Maintenance Mechanic 3 – HVAC Technician

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Facilities Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance Mechanic 3 – HVAC Technician position to support the Facilities Services Department. This is a full-time permanent position responsible for performing maintenance, repair, and construction of all types of HVAC systems, hydronic piping, building automation system (BAS) controls and programming, etc. on the main campus or an offsite campus. The schedule for this position is 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, and repair all portions of HVAC systems including ducts, vents, air handlers, dampers, filters, chillers, boilers, VFD's, motors, pumps, belts, pulleys, etc.
  • Program, operate, adjust, and evaluate building automation systems such as Siemens Apogee, etc.
  • Perform preventive maintenance work on, troubleshoot, and repair all types of HVAC equipment including lubrication, filters, motors, bearings, vibration analysis, testing, inspections.
  • Meet and interact with contractors, vendors, and others related to HVAC work.
  • Maintain, repair, and install piping, controls, valves, automatic valves, low voltage wiring, insulation, etc. associated with hydronic piping systems.
  • Respond to emergencies associated with the HVAC system and hot/cold calls.
  • Estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs, order materials, and interpret blueprints.
  • Supervise and instruct helpers; enter and monitor data on CMMS and BAS as required.
  • Perform other work including some minor plumbing, electrical, framing, operation of different types of equipment, and/or support other trades and functions as required.
  • Use and maintain hand and power tools, specialty tools, and equipment.
  • Be available for overtime and respond to off-hours emergencies if asked and when required. 



Position Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Experience: Completion of a recognized HVAC technician course and five years' experience in the commercial HVAC field; 5+ years' experience can be substituted for education.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of HVAC trade; industry safety standards; familiarity with BACNET and BAS.
  • Journeyman level standing as a refrigeration mechanic, electrician, or related field preferred.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, plans, and sketches.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability to perform work related to other trades.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Bilingual preferred.


Supplemental Information

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more if needed.
  • Ability and willingness to understand and follow laws, regulations and other standards established to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation. 
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.  As a condition of employment, employees are required to become a member of WPEA or pay a representation fee.
  • As a condition of employment, this position requires a background check be conducted on applicants prior to hiring.

Starting Salary: $4,005/month         Range:  49G                  Code:  626L
Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.
Please apply online at
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by March 20, 2017.


  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume
  • Responses to supplemental questions (included in the online application)

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here: