HVAC Apprentice Technician

Service (200) · Shreveport, Louisiana
Department Service (200)
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Job Summary:

Associate enrolled in Storer Services’ 5-year technical program that combines classroom participation, field training as well as written evaluations for knowledge and competency in commercial HVAC. Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices will earn an industry recognized, journey-level certification

 

Reporting Relationship

Reports to Vice President of Service Operations; Reports to Director of Storer Services Apprenticeship Program for all Apprentice related activities

 

Progression

Core/Level 1 – 1st Year

  • Apprentice assigned to a Senior Tech
  • Basic safety, communication skills and introduction to construction drawings
  • Basic principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Fundamental concepts of the refrigeration cycle


Level 2 – 2nd Year

  • Placement will be based on staffing needs and availability
    • Apprentice Helper assigned to a maintenance team performing Maintenance Contract Tasks or
    • Apprentice Helper assigned to a specific customer site
  • Explain how AC power is generated and how it is used.
  • Identify various types of transformers and compressors, characteristics of refrigerants and demonstrate proper leak detection
  • Describe the inspection and/or maintenance requirements for selected equipment

 

Level 3 – 3rd Year

  • Placement will be based on staffing needs and availability
    • Apprentice Helper assigned to a maintenance team performing Maintenance Contract Tasks or
    • Apprentice Helper assigned to a specific customer site
  • Identify and describe the operation of common HVAC control circuit devices, thermostats and temperature controls
  • Explain how to check and troubleshoot compressors and other various HVAC system components
  • Describe various commercial hot-water heating system components and subsystems
  • Explain the service technician’s role in customer relations


Level 4 – 4th Year

  • Apprentice assigned to a service tem/area running service calls
  • Describe the properties of air, the laws related to its temperature, pressure and volume and the physical properties of gas/vapor mixtures
  • Identify and describe the operation of various energy recycling and reclamation systems and apply to building management
  • Start-up and shut-down of various chillers and boilers as well as air handling and packaged rooftop systems

5th Year

  • Apprentice assigned to a service team/area or an SBS site running service calls and hot calls
  • Advanced troubleshooting and diagnosing
  • Field evaluations

 

Education

  • High School Diploma or Graduation Equivalency Diploma
  • EPA approved Universal Technician Certification


Skills and Experience

Minimum of 3 years driving experience before entering the 2nd year/Level 2 of the Apprenticeship Program

 

Physical Demands

(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.)


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, use hands to finger, reach, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and ability to adjust focus.

 


Work Environment

(The work environment 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.)


This position requires working outdoors, in mechanical/equipment rooms and possible extreme weather conditions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions/ high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather condition; risk of electrical shock (high voltage); and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

 

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  • Location
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Department
    Service (200)
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level