• Foreman - HVAC/R

    Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2019 2:21 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 plan, direct, measure, and manage the work assigned to the HVAC/R Maintenance Shop and Building Maintenance Technician within the Facilities Maintenance Department.  Responsible for overseeing installation, preventive maintenance, and repair of WaterOne owned HVAC/R related equipment at the lowest cost and with the least amount of down time.


    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.


    • Schedules, assigns, and supervises all HVAC/R maintenance work and assists Technicians when needed.
    • Schedules, assigns, and supervises the Building Maintenance Technician assigned to maintain the Administrative Office Facilities.
    • Works closely with the Maintenance Coordination Foreman and Planner/Scheduler to design, monitor, and update the work schedule for non-emergency tasks assigned to the HVAC Technicians.
    • Supervises the installation of HVAC/R equipment.
    • Oversees the repair and maintenance of all HVAC/R related equipment.
    • Recommends HVAC/R modifications or projects for improving efficiency or reliability.
    • Requisitions all parts, materials, and services needed to maintain HVAC/R equipment.
    • Maintains records on all HVAC/R equipment and replacement parts inventories.
    • Minimizes maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
    • Responsible for ensuring new equipment is installed in accordance with all applicable codes.
    • Completes administrative duties such as performance appraisals, time sheets, maintenance records, work orders, and other record keeping tasks. Keeps HVAC/R Shop Plant Maintenance records in SAP in accordance with training and work processes provided by the Maintenance Coordination Foreman.
    • Responsible for providing safety training and enforcing safe work methods and the use of proper tools and personal protective equipment.



    Other Duties


    • Instructs and/or advises WaterOne personnel on correct operation of HVAC/R equipment.
    • May fill in as Acting Manager-Facilities Maintenance as required.
    • Perform all duties pertaining to hazardous waste operations in accordance with all applicable requirements.
    • Develops proper PM’s and regularly reviews for effectiveness. Makes recommendations for change as needed.
    • Works with outside contractors as needed for the maintenance and servicing of HVAC/R related equipment.
    • Provides support to Facilities Engineering on HVAC/R related projects and oversees checkout and startup of same.
    • Responsible for maintaining open communication with parts and equipment vendors.
    • Performs other job duties as assigned.


    Core Competencies


    These key core competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee at WaterOne:

    • Customer Focus - Demonstrates a concern for satisfying both internal and external customers and builds collaborative relationships with customers and stakeholders.
    • Communicates Effectively - Demonstrates the ability to listen and express oneself effectively.
    • Interpersonal Savvy - Demonstrates the ability to effectively coordinate with others to achieve goals and solve problems by maintain flexibility and open mindedness.
    • Problem Solving/Drive for Results - Demonstrates the ability to find solutions to complex problems.
    • Conscientiousness - Expresses the motivation to perform one's job in a careful, thorough way that adheres to the standards of honesty and integrity.


    Position Competencies


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

    • Working Independently – Makes decisions in own area of responsibility without relying on others but understands when help is needed.
    • Equipment Repair Procedures – Recognizes malfunctioning equipment, disassembles and rebuilds equipment, troubleshooting, and using precision measuring tools.
    • Planning and Organizing – Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals.
    • Decision Making and Judgement – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
    • Managing People’s Performance – Provides clear direction to team members and holds people accountable for meeting performance expectations.
    • Security and Safety Focus - Adheres to all workplace safety and security policies, standards, and practices.


    Supervisor Competencies


    In addition to the core and position competencies, these supervisor competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee in this position:

    • Ensures Accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments, completion of tasks, managing performance, and project management.
    • Strategic Mindset - Understands the business. Makes complex decisions as appropriate to the position. Explores innovative solutions. Considers different, big picture, strategic and global perspective. Builds networks and working relationships.
    • Developing Others - Develops people to meet both their career and the organization's goals while creating trust and a positive work environment.


    Supervisory Responsibility


    HVAC Technicians and Building Maintenance Technician.


    Required Education, Skills & Experience


    • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED. College, vocational, or technical school training in HVAC/R maintenance or completion of a certified HVAC/R apprenticeship program required.
    • Five years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC/R equipment in an industrial setting and a minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience or a proven ability for leadership. Note:  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in meeting the requirements of Items 1 and 2.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of HVAC/R theory and practice with experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including chillers, boilers, and heat pumps.
    • Ability to troubleshoot malfunctioning heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
    • CFC Universal Type 1 & 2 Certification or be able to attain it within 6 months. Experience in handling refrigerants required.
    • Troubleshooting and repair experience in 3 phase voltages up to and including 480 volts.
    • Experience in cooling tower and boiler water treatment systems and chemical feeds.
    • Must be familiar with proper nomenclature of all tools, equipment and materials used in the construction and maintenance of HVAC/R equipment.
    • Ability to learn and retain knowledge to maintain system control equipment and electric motors, starters, primary pumping units, HVAC units, and structural circuits.
    • Ability to interpret and work from specifications, drawings, blueprints, sketches and verbal orders.
    • Ability to do basic math skills.
    • Experience with computers and computer applications, preferably Microsoft Office.
    • Possess a valid driver's license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 with BAS (Building Automation Systems) controls such as STAEFA and METASYS.
    • Experience in low temperature refrigeration repairs and troubleshooting.
    • Experience with CMMS systems and planning/scheduling processes.
    • Experience in troubleshooting equipment configured with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).


    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 use a computer for five hours a day. 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 able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine. 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 help install, remove, repair or inspect various items. The employee must 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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