Nov 17, 2022

Central Plant Operator

  • Santa Clarita, CA, USA
Full-time Technician - General Maintenance or Service

Job Description

College of the Canyons

Central Plant Operator

A Full-Time Classified Represented Position 

Extended Review Date: December 6, 2022


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The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Central Plant Operator in the Facilities Services division.       

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.


We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President, Facilities Operations, under work direction of the Facilities Coordinator, performs skilled journey-level air conditioning and heating work in the construction, installation, trouble shooting, repair alteration and maintenance of a variety of air conditioning and heating systems. Provides hands-on maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of all Central Plant related equipment and pneumatic and direct digital controls. Performs other semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repair and construction tasks in the upkeep of District facilities.  Performs other related duties as assigned.



Six (6) years of full-time experience as a journeyman in the air conditioning and heating field to include hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of a central plant.  Experience as a building maintenance mechanic or as a skilled worker in one or more building maintenance trades. Experience with energy management systems and refrigeration equipment.


High school diploma or the equivalent completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by the completion of an approved apprenticeship program in the air conditioning and heating trade.


Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver's license. Possession and renewal of any professional certificates or licenses required to perform the duties of the position.

Application Process:

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