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HVAC Technician

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

HVAC Technician

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $4,723.00 - $5,756.00 Monthly

Job Type:

Job Number: 2023-00621J

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time HVAC Technician at the Walla Walla campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Responsibilities:

Under general direction this position performs skilled work in the inspection, testing, servicing, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment (HVAC) systems, and related equipment at WWCC facilities. This position makes repairs to HVAC system components including chillers, boilers, valves, and other items and responds to calls on heating and cooling problems to evaluate problem and make appropriate repairs.

Essential Functions:

HVAC Equipment Operations

Tasks include:
  • Installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of air handlers, air flow dampers, V belts, sheaves, pulleys, and bearings; maintains and repairs commercial refrigeration equipment used in air conditioning, ventilation, and chilled water systems;
  • Make rounds of all equipment rooms and identify and repairing any potential problems and keep the systems and rooms clean. Set equipment trends to monitor energy consumption in Johnson Controls Metasys program.
  • Manage boilers and chiller to maintain system temperatures and equipment runtimes through the Metasys system;
  • Manage annual boiler inspections with WA Labor and Industries;
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs plumbing, heating, water, cooling, refrigeration, sewer and fire suppression systems;
  • Analyzes and maintains control systems that include electrical, electronic, and pneumatic sensors and actuators; lay out, fabricate, and install mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic temperature and humidity controls for heating and ventilation systems; repair relays, timers, meters, and switches with local or remote computer control; reads and interprets blueprints;
  • Monitors and adjusts heat and air conditioning in buildings using automated building monitoring and control systems;
  • Operates and maintains fluid and electronic testing and measuring instruments, such as manometers, air flow and liquid flow meters, volt meters, ammeters and potentiometers; keeps records of work performed and supplies used; use such tools as drill presses, grinders, bandsaws, hand drills, testers, welding equipment, soldering guns, small hand tools and specialized apparatus; estimates and orders materials and supplies needed to maintain equipment in good working condition.

  • Administrative Responsibilities

    Tasks include:
  • Email management, parts research, computer-based troubleshooting, document retention.
  • Assist with construction/remodel plan review of upcoming projects of the HVAC systems.
  • Complete and close out Work Orders in the CMMS and enter time worked and materials used.

  • Safety

    Tasks include:
  • Contribute to a safe working environment for self, co-workers and the public. Adheres to all Federal, State, Local, and Department safety guidelines, including any concerning chemical applications and disposal. Reports unsafe conditions or accidents to supervisor. Attends and participates in safety trainings.

  • Snow Removal

    Tasks include:
  • Conduct snow removal and ice abatement to reduce campus liability. This position will operate snow clearing equipment to clear snow from sidewalks, streets, parking lots, steps, ADA ramps, and entry ways in a timely manner. This position is expected to respond to perform snow removal as required based on university needs and activities.

  • Other
  • Additional miscellaneous duties as needed to support department and campus operations or special events.

  • Competencies

  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Ability to set own work priorities.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and update blueprints;
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of WWCC.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Required Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of HVAC codes.
  • Experience with Johnson Controls, Siemens, Schneider Electric (TAC) and DDC control systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of building codes.
  • Ability to communicate in English.

  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Completion of recognized apprenticeship in refrigeration or steamfitter.
  • Ability to perform HVAC and control repairs specific to the WWCC.
  • Current Refrigerant EPA Certification Card (Universal Preferred).
  • Ability to perform minor plumbing repairs.
  • Experience working for a government or higher education institution.
  • Completion of a four-year approved institution course as a Control/HVAC Technician Trainee; OR five years of applicable experience in installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical and pneumatic control systems. Vocational or trade school training in control or HVAC mechanisms may be substituted, year-for-year, for work experience up to a maximum of two years.

  • Equivalent education/experience may substitute at the discretion of the college.

    Conditions/Terms of Employment

    This classified position is in a bargaining unit for which WPEA Higher Ed is the exclusive representative.

    This is a 40 hour per week position. Mon-Fri 7:00 pm- 3:30 pm. WWCC maintenance staff work a variety of shifts around the clock and must be able to work any days and shift. Occasional overtime and callbacks may be required. Quarterly travel to Clarkston campus (and as needed based on equipment outages) and occasional travel for training or institutional purposes. Direct contact with the public, students, and other institutional staff.

    This position has a typical working environment that will consist of both indoor and outdoor activities, often in inclement weather. Risks include operating tools and machinery, rotating equipment, chemical hazards, and other tools of the trade. Routine assignments also include working at heights and from ladders, and lifting and carrying items up to 50 pounds with or without the use of hand truck or cart. Must be able to stand and/or walk 8 hours per day. Working with or around machinery and equipment with moving parts. Safety practices are consistent with WISHA.

    The college has an excellent benefit program including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; and retirement plan. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) unless declined at time of hire. WWCC requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary. The college is tobacco free.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment, and successfully complete a probationary period. Candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

    Required Application Materials

    This position is posted as open until filled. For priority consideration applications should be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2023. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application
  • Cover letter
  • (In the cover letter, please describe how you meet the qualifications and competencies for the position)
  • Resume
  • List of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Title IX Officer Brooke Marshall (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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