• HVAC/R Technician

    Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/20/2019 4:03 PM)
    # of Openings
    Skilled Trade
  • Overview

    WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 425,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. 


    Our passion is water because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.




    The purpose of this position is to maintain, repair, and install Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, also known as HVACR, equipment in all WaterOne facilities.


    Customer Service Commitment


    WaterOne employees shall continuously strive to meet or exceed the expectations of both their internal and external customers.  Questions and concerns shall be acknowledged on the same day whenever possible, but no later than the next business day.  Issues shall be resolved as promptly as possible, with the goal of maximizing customer satisfaction.


    Essential Functions


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Maintains HVACR equipment and controls at all WaterOne facilities.
    • Tests, repairs and replaces associated equipment such as such as boilers, chillers, air handling units, pneumatic control systems, electronic control systems, cooling towers, motor starters, pump motors, etc.
    • Repairs and maintains chemical feed systems necessary to maintain cooling tower and boiler water quality.
    • Performs vibration monitoring and dynamic balancing on cooling fans and blowers.
    • Performs preventive maintenance to all HVACR equipment including inspections, adjustments, cleaning, and calibrations to ensure proper operation of equipment.
    • Maintains an inventory of equipment and materials on trucks by periodic checking and restocking.


    Other Duties


    • Works with outside contractors as needed.
    • Performs all duties pertaining to hazardous waste operations in accordance with all applicable requirements.
    • Performs other job duties as assigned.


    Required Education, Skills & Experience


    • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
    • Completion of a HVAC/R vocational school, A.A.S Degree: HVAC, or completion of an HVAC/R apprenticeship program.
    • Four years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing HVACR equipment. Note:  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in meeting the requirements.
    • Ability to troubleshoot malfunctioning heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
    • Experience with and the ability to diagnose and perform needed repairs to equipment or components associated with building automation and climate control systems.
    • Experience in replacing expansion valves, compressors, motors, coil units, and other components of HVACR equipment.
    • Experience in cooling tower and boiler water treatment systems and chemical feeds.
    • Familiar with proper nomenclature of all tools, equipment and materials used in the construction and maintenance of HVACR equipment.
    • Must have the ability to learn and retain knowledge to maintain system control equipment and electric motors, starters, primary pumping units, HVAC units, and structural circuits.
    • Requires ability to interpret and work from specifications, drawings, blueprints, sketches and verbal orders.
    • Requires good basic math skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of computers and basic computer applications.
    • Possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
    • Must communicate well in English both orally and in writing. Must be a good listener.
    • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other WaterOne employees.
    • Must be knowledgeable in proper confined space entry, the safe handling of hazardous chemicals, and all other applicable safety requirements.
    • Experience with or have the ability to learn and apply all applicable requirements pertaining to hazardous work operations.
    • Must be available for emergency call-out.
    • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees).


    Preferred Education, Skills & Experience


    • Experience in troubleshooting and repair to commercial and industrial chillers.

    Position Competencies


    In addition to organizational competencies, these key competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee in this position:


    • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.
    • Resourcefulness – Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
    • Flexibility – Ability to adapt to changes while keeping focus on goals and apply knowledge to new circumstances.

    Physical Requirements


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 100 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must be able to occasionally position self to inspect, repair, install and remove various items and be able to ascend and descend ladders to work on equipment. The employee must be able to distinguish colors.


    Work Environment


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Protective equipment, including but not limited to personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, may be required and shall be maintained in the sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of process or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical hazard encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.


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