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Trane Technologies HVAC Test Technician in Grand Rapids, Michigan

At Trane Technologies® (https://www.tranetechnologies.com) we Challenge Possible.Our brands – including Trane® (https://www.trane.com) and Thermo King® (https://www.Thermoking.com) - 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. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.


Responsible to test 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. The ability read all electrical and refrigeration schematics on HVAC equipment according to engineering drawing(s).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other functions may be assigned.

· 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 includes 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.

· Fabricates steel parts as needed to support components; fabricates sheet metal panels and brackets as needed to create a finished product.

· Possesses the knowledge of electrical standards, build standards, and all wiring practices and codes required to perform all daily work functions.

· Completes assembly and wiring assignments on assigned projects on time, with high quality, and within budget.

· Assists team members of other trades as needed; performs other trade work when needed.

· 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.

· Maintains tools and equipment by inspecting for signs of wear and performing any needed periodic maintenance.

· Maintains work area in neat, clean, organized manner.

· Documents work by completing paperwork on each job, including daily time, quality check sheets, Traveler 2.0, and parts logs, test logs, unit ready to ship emails and equipment quality logs. Maintains project files. Forwards all required paperwork and reports in a timely manner to the next production work center.

· Effectively works with purchasing and stocking personnel and returns unused resources.

· Identifies parts to order for construction, testing, and repair of equipment.

· Assists with general office and shop initiatives as needed, helping to improve the business while controlling expenses and increasing income.

· 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, assists in training other technicians to produce high quality dependable Custom HVAC equipment.

· Communicates effectively with project managers and teammates regarding issues of project scope and schedule.

· Attends, contributes to, and/or leads meetings with team members, salesmen, customers, and management as needed.

· Follows company standards for construction and quality.

· Follows company safety policies.

· Promotes company safety policies to team members and subcontractors.

· Provides technical support, service, or training at customer site when needed.

· Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required.

· Flexibility to occasionally work in other company departments when needed.

· Flexibility to occasionally travel with occasional overnight stays.

· Participates and communicates new ideas and initiatives with all trade teams.

· Has a clear understanding of our companies Code of Ethics and Compliance and promotes our companies Culture, understands companies rules and policies and follows all that apply.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Two (2) years HVAC Electrical experience preferred performing all required electrical functions. Knowledge of National Electrical codes as they apply to our business. Knowledge of refrigeration 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 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).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position 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. While performing the duties of this job required in the shop, the employee is 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 in areas with vibration is possible. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and high, precarious places.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.