HVAC Test Technician

Website Trane Technologies

HVAC Test Technician Job Highlights

Title HVAC Test Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Company Trane Technologies

Company Profile

Trane Technologies challenges possible by thinking bigger, acting bolder, and taking action. The company’s brands include Trane® and Thermo King® which create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands, and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind.

Job Profile

The company is seeking an HVAC Test Technician who will be responsible for testing custom-engineered HVAC equipment in a shop environment utilizing equipment construction skills and knowledge of acceptable wiring practices and build standards, have a basic knowledge of refrigeration systems and operations which includes the ability to operate and troubleshoot all equipment produced.

Read all electrical and refrigeration schematics on HVAC equipment according to engineering drawing(s).

Education Level

  • Not mentioned, yet a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • 2 years of HVAC Electrical experience (preferred); perform all required electrical functions


  • Assists team members of other trades as needed; performs other trade work when needed.
  • Assists with general office and shop initiatives as needed, helping to improve the business while controlling expenses and increasing income.
  • Attends, contributes to, or leads meetings with team members, salesmen, customers, and management as needed.
  • Communicates effectively with project managers and teammates regarding issues of project scope and schedule.
  • Completes assembly and wiring assignments on assigned projects on time, with high quality, and within budget.
  • Documents work by completing paperwork on each job, including daily time, quality check sheets, Traveler 2.0, parts logs, test logs, unit ready-to-ship emails, and equipment quality logs. Maintains project files. Forward all required paperwork and reports on time to the next production work center.
  • Effectively works with purchasing and stocking personnel and returns unused resources.
  • Fabricates steel parts as needed to support components; fabricates sheet metal panels and brackets as needed to create a finished product.
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel with occasional overnight stays.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work in other company departments when needed.
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required.
  • Follows company safety policies.
  • Follows company standards for construction and quality.
  • Has a clear understanding of our company’s Code of Ethics and Compliance and promotes our company’s Culture, understands company rules and policies, and follows all that apply.
  • Identifies parts to order for construction, testing, and repair of equipment.
  • Maintains tools and equipment by inspecting for signs of wear and performing any needed periodic maintenance.
  • Maintains work area in a neat, clean, and organized manner.
  • Participates and communicates new ideas and initiatives with all trade teams.
  • Possesses the knowledge of electrical standards, building standards, and all wiring practices and codes required to perform all daily work functions.
  • Prepares for assigned projects by examining project binders, consulting with the project manager and other technicians, trade team leaders, and production shop supervisor, anticipating difficulties, gathering materials, and coordinating work, as necessary.
  • Promotes company safety policies to team members and subcontractors.
  • Provides technical support, service, or training at customer site when needed.
  • Responsible for building custom equipment on assigned projects.
  • Uses a variety of hand tools, interpreting drawings, schematics, sketches, pictures, and verbal instructions to fabricate parts, wire panels, and components, perform refrigeration duties which include the understanding of refrigeration systems and common practices and procedures, the ability to recover/reclaim/charge refrigeration systems, troubleshooting of all components electrical and refrigeration in HVAC equipment.
  • Works closely with other project technicians, temporary technicians, subcontractors, project managers, project engineers, trade team leaders, production shop supervisor, and interns in a team environment, offering technical advice, status information, and other help as needed, assisting in training other technicians to produce high quality dependable Custom HVAC equipment.
  • Responsible for building custom equipment on assigned projects.


  • Knowledge of National Electrical codes as they apply to our business.
  • Knowledge of refrigeration of all refrigeration systems produced and the ability to troubleshoot all electrical and refrigeration components installed on all units. Possession of a universal refrigeration certification is preferred (Must be able to obtain within 6 months of start date, but prior to hire date).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is preferred.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple and complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple and complex correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Valid driver’s license, Electrical Journeyman license issued by the state of MI preferred but not required, EPA universal refrigeration certification preferred (must be able to obtain certification within 6 months, or prior to hire date).

Work Environment

  • Requires working mainly in a typical semi-conditioned shop environment and occasionally in a typical conditioned office environment.
  • The noise level in the shop environment is usually loud.
  • The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, heavy equipment, risk of electrical shock (high voltage), and fumes or airborne particles created by welding, grinding, and painting activities.
  • Occasionally, working outdoors, in mechanical/equipment rooms, in extreme weather conditions, and areas with vibration is possible.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and high, precarious places.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to stand, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel, talk, and hear.
  • Frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • 401(k) and matching
  • Career Development
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employer’s Statement
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • FMLA
  • Health insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Uniform and Work Boot stipend
  • Vacation Time
  • Vision insurance

Employer’s Statement

Trane Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

To apply for this job please visit careers.tranetechnologies.com.

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