Energy Systems Group

HVAC Technician

3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Operations Services


Job Purpose:

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician performs operations, maintenance, and repairs of HVAC equipment and buildings at company and customer sites.


Main Accountabilities:

  • The HVAC Technician installs, services and repairs environmental-control systems in a variety of building types including offices, storage, maintenance, prototyping, testing, residence, retail, and other governmental and institutional buildings.
    • Operates and maintains building level HVAC related equipment including electrical motors, paralleling switch gear, motor control centers, condenser systems, variable frequency drives, reciprocating engines, generators, compressed air and compressors, pumps, refrigeration systems, air handlers, outside air economizers, humidification, boilers, cooling towers, and pneumatic and low voltage control systems
    • Utilizes knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting and structural layout, mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications, fabricates, assembles and installs ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment, and installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air-duct system, using hand tools.
    • Cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools, cuts and threads pipe, using machine threading or hand-threading equipment, joins tubing or pipes to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant, installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit.
    • Connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source; installs air and water filters in completed installation, injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure.
    • Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to insure proper operation, tests joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution, wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands, replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units, may install, repair and service air conditioners, ranging from one to twenty tons cooling capacity.
  • Operates and maintains building level utility distribution systems including low-pressure steam, heating water, domestic hot water, steam condensate, chilled water, condenser water, compressed air, conditioning and ventilation air, and refrigeration
  • Works independently to perform routine tasks such as
    • replacing filters and belts
    • cleaning condensing units, cooling towers and chillers
    • checking air compressors and other equipment
    • taking equipment and utility meter readings
    • taking equipment samples for analysis by others
    • operating equipment using standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Performs general operations, maintenance, and repair of equipment and buildings requiring practical skills and knowledge (but not proficiency) in such trades as painting, carpentry, masonry, grounds keeping, and building electrical work. Need to be able to diagnose and repair equipment in a timely manner.
  • The HVAC Technician may direct and coordinate activities of other workers (not HVAC Technicians) in performing tasks directly related to operating and maintaining HVAC systems.
  • The ability to work after hours for service/emergency calls to maintain working equipment.
  • Communicate with supervisors/management as to job progress and issues of assigned work.
  • Perform start-up activities including trouble shooting and establishing performance expectations
  • Maintain tracking for evaluating long-term performance adherence to baseline requirements
  • Adheres to safety program requirements to include safety training; tagging and labeling; SDS administration; injury reporting; proper procedure for all maintenance activities; proper use of all safety/maintenance equipment and inventory
  • Responsible for field verification of safe work practices and implementation of operational excellence
  • Ensure safety permits are being obtained and activity hazard analyses are being conducted
  • Verify the availability and condition of all personal protective equipment.
  • Communicates with supervisors/management as to job progress and issues of assigned work.
  • Be familiar with preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Completes all training modules as required by the position and/or management
  • Others duties assigned by supervisor.


Job Requirements:



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Five (5) years experience on energy performance
  • Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years related experience on commercial and residential equipment.


  • Associate’s degree or Technical degree
  • Fifteen (15) to twenty (20) years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience on commercial and residential equipment


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations, schematics and flow diagrams
  • Provide on-call after hours support
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shift schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed to support operations.
  • Ability to compose and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts to make valid decisions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle exposure to senior members at ESG and as well as with external organizations, customers, and the public
  • Ability to cross train into other functional fields such as Landfill and Energy Center Operations
  • Ability to successfully complete a mechanical and electrical aptitude assessment
  • Able to obtain access to customer facilities. Does not require a government security clearance.
  • Able to operate motor vehicles both on and off the facility in performing work duties.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must occasionally push, pull, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders, and work at heights using proper fall protection equipment. The employee must occasionally work in confined spaces, bending, stooping, or squatting for indefinite periods of time while servicing equipment. The employee should be able to respond immediately to potential incidents within the plant involving remote equipment, which requires the ability to move quickly up and down stairs and/or across the building(s). The employee should have dexterity in his/her hands with the ability to effectively operate hand tools, power tools, and other equipment within the building. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision and depth perception. The employee should also be able to operate a computer and have at least a high school level of comprehension and retention. The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job. The employee must be able to work in varying conditions both inside and outside. Conditions may include noise, heat, cold, dust, rain and others. The employee must be able to work in conjunction with others. The employee must be able to communicate verbally to answer and place calls.

Must be able to work in conjunction with others.  Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

Energy Systems Group reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including main accountabilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”


Energy Systems Group prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Energy Systems Group to implement opportunities for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, veteran, or any other legally protected status, as embodied in federal, state, and local legislation. Equal employment is a part of all of our personnel policies and practices, including but not limited to, all hiring, placement, promotions, transfers, advertising, training, and termination policies.


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