HVAC Specialist (Building Mechanical Systems Specialist)

Augusta, Maine, United States | Professional & Technical | Full-time

Apply by: Oct. 10, 2022

Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management - Maine Army National Guard

Opening Date: September 22, 2022

Closing Date:  October 10. 2022 

Job Class Code: 1007
Grade: 22 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $43,201 - $57,969
Location: Augusta, ME - Camp Keyes

This is structure and craft work providing the staff and Soldiers of the Maine Army National Guard with Master-level installation, service, maintenance, and operation of plumbing or heating systems, and cooling systems.  Based at Camp Keyes in Augusta, this position works statewide under limited supervision.

Primary responsibilities include:  

  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing systems and components.
  • Operating mechanical and computerized systems of a large number of buildings and facilities statewide. I
  • dentifying needed repairs; and performing life cycle analysis of existing systems to determine adequacy and to prioritize related activities.
  • Performs installations, regularly scheduled maintenance, emergency service and repairs to all oil-fired appliances and equipment & propane and natural gas-fired appliances and equipment.
  • Performs maintenance, repair and installation of all heat, ventilation and air conditioning equipment maintaining proper documentation and tracking of records for DEP and EPA #608 compliance requirements for reclaiming of refrigerants to repair and to recycle non-serviceable appliances  
  • Provides functional direction of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers to ensure work done by others complies with applicable codes, standards, and specifications, and will pass formal inspection.

Minimum qualifications:

Current valid Master Plumber's license as issued by the Plumber's Examining Board


Current valid Master Oil Burner Mechanic's License as issued by the Maine Fuel Board

Valid Maine Driver's License is required. 

Must successfully pass Federal background check

Preference will be given to those applicants:

That have both Master Plumber License and Master Oil Burner Mechanic License.

Additional licensing/certification requirements:  These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class (during six month probationary period). 

  • Environmental Protection Agency #608 Universal Technician Certification
  • Propane and Natural Gas Technician License with endorsements (Large Equipment Connection/Service)

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Director of Building Control Operations Kenneth Merrifield at (207) 592-1079 or Kenneth.R.Merrifield.nfg@mail.mil.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.  Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact our office at 207-623-6700.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included.  Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.  

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: 

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements. 
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office. 
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. 
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act 
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. 

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.