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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Apprenticeship: HVAC, Carrier, Lenexa, KS


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • 18-24 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 tools
  • 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 
  • Essential Task Description: (daily tasks and duties)
  • 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

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