HVAC Technician Apprentice

Hiring Partner

Pay

Competitive

Job Type

Full-time

Published By

SkillCat

Published Date

09/29/2021

Job Location

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

Requirements

  • 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

Benefits

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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