HVAC Mechanic


: $103,070.00 - $154,940.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction


To operate, maintain, and repair all heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment at the Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals.


  • Operates, maintains, and repairs all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment which includes steam and hot water heating systems, chilled water and direct expansion cooling systems.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs ice machines, packaged refrigerators/freezers, walk-in refrigerators/freezers and other cooling and refrigeration equipment.
  • Operates and maintains pneumatic/electronic temperature/humidity control systems which include thermostats, valves, dampers, transmitters, controllers, switches, and sensors.
  • Operates and maintains chillers for comfort or process cooling systems which include the associated cooling towers.
  • Answers complaints about equipment operation, temperature, and/or humidity in all areas of the hospital and responds to emergency situations such as power failures and fire alarms to restore equipment.
  • Takes responsibility for maintaining clean and safe work areas at all times.
  • Assists in the training of HVAC apprentice mechanics and helps evaluate performance.
  • Follows all applicable safety procedures in the performance of job responsibilities.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
  • Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Completion of four years apprenticeship training.
  • Four years HVAC experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Journeymen certification as an HVAC Mechanic
  • Must maintain EPA certification for working with CFC, HCFC, HFC Refrigerants Level I (small appliances, 5 pounds refrigerant or less) and Level II (High Pressure and very high pressure appliances) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

  • Associated topics: air conditioning, cooling, duct, ductwork, heating, hvac, hvac mechanic, hvacr, mechanical, refrigeration * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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