HVAC Startup Technician

McKenney's Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Full-timeEstimated: $66,000 - $83,000 a year
#VIZI# McKenney's Inc. is seeking experienced HVAC startup Technicians to join our team in Atlanta, GA.

The role of the Technician is to manage and perform startup activities and system performance evaluations on new construction and existing building projects of all types to include documentation of pre-functional activities and the maintenance of action item lists. The Technician will also be an integral part of the final Commissioning team and will be required to participate in point to point system checkout as well as functional system testing activities and resolution of all operational deficiencies identified as part of this process.


Complete project reviews with the commissioning officer before starting a project
Manage and perform all startup activities on a variety of project types and sizes
Document all pre-functional activities in our paperless Commissioning documentation systems
Maintain a current action item list in our paperless Commissioning documentation systems
Communicate job status with the project management team on a daily basis and report any issues that may impede job progress or schedule
Assist the Commissioning project management team with equipment and system startup scheduling
Maintain the startup crew manpower loading as needed to maintain the project schedule
Assist the Commissioning project management team with communicating technical detail to vendors or factory representatives as needed to repair manufacturers defects in equipment
Mentor Commissioning Group apprentices in the performance of assigned duties
Troubleshoot system problems, provide solutions and manage problem resolution through the Commissioning project management team
Assist Test and Balance and manufacturers’ representatives in resolving issues that impact the performance of the systems within our responsibility or scope of work
Supervise other startup technicians and apprentices as applicable
Coordinate with other trades to keep the construction schedule on track
Assist the Senior level commissioning technicians with commissioning activities as applicable

Minimum 5 years commercial HVAC mechanical equipment startup or service experience
High school diploma or GED
Technical School degree in HVAC/R or similar.
Must be able/available to travel up to 25% of time
Valid Georgia driver’s license and clean driving record. Employees in this classification must maintain insurability during the term of employment
CFC certification


Experience in the construction industry, preferably with a mechanical contractor, TAB contractor or DDC controls contractor
At least 2 years’ experience managing mechanical related work
Experience in servicing boilers and chillers
Pneumatic and DDC controls
Experience commissioning new construction and existing building projects.
MCAA 40 hour foreman training


Must be a self-starter, with ability to work well as part of a team or independently as required
Strong leadership skills, self-motivated, team-oriented and able to respond quickly to changing customer demands
Must have good communication skills
Solid reasoning, math, science, and technical skills
Must have a professional appearance
Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals
Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance
Must possess and maintain exceptional work ethic as well as uphold company values and demand the highest standard of conduct from self and others
Good computer skills
Must have a working knowledge of major HVAC equipment including large multi-fan air handling units, cooling towers and chillers.
Must have the ability to effectively run a startup crew
Must be able to handle multiple priorities

Work involves moderate exposure to elements, such as hot/cold temperatures, dirt, dust, and/or loud noises
Work environment involves some exposure to construction-related hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
Basic construction working conditions walking or standing most of the time and lifting some loads to 50 pound.
Work requires extensive local and occasional out-of-town travel to job sites and customer locations
Moving Safety Forward, our initiative for continuous improvements in our safety culture, reminds us that we are on a journey toward a zero-incident culture. In all we do, we must work to build a partnership with our employees, customers and business associates that empowers them all with the ability to do their jobs safely.