HVAC Technician – Twentynine Palms, CA, US


HVAC Technician – Twentynine Palms, CA, US

HVAC Technician

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Twentynine Palms, CA, US

NIKA is hiring for a General Maintenance Worker who will support the operations of their department by maintaining, repairing, installing and operate boilers, refrigeration equipment, generators, air conditioning facilities, and all appurtenant equipment driven by steam, air, diesel, gas, water, or any other power-developing energy at the Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, CA!!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance and repair of HVAC systems
  • Installation, service, troubleshooting, and repairs including but not limited to; chillers, air handling units, controls, package units, split systems, exhaust fans, refrigerators, freezers, hot/chilled water pumps
  • Tasks ranging from operation of systems to the examination and evaluation of equipment to determine needed repairs
  • Installs refrigeration and air conditioning systems by positioning compressors, motors, condensers, humidifiers, evaporators, heaters, and other components in accordance with design specifications
  • Charges refrigeration systems with refrigerant gas tests for leaks
  • Starts unit and adjusts it for proper cut-in and cut-out of refrigeration units, humidifiers, heaters, air cleaners, and circulating pumps
  • Adjust systems for optimal performance
  • Maintains refrigeration and air conditioning systems by checking performance and determining problems
  • Installs, maintains and repairs the electrical and pneumatic systems associated with refrigeration and air conditioning equipment from the safety switch throughout the equipment
  • Installs, maintains, repairs, operates all types centrifugal and reciprocating refrigeration/air-conditioning systems; also all types of pneumatic/electro-mechanical temperature controls, chillers and boilers
  • Performs necessary plumbing procedures to ensure operation of systems and equipment

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to read blue prints, sketches, and specifications pertaining to air conditioning and refrigeration systems; to follow oral instructions; to use shop mathematics; to lay out work
  • Requires broad trade knowledge of mechanical principals on standard shop methods of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Trade
  • Ability to interpret and develop technical reports
  • Able to operate testing equipment for the systems; to use all tools and equipment necessary to this trade; to follow standard methods and procedures for the most part, but on occasion to have the ability and knowledge to perform the unusual and difficult operations
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills according to skill requirements
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills according to skill requirements
  • Possess strong computer skills, able to read, write, and comprehend written instructional documents
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • 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 calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Proficient Microsoft Office productivity suite

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least two years of related experience required
  • Experience and/or certification in one or more predictive maintenance technologies (vibration analysis, infrared, ultrasound, etc.)

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged period of standing, bending, reaching, and working with hands
  • Occasional periods of prolonged exposure to load noises
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds at times
  • Ability to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands as necessary
  • Ability to hear and see to position and safety requirement levels
  • Occasional exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, and chemicals

Special Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be able to successfully pass as required a federal, state, or local government’s background investigation
  • Must have EPA certification per CFR part 82f (Universal preferred) for servicing and recovery of refrigerants


The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.