HVAC Mechanic Apprentice (JID 7590)
Certified AC Refrig Mechanic Apprentice
Full Time / $3671 /mo.
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
About the Department
Physical Plant Management (PPM) in the division of Administration and Finance, plays an important role in maintaining the quality of CSUN's physical environment by keeping the buildings and landscape safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing. PPM employees provide excellent customer service to the campus community in the areas of custodial and grounds, engineering services, asset management, central receiving and campus store, university postal services, and reprographics/quickcopies. PPM performs maintenance work and makes major and minor repairs to campus facilities and remodels, and renovates classrooms and offices at the request of other departments.
Under general supervision, the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic Apprentice performs a variety of progressively more complex duties involving all aspects of the operation, installation, maintenance and repair of building and HVAC systems. The incumbent acts as a diagnostician in the operation of HVAC systems; supports the Building Management System (BMS) technicians and other trades; responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of complex refrigeration, HVAC systems and support equipment all in a trainee capacity under the immediate supervision of a journey level or higher mechanic; follows a formal training plan with established objectives; performs routine maintenance and repair on air conditioning equipment and building equipment control systems; investigates and reports on HVAC systems for inadequacies and/or problems; makes modifications to, resolves problems or proposes solutions to problems; is instructed in and learns to install, troubleshoot, calibrate, service, repair and maintain refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems equipment, instruments and controls using electrical, electronic, pneumatic or digitally controlled systems; provides technical assistance to HVAC and BMS technicians and other trades in the proper operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems; utilizing BMS, troubleshoots HVAC problems; variable air volume (VAV) terminal units; Constant Air Velocity (CAV) terminal units and other types of technical units and their associated controls; assists in new installations of HVAC equipment; learns to and performs the following activities: use building automation systems to diagnose and troubleshoot problems; estimate cost, time and materials for projects; and performs other duties as assigned.
Possession of a high school diploma, California GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience; at least 18 years of age and who demonstrate an aptitude and desire to learn the air conditioning/refrigeration mechanic trade.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Incumbents must be able to follow oral and written instructions; read, write and perform such tasks at a level appropriate for the duties; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; perform basic arithmetic computations; develop a knowledge of electrical voltage, plumbing refrigeration, electrical and plumbing codes, thermodynamics and automated energy/environmental management systems; accurately distinguish colors; learn the theories behind and operation of major types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and of the materials, equipment and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of such equipment; and learn all legal and safety codes and regulations related to the installation and operation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems to ensure campus compliance. Incumbents also must be able to work in a trainee capacity, demonstrating continued progress and improvement in performing skilled air conditioning/refrigeration work; identifying and using the tools and materials of the trade; developing work habits, knowledge and abilities pertinent to the trade; and meet all the criteria as defined in the CSU and SETC Apprenticeship Standards Addendum.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $3671 - $3671 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RATE is $3671.
HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 6:00am - 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.
TEMP: Temporary Renewable - This is a four-year training position. Upon completion of the training, the incumbent will be eligible for appointment to transition to the Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic classification.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received through June 21, 2018 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at ext. 2101.