HVAC Technician

City of Scottsdale, Arizona
May 5, 2023
Scottsdale, AZ
Job Type



About the Position:
Performs skilled heating, ventilation, and air conditioning: maintenance, repair, and installation functions.

Benefits Highlights:
The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.17% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457 and Employer contribution
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation

Please visit the Benefits Information page for more information.

Selection Process:
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See Resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:

  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen
  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

Click here to review the entire job description.
The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Must possess a technician's certificate in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) specialized field; OR,
  • Successful completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in an approved HVAC program; OR,
  • Four years of experience in HVAC maintenance, installation and repair.
  • Preferred:
    • Three years at a skilled level working on commercial large tonnage chilled water systems.
    • Five years of experience in HVAC maintenance, installation and repair along with either a technician's certificate or one year of experience with the completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in an approved HVAC program.

Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Universal Refrigerant Recovery certification required upon hire or promotion.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment .

Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Performs installation, preventive maintenance, and repairs on all refrigeration, heating and ventilating equipment, control systems, and associated computer control systems. This will include: cooling towers, chillers, and chemical feed systems for scale and corrosion control.
  • Repairs or replaces electrical components such as: wire, contractors, starters, relays, overload heaters, motors, compressors, flame guards, pilot igniters, and related fail-safe controls on large and small air conditioning and heating equipment.
  • Installs piping and pumps related to the HVAC trade that transfer: water, oil, refrigerant, and chemicals for system water treatment.
  • Analyzes gauge and meter readings relating to: pneumatic air, water pressure, water chemical and solids content, refrigerant pressures, oil pressure, and contaminant content.
  • Maintains written or computer based logs on: preventive maintenance, cooling tower water use, filter changing, belt life cycle, bearing life cycle, and cooler pump life cycle.
  • Maintains and repairs all types of large HVAC systems including: chilled water, water cooled, reciprocating, and centrifugal systems including pumps, cooling towers, both pneumatic and digitally controlled.
  • Evaluates and recommends new products that may be beneficial to lower maintenance and operating costs of City HVAC equipment.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .

  • Most work is performed in an industrial environment, with some work performed in a normal City office environment.
  • Operate a variety of shop equipment and hand tools and skillfully maneuver small objects.
  • Seldom sedentary and includes: walking or moving, climbing ladders and working at heights, lifting, bending, and stooping repeatedly; lift arms above head on continual basis; work in small, cramped, and confined areas.
  • Move objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Exposure to dust, grease, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes, and unpleasant odors.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including: computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.
  • Operate a motor vehicle and travel to/from various locations.
  • Work rotating weekend coverage and after hours call-out.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: 5/21/2023 11:59 PM Arizona

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