HVAC Technician

City of Seattle, WA
November 17, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description
Are you a skilled HVAC Technician who takes initiative?
Enjoy troubleshooting and working with diverse types of HVAC equipment?
Are you collaborative and enjoy providing excellent customer service?

If you answered "Yes!" to all of them, please apply to this public servant opportunity and bring your HVAC expertise to the properties maintained by the Facility Operations Division within the Facilities and Administrative Services Department. The Facilities and Administrative Services Department is seeking an experienced, reliable and team-oriented HVAC Technicians to join our team.

Our HVAC Technicians serve many locations including Seattle City Hall, Seattle Municipal Tower, Fleets Management garages, Seattle City Fire, and more.

The City of Seattle's Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) is the backbone of the City of Seattle and a dynamic organization of 450+ employees that provides $375 million a year in services to the City through an exciting portfolio of lines of business . FAS is a collaborative workplace with collective accountability to promote equity, respect, civility, integrity, inclusiveness and fairness for all employees.
Job Responsibilities
In this HVAC Technician role, you will:

  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair HVAC equipment.
  • Equipment examples : heat pumps, coolers, chillers, refrigeration units, air handlers, VAV systems, exhaust systems, condensers, evaporators, coils, strip heaters, boilers, thermostats, VFDs, and hot water systems.
  • Collaborate on troubleshooting and repairing DDC and pneumatic controls.
  • Operate computerized controls.
  • Maintain documentation for services performed and shops materials used.
  • Respond to facilities related inquiries and emergencies.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of work and jobsite spaces.

Minimum Experience/Education Requirement:

  • 2 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems.
  • OR 2 years of technical school HVAC coursework.

License, Certification, and Other Requirements:

  • Within 90 days of hire: Please note - Although required within 90 days of hire, without having at least 2 years of HVAC related employment (and other requirements as listed below) prior to hire, it is impossible to obtain them within this time frame.

City of Seattle Grade Ill Steam Engineer's license

  • (This requires at least 3 years of employment in a position directly responsible for the operation of boilers, or educational substitution for experience, plus one year of experience.)

City of Seattle Refrigeration Mechanic's License class A

  • (This requires 3 years of experience conducting refrigeration repair and installation, as an apprentice to or as a journeyman refrigeration and/or air conditioning mechanic; or 2 years of training in a recognized school of technology, plus one year of experience in the refrigeration trade; or 2 years full-time experience in the refrigeration trade and graduation from a recognized trade school of refrigeration technology.)

L06A or EL07 Washington State Electrician Specialty License

  • Minimum requirement of 4,000 hours of work experience under the supervision of a journey level electrician to obtain this license.
  • HVAC/refrigeration system (EL06A)
  • Nonresidential maintenance (EL07)

EPA CFC Universal Certificate

  • Current Washington State driver's license or be able to obtain one by the start date.

Additional Information
For optimal consideration, please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
We encourage you to use your cover letter to discuss why you want to do this work and how you meet the qualifications for the position. Your resume should summarize the talent, experience, knowledge, and skills you bring to this work.

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

The full salary range for this position is $40.83 - $44.15 per hour.

There will be several steps for this process including a written test, a functional, hands-on test and an interview process for those who are selected.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check, driving record and a pre employment physical exam.

Workplace Environment:All FAS positions require onsite work. Alternative Work Arrangements and hybrid telework schedules for work conducted in a normal office environment may be considered and will be based on operational needs and consistency with FAS policies.

Why work at the City of Seattle?
The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov

Closing Date/Time: 1/16/2024 4:00 PM Pacific

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