, and capillary tubes; performs minor troubleshooting and repairs to ancillary chiller and cooling tower equipment and associated components, which do not require a certification.
  8. Tests and examines chilled water and water tower operations and boiler as necessary, observing meter and pressure gauges.
  9. Installs, inspects, and repairs or replaces defective parts in HVAC units and equipment and their controls.
  10. Lubricates and packs heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning motors, pumps, fans, bearings, and other equipment.
  11. 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.
  12. Operates a variety of hand and power tools, solder /brazing equipment, vacuum pump, Freon recovery equipment, and other test and repair equipment utilized in the trade and a motor vehicle; maintains equipment in effective and safe working condition.
  13. Diagnoses HVAC 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.
  14. Researches and evaluates products for best sources; recommends the 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.
  15. May perform general unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance work and may assist, in other trades as necessary.
  16. Performs other duties related to the primary job duties.

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:

  • 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 deadlines.
  • 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.


Education and Experience Guidelines -




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



  • Three (3) years of journey-level operation, maintenance, and repair experience in the HVAC and refrigeration trade.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid driver license.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid forklift certificate,
  • Possession of a valid EPA Retrieval and Reclamation Certification issued by authorized agency. UPLOAD CERTIFICATES/LICENSES WITH APPLICATION!!! APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT UPLOAD.

Desired Education/Experience:

  • Possession of or ability to obtain Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems certification,


Physical Demands and Working Environment
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.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, electrical energy, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to electrical energy.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; to frequently push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weight up to 50 pounds; to occasionally push, pull, lift, and/or carry heavier amounts of weight with assistance; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, gripping with fingers and hands; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and verbally communicate to exchange information.

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

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

To apply, visit: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sbccd/jobs/2915788/hvac-r-technician

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

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