Salary: $20.17-$24.62 hourly / $3,508-$4,282 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, performs semi-skilled and
skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating,
ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems; and does
related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the
Building Maintenance Worker series and other maintenance specialty
classes by its emphasis on independent skilled maintenance,
operation, and repair of HVAC equipment and by its greater use of
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs a wide variety of maintenance and
repair tasks in the operation of heating, air conditioning,
refrigeration, and ventilating systems in buildings; repairs and
maintains boilers, pipes, thermostats, air filters, pumps, waste and
oil pressure indicators, blower fans, belts, and bearings; operates
computerized heating/cooling equipment for large, complex systems at
centralized and decentralized building plants; troubleshoots,
diagnoses, and repairs/re-programs electric, electronic, and
pneumatic controls of buildings by reading schematics and using
computer energy management software; oversees contract compliance
and contractor work for the County on HVAC repair and replacement
projects; leads and/or instructs Building Maintenance Workers in
performance of routine maintenance of HVAC equipment; designs and
installs new small- to medium-sized HVAC systems; performs data
entry related to preventative maintenance; calculates amount of
freon to be used in air conditioning systems.
1. Three years of journey-level experience operating, maintaining,
and repairing boiler equipment including experience operating,
maintaining, and repairing ventilating and air conditioning
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge, abilities, and universal CFC License.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California CFC
License is required within 6 months of appointment. Possession of a
valid California Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.
Knowledge of: methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of
heating and air conditioning equipment in buildings and structures;
the operating principles of heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration equipment; computerized energy management software;
basic arithmetic; work safety practices related to HVAC work.
Ability to: recognize and locate conditions which require repair and
maintenance work; keep records; communicate effectively; regulate
and control their operations; complete written forms; read and
interpret schematics; read and apply operating/repair instructions
and contract provisions; explain technical information to others;
learn and apply principles and practices of contract administration;
work independently; use a computer.
Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of NOVAR energy management
software is desirable.
Supplemental Information: Incumbents in this classification may be
exposed to a variety of hazards including: working at heights,
electrical hazards, and chemical hazards. Performing the essential
functions of this classification requires various types of physical
exertion, such as bending, lifting, carrying heavy objects up to a
maximum weight of 75 pounds, and independent travel, including
driving a lift-gate truck.