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HVAC Technician - IDEA San Antonio (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: San Antonio Regional Office
Region: San Antonio, TX
Category: Operations
Job Type: Full-Time



Role Mission: The HVAC Technician is responsible for the care and service of equipment in order to sustain satisfactory operating conditions through inspection, detection, and correction of emerging failures before they occur or develop into major defects.




100% of the campuses in the Central Texas Region complete the HVAC preventive maintenance plan and recommend repairs.

  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of HVAC equipment.
  • Inspect HVAC systems and their components (e.g., heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) to evaluate condition, identify necessary repairs.
  • Diagnose the cause of problems and/or failures in heating/air conditioning/ventilation systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and/or replacements.
  • Prepare written materials (e.g., repair status, activity logs, etc.) as required.
  • Inform management regarding procedures and/or status of work orders.


100% of the HVAC filters in the Central Texas Region are serviced at a minimum four times a year.

  • Responsible for the HVAC air filters replacements.
  • Manage a safe inventory for day-to-day operations.


The Central Texas Region achieves a 5% reduction in district kwh usage.

  • Reports any deviation from the normal operation of equipment to the HVAC.
  • Hands-on investigation on the HVAC units and assuring every HVAC is following the unoccupied schedule.


5% decrease in the Central Texas region on the HVAC repair cost of Facilities Contracted Services Over Prior Year.

  • Diagnoses needed repairs to avoid reactive charges.
  • Collaborate with management to prevent overcharges and unnecessary costs


We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing to learn and improve quickly. 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships to achieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism, and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students. 


  • Troubleshooting and repair knowledge of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in small, medium, and large commercial buildings
  • Practical knowledge of building automation controls an asset
  • Practical knowledge of start-up and commissioning of building automation systems
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Universal Certification
  • Driver’s License


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and customer service skills
  • Self-motivated individual with strong ability to follow instructions and work alone, as well as work effectively within a team
  • Ability to display professional company image
  • Ability to pass a background check for criminality
  • Strong ability to write and read in English language
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 100lbs safely
  • Strong ability to operate under severe temperature condition of 120 or more for long periods of time
  • Ability to work on weekends, at night, and to work overtime



  • Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between $20.34 for 0 years of experience and $25.42.

Other Benefits: 

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com‐muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable. 


To Apply 

Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.  


About IDEA Public Schools 


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.    


IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Southern Louisiana and Florida and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with new launches inJacksonville, FL (2022). Cincinnati, OH (2022), and Arkansas (2023)!    


When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.  

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