Job Details

HVAC Technician

Company name
Long Beach Unified School Dist

31.98 - $39.62 Hour

Long Beach, CA, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Hvac, Government

Posted on
Jan 13,2020

Valid Through
Apr 27,2020


Under general supervision, perform skilled journey-level work in the installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment systems; perform related duties as assigned. 

Examples of Duties:

The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class.  This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

Install, inspect, diagnose, repair, maintain and service a wide variety of HVAC equipment and systems; assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.


Make skilled repairs on large built-up multi-zone systems, compressors, and related equipment.


Adjust, repair or replace parts such as electric, electronic and pneumatic controls, thermostats, high and low voltage controls, sensory instrumentation controls, automatic switches, motors, relays, filters, belts, safety valves and automatic gas valves.


Service and repair evaporative coolers; check and replace thermocouples and pilot generators.


Clean and adjust electronic ignition and hot surface pilot systems; adjust and maintain forced draft burners using a flue gas analyzer.


Diagnose malfunctions and make proper changes in Energy Management System to return units to operation.


Perform piping and duct repairs; descale tubing; cut and thread pipe; make pipe and electrical connections; test and inspect pipelines and equipment to locate leaks.


Operate refrigerant recovery units and store in certified containers in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations; refill and add refrigerant; record freon usage.


Plan and lay out new heating systems; use rigging equipment to move heavy equipment in confined spaces.


Perform safety inspections of mechanical rooms.


Plan work from sketches, schematic diagrams, drawings and blueprints.


Determine requirements for parts, materials, supplies, tools and equipment; estimate time and materials needed for service calls.


Participate in on-the-job training in boiler related duties to perform necessary boiler functions such as trouble shooting, chemical treatment, repairs and maintenance.


Prepare list of materials and supplies; requisition materials.


Prepare and maintain records and reports related to assigned activities.


Contact vendors for quotes, prices and availability of materials and supplies.


Operate a variety of specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment; maintain tools, equipment and supplies in a safe and orderly condition.


Drive a District vehicle to conduct work.


Serve as a lead and provide work direction and guidance to other maintenance staff as assigned; train school site Plant Supervisors in the operation of boilers and HVAC equipment.


Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized E which identifies essential duties required of the classification.  This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Employment Standards:

Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.

Health and safety practices related to the HVAC trade.

Air compressors and pneumatic controls.

Welding and soldering techniques.

Basic record-keeping and report preparation techniques.

Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.

Energy management systems.

Shop math applicable to the HVAC trade.

Oral and written communication skills.

  Ability to:

Perform skilled journey-level work in the installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment systems.

Perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of HVAC equipment.

Plan work from sketches, schematic diagrams, drawings and blueprints.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Operate a variety of specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment.

Estimate time and materials needed for service calls.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Maintain routine records and prepare reports.

Meet schedules and timelines.

Education and Training:

Graduation from high school and completion of a recognized four-year apprenticeship program, degree or certificate program in the HVAC trade.



Four-years experience installing, repairing and maintaining heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment systems.

Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.

Special Requirements:

Valid California Class C driver's license.

An applicant for this class will be required to obtain, at his/her own expense, and submit his/her motor vehicle driving record at the time or appointment.  The record must meet and be maintained at the district's safe driving record standard.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in the disqualification and/or rejection of the eligible regardless of any other standing.

Incumbents in this classification must possess and maintain a valid Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Usage Certificate (Universal).

Incumbents in this classification are required to furnish and maintain personal hand tools as indicated on the District tool list. 

The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, sex or sexual orientation at any district site and/or activity pursuant to BP 4030.

The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to policy BP 4119.11.


The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following:  screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis.  Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process.  Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.  

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