Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4112


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Salary Range 25 $3887 $4072 $4265 $4479 $4690 $4914 $5149 $5403 $5670 $5949


The HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) CONTROL TECHNICIAN uses knowledge of pneumatic and electrical/electronic controls to perform skilled work installing, altering, calibrating, repairing, and maintaining HVAC control systems, building automation control systems, and energy management control systems to ensure safe and correct environmental and ecological conditions in State buildings. Employees in this class perform corrective and preventive maintenance to HVAC systems in the agency.


This is a single classification and not currently part of a class series.


Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below.

  1. Installation, Repair, and Maintenance of Control Systems. Responds to HVAC systems complaints by inspecting the work site to assess the job requirements; performs troubleshooting of systems; by reading and interpreting control logic diagrams, wiring schematics, and written instructions installs, alters, maintains, and repairs pneumatic control systems and components (e.g., masters, submasters, recalls, zone reset selectors, thermostats, and sensors) and electrical/electronic control systems (e.g., electrical/electronic sensors, data acquisition panels, direct digital controls, and communication trunks); calibrates all environment temperature, pressure, and humidity controls; diagnoses and introduces custom control actions through application software; as part of the preventive maintenance program checks, adjusts, and recalibrates all environmental controls.
  2. Installation, Repair, and Maintenance of HVAC Systems. Installs and modifies HVAC systems; performs corrective and preventive maintenance on HVAC systems to maintain correct temperature, humidity, pressure, and volume of systems and the environment; cleans, oils, and greases equipment such as: pumps, motors, air compressors, and fans; checks and replaces V belts and filters; adjusts dampers, linkages, and operators; rebuilds and repairs valves; aligns belt drives; fabricates parts for equipment as necessary.
  3. HVAC System and Control Systems Renovation. Renovates and upgrades HVAC systems and control systems to accommodate new technology and/or energy conservation; examines existing systems and makes recommendations for renovation; plans and coordinates activities during system shutdown.
  4. Administrative Duties. Typical tasks: prepares job estimates; keeps accurate record of tests, inspections, repairs, and equipment replacement; accepts bids from outside contractors for major repairs; maintains parts inventory; obtains bids on parts and supplies; orders parts and supplies; trains other employees on technical information requires to perform maintenance on HVAC systems and control systems; sets priorities for service requests.


Employees in this class are in daily contact with agency staff to locate and solve building HVAC control problems. These employees are in frequent contact with vendors, in person or by telephone, to order equipment, parts, services, and materials. They are also in daily contact with other skilled trades to coordinate control installation with other construction-related activities.


Employees in this class receive work assignments and general supervision from a technical or administrative supervisor. Assignments are made orally or through written job order which may include control diagrams, blueprints, or maintenance instructions. They work independently with work reviewed upon completion for quality and compliance with standards. Employees in this class must comply with relevant requirements of State and local building codes, and follow manufacturer's specifications and instructions when servicing control systems.


Positions require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, grime, odor, fumes, temperature extremes, and high levels of noise. They require the willingness to walk, stand, and work while bending and stooping for extended periods. They require the willingness to lift and carry heavy objects. They require the willingness to work around steam and moving machinery in tight areas.


  • Graduation from an accredited school (two year program) in heating and air-conditioning and two years of full-time experience installing, altering, calibrating, repairing, and maintaining HVAC control systems and performing corrective and preventive maintenance on HVAC systems.

Two additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted for the two years of education.