Utah State University

HVAC Technician Apprentice or Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/19/2024 5:09 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 an HVAC Tech Apprentice: HVAC aptitude required.  Applicants will be required to take the Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) with a score of 70% or higher to be considered for an interview. The test will be arranged and paid for by USU Facilities.
  • To be considered as an HVAC Tech Journeyman: Minimum of 4 years directly related work experience in HVAC/refrigeration required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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