HVAC Technician


STATUS: : Full Time, 40 Hours per week
DIVISION: Facilities
REPORTS TO: Directors of Facilities



An HVAC Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems across campus facilities. This pivotal role ensures a comfortable and conducive environment for students, faculty, and staff by conducting regular inspections, diagnosing issues, and implementing effective HVAC solutions. The HVAC Technician collaborates closely with the maintenance team to contribute to the overall campus infrastructure and support a productive learning and working atmosphere.


  • Install, maintain, and repair HVAC systems, including heating units, air conditioning units, ventilation systems, and associated controls.
  • Operate and troubleshoot building automation systems and controls.
  • Tridium Niagara N4 or AX experience preferred.
  • Schedule HVAC equipment on our BAS.
  • Conduct routine inspections to identify potential HVAC problems and perform preventive maintenance to ensure optimal system performance.
  • Diagnose HVAC malfunctions using specialized tools and equipment, and apply appropriate solutions to restore functionality.
  • Collaborate with other maintenance and facilities staff to integrate HVAC work with broader campus operations seamlessly.
  • Respond promptly to service requests, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments within established timelines.
  • Participate in planning and execution of HVAC-related projects, coordinating efforts with supervisors and other trades for successful project outcomes.
  • Stay current with industry advancements and best practices to enhance technical expertise and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to create a secure environment for all occupants and personnel.
  • Implement procedures and prioritize resources.
  • Ensure the buildings and equipment are optimized to reduce energy consumption and are operating as efficiently as possible.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; completion of a recognized HVAC apprenticeship program is preferred.
  • Valid HVAC technician’s license or certification required.
  • Demonstrated experience in HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair.
  • Familiarity with relevant local and national HVAC codes and regulations.
  • Proficiency in interpreting technical manuals and schematics.
  • Skilled in using HVAC diagnostic tools and equipment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaborative abilities.
  • Physical stamina and ability to work in various weather conditions.
  • Flexibility to adjust work hours for emergency repairs or special projects.


The work environment for an HVAC Technician is both diverse and dynamic. It encompasses indoor and outdoor settings across the campus. Indoor work involves navigating classrooms, laboratories, offices, and other campus spaces to maintain HVAC systems that contribute to a comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor tasks may include maintaining exterior HVAC equipment, troubleshooting units on rooftops, and addressing HVAC needs in outdoor facilities.


This position involves frequent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, and lifting, often in confined spaces and at varying heights. Technicians must be able to lift and manipulate heavy equipment (50 lbs.) and components as well as work comfortably on ladders and elevated platforms. Visual acuity and color perception are essential for differentiating between wiring, components, and system indicators. The ability to work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions, is also required.


The College for Creative Studies strives to create a working environment where all employees are appreciated and valued for their contributions.  In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the College offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance the physical health, financial security and general well-being of its employee’s lives and the lives of their families. 

Benefits include:

  • Generous Vacation Package and Paid Holidays
  • 403b Program
  • Robust Healthcare Plans:  Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D Insurances
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary Uniforms

College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degree in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.


To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format:

Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to hr@sadarinara.net


The College for Creative Studies, a leading college of art and design, represents a community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities and worldviews and we value the diversity this brings to our organization.  CCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.