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Technician II (Journeyman) - HVAC Chillers
Fort Worth ISD | Fort Worth, Texas
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Job Description

Technician II (Journeyman) - HVAC Chillers


Reports to:  Foreperson - HVAC Chillers
PC#: 9572, 7653
Pay Grade: 308
Duty Days: 245 days
Salary Range: $46,775 - $57,443

Position Purpose 
Under general supervision, inspects, repairs, installs, and maintains hydronic heating, refrigeration, chilled water air conditioning, ventilation, and HVAC controls, equipment and systems.  Maintains and provides for the safe condition and operation of all HVAC systems in District facilities.

Maintenance & Repair 

  • Services, installs, and maintains Chilled water systems, (air-cooled and water cooled chillers), Boiler systems, (hot water and steam) and associated equipment such as pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, radiators, air compressors and (Pneumatic and DDC) controls.
  • Determines the amount and type of material needed for repair or modification of air and water delivery and temperature-control systems.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and spot checks HVAC systems.
  • Recommends modifications that will improve system energy and performance characteristics.
  • Performs air and water balance test for HVAC installations on new and remodeled District buildings when required.
  • Coordinates HVAC systems repairs with appropriate personnel, as necessary.
  • Completes necessary work according to instructions and uses accepted trade practices in accordance with local codes.
  • Maintains refrigerant logs, start up and preventative maintenance logs and work orders.
  • Operates service vehicles with auto or manual transmission, tow and back trailers; rigs heavy equipment for lifting; transports equipment safely.
  • Responds to emergency calls as needed; including after hours and/or weekends. 


  • Coordinates HVAC system repairs with other trades and personnel as necessary.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition.
  • Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.

Personal Work Relationships 

  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork.  Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.

Other Duties as Assigned 

  • Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations.  All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Knowledge of refrigeration principles and thermodynamics.
  • Knowledge of the principles of temperature, pressure and moisture content of air flow; air balance and water flow.
  • Knowledge of HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installation techniques, and safety.
  • Knowledge of balancing procedures for air distribution systems and hydronic systems balance.
  • Knowledge of practices, processes, and materials used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning construction.
  • Knowledge of design, construction, and functions of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic control systems.
  • Knowledge of District policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of proper use of tools of the trade.
  • Knowledge of NFPA Fire and Life Safety Codes, Uniform Building Codes, Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) codes.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, leading, and completing projects.
  • Ability to read and interpret work orders, service manuals, wiring diagram schematics, and written reference material.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems, and use hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work at various heights and perform various repairs without supervision.
  • Ability to work independently or with a helper depending on workload demands.
  • Ability to use software to status work orders, do email, and do word processing.
  • Ability to write reports, letters, notes, instructions, work descriptions, and calculate pressures and temperature differences.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work, including maintaining attention to details and quality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Travel Requirements 

  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards 

  • Tools/Equipment Used:  Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; hand tools, electrical measuring and testing equipment; welding equipment; hand tools; power tools requiring skill to use safely and accurately; hoist; District vehicles such as light truck or van.
  • Posture:  Frequent standing, stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting; works in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Motion:  Frequent walking, climbing stairs/ladders/scaffolding, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving
  • Lifting:  Occasional heavy lifting and carrying (50 pounds and over).
  • Exerting:  Occasional exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force to move objects.
  • Environment:  Works inside and outside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces (including pea gravel and tar roofs with pipes running across, one foot high); may work on rooftops; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures (from 10-15 degrees to 25 degrees); dust, toxic chemicals and materials, noise, vibration, and electrical hazards; exposure to construction sites; works around machinery with moving parts; may work in tight or enclosed spaces including under buildings, in crawl spaces, and areas that may contain insects as well as animals, such as rats and snakes; may work alone; may work irregular and prolonged hours; frequent reaching and feeling while in confined spaces and around objects, which reduce or prevent visibility of what is being touched; occasionally works at heights up to 30' above ground; frequent district wide travel.
  • Attendance:  Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands:  Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours and/or change in shift schedule with little or no advance notice.

Minimum Required Qualifications 

  • Education:  Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency; Associate’s degree from accredited college or university in HVAC preferred.
  • Certification/License:  Clear and valid Texas Driver's License insurable by the District’s insurance carrier required; CFC/EPA Universal certification for refrigerant required; maintenance electrician license preferred; HVAC certificate from an accredited trade school or college preferred.
  • Experience:  5 years’ chilled water applications with certificate, or 7 years chilled water applications without certificate; experience with commercial systems preferred.


  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • NO positive drug or alcohol tests including pre-employment, random, post-accident or reasonable suspicion.
  • Driving and accident record:

Valid Texas Department of Public Safety Driver Record Check Type 3A-Certified list of all crashes and violations http://dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/driverrecords.htm

  • NO more than 2 violations during previous 36 months including:
    • moving traffic violations (including no more than 1 preventable accident);
    • failure to provide proof of valid driver’s license or proof of insurance;
    • equipment violations.
  • NO Driving Under the Influence (DUI) for drug or alcohol.
  • NO leaving scene of an accident (bodily injury or physical damage).
  • NO vehicular assault, manslaughter, or homicide.
  • NO operating a vehicle with suspended or revoked driver’s license.
  • NO reckless driving, speed contests, drag racing, or highway racing.
  • NO use of a vehicle in commission of a felony.
  • NO operating a vehicle without owner’s permission (unauthorized use or grand theft).
  • NO permitting an unlicensed person to drive.
  • NO speeding more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit.
  • NO history of a conviction in a commercial or personal motor vehicle.
  • Additional restrictions may apply if directed by FWISD’s Fleet Insurance Carrier.


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