Nature of Job: The job of a Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician involves the setting up, maintenance and trouble-shooting of industrial HVAC equipments such as boilers and chillers. This job requires theoretically knowledge of air conditioning and the production of chilled water as well as practical mechanical and electrical understanding.
- Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all equipment related to the compressed air supply conditioning systems and the production of chilled water
- Provide ideas on maintenance/design aspects of plant for major construction/renovation projects.
- Provide plumbing/electrical expertise to assist Facilities Technicians in specific maintenance tasks.
- Respond to unscheduled and emergency service requests.
- Monitor stock of key emergency spares applicable to areas of responsibility.
- Maintain accurate and up to date plant records.
Education and Training Requirements:
- At least Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate
- Technical training in HVAC, plumbing, or electrical
- Must have 2 to 5 years work experience as HVAC Technician
- Basic computer skills is sometimes required
Skills and Competency Requirements:
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively with various levels of staff
- Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions in English, e.g., MSDS directions, chemical product labels, equipment manuals, work orders, etc.
- Ability to lift and move heavy objects regularly (Minimum 60 lbs.)
- Ability to climb steps and ladders and work on roof tops and other high areas.
- Ability to work with required safety and personal protective equipment.
- Ability to work a flexible workweek, with overtime as required.
- Ability to respond to emergency calls after working hours
An HVAC technician works in a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential settings installing, repairing and maintaining a variety of mechanical and electronic equipment, such as heating and air conditioning units, compressors, thermostats, condensers, fans, piping, and ducts.
HVAC Technicians generally work a minimum of 40 hours a week. It is usual for them to work overtime or irregular hours. Others work evening or weekend shifts and are on call.
The employment of HVAC technicians is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations through 2014. The job outlook is excellent, especially with lots of opportunities mostly in the Middle East countries.