Engineering (HVAC)

May 07, 2017
Jun 05, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time


Virginia Public Schools is seeking applicants for a District Engineer. 2-year vocational degree required, Class C Boiler license preferred. Full time position with benefits.

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Job Title: Engineer

Department: Maintenance

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Definition of Work:

Performs intermediate skilled trades work and provides maintenance duties which are necessary to help the buildings run smoothly and provides a safe environment for all staff and students.  Work is performed under the close supervision of the Director of Transportation and Maintenance,

Qualification Requirements:

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

Essential Functions:

Operate and maintain buildings HVAC systems.  Operate and maintain boilers.  Perform daily inspections of all boiler safety equipment and keep accurate boiler logs in accordance with state and district policies.  Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on all air handlers, VAV’s, and air conditioning units.  Operate and monitor HVAC control systems to maximize energy efficiency.  Perform routine building checks on weekends and holidays during the heating season.  Maintain pool and plumbing relating to pool.  Maintain steam equipment including traps, converters and coils.  Follows all District, OSHA, Fire Marshal and MDE policies and guidelines.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools; thorough knowledge of hazards and safety precautions associated with type of work assigned; thorough knowledge of applicable codes, pertinent inspection and safety requirements; general knowledge of electrical and plumbing maintenance; general knowledge of the maintenance and storage of hazardous materials; general knowledge of life safety maintenance; general knowledge of painting equipment and supplies; general knowledge of the pneumatic controls and thermostats; general knowledge of energy control systems and maintenance; general knowledge of school board policies and procedures as they relate to terms of employment; skill in the use cleaning and maintenance tools and standard tools of the trade; ability to recognize and diagnose problems; ability to inventory and maintain inventory of materials and supplies; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to interpret and follow standard safety precautions associated with the work area; ability to provide oral and written instructions and information; ability to take written direction and perform work duties with little or no supervision or guidance; ability to maintain maintenance records; ability to use modern office equipment and related software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with building staff, students, co-workers, tradesmen, associates and general public.

Education and Experience:

Minimum qualifications: High School diploma, 2-year vocational degree in building maintenance or industrial controls.  Preferred qualifications: CPO license, Chief C Boilers license.  At least (2) two years of experience in planning or maintaining HVAC systems including operation of computers relating to building maintenance programs.  Experienced in computer software, email, Internet and work order systems.

Physical Requirements:

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing and tasting or smelling; work requires close vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working in high, precarious places, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements:  First Class C Boiler Operator License or higher, preferred or able to obtain.  Certified Pool Operators license preferred or able to obtain.  Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.


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