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HVAC Trainee

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

Position Title
HVAC Trainee
Residency Requirement
Applicants must be a Colorado resident.
Job Description
The HVAC Trainee will perform preventative maintenance tasks, and repair of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment. This position's duties will primarily involve changing air handling unit filters, maintaining HVAC equipment, exhaust fans, air compressors, pumps, chillers, cooling towers, mechanical rooms, and repair or replacement of these elements in coordination with the building operations shop. Cleaning cooling towers and punching chiller tubes, and supporting building operations as needed. Performing some water treatment tasks of open and closed loop hydronic systems.

While working in this capacity, this position performs tasks that are structured and designed to provide training and experience in the HVAC field . Employees in this program learn to apply established practices and methods directly related to the assignment. Upon completion of this training the employee should meet the minimum experience level requirements of a Pipe/Mechanical Trades I position .
Minimum Qualifications
The tasks performed do not require any specific previous education or experience. However, mechanical aptitude or ability and a willingness to learn are required.
Mechanical ability such as those listed below
  • Use of tools
  • Reading rulers and gauges
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Mechanical movements
  • Assembly
  • Electrical concepts
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Course work in a formalized heating, ventilation and air conditioning apprenticeship program, or higher level, non- correspondence course work in the same field from an accredited vocational school or university or HVAC correspondence course work such as Penn Foster, etc.
  • Residential and/or commercial HVAC experience
  • Experience with preventative maintenance activities such as HVAC, auto mechanics, mechanical equipment, etc.
  • Basic computer skills in order to enter work orders into a computerized work order system, use email and perform basic spreadsheet and word processor computer work
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior state experience is preferred
  • Part-time work will be prorated
Provide specific examples of how your previous job experience relates to each of these desired qualifications and the months or years of experience that you have with each. Failure to include adequate information may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your score or inclusion in the final pool of qualified candidates.
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

How to Apply
For the complete announcement and to apply online, please visit:
Pay Range

$17.89 - $25.43 Hourly

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. The state of Colorado portfolio of benefits to classified employees includes medical, dental, disability insurance, life insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, discount programs, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Classified employees at Mines are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), paid holidays and vacation/sick leave. For additional plan details, please visit the State of Colorado Employee Benefits page .
Physical Demands Screening Required

Advertised: June 06, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Jun 2023 Mountain Daylight Time

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