HVAC Technician

Chesapeake College   Wye Mills, MD   Full-time     Other
Posted on August 30, 2023
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Under minimum supervision, technician installs, services, and repairs a variety of residential and commercial air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation equipment.  Mechanics in this department must install and service residential, commercial heat pumps and air-conditioning systems up to 200 tons. Responsible for service of oil-fired hot water boilers.  In order to fully utilize the equipment, person in this category must have ability to repair and retrofit, old and obsolete equipment, to keep operational.   This position requires one of the highest technical levels in the Facilities Department. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends, holidays, and college emergencies. This position is designated as “essential” and will require working outside normal work hours. Essential personnel may be called in to work outside of regular working hours to assist with inclement weather and other college activities.


Examples of Duties


  • Maintains current State of Maryland Dept. of Transportation physical certification.
  • Installs, operates, services and repairs commercial heat pumps, air conditions systems and other HVAC equipment.  (Such as refrigerators, fume hoods, window units, exhaust ventilators, unit ventilators, freezers, icemakers and other kitchen equipment).
  • Operates services and repairs pneumatic electric and electronic control systems on HVAC systems.
  • Service and repair traps, circulating pumps, condensate pumps, control valves and burners on hot water boilers and hydraulics systems.
  • Regulates sand monitors air conditioning compressors and all building air handling equipment as per prescribed by operating procedures.
  • Performs service tasks such as adding refrigerant, lubricating, adjusting and replacing compressors along with expansion devices, repairing pumps, cleaning out air handling units, repacking valves and replacing pump seals.
  • Installs and reinstall wiring and controls to connect equipment components and controls to electrical power sources at both high voltage and low lone voltage.
  • Diagnoses HVAC system problems using computer reviews, mechanical and electrical blueprints, schematics, specifications, and performance date to identify system problems and performance.
  • Wears college supplied uniform in order to be readily identified as a Chesapeake College Facilities Department employee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Master HVAC License preferred, High School Diploma or G.E.D required.   At least (5) five years commercial heating and air-conditioning experience.   Three years commercial geothermal experience preferred but not required.  Knowledge of Heating and A/C operating controls, and computer based energy management systems required. Must have the ability to troubleshoot heating and air-conditioning systems and make successful repairs. Must have knowledge of basic electrical circuitry and how it applies to HVAC-R controls and wiring systems. Work in adverse weather conditions, and work in both confined and elevated spaces.


Supplemental Information


  • Receive instructions through various communication media accurately and quickly.
  • Convey answers or instructions to other workers accurately and quickly.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • The worker will be subject to dust, noise, fumes, and odors.
  • The workers will be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • The physical activity of this position includes, but is not limited to:  climbing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching standing, pulling, lifting, grasping, twisting, sitting and feeling.

Safety equipment will be provided where needed and required to be worn or used