HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

  • Full Time
  • Concord

Website Town of Concord Town of Concord

Town of Concord

The Concord Facilities Division is looking for an experienced professional HVAC Technician to join their team. The incumbent will have experience in designing HVAC infrastructures, its maintenance, preventative care and emergency repairs and manage large-scale HVAC projects. Must possess a current MA Refrigeration License, Oil Burners’ License, Sheet Metal License, EPA Certification, Hot Works Certification and a valid MA Driver’s License. 5-yrs of progressively responsible related experience, including experience in installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining or coordinating repair of a variation of different HVAC and boiler equipment. Starting rate: $36.49-$43.79/hr, DOQ. For more information visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or call HR at 9783183025. EEO.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Facilities Manager, shall be responsible for all aspects of heating, cooling, dehumidification, upkeep and maintenance of the Town of Concord facilities.  The HVAC Technician can expect to assist in complex jobs and handle smaller jobs on their own.  The incumbent must have a willingness to learn on the job and complete training as required. Will respond to routine inquiries, requests and complaints related to HVAC and plumbing issues within the scope of authority.  Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under the direction and control of the position.  Performs varied and highly responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of facility operations. Exercises sound judgment and takes initiative when completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or procedure.  Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of technical details, which may vary in substance and content from one system to another which requires incumbent to approach their workload with flexibility.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

 

¨       Repairs and maintains a variety of highly complex, instrumentation and mechanical systems including, but not limited to: air handlers, boilers, condensers, chillers, circulator pumps, compressors, motors, energy management systems, VRF’s, VFD’s and zone valves. 

 

¨       Repairs or replaces defective parts including thermostats, controls, damper motors, louvers, relays, filters, belts, compressors, heat exchangers, safety valves, and automatic gas valves.

 

¨       Develops and maintains preventatives maintenance schedule, performs all weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual maintenance and inspection tasks to ensure proper equipment function including but not limited to glycol concentration, refrigerant levels, water tank levels, thermostat, flow meters, pressure gauges and other recording instruments required to accurately measure the proper function and efficiency of all Town equipment and internal systems.

 

¨       Familiar with the purchasing of materials related to HVAC system in compliance with MGL Ch.30B and other Town procurement procedures.

 

¨       Maintains records concerning time, labor and materials; maintains log of tasks performed and writes reports as required.

 

¨       Follows all OSHA and Building Management protocols and procedures related to chemical handling and disposition. 

 

¨       Maintains records of all HVAC related maintenance and repairs as performed in weekly logs; assists in the preparation of any OSHA and annual system reports as required by building code and state mandate. 

 

 

¨       Performs routine operation and maintenance of all Town-wide automated Energy Management Systems, CMMS and BMS web-based systems as may exist.

 

¨       Performs building maintenance duties including, but not limited to: painting, furniture moving and minor carpentry and plumbing repairs. May be called upon to respond to snow emergencies and other after-hour building situations as needed.

 

¨       Assists in any Town-wide sustainability efforts or initiatives including monitoring and controlling relative building management systems as directed by Facility Manager.

 

¨       Performs all duties in accordance with applicable safety regulations.

 

¨       Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

 

¨       Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.

 

¨       Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

 

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

¨       High school diploma or equivalent, vocational training with supplemental courses in the HVAC trade plus five or more years of progressively responsible experience, including experience in installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining or coordinating repair of a variation of different HVAC and boiler equipment; or any combination of education and experience. Municipal experience preferred.

 

¨       May be called upon to operate a hydraulic lift.

 

¨       Required professional certifications include: Massachusetts Refrigeration License, Massachusetts Oil Burners License, Massachusetts Sheet Metal License, EPA Certification, and Hot Works Certification Must these be in place prior to hire or can any of these be obtained after hire.  Must maintain licenses and certifications required for position.

 

¨       Conforms to and abides by all OSHA regulations; remains mindful and alert to safety hazards in unpredictable and/or potentially hazardous environments.

 

¨       Possession of a valid driver’s license with clear driving record and the ability to provide own vehicle for use during workday as needed to travel to various facilities.

 

¨       OSHA 10 Certification, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

¨       Knowledge of standard practices of the HVAC trade and materials, methods and tools used in the operation and repair of HVAC systems.

 

¨       Proficient with the operation of a torch, power and hand tools applicable to the HVAC trade.

 

¨       Basic computer knowledge including email, web-based CMMS and BMS systems are relates to assigned tasks.

 

¨       Knowledge of state and local laws and regulations related to department operations. 

 

¨       Knowledge of all systems related to temperature control and air quality. 

 

¨       Ability to read and interpret detailed construction drawings and blueprints.  

 

¨       Ability to maintain and update equipment and facility systems repair and maintenance records.

 

¨       Familiarity with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) use, maintenance and application.

 

¨       Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with members of the public, co-workers, other departmental employees and public officials.

 

¨       Familiar with Microsoft Office software, email and text messaging.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the physical demands (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

 

Work requires a high degree of physical effort which is generally required to perform work in the HVAC field. Potential exposure to hazardous conditions which may not be controlled despite safety practice exists; work involves performing a variety of tasks on or near rooftops or in small crawl spaces during or immediately after extreme weather conditions and within wet, cramped, hot, poorly ventilated environments. May experience prolonged exposure in the outside subject to weather conditions and fluctuations in temperature.

 

Some duties may involve exposure to various hazardous materials which could result in serious injury if not handled properly or with care. All work is required to be conducted while wearing proper safety equipment.

 

Repair and equipment maintenance activities may involve exposure to: high voltage electrical currents, machinery and moving parts, high speed rotating mechanical equipment, brazing, soldering, welding, sharp edges, chemicals, dirt, grease, fuels and hydraulics; many sustained periods of standing, walking, bending, climbing and/or working in uncomfortable positions requiring lifting and pulling operations. 

 

Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms; must have eyesight and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.  Must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing between 50-100 pounds.

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To apply for this job email your details to mbegley@concordma.gov

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