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Position: Lead - Preventive Maintenance

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
15 3EB – Department not found Full-time S00102

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Manger HVAC Programming, leads trouble-shooting and repair efforts on commercial grade heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and multi-zone systems that incorporate pneumatic, electronic, and/or programmable logic controls. Operations central plants with chiller/boilers, high-voltage electrical switch-gear, pumps, pneumatic, electronic controls, blueprint reading and initiation of new computerized control system.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Assist in managing upkeep and repair of cooling, heating and pneumatic systems as well as evaluates sensor readings in all areas and keep each area at its predetermined temperature. 
  • Analyze building systems and controls campus wide for efficiency, safety and adjusts controls for optimum performance for energy conservation.  
  • Design a variety of systems and sub-systems, involving mechanical electrical system components/controls, to accommodate new construction or enhance efficiency and effectiveness of performance, comfort and energy for occupants.  
  • Analyze work of subordinate HVAC controls specialists in determining causes of off-normal and uncomfortable conditions and assist the initiating of appropriate adjustment of actions in emergencies.   
  • Coordinate and interact with maintenance, purchasing vendor’s contractors, department supervisory personnel, and design professionals to determine implementation of designs, purchases, repair work, and planning. 
  • Coordinate the scheduling times of HVAC equipment and lighting into a computerized management system, setting or resetting operating parameters within energy management goals. 
  • Oversee work of equipment conditions and all systems related to HVAC, to pick up on off-normal conditions of situations preparatory to initiating further work by us or external contractors.   
  • Refine computers and electronics to make needed and predetermined corrections, to save time, material and money.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • EPA and Gas Certification.
  • Able to climb ladders, work in overhead conditions. 


Graduation from an accredited institution with an associate’s degree in a related field and 6 years of experience; OR any combination of education and experience related to the summary of duties totaling 8 years.   Knowledge of mechanical systems, building materials, and emergency maintenance. 

  • Knowledge of HVAC systems. 
  • Knowledge of HVAC installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge application software, such as Word process, Word Perfect and Spreadsheets for analyzing and organizing data. 
  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Ability to document and track preventive maintenance activities.
  • Ability to communicate with supporting crew to allow implementation of changes with minimal impact on campus and personal.  
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to read, understands, follows, and enforces safety procedures.
  • Ability to read schematics and blueprints and/or technical manuals.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to develop heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system modification plans.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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