Utah State University

HVAC Technician Apprentice or Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/25/2023 6:32 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Assists in and learns about, or performs general work in the efficient maintenance, repair, and installation of campus heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment. Accomplishes this by applying skills in conjunction with technical knowledge and following instructions and established guidelines. Works as a member of a team under supervision, as needed, on projects or assignments and continually seeks opportunities for education.


If the applicant qualifies as an Apprentice, the applicant will be enrolled into DOL approved apprenticeship program and must be willing to complete the classroom trainings and on the job trainings required to complete the apprenticeship program.


HVAC Technician Apprentice

  • Assists in or repairs and maintains various parts of the HVAC systems by applying the necessary procedures and skills specialties in refrigeration, air systems, control systems, duct work, heating and cooling systems and general trouble shooting.
  • Assists in or performs duties associated with a variety of new technologies of new installations and retrofits including DDC controls sensors, thermostats, rooftop air handlers, split cooling system and chillers.
  • Accomplishes a variety of HVAC work by pulling control wire, installing controllers, installing duct work and diffusers, repairing heating and cooling coils and DDC valves.
  • Ensures proper care in the use of maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area, and work site.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned, such as assisting HVAC technicians with basic assignments.

HVAC Technician Journeyman

  • Participates in major HVAC component installation and replacement, and the evaluation of complex system problems.
  • Performs troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of building HVAC systems.
  • Performs inspections and preventative maintenance on HVAC systems on a scheduled basis.
  • Maintains and services department specialized equipment upon request.
  • Coordinates with automation operations on all control systems to ensure cost effectiveness with minimal down time.
  • Maintains records, including disposal of hazardous materials and treatment chemicals, work orders, time cards, and billing.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to other technicians.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area, and work site.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned such as assists work in the other areas of the shop.  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • To be considered as a HVAC Tech Apprentice: Applicants may be required to take an HVAC aptitude test. Placement in the HVAC Apprenticeship program will be based upon test results and years of experience in the HVAC field. The test will be arranged and paid for by USU Facilities.
  • To be considered as a HVAC Tech Journeyman: Minimum of four years directly related work experience in HVAC/refrigeration required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Universal Refrigeration License, effective computer skills, and be able to read blue prints and schematics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all control systems, equipment and campus facilities.
  • Knowledge of the repair, maintenance, and installation techniques common to the HVAC trade.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment and associated components.
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to balance several different types of systems.
  • Skill in the installation, adjustment and repair of HVAC control systems.
  • Skill in troubleshooting and repairing all types of HVAC systems, equipment and elements.
  • Ability to analyze building heating and air conditioning requirements and recommend systems or modifications.
  • Skill in the use of test equipment common to the trade.
  • Knowledge of other crafts and when to use them.
  • Mathematical computation skills.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and applicable software.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to accurately estimate projects and purchase materials.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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