HVAC Engineering Technician: Wallin Scholar

Added February 13th, 2020

Why You Should Work Here

Opportunity Pathways is a new scholarship administered by Wallin Education Partners to support lower-income students who seek employment in manufacturing. Wallin Scholars benefit from tuition payments as well as a dedicated advisor from Wallin so that they may complete an Associate's degree at participating technical schools and become a full-time Daikin Applied employee working as an HVAC Engineering Technician. While completing a degree, students will work part-time for Daikin Applied during their two school years and full-time during a summer internship, and also receive a company mentor.

Students may attend Hennepin Technical College and pursue an Associates degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration in order to qualify for the Daikin Applied HVAC Engineering Technician position.

HVAC Engineering Technicians benefit from:

  • Climate-controlled environment and guaranteed 40 hours per week
  • Set hours without travel
  • Shift differential for 2nd shift (+10%) and 3rd shift (+15%)
  • On-site training, tuition reimbursement, and career growth opportunities
  • Robust and competitive benefits package

Job Description

As a Wallin Scholar, receive a technical degree in order to become a full-time employee at Daikin Applied working as an HVAC Engineering Technician to support daily activities for new product development.

To learn more about the specific application steps to become a Wallin Scholar, including the eligible high schools, please read this article.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Attend technical school beginning in the fall of 2020 to pursue a two-year Associates degree in a program related to the HVAC Engineering Tech position.
  • Work part-time at Daikin Applied during your school years to earn money as well as benefit from on-the-job training and an ongoing orientation to the company.
  • Work full-time at the company during the summer between your two school years at the company.
  • Benefit from regular meetings with a dedicated Wallin advisor to help with your degree-completion process as well as meetings with your Daikin Applied mentor to assist with your orientation to the company and performance on the job.
  • Receive a full-time offer to work at Daikin Applied following successful completion of your degree program.
  • As an HVAC Engineering Technician, you will be assigned projects in the Tech Center to support daily activities for new product development. Projects will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to:
    • Develop an understanding of industry standards covering method of testing and compliance
    • Gain experience with lab grade instrumentation and measurement application techniques
    • Build, operate, and test advanced next generation equipment prototypes
    • Utilize basic electrical wiring skills to set up, modify, and troubleshoot test units
    • Apply fundamental HVAC skills (brazing, reading schematics, troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, etc)

Minimum Years of Experience

Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale during technical school to qualify for full-time position. Ability to work a minimum of 35 hours per week for the duration of the summer and 20 hours during the school year. Demonstrated proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

Salary or Hourly Rate

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  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401(k) match

Application Information

Complete this Wallin Education Partners application as well as the brief job application for Daikin Applied accessed by clicking Apply Now below.

About Company
Daikin Applied manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems that customers from around the world can trust to advance their needs for performance, reliability and energy efficiency.

13600 Industrial Park Boulevard, Plymouth, Minnesota

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