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HVAC Technician I- South (Re-posted)
Laredo College in Laredo, Texas
Date Posted 05/17/2021
Admin-Facilities Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

$18.15 - $22.71 Hourly
Laredo, TX 78046
Job Type
Full Time
Plant Operations and Maintenance
Job Number
Plant Operations and Maintenance - Building Maintenance
5/28/2021 11:59 PM Central
Pay Grade

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Technician I is directly responsible to the HVAC Foreman. The Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning Technician I installs, inspects, operates and repairs HVAC equipment for preserving food, making ice, cooling water, and air conditioning college buildings.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Must be able to learn, understand, and operate a computerized energy management system (EMS).
  2. Installs, inspects, and operates heating and refrigeration machinery and cooler and freezer units, and insures that they are functioning properly.
  3. Supervises and assists other HVAC Technician I in performing jobs requiring more than one mechanic.
  4. Reads thermometers and gauges and records readings in logbook or other forms.
  5. Regulates refrigerant and suction valves on pipelines to maintain desired degree of compression by increasing or decreasing amount of refrigerant.
  6. Listens to operation of HVAC machinery to detect malfunctioning such as piston slap, noisy valves, connecting-rod knocks, rattling supports, etc.
  7. Tests operation of thermostats and insure proper operation.
  8. Notifies supervisor to send/order parts which cannot be repaired readily to manufacturer or to repair shop.
  9. Periodically examines air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, checking vacuum and pressure of cooling units, observing condition of electric motors, cleaning dirt and lint from motors and condensers, and adding or removing refrigerant to adjust vacuum or pressure.
  10. Operates new refrigeration systems for several hours, adjusting thermostats and valves to insure proper control of freezing action.
  11. Cleans coils and tubes on chilled water, hot water, condensers coils, etc.
  12. Trouble shoots and repairs inoperative refrigerators, chillers, window units, ice makers, water fountains, freezers, etc.
  13. Ability to properly use measuring equipment such as volt meter, ampere meter, refrigerant leak detector, OHMS meter, vacuum pump, etc.
  14. Ability to work from oral instructions and blueprints.
  15. Knowledge of general safety procedures.
  16. Follows manufacturer’s preventive maintenance schedules and recommends changes.
  17. Will perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of Physical Plant.


NOTICE: Required Documents

To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your high school diploma or unofficial transcript or GED certificate. If recommended for this position an official transcript(s) will be required. If a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.


  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Must have the ability to read, write, and follow written and oral instructions in English and Spanish.

  • Must have completion of a one-(1) year technical training in air conditioning and refrigeration and two years of work experience in the air conditioning field.

  • Must have three (3) years' experience in installing, operating and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.

  • Employees driving an LC Motor vehicle must have a valid State Driver’s License

  • Certified as a Type I & II Technician.

  • Registered as an HVACR Technician by the State of Texas.


  • Some training in chiller water based industrial HVAC system.
  • Work experience in chiller water based industrial HVAC systems.
  • Experience with computerized HVAC systems.
  • Certified as a Type III Technician.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of air conditioning practices;

  • Some knowledge of life safety code, National Electric Code, E.P.A. regulations and basic computer software.

Additional Information

Supervision Exercised

Lead and supervise subcontractors from time to time in routine maintenance and systems troubleshooting and repairs (during office hours and while on call).

Supervision Received

Directly dispatching and project assignment from HVAC Foreman.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a variety of settings.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling, and at times subject to stooping, crawling, and climbing.
May need to lift heavy objects of up to 50 pounds.
May be exposed to a variety of temperatures, noise, moving mechanical parts, or chemicals.
Specific vision abilities may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to focus.

Work Environment

Work beyond a normal workday and at varied work locations that may include the college south campus, which may include traveling from and to each campus.
Work outdoors with exposure to all types of weather conditions.
Be exposed to noise and vibration from operating machinery.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules.

Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.

Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Immediate supervisor may assign other duties. May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.

May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

Foreign Degrees

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service. http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Foreign_Credential_Evaluation_Services/ http://www.naces.org/members.htm


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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