• Facilities Technician, Senior - HVAC and Plumbing

    Live Oak Public Libraries
    Job Description
    POSITION: Facilities Technician Senior (HVAC, Plumbing)
    DEPARTMENT: Facilities
    LOCATION: Regional (Serves 16 library branch locations in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties)
    FLSA: Non-Exempt, Hourly
    POSITION: Full-Time [40 hours/week]
    REPORTS TO: Director, Facilities
    PAY GRADE/RANGE Grade N00906, Hiring Range Minimum $18.00 / Max $ 21.16 (Please refer to
    desired qualifications associated with this pay range.)

    Pension Plan: Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of Georgia (currently 6% employee contribution and
    19.06% employer contribution)
    Medical Coverage: State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) Voluntary Payroll Deducted
    Supplemental Insurance: Voluntary Payroll Deducted Dental; Vision; Flexible Spending Account 125 Plans
    (Medical and Dependent); Short and Long Term Disability; Voluntary Life, Accident and Critical Illness
    Group Life Coverage: 1X Annual Salary (employer paid premiums)
    Paid Time Off: Holiday; Vacation; Sick

    Under general supervision of the Director, Facilities and/or Supervisor, Facilities the Facilities Technician
    Senior (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing) is responsible for performing skilled level HVAC
    and/or plumbing work in the installation, repair, inspection, and maintenance of library equipment and
    fixtures in accordance with standards of the trade. Maintains heating, ventilation and air conditioning
    equipment and accessories, air handlers and duct systems, air filtration units, humidifiers, water systems
    and components, waste/rain water drains, ice machines, refrigerators, freezers, drinking fountains,
    electrical/pneumatic control systems, and various other items. Provide general maintenance work, general
    cleaning, plumbing work, painting, flooring repair, and general upkeep as needed. Perform other tasks as
    assigned by the supervisor.

     Performs skilled level HVAC and/or Plumbing work in the installation, repair, inspection, and
    maintenance of library equipment and fixtures in accordance with standards practice of the trade.
     Diagnose, identify and repair potential problems and keep systems clean and running at normal
    levels and capacity.
     Maintain and repair all HVAC equipment and components to manufacturer’s recommendations.
     Changes or adds chemicals to chiller systems in order to prevent damage to chiller and water lines.
    Install, service, repair and replace refrigeration systems including split systems, chillers, packaged
    units, heat pumps, etc.
     Maintain, monitor, repair, conduct routine preventive maintenance and non-scheduled
    maintenance of all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment including, but limited to,
    replacing mechanical seals, repacking pumps and valves, replacing bearings and bets, checking for
    proper alignment, repairing fan coil units, brazing and soldering, calibrating controls, working on
    pressure vessels, replacing piping and fittings.
     Develop heating, ventilating and air conditioning system modification plans and estimates jobs for
    remodel activities. Interprets as-built building blueprints and recommends system modifications for
    remodel projects in accordance with applicable regulations.
     Create preventative maintenance checklists for new equipment.
     Research and select materials for HVAC system installation, repair and maintenance. Operate
    equipment management controls and be able to start, stop, seek status or change conditions on
    HVAC systems.
     Be able to repair potential problems to prevent equipment from failing.
     Coordinates with other departments to schedule, plan and execute repairs.
     Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies, promote workplace
    safety and environmental practices.
     Train other employees in HVAC preventative maintenance, repair and care of HVAC systems.
    Performs related duties.
     Works with tools and supplies necessary to complete projects.
     Adheres to all safety guidelines.
     Uses and cares for hand tools and equipment necessary to perform various electrical repairs and
     Performs business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and
    ordering supplies and equipment.
     Works in a team-based environment to share information and workload while ensuring customer
     Performs other duties as assigned.

     High school diploma/GED.
     Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with
    the completion of high school or equivalent.
     Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position,
    usually associated with the completion of an HVAC apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar
    position such as lead mechanic, service technician or service supervisor, or residential supervisory
    experience for one to three years.
     Possession of or ability to readily obtain the following licenses: State of Georgia Conditioned Air
    license, EPA Section 608 Technician Certification license, and Board approved Heat Loss and Gain
    and Duct design.
     Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the
    type of vehicle or equipment operated.
     Strong plumbing background also preferred.

     Ability to read, write, speak and understand English fluently.
     Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as assigned.
     Skilled in the use of hand tools as well as common tools (e.g., hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and
     Must be able to use all types of hand and power tools, freon recovery machinery, air conditioning
    gauges and vacuum pumps.
     Ability to work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair equipment, and fixtures.
     Ability to perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and
    lifting heavy objects.
     Driven to succeed and able to work with minimum supervision.
     Ability to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check process.

     Must be able to distinguish between the full range of colors in the color spectrum to work with electrical
     Ability to use graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids;
    measure distances with a tape measure or other measuring devices;
     Ability to make precise arm-hand positioning movement; lift arms above shoulder level to work in ceiling
    areas, on light fixtures, or other objects.
     Ability to work in small, cramped areas such as ceiling crawl spaces, equipment enclosures, closets, etc.
     Ability to climb ladders or steps to reach work area; work at heights greater than ten feet.
     Ability to remain in a standing position for extended periods of time; work in a variety of weather
    conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements;
     Ability to move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) with proper equipment and travel across rough,
    uneven, or rocky surfaces.
     Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities with/without reasonable
    accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively.
     Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to enable the employee to review a wide variety of
    materials and use tools.
     Sufficient manual dexterity to allow an employee to operate a variety of tools, computers, etc.
     Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to
    operate a personal computer, telephone, and related equipment.

    All qualified candidates should apply through the Live Oak Public Libraries’ website:
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