Lead Maintenance Operating Engineer-HVAC/R

TITLE:  Lead Maintenance Operating Engineer – HVAC/R

REPORTS TO:  Director of Facilities Maintenance
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt 
EDUCATION AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree, technical school or equivalent plus 5-7 years facility maintenance experience.

JOB SUMMARY:  Principal duties will involve the detailed maintenance, repair and operation of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.  In addition, participate in other craft work such as carpentry, electrical, grounds keeping, water treatment, and plumbing.  Detailed knowledge of the Johnson Controls Metasys operating system is preferred.  After a period of training, this position will become the lead engineer and back-up the Director Facilities Maintenance.  Other duties will include room set-ups, building security, and lock & door maintenance.  Coverage of other shifts is required during vacation and illness. 


  • Perform all duties in a safe and consistent manner. 
  • Perform major & minor repair and installation of HVAC/R systems as directed.  Notify Director if major problems occur. 
  • Change and adjust temperature set points in Johnson Controls Metasys system to optimize building comfort and achieve energy savings.
  • Pilot efforts to replace inefficient equipment to become more sustainable. 
  • Lead the maintenance activities and repair of building components such as elevators, key control, and security & fire alarm systems.  Initiate actions to ensure continual operation of all systems.
  • Determine need for assistance with HVAC/R and other maintenance/mechanical work and collaborate with other maintenance staff; provide instruction for these assignments.
  • Participate in maintenance and repair of plumbing systems.
  • Assist in mechanical/electrical on-site problem solving and maintenance.
  • Participate in repair and maintenance of electrical wiring and equipment. 
  • Participate in general building maintenance of all buildings and in opening/security procedures.
  • Assist in set-up when necessary.
  • Cover evening shifts and weekends as necessary. 
  • May open and close the building when necessary.
  • Serve as on-call for after-hour emergency calls.  Notify Director if further action is required.
  • Participate in grounds keeping duties such as snow removal, and related equipment repairs.  Must be able to operate various equipment such as tractor, truck, and snow blower.
  • Determine materials and supplies needed to perform maintenance and repair tasks; make arrangements for ordering and retrieving.  
  • This position will function as back-up to Director of Facilities Maintenance when he/she is either absent or away from the building for an extended period of time.  In this capacity, this position will delegate and schedule other Facilities staff and function as contact person for Chief Operating Officer. 
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned. 


Possess a clean driving record with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles with a current valid Indiana driver's license. EPA Universal refrigerant certification preferred.  Microsoft software suite knowledge.  

CRITICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and talk and hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

WORK SCHEDULE AND TRAVEL:  The employee's normal work hours are: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with coverage in the evening and weekend as needed.  The employee frequently works overtime hours in this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee has minimal (< 10%) overnight travel.

Questions may be directed to Dick Davis ddavis@cts.edu
Resume, letter of interest and three references sent to Sarah Evans sevans@cts.edu