US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
18 Jun 2020
Cobham Defense Electronics, San Diego

JOB TITLE:                  Facilities Assistant III (HVAC)                 

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all essential functions, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.   Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties at any time. 


Maintains and repairs the facility’s structure, equipment and grounds, including , electrical and HVAC; works with manufacturing or process engineering in the installation or repairs as required; make periodic and special inspections of the premise to determine repair work when necessary; work from blueprints, drawings and rough sketches.


Perform highly complex semi-skilled repairs to building fixtures, electrical fixtures, and all HVAC systems.
Ability to troubleshoot and repair heat pumps, package units, air handlers, and chillers.
Rebuilding and/or replacement of electrical equipment, parts, fuses, wiring, and machines including control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers, and electronic controls.
Process for conducting periodic preventative maintenance to include electrical and mechanical inspections, disassembly/reassembly of subsystems, proper lubrication, and testing.
Complete all work orders within a timely manner meeting or exceeding pre-established deadlines to reduce downtime. 
Perform repairs on fleet vehicles; ensure vehicle maintenance records are up to date.
Provide maintenance on manufacturing equipment as necessary.
Perform chemical change-out and replenishment for manufacturing areas; fulfill maintenance requests.
Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
Notifies appropriate supervision of any electrical and/or mechanical issues that arise
Learns new and existing equipment and systems
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Performs moderately complex maintenance;
Provides assistance for the Manager of Facilities when necessary;
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned such as workstation set up.


Refer to Profile C – Maintenance.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)

Four (4) years of related maintenance technician experience, including electrical, and HVAC systems; high school diploma or general education required; HVAC certification an EPA Refrigerant Certification preferred.
Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone or in person; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, interpret and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities; proficientEnglish reading level to understand terminology used on the job and within the organization;
Computer skills: ability to work in a network environment, using Microsoft Suite such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point;
Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs;
Equipment skills: Intermediate knowledge of machines and tools including their design, uses, repair and maintenance; ability to use hand tools such as hammer and screw driver wrench; good eye-to-hand coordination.
Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to cope with rapidly changing priorities; ability to prioritize workload on a daily basis;
Excellence Behaviors:remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with other employees as required.


May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.


Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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