HVAC Technician

Date: May 3, 2024

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 7,500 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com.


Our Barberton facility has an opening for a qualified HVAC Technician!


A Day in the Life
This position involves replacement of parts, thermostats, Freon gas, hydraulic acid filters, oil, detergents, adhesive, filters, and other products and materials necessary to keep the site’s systems properly maintained, inspected, cleaned, and repaired.  Additionally, daily duties could involve servicing of small package boilers, large industrial oil chillers, large gas-fired heaters (5-10MBtu) and applicable flame safety controls, split-system air conditioning systems, and/or large office HVAC systems.


Specific tasks may include:

  • Working from schematic diagrams, as well as both written and verbal instructions
  • Testing for leaks and observing gages
  • Cleaning and lubricating units
  • Using dryers to remove moisture when necessary
  • Acid cleaning of coils
  • Making efficiency adjustment of equipment
  • Diagnosis and repair of HVAC systems and controls
  • Installation of replacement parts, including compressors and electrostatic filters
  • Calibrating and replacing thermostats
  • Repairing pumps and compressors
  • Changing of fuses
  • Performance of incidental wiring and electrical diagnosis/repair
  • Connection of necessary piping and tubing when repairing or maintaining units
  • Connecting and disconnecting unions, brazing, sweating, and silver soldering as needed
  • Replacing valves, connecting rods and other parts as needed
  • Connecting and disconnecting wiring on motors; bolts and unbolts, removing and reinstalling motors
  • Reports present or developing difficulties as encountered; advises supervisor or clerk of parts required


In order to thrive in this role, applicants must possess the skills necessary to safely and effectively perform the required duties.  This includes:

  • Successful completion of a 2-Year HVAC program (will be verified).  A high school diploma or GED coupled with successful completion of a registered apprenticeship under a qualified journeyman is acceptable in lieu of this requirement.
  • A minimum of five (5) years direct experience performing HVAC maintenance and repair
  • EPA 40 CFR (Universal) certification
  • U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship
  • Must be open and available to working all shifts
  • Must possess skills necessary for completion of required paperwork
  • Ability to successfully complete all required pre-employment processes, which includes a thorough background check, education verification, reference checks, drug screen, and pre-employment physical examination
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to climb
  • Ability to pass all certification tests and attend required training


Preferred Qualifications
The following additional qualifications are preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with large industrial oil chillers
  • Experience with large gas fired heaters (5-10 MBtu) and applicable flame safety controls
  • Experience with split-system air conditioning systems
  • Electrical experience -- 480v Max.
  • Experience with large office HVAC systems
  • ESCO and/or NATE certification(s)


Compensation and Benefits

BWXT values its employees and recognizes the significant role they play in the company’s overall success.  We are proud to offer competitive wages and generous benefits that include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site clinic
  • Cafeteria
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Overtime
  • Annual Pay Increases


Please note: Pay for this position is $37.433 per hour with a generous complementary benefits package.  Upon an offer, relocatioin package is available for eligible candidates. 



As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.




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