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General Mechanical offers Chicago business owners a perfect solution for all heating, cooling, ventilation, and even more. We’re the team that can help you optimize comfort and energy-efficiency in the Chicago area! Our team is certified, licensed, and specially trained to provide perfect service to meet all of your needs. Whether you need quick repairs or a complete critical machinery maintenance program, we have the skill and experience to provide you the best.

HVAC Service Technician - Journeyman

Job Title
HVAC Service Technician - Journeyman
Job ID
Wood Dale,  IL 60191
Other Location
Do you want to accelerate your career with a team of skilled and experienced service professionals? Consider joining us at General Mechanical! Our company is committed to serving our industry with extraordinary people, innovative solutions, and unmatched results. We strive to offer the best experience to our employees and customers alike. If you want to grow alongside the best in the business and you value performance, quality, and reliability, apply today at General Mechanical! 

The HVAC Technician installs and maintains heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and boiler systems. This position performs tests and analysis of data to ensure the proper functioning of equipment and provide recommendations to customers. The Technician will monitor, evaluate, and troubleshoot operating equipment and controls to ensure continued safe operation and life cycle performance.

The pay for this position is based on experience, depending on union skill set. 

What You'll Do:

●    Perform routine repairs to pump seals, bearing, etc.
●    Inspect and test systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications or to detect and locate malfunctions
●    Determine customer concerns with HVAC and boiler systems
●    Follow standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area
●    Discuss heating-cooling system malfunctions with customers to isolate problems or verify resolution
●    Record and report faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences, as well as the time and materials expended on work orders
●    Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks
●    Adjust system controls to setting recommended by manufacturer to balance system
●    Recommend, develop, or perform maintenance procedures such as cleaning, power-washing, or vacuuming equipment, lubricate parts, or changing filters
●    Install auxiliary components to heating-cooling equipment, such as expansion and discharge valves, air ducts, pipes, blowers, dampers, flues, and stokers, following blueprints
●    Coordinate with repair and maintenance teams to assist in other work
●    Install, connect, and adjust thermostats, humidistats, and timers
●    Generate work orders that address deficiencies in need of correction
●    Connect pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source, to form complete circuit
●    Assemble, position and mount heating or cooling equipment, following blueprints
●    Study blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components
●    Cut or drill holes in floors, walls, or roof to install equipment, using power saws or drills; Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe/tubing using pipe fitter's tools
●    Fabricate, assemble, or install duct work or chassis parts, using portable metal-working tools or welding equipment
●    Other duties as assigned

Why You'll Love Working for Us:

●    Company paid training
●    Factory training, along with training school is provided
●    Above market wages
●    Reliable and clean company vehicle
●    Company provided uniforms, tools, and equipment

What We Need from You:

●    High school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of documentable HVAC level operation, maintenance and repair experience in the HVAC and refrigeration trade
●    Must be a card carrying member, Union 597 and in good standing
●    Knowledge of HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installation techniques, electrical circuits, wiring and operating principles of motors, and local electrical codes
●    Communicate with internal team and customers, follow written and verbal instructions, interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematics, and written reference material, perform math, and diagnose and resolve problems
●    Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including electronic and diagnostic tools, recovery equipment, hand and power tools, and various other HVAC equipment
●    This position requires: stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, crawling, reaching, walking, lifting, grasping, feeling, repetitive motions, and moving or carrying objects or materials
●    Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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