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Lead Facilities & HVAC Technician

Job Details

1st Shift - West Palm Beach, FL
Full Time
Not Specified
$25.00 - $30.00 Hourly


Position Title:

Lead Facilities & HVAC Technician Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to:

Director of Facilities & Operational Logistics




July 19,2023

Job Purpose

The Lead Maintenance Technician will support the Building Operations Manager in maintaining all facilities, including maintenance of equipment, along with assisting vendors, contractors, and janitorial services. This position will also be responsible for fulfilling the duties of the Building Operations Manager when they are out of the office as well as being a part of the hurricane team that stays onsite in the event of storm watch/warnings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Support needs for the building operating systems of the Museum and associated campus buildings, including residential buildings.
  • Oversee daily maintenance needs for residential buildings.
  • Perform minor repairs related to electrical, plumbing, lighting, ballasts and HVAC equipment.
  • Assist in monitoring, adjusting, and maintain proper climate control set points
  • Support Building Operations Manager and Director with the maintenance schedule of building, grounds, and facility repairs and replacements.
  • Assist with the general maintenance of exterior spaces including parking lot and garden.
  • Assist with routine observations and inspections of the facility for potential general maintenance problems and correct them. This includes the mechanical function of all maintenance equipment.
  • Report any irregular activity in facility to the Building Ops Manager.
  • Assist contractors performing maintenance work in the facility.
  • Provide 24-hour response for Maintenance/HVAC emergencies.

Operational Logistics

  • Assist with the overall security and safety of the property, its contents and staff and visitors.
  • Assist with post event and programming reviews to provide continuous improvement in processes.
  • Communicate with all staff and visitors in a clear, efficient, and effective manner utilizing the appropriate tools, including computers, phones, and CB radios.



  • Three (3) years of experience in commercial HVAC installation, maintenance and repair is required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. EPA Refrigerant Certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems installation, maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of electrical installations of 24 volt to 460-volt single phase and three phases.
  • Knowledge of water towers, boilers, refrigerant recovery systems, pneumatic and electrical controls.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency regulations and rules.
  • Knowledge of basic hand, power and technical tools utilized in plumbing and carpentry.
  • Skill in safely utilizing a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in utilizing health and safety precautions related to installation and repair of HVAC systems.
  • Skill in utilizing the technical equipment for refrigerant delivery or recovery.
  • Skill in analyzing technical data to determine appropriate repairs.
  • Must be proficient in computer software and maintenance systems.
  • Good communication and proactive customer service skills.
  • Experience in plumbing
  • Minor carpentry and electrical knowledge preferable.


  • Five day/40 hour per week schedule which may include weekends and holidays.
  • Must be available on-call.
  • Must be able to work some nights, weekends or holidays for special events.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.