DEFINITION: Serves as a lead worker for the crew. Installs, repairs, and maintains heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and associated equipment. Trains and gives guidance to less experienced mechanics. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Installs, repairs, maintains, and services a wide variety of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment including oil and gas fired hot water and low-pressure steam boiler burners, pumps, compressors, condensers, electronic and pneumatic temperature control systems, and related parts and assemblies.
Screws, bolts, and brazes parts to assemble HVACR components such as motors, pneumatic and electronic controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, and pipes.
Diagnoses malfunctions of HVACR equipment. Evaluates and tests equipment and component operations. Dismantles systems and components. Replaces and adjusts defective or worn parts.
Installs, repairs, inspects, and maintains piping systems that carry natural gas. Lays out projects. Repairs air handlers. Adjusts airflows and temperatures.
Maintains records of work performed. Prepares lists of parts and supplies to be requisitioned for assigned jobs. Leads and instructs less experienced employees.
Drives an automobile or light truck to transport workers and equipment to and from job sites. Lifts and carries HVACR equipment, parts, tools, and supplies. Climbs ladders, crawls, bends, and stoops to access HVACR systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience: Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent. Five years of experience in the repair and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
Note: Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a Baltimore County journey HVAC license or an equivalent license that is eligible for reciprocity and can be obtained within 30 days of employment offer required.
Possession of a Type I and II technician's certification (CFC certification) approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is required.
Possession of a valid class C Maryland driver's license or an equivalent is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and practices of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration repair. Knowledge of E.P.A. regulations governing refrigerant handling and disposal.
Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and associated equipment. Skill in testing and diagnosing malfunctioning equipment and systems. Skill in determining necessary procedures for repair. Skill in selecting appropriate tools, equipment, and parts needed to complete work. Skill in leading and instructing others. Skill in keeping records of work performed.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this class entails heavy physical labor including bending, stooping, climbing ladders, lifting and carrying heavy objects, and the operation of vehicles, tools, and equipment. Frequently requires accessing limited access spaces including but not limited to crawl spaces, roofs, and under relocatables/trailers. Requires the use of coordinative and manipulative skills in the operation tools and equipment. Duties require exposure to adverse weather conditions and travel sites throughout Baltimore County.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Persons appointed to this classification are designated as Essential Personnel and are required to work when schools and/or offices are closed during adverse weather conditions or any other emergency. They are subject to call to duty and may be required to work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice.
Employees who do not maintain the required license and certification to work in this classification may be terminated.
SALARY: Grade 09 on the AFSCME payscale $21.13 - $30.07
Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360). Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools through our Applitrack system. This system allows you to submit your completed application for each position and location in which you are interested. Go to to apply.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00.
An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
Contact Information Jessica M. Ey, PHR, Human Resources Analyst 6901 Charles Street, E Building Towson, Maryland 21204 Phone: 443-809-7872 Fax: 410-887-7876