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Hvac Specialist

Job in Lewiston - Androscoggin County - ME Maine - USA
Company: Covenant Health
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-06-17
Job specializations:
  • Maintenance/Cleaning
    Air Conditioning
  • Skilled Labor/Trades
    Air Conditioning
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Job Summary

St. Mary's Health System, a member of Covenant Health, is seeking a full-time HVAC technician to join our Plant Operations team! This position's function is to install, service, inspect, operate, and repair all environmental-control systems and refrigeration systems located throughout this facility, utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, and structural layout.


  • Perform all preventative and routine maintenance on all HVAC systems on the SOCHS campus and associated buildings
  • Perform seasonal start-up and shutdown of central chiller plants including Air Cooled, Centrifugal, and associated cooling towers up to 600 tons
  • Oversees HVAC planning and new construction to ensure compatibility with existing systems
  • Understand and administer chemical protection of systems both open and closed, heating and cooling
  • Contact vendors for equipment pricing and competitive bids on projects. Assist Director in the evaluation of bids and choosing successful bidder
  • Perform Preventative and Routine maintenance on all commercial and noncommercial refrigeration systems
  • Perform Preventative and Routine maintenance on all Oxygen, Vacuum, and Medical Gas systems
  • Connects motor, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels & connect control panels to a power source
  • Replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses, and elect. wiring to repair units using an electrician’s hand tools and test equipment
  • Installs, repairs, and services air conditioners, ranging from small window units to twenty-ton units
  • Installs ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment
  • Performs related pipe-fitting functions:
  • Cuts & bends tubing to correct length & shape, using cutting & bending equipment & tools
  • Cuts & threads pipe, using machine threading or hand threading equipment
  • Joins tubing or pipes to various refrigeration units by means of sleeves, couplings, or unions and solders joints, using a torch
  • Manipulates computer Energy Management System to achieve maximum comfort level at the lowest energy cost
  • Observe pressure, vacuum, temp gauges and adjusts controls to ensure proper operation
  • Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components, using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment
  • Attaches thermocouples to various points or refrigeration system and test-operates equipment to evaluate the functioning and cooling capacity of the system
  • Performs other related duties and activities as may be requested by his/her immediate supervisor
  • Education/License Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED required
  • Completion of trade school, with an apprenticeship or the equivalent with special training in HVAC
  • EPA Certification preferred
  • Medgas 6040 Certification preferred
  • Experience

  • 5+ years of experience preferred
  • Experience with Siemens and Trane Building Management Systems preferred
  • Ability to read blueprints and understand specifications
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A minimum of 6 years of on-the-job training may be considered equivalent to the formal educational training program.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the following trades & theories (ratio between heat, temp., volume (press) - pneumatic control systems - electronic control systems - pipe-fitting applications - steam heating, humidification system - Medical air systems - vacuum and oxygen delivery systems) Numerical skills are necessary to read blueprints and understanding specifications.
  • Covenant Health System Values


    COMPASSION-We show respect, caring, and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable, and suffering.

    INTEGRITY-We promote justice and ethical behavior and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.

    COLLABORATION-We work in partnership, dialogue, and shared purpose to create healthy communities.

    EXCELLENCE-We deliver all services with the highest level of quality while seeking creative innovation.

    It is an expectation that all staff at Covenant Health will comply with and encourage others to adhere to all applicable laws, regulations, and standards including but not limited to State licensing, HIPAA, DNV, and the standards of conduct that are part of our corporate “Organizational Integrity” program.

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