Commercial HVAC Service Technician

Peterson Mechanical   Sonoma, CA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on September 10, 2021

Commercial HVAC Service Technician



Peterson Mechanical is a Sonoma-based mechanical contractor providing a single source for reliable mechanical systems in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in HVAC, plumbing and refrigeration for a wide variety of market sectors including Healthcare, Technology, Education, Office Space, Hospitality, Winery, High Rise and Low Rise Residential. Peterson Mechanical provides pre-construction, pre-fabrication, custom fabrication, design/build and plan/spec. solutions for San Francisco, Oakland, Sonoma, Solano, Marin, Napa and the surrounding areas.

Reports to: Service Manager                              Job Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt                                 EEO Category: Craft Workers

Supervises: None                                              Revised: August 2, 2021

Salary level: DOC                                             Schedule: M-F, 7:30a-4:30p


Job Summary:

The Commercial HVAC Service Technician provides maintenance, repair and/or replacement of light commercial and large commercial customers’ heating, cooling, ventilation, refrigeration, and related systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Repairs and maintains HVAC and refrigeration systems and any related components according to manufacturer’s specifications, including wiring, refrigerant lines, gas lines and ductwork.
  2. Provides timely and quality repairs and maintenance of customers’ products.
    1. Troubleshoots problems with equipment. Adjusts, cleans, and calibrates equipment to assure proper operations. Complete diagnosis and repair of the following: a. 80 percent to 90 percent efficiency gas furnaces.
      • Air conditioning and heat pump condensers. i. Single phase, 3 phase, 208/230, and 460 volts
      • Gas/electrical packaged units i. 5 ton to 25 ton
      • ECM variable speed motors
      • VFD (Variable Frequency Drive)
      • Compressor replacements
      • Large Motor Replacement
      • Super heat and sub-cooling
      • 20-50 Ton Packaged Boxcars
      • VRF system
      • Boilers
      • VAV’s
      • Pumps
      • Basic knowledge of controls i. Carrier logic
      • Mitsubishi service tool
      • Daikin
      • VVT/Zone controls
      • Promotes additional products and services.
      • Advises customers on maintenance schedules.
      • Pre-measures jobs to ensure proper materials for repairs and maintenance.
      • Receives, verifies, and loads all equipment and materials for jobs.
  1. Assures billing accurately reflects completed services. Prepares records and reports describing procedures, actions taken and recommended solutions.
  2. Assures all work is completed to quality and safety specifications.
  3. Provides training to customers on electronic control system operations as directed.
  4. Assures customers’ locations are left clean and undamaged.
  5. Provides technical assistance with system designs.
  6. Responds to customer emergencies in a timely manner. Provides on-call service on weekends and holidays.
  7. Maintains truck stock inventory.
  8. Keeps truck clean and organized.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


Non-Essential Job Duties:

  1. May assist with system installations, replacements, and start-ups.


Essential Qualifications:

  1. HS Diploma or equivalent.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in residential/light commercial HVAC field.
  3. Ability to repair, replace, install, and set up computerized electronic components.
  4. General knowledge of electrical trade.
  5. Computer literacy in office communication programs.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate with clients.
  7. Strong attention to detail.
  8. Demonstrated customer service skills.
  9. Must have current driver’s license.
  10. Must have appropriate hand tools.
  11. Mechanical aptitude.


Preferred Job Qualifications:

  1. Advanced training in construction trades/HVAC.
  2. EPA and/or NATE certified.
  3. Training and/or certifications in construction safety, forklift training, defensive driving, etc.
  4. Advanced knowledge of construction industry.


ADA Specifications:

There is frequent bending, walking, carrying and lifting; some sitting for prolonged periods. Manual dexterity required for computer work. There is occasional lifting of up to 75 lbs. There will be exposure to confined spaces, such as, attics and roofs. Office and outdoor construction environments should be expected. Must be able to wear work boots and perform ladder work. It will require some exposure to cold, heat, weather, and sun. Work conditions include construction site noise level. Reasonable accommodations will be made available.

The Commercial HVAC Service Technician is a union position (Service Technician or Service Mechanic), covered under the Sheet Metal Workers Union