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Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic 3 (HVACR Specialist)

Opening Date/Time:  Thu. 07/30/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 08/13/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $3,934.00 – $4,237.00 Monthly, $47,208.00 – $50,844.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Location: 1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WashingtonDepartment:Administrative Services

Position Summary: The Maintenance Mechanic 3 HVACR Specialist is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing building Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems (HVACR) at the senior journeyman level and perform skilled work in a variety of fields including plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance.

Essential Functions:
HVACR Equipment and Systems:  At a senior level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify, construct and/or fabricate the conditioned air generation and distribution equipment and systems, heating water generation and distribution equipment and systems, cooling water generation and distribution equipment and systems, compressed air generation and distribution equipment and systems, vacuum generation and distribution equipment and systems, pressure vessels, refrigeration equipment and systems, gas fired equipment and systems, ventilation equipment and systems and various other HVACR equipment and systems.Plumbing Equipment and Systems:  At a journey level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify, construct and/or fabricate the potable cold water distribution equipment and systems, potable hot water generation and distribution equipment and systems, drain, waste, vent (DWV) equipment and systems, sewer equipment and systems, drainage equipment and systems and various other plumbing equipment and systems.

Electrical Equipment and Systems:  At a skilled work level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify, construct and/or fabricate the electrical distribution equipment and systems, lighting equipment and systems, electric motors, electrical resistance equipment and systems, security equipment and systems, fire detection equipment and systems, control equipment and systems and various other electrical equipment and systems. AC and DC, single and 3 phase that is less than 600 volts.

Other Duties:  At a skilled work level will operate and maintain utility carts, forklifts and various other vehicles. Operate two-way radios, cell phones, computers and various other electronic devices. Remove snow and ice from building entrances, walkways and parking lots. Respond to and perform emergency functions, as required. Observe and report suspicious activity. Be accountable for assigned keys, tools, equipment and supplies. Maintain inventories and submit requisitions for tools, supplies and equipment to supervisor. May be required to perform custodial, grounds or other duties, as assigned.

Other Equipment and Systems:  At a journey level will operate, monitor, maintain, repair, replace, install, modify, construct and/or fabricate structures, fixtures, furniture, appliances and various other equipment and systems.

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Washington State Labor & Industries 6A HVAC/Refrigeration System electrical license
  • Two (2) years experience operating, maintaining, and repairing building Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems (HVACR) at the senior journeyman level.
  • Two (2) years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and diagnostics of building control systems

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and skill in the maintenance, repair, and diagnostics of building plumbing and electrical systems
  • Demonstrated experience in welding and soldering
  • Ability to work independently to identify and resolve building system problems with minimum guidance or supervision
  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight.
  • Earns other’s trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions, maintains confidentiality when appropriate
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables by knowing and supporting teammate’s work, helping, encouraging, working together, supporting and listening and respecting the talents and contributions of co-workers.
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships by maintaining an open, approachable manner and treating others fairly and respectfully by demonstrating a balance between building rapport and completing work in a timely manner
  • Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices while maintaining and inspecting PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities by recovering quickly from setbacks and finding alternative ways to reach goals and objectives.
  • Maintains composure in stressful or adverse situations with a positive attitude
  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  • Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with Facilities & Operation services.
  • Handles challenging or intense interpersonal situations appropriately, exercises appropriate tact and discretion in conversations and sharing information with others.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completion of trade school and/or (5) years full-time experience in building trade industry at the senior journeyman level maintaining and repairing HVACR, electrical, plumbing, and building mechanical systems, and building control systems for a medium to large size campus.

Conditions of Employment: 

  • EPA Type I & II or universal refrigerant handlers certification OR ability to obtain within six months of hire
  • A valid Driver’s license is required
  • Consent to and pass a drivers and criminal records background check
 Application Process:
Application Procedure:To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package (in order listed).

  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)
  2. Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
  3. A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone number, and e-mail addresses. (References)

Special Note: All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

Terms of Employment:This is a full-time (40 hours per week) overtime eligible District classified position with Pierce College. The primary work location will be at Pierce College Puyallup Campus, but occasional travel to Pierce College sites will occur. Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All positions may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.

Physical Work Environment:
This position is required to work indoor and outdoor performing continuous physical labor.  It has exposure to risks such as working with confined spaces, pressure vessels, compressed gas, noise, electricity, rotating and reciprocating machinery, welding, airborne contaminates, hazardous materials and waste, and blood borne pathogens.  This position also requires work to be completed in extreme temperatures, at different heights, using ladders, lifting heavy equipment, and using hand and power tools.  Safety requirements include use of personal protective equipment (PPE), understanding MSDS, First Aid, CPR, the lock-out-tag-out procedure and RCW and WAC compliance.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state’s free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Agency Shop: As a condition of employment, all classified employees are required to become a member of the Washington Public Employees Association and pay membership dues, or as a non-member pay an agency shop, non-association or representation fee within thirty calendar days after the date of hire.
  • In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, and status as a disabled veteran, or Vietnam-era veteran. Questions may be directed to the Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer or the Title IX Coordinator at (253) 964-7342.

For more information or assistance, contact Human Resources at: jobs@pierce.ctc.edu


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