HVAC Building Mechanic

OTTO – designed, manufactured and precision tested, right here in the USA.

OTTO’s opportunity:

Our HVAC Building Mechanic is responsible for maintaining the physical structure as required.

Specifically, the HVAC Building Mechanic will:

  • Installs, services, and repairs environmental control systems in commercial establishments, utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, and structural layout
  • Mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications
  • Installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air duct system, using hand tools
  • Cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools
  • Cuts and threads pipe, using machine-threading or hand-threading equipment
  • Joins tubing or pipe to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings, or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant
  • Installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit
  • Connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating-ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source
  • Installs air and water filters in completed installation. Injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure
  • Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to ensure efficient operation
  • Tests joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution
  • Wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands
  • Replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses, and electrical wiring to repair installed units, using electrician's hand tools and test equipment
  • Repair, and service air-conditioners, ranging from one to forty tons cooling capacity, in warehouses and factory buildings. Repairs and maintains physical structures of commercial and industrial establishments, such as factories, office buildings and apartment houses, using hand tools and power tools
  • Replaces defective electrical switches and other fixtures
  • Paints structures, and repairs woodwork with carpenter's tools
  • Repairs plumbing fixtures. Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems in commercial or industrial establishments, following specifications, blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings, using hand tools, power tools, hoist, crane, and measuring and testing instruments
  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment, using electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine
  • Assist with other related duties as required or assigned

What you’ll need to bring to the table:

  • 5 years of experience with commercial HVAC, plumbing and electrical
  • Must have EPA, CFC, Universal Certification and Stationary Engineers license
  • Experience working with contractors and other trades
  • Mature judgement and capable of being bonded
  • Experience with boilers, cooling tower and heat pumps
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Required to work outside of the normal office hours including “on-call” time
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to life equipment up to 50 lbs. with assistance as necessary
  • Performing detailed work above the head, and work in a standing position
  • Must be able to work in a quick paced environment
  • Knowledge of the operation of a forklift
  • Good follow-up skills

OTTO’s Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Competitive Pay
  • Profit Sharing Bonus
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Company Picnic
  • Holiday Party
  • AND numerous OTTO celebrations throughout the year!

To review all of OTTO’s available opportunities,

please visit our career page by clicking on the link below:


OTTO Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

OTTO Engineering does not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters, agencies, or similar organizations; any submissions will not be honored.