HVAC Repair Technician
Primary Job Function:
The job of HVAC Technician was established for the purpose/s of providing skilled Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs; installing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading HVAC and Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS) and equipment by industry best practices; ensuring that all work is done according to design specifications, state and local building codes, and applicable regulations.
- Analyzes blueprints, schematics, and drawings to identify the location of new and existing HVAC systems and determine the efficient installation of additional systems.
- Cleans air conditioning and heating units (e.g., coils, condensation pans, drain lines, cooling towers, etc.) to ensure units are operating efficiently, correctly and within safety guidelines.
- Coordinates with supervisor and other trades (e.g., inspectors, suppliers, contractors, district personnel, consultants, etc.) to complete projects and work orders.
- Diagnoses causes of problems and/or failures in HVAC systems and energy management control systems to identify equipment and/or systems repair and/or replacement needs ensuring responsive and corrective action for urgent building operation items, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort parameters.
- Estimates labor, materials, and/or equipment needed to complete work projects to ensure the timely completion of projects. • Fabricates or coordinates the fabrication of equipment parts to meet special needs and/or replace unavailable parts. • Informs personnel regarding procedures and/or status of work orders to provide information for making decisions, taking appropriate action, and/or complying with building and safety regulations.
- Installs HVAC equipment and systems (e.g., actuators, compressors, building control systems, DDC sensors, heat pumps, alarm systems, control panels, energy management control systems, pressure-reducing valves, etc.) to provide enhanced and/or upgraded capabilities.
- Maintains clean and orderly conditions in all working areas to observe all safety practices and regulations. Maintains records (e.g., equipment repair history, work orders, test reports, etc.) to document required information.
- Maintains vehicle, tools, and equipment to ensure availability in safe operating conditions.
- Monitors contract work to ensure contract terms are fulfilled and work standards are met. Monitors HVAC systems and their components (e.g., heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) to evaluate condition, identify necessary repairs, and recommend preventive and predictive maintenance.
- Performs emergence, predictive and preventive maintenance to ensure the ongoing functioning of HVAC systems. Prepares written materials (e.g., repair status, activity logs, recommendations, etc.) to document activities and/or convey information.
- Prioritizes work orders to address health and safety problems first.
- Responds to emergencies during or after hours to resolve immediate safety concerns.
- Secures equipment and supplies (e.g., locates parts, makes purchases, etc.) to maintain inventory and ensure availability of items required to complete the necessary installation and/or repair.
- Transports a variety of tools, equipment, and supplies to ensure the availability of materials required at the job site.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned to convey and/or gather information required to perform job functions.
- Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Skills are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include operating equipment used in the installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC equipment; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and handling hazardous materials.
- Knowledge is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include indoor air monitoring equipment and interpreting resulting data; standards for design and construction; air conditioning and heating codes; and hazards and safety precautions.
- Ability is required to schedule several activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider several factors when using the equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes and utilize equipment under a variety of conditions for multiple purposes. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data and utilize a wide variety of types of job-related equipment. Problem-solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem-solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines, and problem-solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; working with constant interruptions and displaying mechanical aptitude.
- Responsibilities include working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and monitoring budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.
- The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; significant climbing and balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 60% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and conditions with exposure to the risk of injury and/or illness.
- Job-related experience within a specialized field is required.
- Targeted job-related education that meets the organization’s prerequisite requirements.
- Grade 12 high school diploma or academic equivalent through an educational program such as a GED; minimum of two years training in industrial instrumentation, refrigeration, air conditioning, mechanical technology, electrical technology, building technician, or related technical trade; four years related experience in building controls and maintenance of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems; physical and mechanical aptitude to perform a full range of maintenance tasks.
- Pre-employment Proficiency Test
- Pre-employment Physical Exam
Certificates & Licenses
- Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability
- HVAC Technician Certification
- EPA Certification-Freon Capture and Recovery
- Forklift Certification
- Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
- TB Clearance