The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services. The Department guides city departments through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions.
The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
Seeking a senior-level HVAC Technician in the Building Services Division of the General Services Department. This position will be responsible for performing demands related to HVAC systems, preventative maintenance, and repairs in approximately 180 City facilities.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Observe mechanical devices in operating to determine repairs needed
- Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove and repair or replace defective parts
- Inspect defective parts to detect imperfections
- Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments
- Install special functional and structural parts in devices
- Lubricate and clean parts and start devices to test their performance
- Keep records/timesheets and itemize duties performed on the job
- Read electrical diagrams
- General maintenance and repair of other items/systems typically found in commercial facilities including but not limited to plumbing, interior and exterior doors and electrical components
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Ability to read Blue Prints and diagrams
- Must be able to work overtime, including weekend/holiday on-call and emergency call backs
- Must have a good driving record
- Valid Driver’s License
- Works well as part of a team
- Must be able to lift to 75lbs. of equipment and/or tools
- Ability to maintain a city driving permit
- Ability to load and unload extension ladders from top of utility van and place upright against buildings
- Ability to climb ladders, crawl and work in small spaces
- Works in an organized, clean and safe manner
- Ability to work in a Microsoft Suite and a computer-based work order management system
- Must be able to work within close proximity of animals
- Requires current NC State Contractors License and Universal Certification for Refrigeration Handling
Considerable knowledge of principals and a mastery of skills related to commercial HVAC systems
High School diploma with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an Associate’s Degree and one (1) year of experience or equivalent combination of background, experience and skills necessary to perform the essential duties of the position
Requires current NC State Contractors License and Universal Certification for Refrigeration Handling
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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