HVAC/Building Systems Technician I

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Building and Safety Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Information Technology and Communication Services Utilities
  • Salary: $49,547.00 - $71,844.00 Annually USD

Job Description



Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.


City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.


Under general supervision, the Facilities Maintenance HVAC/Building Systems Technician I is responsible for: repairing and maintaining facilities HVAC and electrical; follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines; and performs more complex technical, investigative duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.

  • Assists in conducting preventive maintenance of commercial HVAC systems, electrical systems, boilers and cooling towers; diagnoses and replaces or repairs faulty components; checks refrigerant levels; changes filters.
  • Recommends replacement of equipment as appropriate.
  • Maintains records of work activities, as well as of supplies, parts and materials used.
  • Assists in the general maintenance and repair of City facilities, including plumbing, HVAC and energy management systems.
  • Participates in completing preventive maintenance and minor repairs to energy management systems.
  • May assist in preparing bid and project specifications for contracted services; coordinating repairs between vendors and City staff; overseeing project work to ensure compliance with City building codes, OSHA and other regulations.

  • Determine the timing of when equipment should be replaced.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and diagrams.
  • Recognize deviations in the design of and materials used in actual installations in written plans, specifications and codes.
  • Diagnose defective operations and excessive wear on equipment parts and components.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Requires technical education, certifications, licenses, previous job experience to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision i.e. electrical maintenance, HVAC repairs, appliance repairs, etc.
  • Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as electrical diagrams, work orders, policy manuals, and equipment instructions.
  • Requires ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.
  • Requires the ability to exercise the judgment required in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by set procedures or sequences.
  • Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating a tractor, drill press, hand held radio, table saw, and computer terminal.
  • Basic knowledge of data entry, MS word, & MS excel, the ability to learn the current Work Order System and the ability to learn the Tracer Summit HVAC Control System
  • Knowledge of installation, maintenance, and repair methods relating to commercial building support systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical codes applicable to the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical circuits and wiring systems.
  • Knowledge of advanced commercial HVAC systems
  • Knowledge of software and hardware applications of PC-based energy management systems.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment issues.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.

Required Qualifications


High school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in maintenance and repair of buildings of commercial HVAC systems or electrical distribution systems.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

  • Will be required to work on-call.
  • Must possess ACR Class B license, or ability to obtain within one (1) year probation period
  • CFC Reclamation and Recycling License Type I and II, and Mobile air conditioning.
  • Additional certifications may be required upon appointment
  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License.
  • Periodic CJIS background check.

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds). Some tasks require visual and odor perception and discrimination.


Tasks may risk exposure to extreme cold/heat or extreme weather conditions, strong odors or smoke, dust or pollen, and toxic chemicals.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The City offers a full complement of benefits:

Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Legal Services, Flexible Spending Medical and Child Care, Employee Assistance Program, Supplemental Insurance; Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, Ten Paid Holidays. Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) mandatory 7% employee contribution with City match of 2:1; 457 Deferred Compensation Plans; Tuition Reimbursement

For more detailed information, please see the City of McKinney'ssummary of benefits by clicking on the link below:


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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