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Amentum HVAC Technician in Ames, Iowa

AMENTUM is seeking an experience industrial maintenance HVAC Technician to join our team of multi-skilled technicians.

  • 1st shift (7-3:30) + on call schedule for weekends

The HVAC Technician is responsible for providing an advanced level of expertise in responding to work orders, troubleshooting, and providing preventive maintenance on the electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems in a manufacturing environment.


  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs heating and ventilation equipment, pumps, fans, compressors, and other mechanical equipment as necessary.

  • Utilizes strong mechanical and electrical skills in order to complete assignments.

  • General Maintenance of equipment, including cleaning, filter changes, and lubrication.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on facility related equipment as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.

  • Recommends measures to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.

  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

  • Understands company policies and enforces safety regulations.

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.

  • Operates various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments to help provide energy efficiency solutions.

  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.

  • Maintains a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment, yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.


  • High School diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  • EPA Universal certification.

  • Five years of experience as an HVAC maintenance technician in an industrial environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Requires the ability to work safely with 3-phase power up to and including 480V.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical circuits ranging from 24VAC/DC and up including lighting and load centers.

  • Must have the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot temperature controllers, ventilation equipment, pumps, fans, rooftop AHU’s, chillers, split systems, compressors, etc. in an industrial environment.

  • Strong mechanical/electrical skills.

  • Ability to work in an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher.

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.


  • Associate’s degree in industrial HVAC, electrical, mechanical or a related field.

  • Experience working with electrical voltage up to 480V 3 phase.

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing Variable Frequency Drives.

  • Experience repairing and installing sheet metal as related to air handling systems.

  • Experience performing preventive and corrective maintenance on industrial equipment.

  • Experience with reading prints and schematics.

  • Experience utilizing a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).