Salem, MA | HVAC

HVAC Technician, Plant Operations -



Under general supervision and according to established procedures; installs, inspects, replaces, tests, performs repairs to HVAC/R equipment/systems and controls that maintain the supply and integrity of the heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration equipment/systems throughout the Hospital facilities. Performs minor Electrical, Mechanical, and/or Plumbing tasks as required, when related to HVAC/R duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities;

Culture of Excellence Responsibilities;

  • See everyone as worthy of respect and attention.
  • Design care and services for and with each patient.
  • Recognize that patients see quality service as quality care.
  • Make it a priority to assist patients, visitors and colleagues.
  • Take advantage of learning and growth opportunities.
  • Understand organizational goals and priorities.

Compliance Responsibilities;

  • Understands and adheres to North Shore Medical Centers’ (NSMC) compliance standards as they appear in Corporate Compliance Policies, Code of Conduct, and NSMC’s Policies.
  • Professional, Supervisory and Managerial Staff, keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state and NSMC regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Managerial Staff ensure that their staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.

Job Specific Responsibilities;

  • Receive assignments and work orders. Review work orders, prioritize status and repair schedules. Sketch plans and/or read and interpret MEP drawings, diagrams, operating manuals and manufacturer’s specifications; estimate time, material and cost requirements to install and repair. Operate and test repaired/new equipment.
  • Adjusts controls to ensure air quality measures such as differential pressure, temperature and relative humidity in surgical and acute care rooms.
  • Familiarity with major Energy Management Systems (EMS) such as Continuum, Metasys and Ecostruxure.
  • Performs maintenance within a large scale chiller system with multiple chiller integration
  • Working knowledge of steam source production and integration (Steam to HW heat exchangers, steam reheats, traps, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of large AHU's/RTU's (up to 40,000 CFM supported by central chiller and boiler plant).
  • Adjusts refrigerant flow and suction valves in order to maintain desired degree of compression and temperature levels. Drains and refills equipment with refrigerant as necessary.
  • Performs and documents preventative maintenance and major repairs on refrigeration and air conditioning systems; seals refrigerant leaks, replaces faulty valves, humidistats, thermostats, pumps, etc.
  • Isolates defects in refrigeration equipment control systems by testing wiring, switches, motors, and so forth, using ammeter, voltmeter and ohmmeter; tests operation of humidistats and thermostats with electrical meters, test lamps, and/or pneumatic gauges
  • Performs and documents equipment repairs; may test new and repaired equipment before it is put into service.
  • May assist in training staff in operation and repair of equipment.
  • Order supplies and parts according to established procedures.
  • May assist in evaluating new equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with patient, visitors, other staff members and the public.
  • Assist other trades personnel as needed in handling materials on major repair or installation projects.
  • Maintain all required records and information pertinent to costing out work assignments as required.
  • Keep work areas orderly, clean and safe. Assure proper care in use of tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Responds to “Code Red” calls.
  • Maintain and comply with Codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Some overtime required.
  • Shall be required to maintain rotating “On-Call” status.
  • Performs other related assignments as requested/required.
  • Evaluates various factors such as pressure, temperature, watts, and gallons per minute and installs appropriate refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
  • Proficient at brazing, soldering, etc., to install fittings; cuts and fits pipe and tubing as necessary to install equipment.
  • May plan, direct and coordinate the work of outside contractors engaged in installing, repairing, testing and maintaining HVAC/R equipment/systems.
  • Regularly confers with Hospital departments to clarify nature of HVAC/R problems and coordinate corrective action.
  • Tours work sites to ensure work is progressing satisfactorily by contractors and inspects completed work; instructs or demonstrates proper work methods and ensures work performed does not endanger Hospital patients, employees or visitors.
  • Estimates equipment, parts and materials necessary to complete assigned work and processes requisitions. Ensures parts and materials are issued properly and efficiently utilized.
  • Participates in developing recommendations regarding replacement of existing equipment, purchase of new equipment, hiring of outside contractors and improvement of H.V.A.C. equipment performance.
  • Prepares and maintains records of all tests conducted and test results of equipment.
  • Maintains contact with vendors, representatives of public utilities and representatives of HVAC/R equipment manufacturers in order to gather and exchange information and resolve problems related to Hospital equipment.
  • May review plans, drawings and specifications for construction or remodeling and may recommend appropriate modifications or additions to plans as necessary.
  • Keeps current regarding changes in applicable codes, and developments in H.V.A.C. equipment, and improved equipment repair, installation or maintenance processes.


  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively lead a small group of personnel/contractors and to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships within the department.
  • Analytical skills necessary to organize and oversee the work of others, effectively evaluate efficiency of equipment and work performed by outside contractors.
  • Work requires level of knowledge of installation and repair of large HVAC/R equipment, knowledge of testing and repairing electrical control systems, generally acquired through post-high school technical training and hands on experience in the industry.
  • Work requires level of knowledge of safe and efficient equipment repair, installation and preventative maintenance generally acquired through experience in the field.
  • 2 to 3 years experience as an HVAC Technician
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must maintain current and valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician License
  • Ability to control campus-wide systems through the EMS
  • 5 years experience as an HVAC Technician
  • Supplemental HVAC/R vocational training

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Salem, MA
With NSPG, you’ll experience:

Career advancement

Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.

Continue your medical education.

Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.

Explore leadership opportunities.

Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

Collaborative professionals.

Patient-centered care model.

Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.

Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.

Excellent salary and benefits.

Clinical excellence

NSPG’s MHQP Patient Experience surveys show that we perform higher than the state mean in all domains with 92% of patients indicating that they would recommend NSPG services.

Our physicians are polling in the top 75th percentile of AMGA Satisfaction metrics for almost every major category—the highest physician satisfaction scores of any medical group in the Boston region.

25th percentile in MGMA cost benchmarks and top 75th percentile in revenue benchmarks.

The North Shore area offers an excellent quality of life:
  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history—only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.
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