Preventative Maintenance Technician

Baltimore, MD, US
Jul 09, 2019
JOB TITLE : Preventive Maintenance Technician, Operations

SUMMARY : Serves as a first line response to mechanical, electrical, plumbing problems. Performs preventive maintenance tasks at several locations.

  • Inspects and maintains all mechanical equipment to insure a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Performs a broad range of preventive maintenance functions and makes minor repairs and adjustments to HVAC equipment and controls. Changes filters. Greases pumps. Lubricates motors. Changes and adjusts belts for all HVAC equipment.
  • Oversees the operation of a wide variety of HVAC equipment such as boilers, air handling units, pumps, chillers, cooling towers, and direct expansion cooling systems. Inspects equipment. Checks settings and gauges. Maintains records of equipment inspections, operations, and preventive, scheduled, and deferred maintenance.
  • Identifies equipment deficiencies and notifies appropriate staff when repairs are needed. Submits work order requests and coordinates activities with centralized maintenance staff.
  • Maintains all temperature control systems, primarily including pneumatic and direct digital control (DDC) and diagnoses problems to determine causes and points of failure.
  • Solves problems by studying layout drawings, wiring and schematic drawings and analyzing construction and operating characteristics.
  • Cleans roof-top air conditioning units, univents, air handling units and all other heating, ventilation and cooling units as necessary. Power washes heating and cooling coils as necessary.
  • Coordinates quarterly air-filter changes with building operations supervisors. Assists and trains building operations supervisors as necessary in completing air filter changes and general HVAC preventive maintenance.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Routinely checks HVAC system operations to ensure efficiency and compliance with technical orders, manufacturer handbooks, local procedures, codes and directives.
  • Lifts and carries HVACR equipment, parts, tools, and supplies. Climbs ladders, crawls, bends, and stoops to access HVACR systems.

Meets with maintenance personnel, contractors and school administrators to review work.
Performs other duties of a similar scope and complexity

Education, Training and Experience
Requires high school diploma or GED, plus a minimum of five years custodial experience with HVAC/mechanical equipment.

Licenses and Certificates
Stationary Engineers License and / or Journeyman's License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Knowledge of the principles and practices of building systems maintenance. Knowledge and ability to read blueprints and specifications sheet.

Ability to interpret contracts and familiarity of electrical, plumbing, ASHRAE, OSHA, and EPA codes.
Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.

Requires exposure to undesirable elements such as rain, snow, extremes in temperature, mud, dust, etc., and exposure to dangerous materials. Requires heavy work that involves walking, standing, kneeling, stooping, crawling lifting, carrying, climbing ladders, digging, pushing, and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 to 80 pounds of force. Requires working at heights in excess of twenty feet. Requires accessing limited access spaces including but not limited to crawl spaces, roofs, and under relocatables/trailers. Requires operation of an automobile or light truck to transport workers and equipment to and from job sites.

Persons appointed to this classification are designated as Essential-As-Needed Personnel and are required to work when schools and/or offices are closed during adverse weather conditions or any other emergency when contacted and directed to do so.

FLSA : Non-exempt

SALARY : Grade 09 on the AFSCME Pay Scale ($20.51to $29.19 per hour)

Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System

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, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 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, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
  • 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.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • 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 Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Contact Information
Chekesha Smith, HR Analyst
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7872
Fax: 410-887-7876

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