May 11, 2020

HVAC Foreman

  • TrulyHired
  • Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Job Description


HOURLY SALARY: $23.61 per hour

BENEFITS: Full benefits including paid holidays, sick leave and annual leave, health insurance and retirement. Local supplement of 5.5% starts the month after completion of first year. State longevity after 10 years of service.

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an HVAC program.
  • At least three years experience as a heating-air conditioning technician in private fields, or alternatively, five years successful experience as a maintenance worker in a school district.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver's License.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

  • REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor

    SUPERVISES: Indirect Supervision of HVAC Assistant

    JOB GOAL: To help maintain the physical school plant in a condition of operating excellence so that full educational use of it may be made at all times.

  • Assumes primary responsibility for maintaining the safe condition of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration in the facilities owned or operated by the school district.
  • Determines which repair jobs may be performed by maintenance workers on the staff and which must be performed by outside contracts, and advises the maintenance supervisor accordingly.
  • Mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools.
  • Fabricates, assembles, and installs duct work and chassis parts, using portable metal working tools and welding equipment.
  • Installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air duct system, using hand tools.
  • Connects motor, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source.
  • Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to insure proper ventilation.
  • Studies system blueprints, specifications, and performance data to determine configuration and purpose of system components, such as motors, pumps, fans, switches, ducts or pipes.
  • Inspects system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect malfunctions in system component parts.
  • Opens and closes louvers in system duct work or adjusts flow control valves in piping to balance system, using hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, or wrenches.
  • Discusses system operation with users to isolate problems and verify that malfunctions have been corrected.
  • Lays out reference points for installation of structural and functional components, using measuring instruments, such as tape, transit, plumb bob, levels, and square.
  • Lifts and aligns components into position using hoist or block and tackle.
  • Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, and brazes parts to assemble structural and functional components, such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, and pipes.
  • Pumps specified gas or fluid into system.
  • Starts system, observers operation, reads gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms, such as valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature in system.
  • Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components, using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment.
  • Replaces or adjusts defective or worn parts to repair systems.
  • Insulates shells and cabinets of systems.
  • Reassembles unit, using measuring instruments, hand tools, soldering iron, and hand torch.
  • Adjusts unit controls.
  • Records cause of malfunction, repairs, and replacements made.
  • Cuts, punches, flanges, shears, and solders sheet metal ducts and parts, using hand tools and portable power tools.
  • Cements insulation in place over piping or tubing.
  • Lubricates fans, motors, and control units.
  • Installs and changes air and water filters in completed assembly.
  • Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam that supplies heat or power for buildings or industrial processes.
  • Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems, feed water regulators, stoker, pulverizer, and burners.
  • Tests and treats boiler feed water, using specified chemicals.
  • Maintains log of meter and gauge readings and records data, such as water test results and cooling tower.
  • Tests faulty equipment and applies knowledge of operating electronic units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunction.
  • Replaces defective components and wiring and adjusts mechanical parts, using hand tools and soldering iron.
  • Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications.
  • Recommends supplies and equipment for purchase, and maintains the inventory of district-owned tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Estimates cost of HVACR repair projects in terms of labor, materials, and overhead.
  • Examines district-owned facilities on a regular basis for the purpose of preventative maintenance.
  • Responds to emergencies as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve-month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

    EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Administrative Personnel.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Contact Information
    • Erika Newkirk
    • 750 S. Merritt Mill Road
    • Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

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