Facilities HVAC / Maintenance Mechanic (PT)


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The Opportunity

This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. In 2021, the College launched its Strategic Plan, the culmination of which, aligns with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of twenty-four colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.” The Bellwether College Consortium has named HCCC a Top Ten Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all three categories.


College Overview

Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and School of Nursing and Health Professions.  The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The Nursing Program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with a range of nursing theory and practical courses designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for the New Jersey State Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX–RN).


Position Summary

This is a part-time position reporting to the Senior Mechanic. The mechanic performs routine repairs and maintenance on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems including any/all air distribution machinery, split systems, package units, fan coils, pneumatic and digital controls, hot and chilled water distribution, and variable volume systems. The mechanic records operational data and technical information on a log or personal computer, and performs general trade duties in other areas, maintenance and repair work for various campus buildings and locations to ensure optimal operating efficiency, cost-effectiveness of operating systems, and equipment across the College. Expected work hours include evenings and weekends.

Salary Grade: (105)
Part-time Staff up to 24 hours per week.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Monitors performance of heating, ventilation, and cooling systems for all College buildings.
  2. Performs standard repair/replacement of components, as appropriate, and non-technical maintenance tasks such as cleaning of heating and cooling fan coil units, adjustment of system controls and replacement of filters etc.
  3. Operates, cleans, and performs preventative maintenance, adjustments, & basic repairs on various kinds of refrigeration units, both pneumatically controlled and digitally controlled HVAC systems.
  4. Assists or directs HVAC contractors as required.
  5. Performs non-technical maintenance and repairs of plumbing and piping systems, to include standard repair of leaking fixtures, cleaning obstructed waste lines, installing piping systems, and/or performing modifications to plumbing and hydronic systems; assists or directs licensed mechanical contractors, as required. Monitors & adjusts system set points & output using remote computer.
  6. Participates in major HVAC component replacement and evaluation of complex system problems under the leadership of higher-level mechanics.
  7. Performs seasonal overhauls and transitions of systems to and from heating/cooling.
  8. Performs building systems repairs in coordination with Maintenance Manager, Senior Mechanic, Oiler, and Facilities Workers.
  9. Follows applicable operating and safety regulations required for the operation, repair, and protection of facility operations, buildings, and equipment in strict accordance with federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and ordinances and ensuring adherence to college and industry standards.
  10. Makes daily rounds, repairs, and services buildings physical plants equipment, ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  11. Documents facilities maintenance requirements, maintains appropriate records of work performed.
  12. Requests parts and supplies as needed for tasks, performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, attends regular safety meetings, and works in a safe manner.
  13. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by College and departmental needs.
  14. Other duties may be assigned.


Position Requirements

  • Ability to operate and maintain utility plant equipment.
  • Knowledge of HVAC installation, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance.
  • Ability to perform inspections and make necessary adjustments to conform to job specifications.
  • Knowledge of low-pressure boilers, chilled water production units, compressors, turbines, generating units and water systems.
  • Ability to test boilers, cooling, and other systems to ensure compliance with set standards, and log results.
  • Ability to monitor operating conditions by reading meters, gauges, and automatic recording devices.
  • Ability to repair and/or replace building mechanical systems components, including programmable logic controls, control valves, sensors, etc.
  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance according to published guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of refrigerants and refrigerant recovery.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade, to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • This position is considered essential and requires immediate response to emergencies.
  • Ability to lift minimum 50 lbs.


Education, Experience, Licenses Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required with minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in HVAC equipment installation, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Successful completion of certified training in HVAC and other specialized trades are preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license at the first day of employment.
  • Possession of a valid Black Seal Low Pressure Operator license.
  • Possession of a valid EPA Universal Refrigerant Recovery certification is preferred.
  • Successful completion of New Jersey OSHA training preferred.



For full consideration please send a resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to:

Ilya Ashmyan
Executive Director of Operations
Hudson County Community College


HCCC Employee Benefits

We value and appreciate all employees and acknowledge the importance of a comprehensive benefit program. Below is a brief glance of HCCC benefits, perks, and discounts offered to employees. For more detailed information about employee benefits please visit: https://www.hccc.edu/administration/hr/benefits-pensions.html


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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