Hvac Supervisor (chief Building Engineer)

Lorton, Virginia
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Jun 25, 2022
Jul 09, 2022
Full Time
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Under general supervision of the Business Operations Manager. Plans, directs, supervises, assess, and coordinate the HVAC section preventive and corrective maintenance program for a large, advanced sewage treatment facility. Performs other related work to include, but not limited to, the documentation of subordinates' job performance, behavior, goals and to administrate in accordance with the requirements of the human resources. Discuss issue in-group setting to achieve outcomes through the team efforts. Monitors and evaluates work productivity using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Evaluates competencies of subordinates, review the plant utility and design drawings, assess cause and effect of HVAC systems and equipment failure, review and approves manufactures shop drawings prior to fabrication, participates in the design and constructability of the Plant upgrades and expansion, utilizes, online and hard copy of O&M manuals. Develops employment interview questions and conducts interviews, performs employee's performance evaluations. Utilizes computers for administrative tasks. Writes and reviews software programs for computerized electronic DDC Building Control Systems. Coordinates and implements changes recommended by designer and vendors.

Illustrative Duties

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises subordinate personnel in the maintenance of heating, air conditioning, electrical, structural and plumbing systems;
  • Monitors and inspects construction projects and contract work to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and with national, state and local code requirements;
  • Trains subordinates in proper diagnostic, repair, maintenance and installation procedures;
  • Investigates work related injuries and accidents and assists in preparing injury reports;
  • Monitors the inventory of repair and replacement parts and supplies and initiates and approves purchase requests as needed;
  • Assists with preparation of capital and operations budgets, and prioritization of expenditures;
  • Coordinates with the Energy Management Section to ensure energy management and energy saving strategies are maintained and implemented properly and efficiently;
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots building air comfort, temperature problems, air-distribution, air balancing, or stratification problems; and building insulation or vapor barrier deficiencies;
  • Responds to calls for emergencies, assigning staff and providing oversight if necessary;
  • Maintains records of equipment operation logs to include temperature, pressures, volts, amps, combustion efficiency reports, safety inspections, and equipment refrigerant records;
  • Produces HVAC system and efficiency reports that identify system problems or confirm proper operating conditions and recommends repairs or improvements;
  • Meets with customers, internal partners, and contractors to develop plans, work, time, and cost estimates;
  • Attends meetings and conferences.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of operations and maintenance of buildings and building systems to include heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, structural and energy systems;
  • Extensive knowledge of the building and fire codes related to work performed in the HVAC trade;
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precaution s of the trade;
  • Extensive knowledge of the use of Direct Digital Controls, personal computers, and related software to operate systems, identify problems, and repair equipment;
  • Ability to carry out a maintenance activity within established policy, plans, and requirements and to coordinate work with other shops and departments;
  • Ability to plan and perform work at the Master-level;
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints;
  • Ability to use tools and equipment pertinent to the trade;
  • Ability to estimate trade-related costs and scheduling parameters;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, partners, contractors, peers, subordinates, and superiors;
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct, motivate and train subordinates in all phases of the work and assist them with work problems;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to prepare and deliver accurate reports and to keep accurate records;
  • Ability to use personal computers and software programs.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: high school diploma or GED issued by a state department of education; plus completion of a four year apprentice-level vocational training program in HVAC and/or electrical systems; or four years of journey level experience in HVAC and/or electrical systems; plus four years of progressively more responsible journey level work with a minimum of two years in the oversight and/or operation of HVAC and/or electrical equipment, including three years in a supervisory role.

  • Valid state motor vehicle license.
  • Master HVAC license.
  • EPA Universal Refrigerant Transition Recovery certification.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Experience in an industrial setting. Supervisory and Wastewater experience.

Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds. Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to be physically active for three hours at a time. Ability to stand at least two hours at a time. Ability to climb up to 35 feet on ladders and scaffolding. Ability to climb and work from fixed extension and step ladders two stories in height and scaffolding up to five stories in height. Ability to bend, stoop, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures. Ability to access facility equipment rooms, attics and roofs. Ability to discern color, and to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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