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Under minimum supervision, perform a variety of tasks assisting Journeyman Mechanics and/or Lead persons aiding in a variety of tasks including maintaining and repairing several different HVAC and plumbing machinery and equipment with a career path directed toward HVAC Mechanic.
Essential Job Duties
Responsible for following all safety procedures and maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
Assist in repairs including routine maintenance on HVAC machinery and equipment.
Assist in the installation of fixtures and equipment.
Assist in HVAC repairs and maintenance.
Assist in a variety of construction duties on rehabilitation projects including clean-up.
This position may require driving a campus vehicle.
Will load and unload equipment, tools, and materials at job sites.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent with at least six (6) months or more of experience in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).
Must possess some general knowledge of basic hand tools.
Communicate professionally with the members of the Caltech community in all situations. Must maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments.
Ability to work various shifts as well as overtime and weekends.
Maintain a valid California driver's license throughout the course of employment.
Strong English oral and written communication skills are required. Use correct punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, and sentence structure. Follow written instruction.
Requires a background investigation and physical examination.
Must be in good health with the physical strength and agility to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis, bend in all directions, kneel, climb stairs, squeeze with arms and hands, operate machinery using hands, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
2 years or more of HVAC experience is a plus.
1 year or more of work experience in a university setting is a plus.
Proficiency with automated work order system and timekeeping application is a plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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