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Kitchen Equipment Technician

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield, VA, US
General Description

Performs skilled work at the journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of kitchen and refrigeration equipment. Work is performed under general supervision without specific instructions. Receives daily work orders from team leader or supervisor.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:
  • Repairs and maintains various types of kitchen and refrigeration equipment, including: walk-in freezers, refrigerators, industrial-sized steam cookers, washers, dryers, ovens, dishwashers, ice machines, water coolers, etc.
  • Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on all assigned equipment; cleans and services equipment in the summer.
  • Installs new equipment; maintains settings on wiring controls; repairs leaks; replaces old or defective parts.
  • Works with other maintenance workers, school officials, and staff to resolve maintenance problems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Budgetary Responsibility:

Provide and verify invoices in a timely manner. Adhere to county spending guidelines.

Report Preparation:

Provides written report on daily work order activity and paperwork within the trades.

Equipment Operation:

Utilizes power tools and equipment pertaining to assigned area. Must demonstrate skill in use of equipment pertaining to kitchen equipment repair. Must demonstrate safe practices in the use of all equipment.


Food and Nutrition Services administrators, personnel and office staff, and office staff and administrators from individual schools. Occasional contact with vendors, building inspectors and contract workers.

Work Direction/Supervision:
Occasional direction given to trades assistants and Building Operations Supervisors.

Decision Making:
Frequent independent decision-making and problem-solving as it relates to kitchen equipment repair. Seek supervisor's approval for extensive repairs/replacement, all expenditure outside of routine supplies and materials, before calling an outside contractor.

Formal Policy-Setting Responsibilities:


Physical Demands:

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to use a telephone, to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal indoor levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to drive, bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is exposed to extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Considerable knowledge of a wide variety of kitchen and refrigeration equipment, household and commercial sized; of heat transfer, temperature and pressure control, plumbing, electrical controls and mechanics and of electrical, health and building codes. Demonstrated skill in soldering and blazing with propane/oxygen. Demonstrated ability to read wiring diagrams and follow installation and operation manuals, to work safely and efficiently with various types of equipment and tools and to maintain and service equipment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and assume responsibility for repair of assigned equipment without direct supervision and to prioritize work schedules. Demonstrated ability to investigate, identify and correct problems in assigned work areas; to work effectively with other maintenance workers, staff and the public and to follow oral and written instructions. Basic computer and keyboarding skills.


Refrigerant transition and recovery certification. Education, training or experience sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Valid VA Driver's License. This position is designated as a driving position. In accordance with Policy 5431, driving record checks are performed annually on individuals occupying driving positions.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Driving History Check
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

Chesterfield County Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

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