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HVAC Technician



Date Approved:  07/31

Grade:   L

JOB TITLE:              HVAC Technician

REPORTS TO:         Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA STATUS:        Non-Exempt


Perform a variety of skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and electrical equipment and computer-controlled systems for the airport; to maintain, repair and construct airport buildings, facilities and fixtures; and to perform other technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


Install, maintain, repair and inspect a variety of commercial HVAC equipment and systems.  Install, maintain, repair and inspect the airport’s Energy Management System, including computer, chillers, air handler and other related equipment; calibrate field devices.  Inspect, maintain and repair computers or logic equipment, circuit boards and digital and analog circuits involved with HVAC.  Install, maintain, and repair a variety of building HVAC and electrical systems; diagnose and repair electrical and electronic control systems.  Troubleshoot phone systems; program chillers, fire alarms, public address system and other logic-controlled system.  Install and repair electrical and electronic systems, including lighting systems and fixtures, public address system, bag belt system, automatic doors, sign system and fire alarm system.  Maintain preventive maintenance records and logs.

Assist in the maintenance and repair of airport facilities, equipment, and buildings by performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled carpentry, electrical, welding, painting, plastering, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and mechanical maintenance and repair work.  Install, maintain, and repair sewer and drainage systems, repair and replace plumbing fixtures, including sinks, toilets, faucets and pipes; clear obstructions from water and sewer lines.  Submit orders for parts and materials as required.  Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Reciprocating saw blades, vacuum pump, mobile HVAC software, refrigerant scale, cordless drill, screwdrivers, pipe wrenches, pliers, tin snips and shears.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

HVAC systems, controls and components for commercial application.  Operations, services and activities of a building maintenance program.  Basic theory theories and practices of electronics and electricity.

Electrical and electronic control systems and related maintenance requirements.  Tools and equipment used in HVAC, electrical systems installation, maintenance programming and repair work.  Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to HVAC mechanical and electrical maintenance work.  Tools, equipment and preforming of repairing piping to include brazing, soldering, welding and threading.  Safe work practices.

Perform a full range of skilled HVAC, electrical installation, maintenance and repair work.  Perform work on large commercial chillers, water pumps, controls and multiport units.  Work with electrical circuits up to 13,800 volts.  Work independently in the absence of supervision.  Troubleshoot and repair HVAC, electrical systems and equipment.  Operate and maintain building construction, maintenance, and repair machinery and equipment.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Training and Experience

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  HVAC Training Required.  High school diploma or GED is required.  Associate degree from an accredited college is preferred.  Must hold an updated HVAC certification.  Five years’ experience working with exclusively in the commercial HVAC environment.  Three years’ experience working exclusively in the commercial electrical environment.  Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Alabama driver’s license and be insurable.  Valid HVAC certification.

Environmental Requirements

Work in a 24-hour 365-day environment.  Work at heights up to 90 feet inside and outside in inclement weather.  Work near moving mechanical parts and be exposed to fumes, traffic, chemicals, noise and vibration.

Physical Requirements

Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties which may include the following:

  • walking, crouching, crawling, kneeling, or climbing
  • moving tools and equipment
  • operating tools and equipment
  • lifting heavy objects

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:

  • operating assigned equipment
  • reading and interpreting sketches, diagrams and blueprints
  • reading and writing

Effectively deal with personal danger which may include working with irritant materials, exposure to high electrical voltage or working at heights in excess of 10 feet on ladders, rooftops or lifting devices.

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