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Closing Date: 2/4/2014


HVAC Technician

performs routine repairs and maintenance on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems including air distribution machinery, pneumatic and digital controls, hot and chilled water equipment, distribution, and variable volume systems., Water source Heat pumps, Roof Top Units ,Package Units, Circulating pumps, VFDS's, Building water loops, Split Systems, hotwater heaters, and small boilers.

Independently employs specially designed software and remote computer links to monitor systems and troubleshoot malfunctions. Installs, repairs, maintains (Trane and Johnson controls) and troubleshoots HVAC and related systems. Ensures work is in compliance with regulations and standards.

This position reports to the HVAC Service Manager or designated HVAC Supervisor.

Performance Responsibilities:
Performs troubleshooting and repair of building distribution systems including low pressure steam distribution, heat exchangers, hot and cold deck systems, air handlers, and pneumatic and digital controls

Install and repairs HVAC equipment and related systems including insulation, pulling pumps, motor compressors, chillers and air-handler, troubleshooting pneumatic system, troubleshooting problems with boilers and furnace, and repairing and replacing piping and fittings

Performs HVAC system inspection and manufacturer recommended preventive maintenance; major component replacement work in conjunction with central energy management and control system operators

Monitors and adjusts systems set points and output using remote computer links to the buildings programmable logic controls. (Trane Summit and Johnson Controls)

Performs seasonal overhauls and instructs repair teams in transitions of system from heating to cooling and vice versa

Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies, promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices

Examines equipment to diagnose problems

Keeps records, logs, work orders on job status and results of work completed. Complete requisitions for necessary parts, materials mad equipment to make repairs and to keep inventory of frequently used items. Also produce records using computer software and data base library

Reads blue prints and schematic drawings to determine work sites, resources, and the need for advance work

Receives and investigates calls for emergency repairs

Conducts other duties as assigned by the HVAC Service Manager or designated HVAC Supervisor


High School Diploma/GED required

HVAC Trade School /Associates degree in HVAC preferred

Work Experience:
2 years experience with commercial equipment, chiller, air handler, over 200K hot water pressure systems

Certification/ Licenses:
Valid Georgia Driver’s License; must comply with Transportation Regulation EDC-R

Universal EPA refrigerant handling certification required

3rd class NIULPE (National Institute for Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers)


NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification


Restricted HVAC license



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