Commercial Equipment Specialist, Skilled

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 17, 2023
Sep 13, 2023
Full Time
Job Description:
The skilled equipment technician performs general maintenance, preventative maintenance and repairs as well as oversight of installations for commercial food service related equipment throughout the school system; performs other related duties as assigned. The selected candidate for this position will report to the Director of School Nutrition Services, and ensure that the school district adheres to all related food service facility codes and regulations. In addition, monitor equipment warranties and tracks service repairs through our internal software tracking system.
Please note that this position is scheduled to work 260 days a year. Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma or GED; Associates Degree in Refrigeration preferred but not required. Related trade licenses/certificates a plus.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid driver's license.

Experience: A minimum of four years or more of experience in related field (commercial/kitchen food service equipment), refrigeration and maintenance field; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Key Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the methods, techniques, standards, tools, materials and mechanical and electrical commercial food service (kitchen) equipment, to include general maintenance and installation techniques
  • Knowledge in the operation of electrical control systems
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematics, and written reference materials
  • Ability to operate a computer and/or assigned software.
  • Knowledge of safety and preventative maintenance practices and procedures
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations, diagnose and resolve problems, and use hand and power tools as needed.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others

Essential Functions:
  • Review work requests and exercises considerable judgment in determining if the work is completed in house or out-sourced for commercial repairs.
  • Oversee the repairs and maintenance of food service equipment such as hydro-ovens, combi ovens, convection ovens, steam-jacket kettles, steamers, CVAP holding cabinets, milk coolers, walk-ins and upright refrigerators/freezers and serving lines, etc.
  • Meets with outside service companies and obtains price quotation when appropriate; oversees scheduling, and monitors and inspects all work for completeness and quality control from outside commercial equipment repair companies.
  • Responds to problems related to cooling and refrigeration, suspicious odors, steam, gas, water, air systems and other urgent concerns.
  • Repairs, cleans and reconditions equipment; replace or calibrate controls, thermostats, switches, fuses, and electrical wiring.
  • Maintain Freon dispensing records to meet federal requirements, where applicable.
  • Maintain preventative maintenance schedules and procedures for all food service (kitchen) and refrigeration equipment and perform PM as needed, including changing of filters and cleaning condenser and coils.
  • Installs and repairs doors, counters, shelves, storage units, fixtures and windows.
  • Maintain computerized inventory of all district-owned tools, equipment and materials.
  • Assembles installs, maintains and repairs food service equipment or components of food service equipment; follows schematic diagrams and written instructions; utilizes specialized equipment or associated equipment as needed.
  • Identifies, coordinates and schedules scope of work related to the removal and installation of food service equipment or the renovation or repair of school nutrition services facilities.
  • Assess school food service facility needs; flag equipment or facility problems; identifies and schedules appropriate preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Ensures the school district adheres to all related food service facility codes and regulations.
  • Examines the school district's food service facilities on a regular basis to determine the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of the facility and equipment, informs appropriate personnel, and ensures corrections are made.
  • Requisitions supplies, materials and equipment needed by SNS; approves outside repairs invoices as well as any related food service shop invoices; completes, maintains and submits accurate purchasing receipts, cost reports, inventories and other records as required.
  • Become familiar with School Dude and/or District's computerized work order system; work order procedures and P-Card procedures, and Temp-Trak software
  • Conduct equipment training for operation and general care and maintenance of equipment to end users.
  • Works independently and collaboratively with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Schedules work for each day and for the week; briefs and updates Director regularly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands:
  • Requires prolonged standing and working near and around moving mechanical parts.
  • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift (to 40+ lbs.), carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials.
  • Requires stooping, bending and reaching.
  • Must work in a noisy and crowded environment with various climate temperatures.
  • Must work in and around fumes, chemicals and odors.
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background
  • Tuberculosis Skin

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$46,779.20 - $57,512.00 / Support SUP-21
Shift Type:

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