HVAC Specialist

FacilitySource - Columbus, OH3.6

HVAC Trade Specialist

FLSA STATUS: Full Time/Exempt

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager/Program Manager Manager

LOCATION: Columbus, OH


The HVAC Trade Specialist will be responsible for checking all HVAC and refrigeration repair and replacement proposals and quotes submitted by vendors, to ensure pricing and duration of repairs are within industry standards to achieve best possible ROI on all repairs.

Review and evaluate all repair and replacement proposals and quotes through fmPilot (software application) specific to commercial settings
Utilize trade/field experience to identify pricing errors, overcharges, and proper breakout to help control/monitor repair costs
Review refrigeration installation and design specifications and make recommendations to ensure optimal performance
Communicate with service providers, account managers, energy management technicians, and clients
Review and respond to work orders in a set time frame
Responsible for pricing and mark up of quote to insure profit margin is appropriate
Review work order history of location for prior system providers
Develop internal and external partnerships and utilize influencing skills to secure best service at best cost to the client
Foster both client and service provider relationships while achieving the desired results of controlling expense
Maintain detailed records of activities, completed work orders, and track financial savings

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Advanced engineering principles and practices
Ability to improve job costs through negotiation with vendors
Ability to conduct research to ensure accuracy of all estimates
Ability to recognize cost-saving opportunities and provide alternate options when needed
Workflow comprehension
Proficiency in preparing work orders, trade documents, e-mail communications
Well-developed problem solving skills
Self-motivated and detail oriented
High sense of urgency with ability to meet deadlines
Adaptable to an ever changing environment
Strong multi-tasking ability
Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office products
Listens and communicates effectively with a diverse group of people
Candidates must be willing to work schedules based on the client operating hours, which may include evenings, holidays, and weekends. Specific information will be provided by the recruiter
May require occasional overnight travel to visit customer locations

High School education or GED equivalent required. Bachelors’ degree preferred. (Facility Management, Construction, Engineering)
5-10 years commercial HVAC estimating, design, and layout review
Understanding of HVAC cycle, superheat and sub-cooling
Energy Management Systems (EMS) and/or automation systems experience

Trade experience, preferably in:
The principles, methods, materials, and tools used in the HVAC/R trade, the hazards and precautionary methods, the theory and practical applications of commercial and solid state electronic control systems, the functions and mechanics of HVAC/R systems

FacilitySource knows that the best thing we can do to make our clients happy is to make our employees happy.

What We Do

FacilitySource delivers a technology-driven, single-source facility management solution to leading brands. With the industry’s largest, most reliable data repository, FacilitySource provides clients with savings, transparency and support to get the most out of their facilities while providing peace of mind. Established in 2001, FacilitySource is a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.

Our Culture

Maintaining our facility management solutions starts with our employees. We take the time to foster a unique culture for our employees, one that thrives on innovation, professional development, performance recognition, and creating an enjoyable workplace. Our biggest assets are our employees and we are always looking for ways to support a positive employee experience. Whether it’s through our business casual dress code that includes jeans every day, our recognition programs for performance and new ideas, or our regularly scheduled employee events and activities to get people interacting with each other, we are gladly investing in programs that inspire our employees to achieve their best, make our clients happy, and have fun.

Benefits and Employee Offerings

Our tagline is UP. AND RUNNING. We keep our clients’ facilities running smoothly with our facility support solutions. And, we keep our employees UP. AND RUNNING. By offering a wide variety of professional development courses to enhance job efficiency while promoting professional growth. Come explore the variety of employee benefits including Paid Volunteer Time, 20 days of paid time off in the first year, a variety of medical plans, and an employer matching 401(k).

Come Join Our Team

FacilitySource has had record growth year-over-year largely because we have motivated employees offering our clients best-in-class service. If you are customer centric, are looking for a career and not just a job, and want to be part of a positive work culture where employees work hard and play hard, then apply today!