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Maintenance Project Specialist - CO

Hall County

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Job Summary: 

Supervises and assists with maintenance and repair of buildings and mechanical equipment, overseeing the preventive maintenance program and coordinating contract work.  Provides administrative and technical assistance to the Building Maintenance Superintendent, including planning, scheduling, and budgeting facility maintenance/repair projects to assure all programs are completed efficiently and effectively according to plan specifications.  Acts in behalf of the Department Director regarding technical issues in his absence.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Directs and assists with maintenance and repair of assigned buildings and equipment, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, septic, and life safety systems; assists with planning/completion of repair and maintenance projects. 
  • Assists in the maintenance and repair of alarm systems and backup generators in buildings.
  • Develops a scheduled preventive maintenance program for air conditioning and heating systems.  Ensures that coils are cleaned, motors are oiled or greased, belts tightened or replaced, thermostats calibrated, and filters changed.
  • Inspects buildings for needed repairs; suggests capital improvements on building equipment as needed.
  • Maintains records of maintenance schedules and maintenance performed; maintains EPA required records of refrigerant usage and purchase for HVAC equipment.
  • Inspects buildings and facilities routinely for needed repairs and determines need and makes recommendations for contract services.
  • Contacts contractors and monitors their repair and/or maintenance activities.
  • Completes requisitions for materials and service needs for maintenance and repair activities, including chemicals, mechanical, plumbing and electrical supplies.  Picks up items from local suppliers as required.
  • Completes minor ductwork additions and renovations; installs commercial HVAC units, their components and controls, also changes out other related equipment as necessary.  (Ex. exhaust fans, CO sensors, pneumatic compressors, etc.)
  • Assists the Director of Building Maintenance with the oversight of County Building Construction projects as required.
  • Assists in securing permits from State and Federal regulatory agencies as well as Utility Locates required prior to Facility Maintenance\Repair projects.  Serves as liaison between construction crews, and Building Maintenance Director.
  • Assists in review of design plans of new buildings as well as Facility Maintenance\Repair projects, such as commercial HVAC equipment/system replacement, septic system repairs; confers with engineering, land surveying, and architectural firms to advise and explain various design plan corrections required and issues non- compliance and project acceptance letters.
  • Develops plans and writes bid specifications for the procurement of major Facility Equipment.
  • Assists in conducting inspections of facility maintenance/repair projects to assure minimum construction standards, construction materials, and infrastructures meet or exceed required minimum specifications.
  • Assists in conducting inspections of facility maintenance/repair projects to assure minimum construction standards, construction materials, and infrastructures meet or exceed required minimum specifications.
  • Coordinates and leads crews to complete Facility Maintenance\Repair projects. (In-house, contract, and inter-governmental departments) 
  • Provides technical expertise to all county departments and divisions as pertains to Facility Equipment Maintenance and repair. 
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Materials and Equipment Used:


Volt Meter                                                           Power Hand Tools                             Acetylene torch

Plumbers Snake                                                 Manual Hand Tools                           Pneumatic Calibration Kit

Electric Drills                                                      Drill Press                                          Sheet Metal Tools

Calibration & Testing Equipment



Minimum Qualifications Required:


Education and Experience: 

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Diploma or certification of completion, of a comprehensive HVAC technician curriculum from a State Accredited Technical School or College.   
  • Three years building maintenance experience. Preferred experience in large commercial HVAC maintenance and repair.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.


Licenses and Certifications: 

  • Valid Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Valid EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling Certification.
  • Valid Georgia State Boiler Certification (repair & install)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of HVAC to include operations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of large commercial systems with pneumatic and electronic controls and air over or water over refrigeration systems.
  • Knowledge of building maintenance and construction  methods, equipment and materials.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of local building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical codes. 
  • Knowledge of the operation, installation, repair and maintenance of commercial food service equipment.  
  • Ability to use manual calibration and testing equipment and powered hand tools.
  • Ability to plan, assign and direct work of others.
  • Ability to read and interpret building plans, specifications and blueprints.
  • Ability to operate refrigerant injection and recovery equipment according to EPA guidelines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and outside contractors.
  • Ability to operate computer.


ADA Minimum Qualifications:


Physical Ability: Incumbents constantly must think analytically; handle stress and emotion; and concentrate on tasks; make decisions; adjust to changes; and examine/observe details. Additionally, essential functions require the ability to direct others.


Essential functions frequently require the ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting/standing); move oneself about the job site by walking; maintain body equilibrium to prevent failing when walking, standing, crouching or navigating narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; push/pull items; repetitively use hand/arms/legs; and move/transport items weighing up to 75lbs. Incumbents frequently must remember names and other details; and adjust to change.  Additionally, the essential functions frequently require incumbents to handle confidential information; use a keyboard/type; maintain stamina during the workday; meet deadlines; operate equipment; stay organized; and use math/calculations.

 Essential functions occasionally require the ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs, twisting at the waist, hips or knees; move oneself by crawling on hands and knees; ascend and descend ladders, stairs, and ramps;  reach overhead; position oneself by crouching/kneeling; and move/transport items weighing between 26lbs and 100lbs. Additionally the essential functions occasionally require that incumbents to discriminate colors; be on call; work irregular hours (nights/weekends); attend work related meetings and trainings; and operate equipment. Additionally, essential functions occasionally require incumbents to be on call; work irregular hours (nights/weekends); and attend work related meetings and trainings.


Sensory Ability: Essential Functions require the ability to use effective verbal and written communication; and use of hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation to use tools and equipment.


Environmental Factors: Essential functions are frequently performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, including inclement weather; extreme hot or cold temperatures; risk of bodily injury from sharp objects/tools and electrical hazards; moving mechanical parts; extreme noise; hot temperature devices including burners and flame torches; vibration; and wet, slippery floors/surfaces. Incumbents must frequently work with others. 


  • Essential functions are occasionally performed with exposure to biological and chemical hazards; heavy machinery; falling from high heights/high places; constricted spaces; dirt/mud, fumes, gasses, odors, dust, grease and oil; and extreme dry environments. Incumbents must occasionally work alone.
  • Incumbents regularly must be able to work around equipment/machinery; drive county vehicles and other equipment; and walk on uneven ground. 
  • This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

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