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Heating & Ventilating Specialist

Posting Date:  September 24, 2020
Position Type:  Full - Time, hourly

Department:  Parks

Compensation Range:  $24.77 - $28.85/hr
Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Job Summary: Operate, maintain, repair and install heating, ventilating, air conditioning, steam/hot water boilers and other related equipment throughout county Parks facilities. To complete preventive maintenance and assist in emergency maintenance and other duties as needed to ensure code compliance, along with preservation, enhancement, and protection of department assets.


Job Responsibilities

  • Make routine stops at various park facilities to monitor operation and performance of a wide variety of mechanical systems; i.e., heating, ventilation, air conditioning, steam/hot water boilers, air compressors and other related systems/equipment.

  • Record and document equipment readings, and conduct testing and chemical treatment on boilers, closed loop systems, cooling towers, etc.  Keep detailed records of maintenance operations.

  • Inspect, trouble shoot and perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance, while monitoring operation and performance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, steam, boilers and other related systems/equipment.

  • Respond to daily emergency calls/work orders for equipment failures. Respond to overnight and weekend on-call emergencies on a shared rotating basis.

  • Utilize a variety of different BAS systems to ensure correct system operation.

  • To write work orders for and communicate with other building trades on various equipment/facility issues; coordinate with outside vendors in the repair and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, boilers and other related equipment.

  • Process purchase requests, inventory supplies, process work orders, review blueprints, building codes, and technical manuals. Maintain equipment logs and assist with project management. Assist in creating PM schedules.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED equivalent required

  • Associate degree in HVAC or HVAC-related apprenticeship program and three (3) years or more of HVAC system experience OR HVAC certification and five (5) or more years of job-related experience required

  • Refrigerant Handling certification required (obtainable within first year of employment).

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout employment

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


Possess and maintain one (1) of the following licenses:

  • ASOPE Facility Operating Engineer 2nd 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 up to 99 feet.

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

  • Computer literate (WORD, EXCEL, etc.)

  • Read construction drawings and understand specifications

PG24M Org:9000 MS


Note:  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.

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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.