Maintenance/HVAC Technician

Maintenance/HVAC Technician


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

Job Location

Wilkes Campus - Wilkesboro, NC


Salary Range: $36,000 to $48,000 based on education and experience



Job Category

  • Service/Maintenance

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Closes: Friday, May 17, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time, 12-month

Reports to

Supervisor/Facility Maintenance

Employment Type

Full-time, 12-month

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid NC Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge HVAC codes and knowledge of HVAC components and systems and the ability to disassemble and reassemble systems.
  • Ability to interact and work with diverse groups of people.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate or a diploma in electrical, HVAC systems, carpentry, or a related field preferred.
  • Two years of experience in HVAC or electrical preferred.

Position Description

This is a full-time position reporting to the Supervisor/Facility Maintenance. The technician performs a variety of general maintenance duties as required and in support of HVAC systems, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc. The technician will assist the maintenance team with preventive maintenance of equipment in campus buildings and greenhouses totaling approximately 500,000 sq. ft. and help to keep all buildings safe and in good working condition for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Performs other related duties as required.

Core duties will include the following:

  1. Performs routine maintenance on the HVAC systems of the College. Duties include checking air conditioning/heating units to determine if they are functioning properly, cleaning and servicing units as necessary, changing belts as needed, changing air filters on a regular basis, etc., and maintaining records of work completed.
  2. Investigates/diagnoses problems and performs repairs on various heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment.
  3. Reviews blueprints and job specifications to determine best method of installing heating and ventilation systems, and installs heating and ventilation systems where appropriate.
  4. Performs electrical maintenance duties which include changing lights and ballasts as necessary, troubleshooting electrical problems, etc. Also performs maintenance of fire alarms, clocks, emergency lighting, outside lighting, electrical panels, and equipment.
  5. Performs a variety of general maintenance duties such as: assisting with in-house construction projects, plumbing repair, snow/ice removal, storm cleanup, painting and grounds maintenance.
  6. Participates in the setup and tear-down of MerleFest electrical connections.
  7. Operates computer-based system to set building/room temperatures and HVAC run-time schedules.
  8. Operates and/or utilizes a variety of types of equipment upon completion of proper training. Equipment includes: forklift, scissor lift, aerial platform, generator, gas torch, mechanic’s tools, HVAC tools, electrician’s tools and supplies, campus vehicles, etc. Must possess and maintain a valid N.C. driver’s license.
  9. Ensures compliance with all applicable building codes and maintenance of a safe work environment in accordance with established protocols/procedures.
  10. Keeps detailed records of work performed and parts used.
  11. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Sherry Cox