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Helena School District Plumber/HVAC Technician in Helena, Montana

Plumber/HVAC Technician JobID: 2829

  • Position Type:

    Maintenance/Custodial/ Plumber-Facilities Technician

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    Immediate opening for a Plumber/HVAC Technician At Helena Public schools, our vision is to foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life. As the Plumber/HVAC Technician you contribute to this mission by keeping the District facilities in such a state of operating excellence that they present no problems or interruptions to the education program. You will work as part of a team of 70+ facilities/maintenance employees serving nearly 8,000 students and 21 campuses across Helena. Some of what you will do:

  • Repairs and maintains all types of air conditioning and refrigeration units.

  • Repairs and maintains gas, hot water and steam boilers and hot air furnaces.

  • Repairs and maintains air handlers, ventilators, cooling coils, and radiators along with other mechanical heating and ventilating equipment and terminal devices.

  • Monitors, repairs and maintains HVAC control panels and thermostats of all systems to maintain standard working temperatures and function per the designed sequence of operations. (Including, but not limited to pneumatic, electronic, and DDC systems & Metasys DDC computer based HVAC Building Management Systems / DX 9100 extended Digital HVAC Controller)

  • Examines district-owned and/or operated facilities on a regular basis for purposes of preventative maintenance.

  • Performs regular preventative maintenance and boiler water treatment programs for all heating and air conditioning equipment.

  • May install and test new equipment.

  • Accurately orders and accounts for material, supplies, and labor relative to assignments.

  • Assists with estimation of costs for HVAC projects and reviews design drawings/documents prepared by engineers.

  • Maintains all safety and code requirements of the State, Local and Insurance Carrier requirements.

  • Review and recommend energy savings programs or initiatives

  • Performs all essential plumbing duties during the absence of the District plumber.

  • Work collaboratively with districts maintenance personnel

  • Provides emergency call-out service when requested.

    To become part of this dedicated team, you need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Completion of post secondary technical, trades or apprenticeship program;

  • At least three (3) years' experience and/or training working in a multiple facility evironment;

  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District;

  • Valid Montana Drivers’ license with a good driving record is required;

  • Abiklity to read and interpret blueprints.

  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral diretions, and work cooperatively with others;

    Essential functions of the position include the ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as a toolbox and/or plumbing suplies. Occasionaly the empoyee will lift and/or move up to 100 pounds such as motors with or without a reasonable accommodation. Salary is $37.44 per hour ($77, 875 per year) and includes a comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to paid sick and vacation leave, 12 paid holidays 1 paid personal day health benefit plan and retirement. How to Apply: Complete the online application to include three professional references. The initial application deadline for this position is June 4, 2024. This job posting will remain open until filled. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. Question? Email or Important Notes

  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Helena School District and the Plumbers and Fitters Local # 41.

  • Prior to employment, you must successfully complete the appropriate background check required for employment.

    The Helena School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, military status, citizenship status, culture, social origin or condition, use of lawful products while not at work, political affiliation, a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of a job with reasonable accommodations. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternate format may email or call (406) 324-2010. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Traditional Relay Service from Montana Relay.