Supervisor of HVAC/MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing)

East Orange School District | East Orange, NJ


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Posted Date 9/20/2022
Expiration Date10/17/2022

REPORTS TO: Manager of Facilities


The Supervisor of HVAC/MEP is an experienced supervisor with detailed knowledge of the proper design, installation commissioning, warranty, maintenance and repair of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. This person shall ensure all aspects of the HVAC/MEP physical plant are operating safely and efficiently.


  1. Provides technical guidance regarding the inspection, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, alteration, and repair of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure and asset inventory
  2. Establishes a routine maintenance management program
  3. Troubleshoots system operational issues
  4. Prioritizes infrastructure repairs
  5. Implements process improvements and industry best practices
  6. Administers service contracts and evaluate contractor performance
  7. Supervises staff maintenance mechanics
  8. Manages BMS (building management systems) and work order process
  9. Responds to emergencies
  10. Develops and manages budget and staffing
  11. Assists in the development of a comprehensive multi-year maintenance plan
  12. Maximizes productivity
  13. Reviews design drawings and participates in pre-construction activities
  14. Performs other duties as assigned

  1. Experience in the design installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical equipment systems, electrical systems, and plumbing
  2. Experience in supervision of associated trade mechanics and contractors
  3. Knowledge of industry code and compliance requirements in a school environment
  4. Knowledge of indoor air quality guidelines and energy management opportunities
  5. Knowledge of construction standards
  6. Industry certifications and licenses such as: ASHRAE, refrigerant (EPA 608), black seal, etc.
  7. Valid New Jersey Drivers’ License
  8. Ability to prepare clear, accurate and informative reports
  9. Ability to utilize MS Office Suite
  10. Demonstrated ability to work with others ?
  11. Satisfactory interpersonal skills
  12. Knowledge basic project management best practices
  13. Must be able to:
    1. Work independently and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to needed changes
    2. Comprehend technical language
    3. Effectively prioritize work requests
    4. Exercise considerable judgement and initiative
    5. Manage time effectively
  14. Such alternatives to the above as the Board of Education may find appropriate and acceptable
  15. Required criminal history background check and eligibility to work in the United States
  16. All applicants must meet NJ Residency requirements as per “New Jersey First Act,” N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70)
  17. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties in the area of responsibility with reasonable accommodation.

The Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment listed in this section are representative but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment which may be required of this position. The East Orange School District encourages persons with disabilities who are interested in employment in this class and need reasonable accommodations to contact the Division of Labor Relations and Employment Services.
Vision: (which may be corrected) to read small print; view a computer screen for prolonged periods
Hearing: (which may be corrected) to answer telephones and tolerate exposure to noisy conditions
Speech: to be understood in face-to-face communications; to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone
Upper Body Mobility: use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arm to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise and lower head; ability to climb ladders; access ceiling plenums, catwalks, and utility closets
Strength: moderate to heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying is occasionally required; to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 15 pounds on a frequent basis; ability to walk frequently
Environmental Requirements: encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors; may require working in somewhat disagreeable condition requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards and noise when reviewing the work of contractors
Mental Requirements: read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly, learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile, and coordinate information and records

Qualified applicants are invited to file applications and credentials via Applitrack at:

  1. Review of credentials filed with the Superintendent of Schools
  2. An oral interview to determine an applicant’s personal qualifications and aptitude for the position, as required
  3. The appointment of a person to the position advertised is the responsibility of the Board of Education and will be made in compliance with Board policies related to the appointment of professional staff


Twelve-month work year


Unaffiliated/based on background, training & experience

Approved by the East Orange Board of Education: September 12, 2022


Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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