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HVAC Technician Apprentice

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Charlotte, NC

  • Inspect air-conditioning units to ensure efficient operation

  • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance on heating and cooling units

  • Diagnose mechanical and electrical malfunctions

  • Install, replace, or repair damaged equipment; calibrate thermostatic controls

  • Install new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; repair and replace damaged or worn heating, ventilation and air-conditioning parts and equipment; repair or replace low- and high-pressure liquid lines

  • Inspect and observe pressure of liquids and vapor with instrumentation to ensure efficient operation of unit and make necessary adjustment; inspect and service refrigeration equipment including refrigerators, ice machines, gas packs, and heat pumps

  • Maintain the chilled and hot water supply systems

  • Adjust and maintain internal electrical and electronic control systems; cleans coils, blowers, checks motors, and belt tensions

  • Assemble and install metal ductwork

  • Assist in planning and designing of new installations of heating and air-conditioning systems

  • Maintain maintenance records as required by City, State, and EPA regulations

  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required

  • Recognize and identify potential risks and hazards associated with performing all work-related duties safely

  • Work to mitigate potential risks associated with essential duties

  • Collaborate with management personnel to maintain safe working environments

  • Participate in a comprehensive OSHA-approved safety course (preferably OSHA 10- or 30-hour course) and adhere to company and regulatory compliance programs

  • Obtain or carry current low voltage electrical card

  • Obtain or carry EPA refrigerant license

  • Wear appropriate company issued uniform


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • A valid driver’s license is required

  • XX months of experience (insert based off of local agreement requirements)

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning (HVAC) maintenance and repair; hazard and safety practices common to the trade

  • HVAC controls and safety devices; appropriate Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) / chemical usages; tools of the trade; materials and refrigerant recovery equipment and procedures used in installing, repairing and maintaining HVAC systems

  • Computerized electrical circuits and systems as they relate to air-conditioning, heating, ventilating, and refrigerated cooling

  • Sheet metal, electrical, plumbing and carpentry

  • Basic understanding of building automation controls

Ability to:

  • Push/pull/lift up to 50lbs

  • Interpret building codes and regulations as they relate to HVAC

  • Properly install refrigerant compressors

  • Diagnose problems and make recommendations

  • Make estimates of materials required

  • Repair and replace damaged parts and equipment

  • Read blueprints, floor plans and wiring diagrams

  • Read and interpret City, State, and EPA regulations

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision

  • Work closely with colleagues as part of an integrated team

  • Follow standard processes to accomplish tasks

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Work at various changing work areas including elevated heights, on ladders/platforms

  • Safely operate company vehicles, machinery, and equipment

  • Recognize safety hazards commonly found in HVAC operations, and identify and implement appropriate controls to ensure safe work

  • Identify situations that require escalation or elevation to Supervisor or Manager for guidance or need to request additional support

  •  Competent in the proper use of hand and electrical tool

  • Possess basic knowledge of computers and cell phone apps

  • Able to rig and properly set up gantry for safely lifting equipment, overhauling pumps, chillers etc.

  • Understand the proper and safe use of chain blocks, rigging straps and trolleys                                                                         

  • Machinery, Tools, Equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment required:

  • Personal Protective Equipment as required according to company hazard assessments

  • Medical surveillance participation (i.e. annual hearing tests, respiratory fit-testing/physicals, etc.) may be required

  • Essential tools (various tools depending on job assignments)

  • Service/Maintenance vehicles – may require DOT physicals per regulatory requirement

  • Ability to operate and maintain various models of power industrial vehicles/aerial lift equipment


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives.

Company Description

At Carrier, we have a performance-driven culture – and it starts with strong teams and bold vision. That’s why we’re committed to attracting and retaining world-class talent.

Charlotte, NC

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