HVAC Tech - Howard University at Thompson Hospitality Corporation

Posted in Architecture 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Thompson Hospitality is the nation’s largest minority-owned food and facilities management company. Our services include hospitality, full dining and quick service restaurants, campus dining, diversity consultation, facility operations and maintenance management.  We are a family-run organization with more than twenty-five years providing services built on our core mission to provide a positive experience to every relationship we are involved in: one guest, one client, one team member at a time.  As a fast growing company, we have a growth plan to more than double in size over the next three years.  We are looking for team members who are interested in developing their careers to the next level while joining our team of over 4,000 employees, serving clients in over 40 states to include more than 1.9 million guests each year. Thompson Hospitality focuses on three core areas in everything we do:

  • Purpose

    • Give back to our communities

    • Celebrate diversity

  • People

    • Do the right thing

    • Treat people the way you want to be treated

    • Always do your best

    • Be accountable for our actions

  • Performance

    • Serve the highest quality food

    • Provide world-class service

    • Maintain flexibility to better serve our clients

Competitive Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k), matched up to 4%

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Pet Insurance

  • Discounts: Hotels, Travel, Tickets

  • Employees and their relatives are eligible for a discounted meal plan at any of our HBCU client locations while they are attending school

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the HVAC Shop Supervisor, the HVAC Technician Maintain repairs and services air conditioning and heating systems.


  • Realigns fans, motors, air handlers, pumps and/or other building equipment for proper operations. Replaces belts,
    adjusts pulleys 'and changes filters. Lubricates motors, air handlers, pumps, compressors, linkages, and other
    building equipment.

  • Replaces motors, bearings, fans and pulleys. Cleans evaporators, condensers, relays, chill water coils, humidifiers,
    air handlers, and strainers. Changes oil in compressors and vacuum pumps. Changes oil in compressors and
    vacuums pumps

  • Cleans compressors electric contacts or relays. Performs major services, repairs and installations on a wide variety
    of air conditioning units and packaged type units, split systems and central air conditioning units. Provides services
    for heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems.

  • Maintains, repairs, installs various equipment. Performs scheduled maintenance tasks, answers emergency or
    trouble calls, conducts preventive maintenance procedures on equipment, operates all building air conditioning,
    refrigeration, heating and ventilation equipment manually or remote control

  • Maintains and repairs reach-in and walk-in boxes, ice machines, self-contained and central water coolers, deep
    freezers and related equipment

  • Diagnoses malfunctions and repairs or replaces components such as compressors, valves, evaporates, relays,
    switches and pneumatic controls, inspects and tests for correct operations of refrigeration cycles and checks for
    excessive refrigeration loads.

  • Support and enforce all policies of the university, as well as university health and safety regulations and

  • Reports any necessary repairs to supervisor. Attend to emergencies when necessary

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

EQUIPMENT/ COMPUTER SKILLS: This role routinely uses equipment such as power tools, outdoor equipment, for the repair and general maintenance of university equipment.

  • Ability to inspect and diagnose malfunctioning of equipment and to make repairs. Competence in both oral and
    written English



  • High School diploma or GED and one year of related work experience. Previous experience in a school
    setting strongly desired . Vocational or any other technical school, training, or apprenticeship beyond HS
    may be substituted and considered in lieu of experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, lift, pull, push and walk for a minimum of three hours. Also must possess the ability to lift at least 45 lbs. using safe lifting techniques. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position operates in an industrial plant and collegial environment; potential to work near and with moving mechanical parts; with regular exposure to electricity, fumes, dirt, airborne particles, hazardous materials and outdoor weather conditions.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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