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Job Title: HVAC Technician I

The Getty  

The J. Paul Getty Museum is one of four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust.  The Museum operates two facilities, the Getty Villa in Malibu, which exhibits its collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and the Getty Center in Brentwood, which displays its collections of European art: Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, drawings to 1900, and photography to the present day (including non-European works).  The Museum mounts approximately 25 temporary exhibitions a year across its two sites; maintains an annual permanent gallery improvement program, and offers wide-ranging and ambitious programming for its visitors.  The Museum’s Exhibitions Division comprises four Departments: Exhibitions Coordination; Registration; Design and Preparations.

Job Summary

Assists in maintaining HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment, specialty HVAC vaults, ice machines and kitchen equipment.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with repairs, inspections, overhauls, and scheduled maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems, and food service equipment
  • Assists senior HVAC technicians in maintaining tight climate conditions in collection areas to ensure that environmental systems are functioning properly
  • Assists with installations, replacements, adjustments, and calibration of major components of refrigeration systems such as compressors, condensers, expansion valves, service valves, thermostats, coils, and drive assemblies
  • Assists senior HVAC technicians with repairs and/or replacements of valves, motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring, fans, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, pipes and other functional components of the systems
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures and schedules


  • High School/GED
  • Community college / trade school certificate preferred
  • 2+ years related experience servicing refrigeration equipment, preferably in the service trade
  • EPA 608 refrigeration license
  • California driver license with less than three DMV points


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of specialty systems such as low temperature and humidity vaults with tight temperature and humidity parameters preferred
  • Ability to read control drawings, wiring diagrams, blue prints, and psychometric charts preferred
  • Understanding of micro processing controls and building management systems preferred
  • Ability to use computers or other electronic tools for trouble shooting and servicing HVAC systems, including air balancing and refrigeration equipment preferred
  • Familiarity with electronic work order and maintenance software preferred
  • Knowledge of refrigeration tools and equipment, including but not limited to refrigeration gauges, vacuum pumps, torches, leak detector equipment, and velocity and cfm meters
  • Understanding of VAV, constant volume air systems, and VFD controls preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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