Burrillville School Department
Harrisville, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 2937860 Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: May 14, 2018 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

HVAC Technician
Burrillville School District

Candidates must hold active licenses both as RI Refrigeration Master I and RI Pipefitter Master I. This position is a contracted, non-union, year-round position which will be available July 1, 2018. Interested candidates may call Anne Schmiedel at 401-568-1301 for required qualifications and position requirements.

Please see position qualifications and responsibilities below.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Burrillville School Department!

The Burrillville School Department is a public school district that serves the Town of Burrillville, located about 20 miles from Providence in northwestern Rhode Island, bordering both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Burrillville, incorporated in 1806, is a rural community comprised of nine villages spanning 57.3 square miles: Bridgeton, Glendale, Harrisville, Mapleville, Mohegan, Nasonville, Oakland, Pascoag, and Wallum Lake.

The School Department is a community of approximately 2,550 students, 235 faculty members, 87 staff, and 15 administrators, including the Superintendent of Schools. The School Department is overseen by the Burrillville School Committee, seven representative individuals elected on a rotating basis every four years by the citizens of the town.

There are five schools in the Burrillville School Department, serving Pre-K through Grade 12: Austin T. Levy School, Steere Farm Elementary School, William L. Callahan School, Burrillville Middle School, and Burrillville High School. You are invited to explore the Burrillville School Department on this web site and, if you want to know more about us or have a suggestion, please feel free to contact us.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Burrillville School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Burrillville School Department

Position Description

Title: HVAC Maintenance Technician

Supervisor: Facilities Director

Department: School Department


The HVAC Maintenance Technician performs the installation, maintenance and repair of the refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, and air handling equipment along with the general maintenance for the school department/town facilities.


1. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, installing, maintaining and inspecting domestic and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, cold storage, air handling and pneumatic systems; servicing and calibrating automatic controls, electrical and pneumatic; servicing and performing minor repairs to motors; servicing and overhauling compressors, pumps, fans, condensers, chillers, gauges, recorders, hot water boilers and other auxiliary equipment and/or components or other equipment involved in refrigeration, air handling, air conditioning and heating; performing minor welding repairs, gas, electric-brazing, cutting and silver soldering; maintaining computerized inventory tracking for all HVAC and small appliance parts.

2. Inspect HVAC systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair to ensure compliance with current code standards.

3. Assemble, install, test, and maintain HVAC equipment.

4. Perform general maintenance to all school district facilities.

5. Available after hours for emergencies as required.

6. Assists with the plowing and snow removal operations on school department grounds.

7. Ordering, verifying and receiving supplies, parts and equipment.

8. Operates school vehicles to transport goods and materials as needed.

9. Responds to work order request as assigned.

10. Assume any other duties or assignments in HVAC and maintenance as designated by the Facilities Director.


1. Licensed active Rhode Island Refrigeration Master 1

2. Licensed active Rhode Island Pipefitter Master 1

3. 5 to 10 Years experience preferred as an HVAC Mechanic. Must be knowledgeable in all phases of air-conditioning and refrigeration, control, systems, heating systems, gauges, and recording equipment. Requires a basic knowledge of electricity and its functions as applied to air-conditioning, air-handling and refrigerated systems. Requires the ability to interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, manufactures specifications sheets, schematics etc.

4. This position requires the physical ability to work in awkward, uncomfortable positions, such as kneeling, stooping, bending, stretching, reaching above shoulder level and manual dexterity; working on or from ladders, man lifts, scaffolding, platforms, and small cramped places. Physical strength is required in lifting, carrying and positioning large, heavy equipment.

5. Basic reading comprehension, problem-solving/troubleshooting, and verbal communication skills typically gained through a high school education or GED.

6. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued or approved by Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles is required.

7. Oral and written communication skills at the level required for the position.

8. Ability to write clearly, to recognize common grammatical errors, to perform mathematical operations, and to solve problems at the level required for the position.

9. A pleasant manner and positive, professional attitude that facilitates good interaction with children and adults.

10. Organizational skills that ensure efficiency.

11. Demonstrate knowledge in the basic techniques of carpentry, plumbing and machine repair.

12. Have knowledge of computer skills and applications such as word and excel.

13. Ability to operate manual and power tools.

14. Demonstrate aptitude for successful completion of assigned task.

15. Ensures confidentiality in all matters related to staff and student personal information.

16. Other job related duties may be required.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Anne Schmiedel, Administrative Assistant
    2300 Bronco Highway
    Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
    Phone: 401-568-1301
    Email: schmiedela@bsd-ri.net