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New Construction HVAC Installation Mechanic
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Category: Construction, Skilled Labor - Trades Employee Type: Full-Time
Location: US-SC-Charleston Experience: Not Specified
Job Description
Company: American Residential Services



Only the best of the best work for the largest and fastest-growing leader in residential services: ARS-Rescue Rooter®. Unique to our field, we provide plumbing, heating, and air conditioning expertise through 70 locations nationwide united by a commitment to professional excellence. In addition to the training needed for a real career, we provide year-round work, free uniforms, well-equipped trucks, advancement potential, and the chance to give back.

If you have the experience we seek, take this opportunity to grow with the pros at ARS-Rescue Rooter®:


ARS/Rescue Rooter of Charleston (Construction)

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The Installation Mechanic is capable of performing all four (4) stages of HVAC installations in new construction settings to include marking-out and measurement of HVAC systems, installation of piping and drain lines, duct work preparation and installation, setting HVAC units, wiring, finish and start-up. Applies technical skills and a general knowledge of current industry codes, regulations and standards relative to all work to ensure complete, quality installation that meets inspection code.

What You Need to Succeed and Grow with the Pros

Experience Needed:

  • Reviews blueprints and marks out locations for HVAC systems in new construction. Identifies where air returns will go along with chimney location and bath fans.
  • Interfaces with builders, contractors, home owners, architects, building inspectors and project managers to identify installation needs before laying out a duct configuration and during installation to receive changes in job requirements.
  • Installs exhausts for baths by running pipe from bath to outside. Sets up return air systems from the main floor upward. Installs hood vents and zone damper systems.
  • Assembles HVAC units and condensers and places/installs air boxes, registers, thermostats, coils, air handlers, heat pumps, copper line sets and risers in the installation process.
  • Stretches/lays out ductwork before installation to ensure accuracy in layout.
  • Reads layout prints and installs duct/flex systems and equipment according to job requirements.
  • Installs refrigerant lines, fans, appliance vents, smoke detectors, humidifiers and grills. Brazes in freon lines and pressurizes with nitrogen. Evacuates freon out of units, as required.
  • Tests equipment by releasing charge from unit, starting unit and checking pressures with gauges to ensure proper operation.
  • Sets drain pans to meet drop flow rates and installs and tests drain lines to ensure proper installation.
  • Wires the main power line of the unit, ensuring that high and low voltages are secure.
  • May install gas lines, gas fireplace inserts and gas logs to include venting of system.
  • Tests gas pressure on line sets when gas lines are placed so that lines can work with the system.
  • Performs start-up of HVAC systems in new construction to ensure proper operation in heat and cool cycles.
  • Ensures that all HVAC installations are accurate, serviceable and that materials used and workmanship meet the requirements of applicable technical/safety standards and regulatory codes.
  • Unloads and loads equipment and materials for jobs on service vehicle. Provides on-the-job training and support to assigned Apprentice Helpers.
  • Maintains an organized, clean and safe work area. Completes installations by thoroughly cleaning and removing all trash from the installation work site.
  • Observes all safety and Company rules and regulations in the performance of duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Required Credentials:

  • A High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years of electrical/HVAC trades service training or completion of an approved training program.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of HVAC or new construction experience is also required.
  • Related experience and/or advanced training or any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • EPA certification and advanced knowledge of basic carpentry, gas piping, electricity and air flow is required.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of local codes and general industry standards.

How We Reward Your Professionalism

Full-time employees receive competitive pay; comprehensive paid training; medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans; paid time off and holidays; and 401(k) with company match; and healthcare flexible spending account (HFSA). Part-time employees receive competitive pay, comprehensive paid training, and 401(k) with company match. In addition, all employees are invited to participate in our commitment to community outreach, including our extensive support as the Official Global Partner for the Night to Shine prom initiative for special-needs students, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation™.

Apply Your Skills to the Best in the Business.

All candidates are required to undergo pre-employment drug screen and employment background checks.

ARS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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