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Job Description
Job Title: HVAC Technician
(Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning)
Job Code:
Department: Facilities
Supervisor: Senior Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: This position performs HVAC work involving
responsibility for skilled tasks within the trade in the construction, alteration,
maintenance, and electrical repair of HVAC systems including but not limited to boilers
(both steam and hot water), chillers, and roof top units (of the common time), electrical
equipment and fixtures.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below,
regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
1. Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the
mission statement, beliefs, objectives, and parameters found in the Board’s
strategic plan.
2. Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to
enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
3. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient
and effective work environment.
4. Calibrates, adjusts, and repairs temperature control components for heating, ventilating,
and air conditioning systems for their proper, consistent, and reliable operation.
5. Troubleshoots temperature control systems to identify system problems and
make the necessary component repairs/replacements to restore normal control
cycle operations.
6. Upgrade present temperature control to improve their control cycles for a better,
and more efficient, operation.
7. Modifies and repairs existing HVAC systems.
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8. Must be EPA Refrigerant Certified or must become certified within 6 months from
employment start date.
9. Maintains electrical, pneumatic, and digital temperature control systems, performs
technical preventative maintenance on such systems.
10. Works cooperatively with other HVAC technicians, under the direction of the
11. Is available for emergencies which will arise.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two years’ experience as an HVAC Technician and four years of
apprenticeship or equivalent experience in the electrical or refrigeration trade. Associate
degree in HVAC/R or equivalent

1. Ability to demonstrate qualities aligned to our core values of Character,
Communication, Collaboration and Continuous Improvement.
2. Demonstrates specific ability to read, interpret, and modify temperature control
drawings and/or diagrams, and effectively carry them out.
3. Demonstrates a desire to undertake additional technical training, to be used in the
performance of his/her work.
4. Demonstrates effective skill in the use of diagnostic tools and/or test instruments
of the trade.
5. Demonstrates effective communication with contracted custodial staff to assist in
their operation of building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Moderate in-district travel as well as intermittent in-state and
out-of-state travel. Intermittent prolonged and irregular hours of work.

OTHER: This job description describes duties and responsibilities which are
representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified
duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work
that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the school
district and employee and is subject to change by the school district as the needs of the
school district and requirements of the job change.
Physical Aspects of the Position (Select all that apply)
1. X Climbing – Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding ramps, poles and
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the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
2. X
Balancing – Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing
or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
3. X Stooping – Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
4. X Kneeling – Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
5. X Crouching – Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
6. X Crawling – Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
7. X Reaching – Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
8. X Standing – Particularly for sustained periods of time.
9. X Walking – Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
10. X
Pushing – using upper extremities to press against something with steady force
order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
11. X
Pulling – Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug
objects in a sustained motion.
12. X
Lifting – Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects
horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a
considerable degree and required the substantial use of upper extremities and back
13. X
Finger use – Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with the fingers
rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
14. X Grasping – Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm.
15. X
Talking – Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities
in which you must convey detailed or spoken instructions to other workers
accurately, loudly or quickly.
16. X
Hearing – Perceiving the nature of sounds. Ability to receive detailed information
through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds such as
when making fine adjustments on machinery.
17. X
Repetitive Motions – Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or
The Physical Requirements of the Position (Select one)
1. –
Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible
amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects,
including the human body. Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs
are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other
sedentary criteria are met.
2. –
Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds
of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for
sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rate for Light Work.
3. –
Medium Work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20
pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
4. X
Heavy Work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50
pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move
5. – Very Heavy Work – Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in
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excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force
constantly to move objects.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision (Select all
that apply)
1. X
Machine Operations – inspection, close assembly, clerical, administration. This is a
minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and
analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive
reading, or visual inspection.
2. X
Mechanics – Skilled tradespeople – This is a minimum standard for use with those
whose work deals with machines such as power tools, lathes, and drills.
3. X
Mobile Equipment – This is a minimum standard for use with those who operate
cars, trucks, forklifts, cranes, and high equipment.
4. X
Other – This is a minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness
of work for janitors, sweepers, etc.
The Conditions the Worker will be subject to in this position (Select all that apply)
1. X The worker is subject to inside environment conditions.
2. X The worker is subject to outside environment conditions.
3. X The worker is subject to extreme heat or cold for periods of greater that one hour.
4. X The worker is subject to noise which would cause them to have to shout.
5. X
The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as
proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, etc.

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