HVAC Technician

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Job Title:        HVAC Technician
Status:            Non-Exempt Staff Position, Full-Time, Full-Year
Department: Trades
Reports to:    Trades Manager

NOTE:  This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees supervised.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level or difficulty.
Summary: Knowledge in operating computerized building management/automation systems.  Inspect, maintain, repair and install commercial and residential HVAC-R equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (other duties may be assigned at any time at the discretion of the employee’s supervisor):

Inspect, repair, troubleshoot, modify and install HVAC equipment including air handlers, hydronic radiators, refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, chillers, steam converter units, and pumps.
Conduct regular preventive maintenance inspections of HVAC equipment, including air handlers, natural gas and propane boilers and furnaces, air conditioning equipment, heat pumps, and make necessary adjustments or repairs.
Test and examine boiler and furnace operations, observing meter and pressure gauges; adjust boiler burner combustion.
Repair or replace defective parts in units and equipment and their controls, including thermostats, automatic switches, fan controls, log switches, damper motors, louvers, relays, filters, controls, belts, compressors, heat exchangers, high limit controls, pressure controls, safety valves, and automatic gas valves.
Change shafts, bearings and filters on and in air handlers as required.
Troubleshoot and repair or replace plumbing fixtures and appliances.
Using a desktop computer or handheld tablet, operate and understand basic function of computerized Building Automation System (BAS) supplied by Siemens, Honeywell and others.
Operate a variety of hand and power tools, gas torch, vacuum pump, test equipment utilized in the trade; maintain equipment in effective and safe working condition; maintain parts and tool inventory.
Maintain related records concerning time, labor and materials; maintain log of tasks performed and write reports as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Occasionally supervises work of assistants assigned to help on a particular task.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

High School Diploma or equivalent, with trade or vocational school graduation in HVAC, plumbing, pipe-fitting or related field preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical 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.

Reasoning Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:  NH Propane Gas-fitters License, EPA Refrigeration Technician Certification, valid NH driver’s license.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge and understanding of basic plumbing and electrical systems, excellent customer service skills, ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Must be fully competent and comfortable in the operation of computers, tablets and related technology.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance.
The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
Must be able to climb ladders, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl to inspect or make repairs located in ceilings, underground, and between walls.
The employee is occasionally required to sit.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions.
The employee occasionally must work in high or precarious places.
May be required to stand on and in wet areas to perform required work.
Must be able to work long overtime hours as needed.
The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud.
Special Requirements:  Must be available for emergency call-in, and vacation approval may be limited during peak activity periods.  Must be able to work weekends regularly during the heating season.

To Apply:  Please submit a resume and three professional references through this application.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

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