Kitchen Appliance/HVAC Technician

Posted on: Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Kim Steiner


Responsible for overseeing maintaining, repairing, and replacing commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration equipment and HVAC equipment. This position is listed as "essential" and thus will require work when the campus is closed due to facility conditions. Duties also include snow removal and repair of utilities when necessary. Must be available and able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet operational needs (e.g. based on weather impacts, special events, and athletic competitions).

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job typically has no supervisory responsibilities. However, this position occasionally provides guidance and oversees work of assigned apprentice tradesmen and student assistants in the performance of assigned duties.


Properly maintained and operating kitchen equipment and HVAC. Proactive efforts to reduce down time, reduce waste, reduce energy costs and prolong equipment life. Food Service Equipment is operational when needed and comfortable indoor air temperature/humidity for all students, staff and faculty throughout campus.

Essential Duties:

Complies with all rules, policies, and procedures as established by Emory & Henry College. Works in all weather conditions. Analyze, troubleshoot, install, rebuild, adjust and replace commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration equipment and HVAC equipment. May include, but not limited to: walk-ins, steamers, convection ovens, dishwashers, booster heaters, warmers, exhaust hoods, serving lines, ice machines, bearings, motors, heat exchanges, boilers, air conditioner compressors, exhaust systems and chillers. Perform major and/or minor repairs, as well preventative and corrective maintenance of commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Order, track, record and maintain inventory parts for commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration equipment and all HVAC equipment. Inspect and verify the operation and safety of the commercial kitchen appliances, commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Responsible for coordination and prioritizing repair tasks to respond in a timely manner and provide timely repairs and reduced downtime. Repair and maintain all low voltage, equipment voltage and control voltages. Respond to emergencies in building during scheduled hours as well as afterhours, including on call. Responsible for attending new equipment training, training staff and demonstrating proper safe use and operation of equipment to staff. Identify and correct unsafe conditions and practices. Identify, document and notify supervisors and managers of damage, abuse, and negligent use of equipment. Track work orders, inventory and communicate status to appropriate personnel. Commission new kitchen and equipment installation. Assist in management of warrantees. To be ON CALL on a staggered schedule, but keep open availability, including weekends. Required to lift and carry over 50 pounds, stand, walk, reach with arms, stoop, kneel, etc. Performs all work in a safe manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in the Facilities Department and the college community as a whole. Presents a positive and cooperative working relationship with all faculty, staff and students. Performs other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, general maintenance, plumbing, minor electric, and carpentry.


Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of (5) years of experience in kitchen appliance, preventive maintenance programs, and HVAC service and repair. Valid driver's license. E.P.A. Universal / C.F.C Certification required upon hire. Completion of a successful interview. A condition of employment is an acceptable background check report.

Additional qualifications: Have a strong understanding of steam, gas, and plumbing. Advanced skills in troubleshooting, diagnostic and repair of commercial kitchen systems and HVAC systems and components. Ability to read wiring diagrams, blue prints, design specifications, manufacturers' instructions, and parts schematics. Ability to use designated smart phone applications for system operations. Must be reliable, prompt, and work without close supervision. Must have the ability to follow simple oral and/or written instructions. Must possess excellent prioritization and task completion skills involving multiple schedules to perform in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees and external contacts. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must have ability to understand and apply college and departmental policies and procedures.

Preferred: Demonstrated leadership skills and experience, including the ability to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers and to give instruction in the proper use of machines and equipment. Three to five years of experience in a lead technician.

To Apply:

Submit your application to Scott Williams, PO Box 947, Emory, VA 24327 or e-mail at pU4$P7/`B%3KYyt2m]#[dMxm9{kN2Bs09'Zqc. Review of applications will begin immediately.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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