HVAC Apprentice Mechanic

Under direct supervision of a licensed HVAC mechanic the HVAC apprentice inspects repairs and performs all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to the hospital heating air conditioning and ventilating systems and related equipment.  Responds to all trade problems for the Facilities Management Department.




Makes daily inspections of all pumps air-handling units refrigeration units air conditioning and ventilation units in all machinery spaces.  Inspects roof top cooling towers throughout the hospital.  Makes spot repairs and adjustments to systems as necessary and/or notifies HVAC Operating Engineer of any problems i.e. downed equipment floods leaks or any irregularities regarding HVAC equipment and public safety on hospital property.

Makes necessary repairs to malfunctioning equipment such as replacement of fan belts replacing and rebuilding pumps replacing seals bearings motors repairing water and steam coil leaks and repairing and recharging refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Records readings repairs and adjusts controls on HVAC systems including pneumatic discharge controllers and thermostats.

Records readings from HVAC equipment including pressure temperature water steam and all monthly electrical readings in all buildings of complex.

Performs routine maintenance as scheduled on all equipment such as steam absorption units air handling units pumps etc.

Assists in the installation removal and storage of heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment in the hospital and comply with CFC regulations regarding removal storage and disposal of all refrigerants.

Responds to all calls for repairs on all plumbing electrical and mechanical systems including off-shifts and weekends.

Responds to all fire alarms to operate the elevators for Fire Department personnel.

Responds to repair of all incoming city water mains and valves in all buildings and on the grounds in case of a ruptured line.

Maintains daily log of requests for service work performed and time and materials expended.

Utilizes computerized work order system for researching equipment histories parts requirements and other department data.


Other information:


High School Diploma.

Ability to install troubleshoot and repair heating ventilation refrigeration air conditioning and related systems within a large hospital complex.  Knowledge generally acquired through completion of HVAC training program. 

Certificate of completion from a Rhode Island accredited HVAC or Refrigeration training program per licensing guidelines. Will work under direct supervision of a licensed HVAC mechanic.


Completion and certificate of accredited HVAC training Program is required. 

Must obtain Refrigeration 1 license within 6 months of completion of 10000 hours.


Performs under the indirect supervision of a licensed HVAC mechanic within the department�s policies and procedures.  Refers specific complex problems to the supervisor when clarification of the departmental policies and procedures are required.




Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: IBT