KBR HVAC Mechanic Apprentice in ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland

Title: HVAC Mechanic Apprentice


Job Number: 1049791

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Must be within 50 miles of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, or willing to waive travel requirements.

The Apprentice HVAC Mechanic performs duties in conjunction with fully trained Journeyman HVAC Mechanic. The Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Mechanic installs, services and repairs environmental-control systems in office buildings, laboratories, and other facilities utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting and structural layout, mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications, fabricates, assembles and installs ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment, and installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air-duct system, using hand tools.

Additional responsibilities include:

Cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools, cuts and threads pipe, using machine-threading or hand-threading equipment, joins tubing or pipes to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant, installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit.

Connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source; installs air and water filters in completed installation, injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure.

Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to insure proper operation, tests joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution, wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands, replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units, may install, repair and service air conditioners, ranging from fifteen to twenty tons cooling capacity in warehouses and small factory buildings.

Performs preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance of HVAC systems in conjunction with trained Journeyman HVAC Mechanic.



High school degree or equivalent required.

Possess a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets company requirements.


Capable of performing physical labor to include carrying and moving equipment and tools up to 50-70 lbs.

Able to work in unusual and sometimes difficult position such as climbing ladders, scaffolding and high lift equipment up to 40 feet, working within ducts, crawl spaces, above ceilings, etc.

Ability to work flexible hours including weekends to meet customer requirements.

Demonstrate a high level of customer service.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Strong organizational skills, positive attitude, and an ability to learn quickly.

Ability to adhere to, implement, and follow safety guidelines and procedures at all times.

Experience and certifications on some or all of the following brand HVAC equipment desired:





Concepts & Design


Anest Iwata



Green Heck







Air Temp




American Standard

JCI Metasys experience preferred.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Skilled Trades - Mechanical