We are currently seeking to hire an HVAC Testing/Air & Hydronic Balancing Technician. Ideal candidates will have a strong desire to learn on the job and in the classroom. We provide the training at no cost to you.
Commercial/Industrial HVAC Test & Balance Technician- involves testing and troubleshooting a wide variety of air handling, exhaust systems, ductwork, and fluid flow equipment associated with commercial, institutional, and industrial HVAC systems. Ideal candidate will also have excellent written/verbal skills, organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and will be proficient in Algebra.
- Performs testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, using specialized tools and test equipment, to meet functional and performance standards.
- Inspect systems to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and equipment operating requirements.
- Diagnoses, adjusts, tests, and balances system components to achieve optimal system performance.
- Investigates system malfunctions and operation deficiencies to determine source and isolate and resolve problems.
- Ensures that HVAC systems are installed properly and are adjusted to meet design specifications.
- Reads and interprets system blueprints, specifications, and performance data to determine proper configuration and arrangement of system components.
- Layout, preparing for job, design review.
- Maintaining proper documentation of daily work using work orders and reports properly outlining all Test & Balance work performed, and follows criteria for system function, performance, and maintainability.
- Test airflow volume and velocity, static pressure and uniformity testing, differential pressurization testing, airflow visualization, and performing leakage tests.
- Test performance of air and hydronic systems, using specialized tools and test equipment to isolate problems and determine where adjustments are necessary.
- Experience Necessary - High school graduate with a minimum two years of mathematics. Employee must be approved by Local 46 (Sheet Metal Workers Union) and enrolled in the apprenticeship program.
- Employee must provide a valid driver’s license and own or lease a truck, van or car and carry liability insurance. Hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers along with a calculator and flashlight must be purchased and maintained by employee.
- Must be physically able to perform moderate physical activities including carrying equipment and climbing ladders on a continuous basis.
- Follow company safety procedures - Hazard communication (including asbestos and lead awareness), personal protection equipment, fire protection and prevention, material handling, hand and power tool safety, electrical safety (including lockout/tagout), fall protection, ladder safety and confined space awareness safety procedures must be understood and followed. Notify safety director of any unsafe job conditions.
- Pass criminal background and drug test – this is a requirement prior to starting employment.
- Skills Necessary - Must be able to take written and verbal direction from superiors as well as customers. An understanding of algebra and the English language is necessary to perform the job. Must be capable of learning new skills.
- Basic functions of the position include but are not limited to: testing, adjusting and balancing mechanical air and hydronic systems as defined in the NEBB Procedural Standards manual. Accurate and thoroughness are a must. The technician is expected to be to work on time, even at different job sites. The apprentice is also expected to work at a steady pace and complete assigned tasks in a reasonable amount of time. Data must be documented neatly.