Building Technician I

Locations: Houston
Departments: Building Maintenance, Property Management

Under general supervision, performs skilled journey level assignments in trades such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, and/or plumbing work in the installation, maintenance, of buildings, and structures and related duties as required. Incumbents may lead the work of others including those in the same classification.

At Stream, we realize that our success begins and ends with our people. As a result, we work hard to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. These high-caliber professionals come together to create a distinct culture that is best summarized by our firm’s values: Smart. Honest. Nice. Passionate. More information on the firm is available on the About Stream page.


Qualified incumbents typically specialize in the installation, maintenance, and repair of entire HVAC, electrical, or plumbing systems and equipment, including pumps, assignments may be made in any skill area. Assignments and objectives are established for the employee. Work review is occasional and usually upon employee initiation, when problems, changes to established procedures and/or policy issues are involved, or a result of customer comment. Incumbents are expected to diagnose problems, consider alternative solutions, and select and implement the most effective solution independently.


HVAC Assignment:

  • Installs, inspects, repairs, and maintains mechanical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and related components.
  • Recovers refrigerants.

Electrical Assignment:

  • Installs, inspects and repairs electrical systems and related components.
  • Inspects and maintains electrical and fire sprinkling systems and related components.

Plumbing Assignment:

  • Installs, inspects, repairs, and maintains plumbing and fire sprinkling systems and related components.


  • Installs, inspects and maintains building structural systems and related components.
  • Fabricates, installs, inspects and maintains electronic systems and subsystems (i.e., burglar and fire alarm, energy management, CAD).
  • Leads other trade workers on special assignments and/or projects.
  • Provides training and guidance to other trade workers.
  • Provides on-site coordination/consultation with, and communication to, outside contractors regarding the location and repair of systems and structures bordering the area involved in the contract work.
  • Operates heavy equipment to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces doors, windows and building hardware.
  • Assembles, installs, repairs, and/or fabricates institutional furnishings and equipment.
  • Performs rough and finish carpentry and plastering/drywall of buildings and equipment.
  • Other duties as requested.


Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Five years’ experience in semi-skilled and skilled electrical, HVAC, plumbing construction, maintenance and/or repair work.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of appointment, a valid Driver License is required. Failure to maintain this license will result in discipline up to and including termination.
  • HVAC Assignments: Possession of, or ability to obtain as a condition of successful completion of the probationary period, a valid refrigerant recovery certificate.


Note: Physical demands vary significantly based on assignment, workload and specific projects.

Rare = < 10%, Occasional = 11-33%, Frequent = 34-66%, Constant = >66%

Sitting: Rare to occasional
Walking: Frequent
Standing: Frequent
Bending (neck): Frequent
Bending (waist): Occasional to frequent
Squatting: Rare
Climbing: Rare
Kneeling: Rare
Crawling: Rare
Jumping: Rare
Balancing: Rare
Twisting (neck): Occasional to frequent
Twisting (waist): Occasional to frequent
Grasp – light (dominant hand): Frequent
Grasp – light (non-dominant): Occasional
Grasp – firm (dominant hand): Occasional to frequent
Grasp – firm (non-dominant): Occasional
Fine manipulation (dominant): Occasional – writing, fine detail work (small parts)
Fine manipulation (non-dominant): Occasional – writing, fine detail work (small parts)
Reach – at/below shoulder: Frequent
Reach – above shoulder level: Occasional

Up to 10 lbs. Occasional
11 to 25 lbs. Occasional
26 to 50 lbs. Rare
51 to 75 lbs. Rare
75 to 100 lbs. Rare
Over 100 lbs. Never

Up to 10 lbs. Frequent
11 to 25 lbs. Occasional
26 to 50 lbs. Occasional
51 to 75 lbs. Rare – may not be daily
76 to 100 lbs. Rare – bags of mortar, doors (asked to get assistance)
Over 100 lbs. Never

Up to 10 lbs. Occasional
11 to 25 lbs. Occasional
26 to 50 lbs. Occasional
51 to 75 lbs. Rare
76 to 100 lbs. Rare – asked to get assistance
Over 100 lbs. Never

Eye-hand: Required
Eye-hand-foot: Required
Driving: Required

Acuity, near: Required
Acuity, far: Required
Depth perception: Required
Accommodation: Required
Color vision: Required
Field of vision: Required

Face-to-face contact: Required
Verbal contact w/others: Required
Public: Required

Normal conversation: Required
Telephone communication: Required
Earplugs required: Required

Work Environment:
Works indoors, works outdoors, exposure to extreme hot or cold temperature, working at heights (ladder), being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature/humidity, exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, odors, mists, or other irritating particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to excessive noise, exposure electrical energy, exposure to solvents, grease or oil, exposure to slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working below ground, using computer monitor, exposure to vibration (power tools), exposure to flames or burning items (welding), works around others, works alone, works with others.