School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)
Support Staff - HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic


Date Closed:  25 MAY 2018
Time Closed:  4:30 pm

Posting Reference No:
  S 18 MTE 021 REG
Status:  Permanent – 12 Month
Effective Dates:  ASAP
Position:   Journeyman Trades – HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic
Hourly Rate:  $29.79 + $2.00 LMA (Labour Market Adjustment)
Facility/Department:  Facilities - Maintenance
Information:  8.0 hours/day (FTE 1.0) – Monday to Friday Day Shift
Hours of Work: Hours of Work: 7:00 am to 3:30 p.m.
Position Summary
Under the general direction of the HVAC Foreman, the HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for functions involving the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services in District facilities.
This position performs a variety of technical/manual tasks under limited supervision and in accordance with clearly established policies, procedures, regulations and codes.  Judgment is exercised in handling new assignments and determining new work methods.
Specific Accountabilities
  • Installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining and inspecting heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in district facilities including fans, boilers, pumps, heat pumps, rooftop units, towers, furnaces
  • Troubleshooting problems with HVAC systems including diagnosing and isolating the problem, researching solutions and repairing when tools and resources are available or referring to external contractors when necessary
  • Participating in preventive maintenance inspection of HVAC systems, equipment and fixtures and preparing written reports of condition and providing recommendations for corrective action.Maintaining written work records as required
  • Providing support, technical advice and training to other trades and district staff relating to use and maintenance of HVAC equipment
  • Providing advice and assistance related to new HVAC installations, repairs or modifications/upgrades to existing HVAC systems
  • Submitting orders/requisitions to Foreman for parts and supplies inventory and/or purchasing supplies on an as needed basis to complete work orders
  • Responding to service calls as required
  • Ensuring equipment and supplies used to perform duties are stored and maintained appropriately
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of district operational/personnel policies related to the position
  • Ensuring compliance with district and government health and safety procedures and regulations within the Facilities Management department to minimize potential for accidents, injuries and hazards
  • Undertaking related duties, as assigned consistent with this position 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The successful applicant will have a Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by a current Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Refrigeration Mechanics, and Class B Gasfitter Ticket (an Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Plumbing will also be considered), as well as the following:
  • 3 years’ HVAC work experience;
  • 1 year work experience using DDC systems;
  • A valid Class 5 British Columbia driver’s license;
  • Working knowledge of the technical drawings, regulations and codes, standard practices, methods, materials and tools and equipment used in the trade;
  • Working knowledge of proper safety practices and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others;
  • Proven ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing with the ability to explain instructions or information clearly to others;
  • Proven ability to maintain positive interpersonal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to contribute to an environment which promotes teamwork;
  • Proven ability to work in an efficient manner, organize personal workload, work under pressure and see assignments through to completion;
  • Proven ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving materials, equipment and supplies;
  • Proven ability to learn and incorporate new technology relevant to the trade;
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of computer operation including knowledge of MS Office, email, internet, district automated dispatch, and work order systems.


Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
Posted: May 3, 2018, 3:37 pm
Expires: May 25, 2018, 4:30 pm