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Heating & Ventilating Specialist

Position Type:  Full- time, hourly

Department:  1151 DAS- Fiscal Affairs

Compensation Range:  $24.04 - $28.01 hourly
Closing Date:  This position will remain open until filled.  

Job Summary:  Maintain HVAC systems, including all types of heating & cooling equipment, boilers & chillers, rooftop units & built-in systems. Install & maintain HVAC controls such as control panels, room sensors, and thermostats.  Works closely with HVAC team members and other Trades and departments.  Work in all Milwaukee County facilities including secured detention facilities and secure working areas with sensitive information and assets.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain heating plants and chilled water systems including cooling towers and air handling equipment. Service steam supply/condensate systems. Repair temperature control systems, thermostats, and air compressor systems.

  • Steam & gas fired heating plant & chiller seasonal start-up & shut-down. Boiler seasonal start-up & shut-down. Daily monitoring and adjustments on said systems.

  • Respond to emergency work orders including HVAC equipment & control failure, and hot/cold calls.

  • Interface with work order system. Keep accurate records of needs, repairs & maintenance. Complete requisitions & order materials to perform work duties. Use computer to respond to email, enter time worked, and complete on-line training as assigned.

  • Work with members of other Trades teams whenever needed to perform the duties of the position or assist other teams when needed to perform other duties of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED equivalent required.

  • A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is also required.

  • Associate’s Degree in HVAC with at least three (3) years of field experience OR have you completed a State recognized HVAC apprenticeship OR have other HVAC certifications and at least five (5) or more years of related field.

  • Basic knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets including: Microsoft Word, Excel and E-mail correspondence.

  • The ability to lift/carry up to 50lbs; push/pull up to 50lbs. on a consistent basis.

  • Must obtain a Refrigerant Handling Certification within six (6) months of hire.


Possess and maintain one of the following licenses:

  • ASOPE Facility Operating Engineer 1st Class

  • Power Plant Operational Engineer 3rd Class

  • NIULPE 4th Class Engineer

Required Abilities:

  • Push, pull, lift and carry up to 50lbs on a consistent basis.

  • Work outdoors in extreme weather conditions – hot, cold, snow, rain etc.

  • Work flexible schedules with the ability to be on call.

  • Climb ladders and work at heights.

  • Good communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with other trades and contractors.

  • Read construction drawings and understand specifications.


Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin.  In accordance with Rule III Section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.