Job Description

Requisition Number 05417
Department Name: Facilities Services - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title HVAC Mechanic
Position Summary:

The Scripps Research Institute is currently looking for an HVAC Mechanic to perform maintenance, installation, and repairs of a wide variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems throughout the institute.


  • Maintain, install, alter, and/or repair air distribution systems, exhaust and supply fans, variable frequency drive systems, pneumatic and other control systems, air compressors, fan coils, electrical circuits, electrical motor control centers, and heating equipment;
  • Charge refrigeration systems with refrigerant and check operation;
  • Respond to emergency calls, locate and determine cause of equipment malfunctions, analyze problems and take corrective steps to repair or replace equipment as needed;
  • Inspect and test equipment; replace worn air filters, belts, blower wheels, shafts, bearings, relays, fuses, switches, condensers, thermostats and other equipment parts. Inspect motors and checks load amperage and static pressure in system, lubricate bearings, clean equipment for maximum efficiency;
  • Maintain cold rooms and warm rooms, check temperature settings, inspect and replace equipment as needed;
  • Prefabricate and install piping or air distribution systems, repair and replace valves and fittings;
  • Install, repair and replace water, gas, vacuum and compressed air and waste lines;
  • Interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications to determine installation or repair requirements;
  • Interact with TSRI personnel, utility companies, contractors and vendors to evaluate, plan and coordinate work. Estimate labor and material costs for work requests. May order supplies.
  • Perform routine work orders and preventative maintenance tasks, as assigned;
  • Accurately record daily hours worked and time spent on individual tasks;
  • Work daily with the Facilities Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Software;
  • May perform related tasks and work of other Facilities department personnel, as required or assigned.
Location: California
Additional Information:

6:00 am - 2:30 pm (with schedule rotation)

Physical Requirements:

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to lift and carry heavy objects up to 50 pounds, use hand and power tools, and work under time constraints. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been attained.
  • Minimum of 4 years of directly related experience.
  • Requires experience in the use of test air balance and HVAC diagnostic equipment, with proven ability to compute heat load calculations and air exchange ratios.
  • Must meet all required federal and state license requirements including EPA certification to handle refrigerant.
  • Requires professional interpersonal, communication, and written skills.
  • Ability to evaluate mechanical and electrical systems for coordination with other facilities staff.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects, with or without accommodation, up to 50 pounds, use hand power tools, and work under time constraints.
  • Requires valid driver license issued from the state in which the position is located.
  • May be required to participate in facilities call-back or off-hours interruptions.
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: $24.90 to $28 per hour depending upon education, experience, budget and internal equity
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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