HVAC Technician I

Chesapeake College   Wye Mills, MD   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 24, 2024
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Chesapeake College is a two-year regional, public community college, proudly serving the educational and training needs of the residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We believe in working together to create an environment where individuals can grow and thrive while supporting our students and our community.  
We are seeking an HVAC Technician I who is able to deliver high-level technical skills in our Facilities Department with minimum supervision. 
Applicants for this position must meet the minimum qualifications and have experience installing, servicing, and repairing a variety of residential and commercial air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation equipment as described below.
The incumbent must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends, holidays, and college emergencies. This position is designated as “essential” and will require working outside normal work hours. Essential personnel may be called in to work to assist with inclement weather and other college activities.
Chesapeake College offers a complete benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, disability income insurance, tuition reduction/reimbursement; flex-time; extended holiday breaks, vacation, sick leave and Friday closures in the summer!

Examples of Duties


  • Assists in operating servicing and repairing pneumatic electric and electronic control systems on HVAC systems.
  • Assists in servicing and repairing traps, circulating pumps, condensate pumps, control valves and burners on hot water boilers and hydraulics systems.
  • Assists in regulating sand monitors air conditioning compressors and all building air handling equipment as per prescribed by operating procedures.
  • Performs service tasks such as adding refrigerant, lubricating, adjusting and replacing compressors along with expansion devices, repairing pumps, cleaning out air handling units, repacking valves and replacing pump seals.
  • Helps diagnose HVAC system problems using computer reviews, mechanical and electrical blueprints, schematics, specifications, and performance date to identify system problems and performance.
  • Install, service, and repair a variety of residential and commercial air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation equipment up to 200 tons.
  • Must have ability to repair and retrofit old and obsolete equipment, in order to keep it operational. 
  • Must wear College supplied uniform in order to be readily identified as a Chesapeake College Facilities Department employee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • High School Diploma or G.E.D required; Master HVAC License preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years heating and air-conditioning experience. 
  • Three years commercial geothermal experience preferred but not required.  
  • Knowledge of Heating and A/C operating controls, and computer-based energy management systems preferred. 
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot heating and air-conditioning systems and make successful repairs. 
  • Must have knowledge of basic electrical circuitry and how it applies to HVAC-R controls and wiring systems. 
  • Work in adverse weather conditions, and work in both confined and elevated spaces.


Supplemental Information


  • Must have strong communication skills in order to receive and convey instructions and answers through various communication methods quickly and accurately.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • The worker will be subject to dust, noise, fumes, and odors.
  • The workers will be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • The physical activity of this position includes, but is not limited to:   climbing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching standing, pulling, lifting, grasping, twisting, sitting and feeling.
  • Safety equipment will be provided where needed and required to be worn or used.