HVAC Technician I

Richmond Public Schools

Job title: HVAC Technician I

Company: Richmond Public Schools


  • Performs mechanical functions required to ensure efficient operation of air conditioning, refrigeration and/or heating plant systems.
  • Installs services and repairs all types of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems including all temperature, pressure, combustion and safety control systems.
  • Performs overhauls on or repairs gas and oil burners, boilers, hot air furnaces, and control systems.
  • Adjusts and balances air, steam and hot water controls for maximum efficiency on heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Performs major repairs to all types HVAC units to include valves, piping, fans, fan shafts, bearings, sheaves, belts and guards; and repairs or replaces steam, hot water, chill water and air conditioning coils.
  • Performs major repairs to all sizes and types of pumps including chill water, condenser, hot water, condensate/vacuum, and air/oil pumps.
  • Operates shop equipment, machinery, and testing equipment for troubleshooting heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Installs, rolls and beads all types of boiler condenser tubes and performs work with torches, welding equipment, electrical hand tools and electrical equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and assists in the field repairs of energy management systems in emergencies.
  • Services and repairs cooling towers, fans, and air-cooled condensers as needed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or its equivalency and at least four years experience at journeyman level in the installation, servicing and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and/or heating plants.
  • Applicant must hold a valid CFC Refrigerant Certification and a valid Mechanical Tradesman License within two years of employment.
  • Must have the ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, schematics, and sketches and have knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
  • Must have the ability to analyze and correct HVAC equipment malfunctions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of pneumatic controls.
  • Must have the ability to work in a cooperative manner with co-workers, supervisors, managers and school/department administration and staff.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in the trade.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs frequently and 50-100 lbs occasionally for short distances or with the aid of load bearing equipment.
  • Must have sufficient strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks of lifting, stooping, bending, and carrying HVAC equipment and materials to and from work sites.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all different types of weather conditions and service HVAC equipment in confined spaces.
  • Must hold a valid Virginia Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record.
  • Applicant may be required to demonstrate the required skill level through a hands-on performance test.


  • Performs HVAC trade work and related work as required.
  • Work is performed under regular supervision.
  • Work requires lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs frequently and 50-100 lbs occasionally for short distances or with the aid of load bearing equipment.
  • Work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas.
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications.
  • Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • Work requires exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator.
  • May be exposed to hazards airborne materials and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

REPORTS TO: Facilities Supervisor

HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RCPS employees) must submit an on-line application. Please access website at: www.rvaschools.net

Please upload the following information with your application: a current resume and license if applicable. Also, when completing your application, include three email addresses of your professional references and/or upload letters of references. A combination of professional reference email addresses and letters are accepted. Richmond City Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting, tuberculosis screening and drug/alcohol testing as a condition of employment. EOE.

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: This is a twelve-month (260 days) contract position, pay grade 113, with excellent benefits.

FLSA: Non-exempt

START DATE: Based on School Board approval

Job Title : HVAC Technician I

Primary Location : Facility Services

Salary Range : $36,956.00 – $62,924.00 / Per Year

Shift Type : Full-Time

Expected salary: $36956 – 62924 per year

Location: Richmond, BC

Job date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:44:54 GMT

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