Senior HVAC Specialist (Temporary)

Other / Technical
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Fort Irwin

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No remote/telework allowed
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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.



Peraton is seeking a TEMPORARY HVAC Technician to join our team in Fort Irwin, California to support our Space Communications Network Services Contract (DSN) with NASA.


Responsibilities include testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex’s (GDSCC) Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC) and its mechanical and electronic interfaces.  Technicians provide implementation of Engineering Changes to the GDSCC subsystem equipment. Systems supported include evaporative coolers, chilled water systems, DX units, propane and electric heating, and small scale propane boilers.




Required Qualifications:


  • 1+ years’ experience in Mechanical Air Conditioning equipment and directly related experience with general industrial HVAC knowledge.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with, ability to troubleshoot and effectively maintain air/water cooled chillers up to 100-tons, heat pumps, DX units, fan coils, air handlers, packaged units, split systems, cooling towers, evaporative coolers, thermal heat exchangers (radiators), water circulation pumps, electric duct heaters (120/208/480v), boilers, water heaters, humidifiers.
  • 1+ years of experience using test equipment as it relates to air and water in the HVAC environment.
  • 1+ years of experience working with standard operating procedures of Testing, Adjusting and Balancing air and water to maintain consistent parameters.
  • Familiar with the following concepts and regulations of, basic refrigerant cycle, (preferably have EPA Universal Refrigerant License); 40 CFR reporting and management of refrigerant losses, leaks and inventory; OSHA building occupancy codes (ventilation, air quality, temperature requirements, etc.); water quality, purification and treatment awareness; closed and open HVAC loops; reverse osmosis process and ion exchange systems.
  • 1+ years of experience recognizing potential hazards and following all safety equipment procedures.
  • Must possess a valid California class C driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with various types of sprinkler systems (dry, flooded, deluge); Chemical suppression systems (halon, fm-200, nitrogen, CO2); Fire detection systems (Supervisory and enunciating devices); Various Fire detection and suppression NFPA codes and standards (NFPA 1, 13, 10, 25, etc.)
  • Familiar, able to troubleshoot and comfortable working with Automated Logic Controllers (ALC), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), SCADA systems, DDC, analog and digital control (temperature sensors, pressure transducers, actuators, etc.) Tight-tolerance temperature systems.




Target Salary Range

$39,000 - $62,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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