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Apprentice HVAC Technician

Posted: 08-16-17 Company: C&W Services Location: Boston, MA

Paid On the Job Training for a Rewarding Career Path

C&W Services, a leading North American company that maintains offices and industrial buildings, universities, stadiums, museums, airports and more is launching a facilities services apprenticeship program.

The Apprenticeship Opportunity:

Two-year program
Structured, on-the-job learning with a mentor
Engage in a minimum of 144 hours of related classroom instruction with qualified instructors
Earn a wage that increases as you master new skills
Earn industry-issued, nationally recognized credentials
Benefit from articulation agreements that create opportunities for college credit and future degrees

According to IFMA, the leading professional association for the facilities industry, you should consider a career in facilities manage if you’re interested in:

Great compensation
​Job security
Problem solving
Travel opportunities
Leadership opportunities
Working closely with others
Providing a safe and desirable workplace for everyone
Striving to make working environments more efficient and sustainable


The Apprentice HVAC Technician shall be trained to install, repair, and perform preventive maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and related systems.  Perform entry level repairs and preventive maintenance to plumbing and electrical equipment, maintenance and service repairs on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
Washing Coils, visual check of equipment on a weekly basis.
Repair or replace defective, components, or wiring.
Assist with Repair or service heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve efficiency, such as by changing filters, cleaning ducts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants. 
Assist with Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Maintain HVAC equipment on an ongoing basis as part of Plant Engineering’s Preventive Maintenance program. This will require weekly and monthly inspections of equipment and good record keeping ability.  
Assists with the installation of ductwork, refrigeration piping, air conditioning units, and exhaust equipment.
Assisting in Conduct repairs, preventive maintenance, seasonal tear downs and major rebuilds of chillers, boilers, air handlers, and other HVAC equipment.
Assist with operation of the existing energy management and control systems in order to monitor and control all facilities space temperatures.

Non-Essential Functions/Duties:

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Respond to occupant complaints concerning space comfort levels in a timely manner.
Monitor water treatment program for HVAC equipment.
Monitor through energy consumption reports the effectiveness of the preventive maintenance effort and suggest improvements or modifications.
Analyze buildings and operations to determine the optimum utilization of HVAC.
Ensure compliance of regulations relating to refrigerants.

JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:                                              


High school diploma or GED                                                                                 
0-3 years of related experience or an aptitude for mechanical maintenance
Read and write sufficiently to complete related paperwork and read schematic designs and blueprints.
Maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the traveling public and tenants.
Follow oral and written instructions.
All other duties associated with achieving the requisite skills needed for a HVAC Technician.
Candidate must have an interest in learning and progressing in their knowledge of HVAC.


Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance preferred.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services preferred. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.


A leader in facilities services with 65 years of experience. C&W Services is one of the largest facility services companies in the USA & Canada with a 65-year history of helping clients drive down operating expenses, increase facility efficiency and up-time, enable strategic business decisions and create positive experiences for the people who work, shop, learn, live and play in the facilities we maintain. We’re building the best team in the industry – our people are the heart and vitality of C&W Services. In joining C&W Services, you’re joining a firm with a rich history, blue-chip client list, and the backing of sister company Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest property advisory firms and the reason for our success is simple - talented people. Visit our website at ;                                 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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