To perform a wide variety of expert tasks involved in the overall management and coordination of the installation of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
- Performs all duties in a trustworthy manner.
- Deals courteously and tactfully with customers, vendors and with other workers in the company and/or in the construction trades.
- Prepares and maintains technical drawings for installation projects.
- Prepares load analysis and calculations as required.
- Provides technical expertise for sales representatives and field personnel.
- Prepares cost estimates for piping and installation projects.
- Evaluates and provides advice on customers’ installation needs, including site visits.
- Submits documentation and change orders as necessary for projects in progress.
- Orders, obtains, and/or coordinates permits, materials, equipment, cranes, man-lifts and subcontractors as required for each project.
- Researches product information and communicates findings both within the company and to customers as necessary.
- Maintains technical and diagnostic notes and compiles data to complete reports, forms, records, warranties, invoices and contracts.
- Interprets building codes and regulations as they relate to HVACR.
- Reads and understands technical materials such as blueprints, installation, maintenance and service manuals, flowcharts, tables and graphs.
- Maintains records and documents as required by customers, vendors and/or government agencies.
- Monitors costs applied towards jobs and advises of any discrepancies.
- Assists in the collection of monies owed on assigned projects.
- Operates company systems, including computers, telephones, adding machines and copiers daily.
- Maintains notes and compiles data to complete reports, forms, records, warranties, invoices and contracts.
- Works independently in the absence of supervision.
- Maintains a safe work place, observes safety and security procedures.
- Communicates clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing.
- Understands and follows oral and written directions.
- Performs other related project management duties and responsibilities as required.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Advanced Knowledge (minimum 5 to 10 years experience) of:
- Principles and practices of HVACR maintenance and repair, including hazard and safety practices common to the trade.
- HVACR controls and safety devices; appropriate MSDS sheets; tools of the trade; materials and refrigerant recovery equipment and procedures used in installing, repairing and maintaining HVACR systems.
- Principles of heat transfer, combustion, temperature, pressure, electricity and magnetism.
- Principles of electrical measurement, chemical reactions, and physical and chemical properties of commonly used substances such as refrigerants and hydrocarbons.
- Measuring distances, angles, circles, arcs, temperatures, weights, volumes and pressures.
- Formulas and equations such as volumes, pressures and degrees.
- Financial management.
- Computers, MS Windows Systems, MS Word and MS Excel.
- CAD system and Wendes system operation.
- E-mail software and use of the internet.
- Time management procedures and organizational skills.
- Negotiating skills.
- Management of employees.
Licenses, Certificates and Memberships:
- A valid Professional Engineer license is preferred.
- Maintain a valid driver’s license at all times.
- Maintain a valid OSHA 10-hour safety certificate at all times.
Working Environment and Physical Conditions:
- Project Engineers typically work indoors, but may be required to do surveys and become exposed to all types of adverse weather conditions on a daily basis.
· Project Engineers regularly sit at a desk or in a vehicle for up to eight hours daily.
- Project Engineers are required to operate company systems, including computers, telephones, adding machines and copiers daily.
- Project Engineers may frequently be required to perform surveys wherever the HVACR equipment to be installed or repaired is located, either on the ground, rooftops, inside office buildings, warehouses or private residences.
- Project Engineers may be required to operate their personal vehicle and travel within a 100-150 mile radius of the Chicago area daily.
- Project Engineers must be in good physical condition and have average strength and coordination in order to perform field evaluations.
- Project Engineers may occasionally be required to use ladders or scaffolding.
- Project Engineers may occasionally need to survey in confined and/or hot spaces including but not limited to attics, crawl ways and roofs.
- Project Engineers may be required to stand, climb ladders or scaffolds, enter confined spaces up to one hour per day and may need to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
- Project Engineers may occasionally be exposed to various occupational hazards, electrical shocks, high voltage, operating machinery, exposure to dust, exposure to noise, and exposure to refrigerants, toxic fumes and fuels.
This list is intended to include the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Employees may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills as deemed necessary by management. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties or requirements at any time.