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If you’re looking for an HVAC technician job in Minnesota, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we give a quick rundown of what an HVAC career path looks like, followed by a roundup of 9 HVAC jobs in Minnesota.

HVAC Technician Career Path Overview

If you’re new to the world of HVAC, welcome. If you’re already an old hand, skip right ahead to our Minnesota HVAC jobs roundup.

HVAC is an exciting line of work with a lot of career opportunities. HVAC technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and HVAC-R technicians also work with refrigeration. HVAC technicians work in a variety of environments, including office buildings, commercial buildings, homes, schools, factories, farms, vehicles – essentially anywhere climate control systems are needed.

HVAC Technician Career Outlook

HVAC technicians are in high demand and that demand is expected to grow in coming years as more energy-efficiency initiatives emerge and HVAC systems become increasingly complex, which means that they require trained technicians to perform preventative maintenance and repairs.

HVAC technicians tend to interact with a lot of people (homeowners, construction foremen, building managers, etc.) and technicians with good communication and troubleshooting skills are likely to have the best job prospects.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC technician jobs are set to see 4 percent job growth in 2019-2029.

The average hourly wage for HVAC technicians in Minnesota is $26.31 (14 percent higher than the national average) with an average of $6,562 in annual overtime pay.

Four HVAC Career Paths

While the possible HVAC career paths are endless, here are four popular careers for HVAC professionals:

  1. Industrial/Commercial HVAC Technician
    These technicians work on public, industrial and commercial infrastructure projects, typically following specific protocols for installation and maintenance. These technicians typically either as employees of construction companies or as independent contractors.
  2. HVAC Technician/Mechanic
    These technicians work as maintenance and repair mechanics, often specializing in air conditioning and/or refrigeration and working for established construction or maintenance companies or as independent contractors.
  3. Transport Refrigeration Technician/Mechanic
    These technicians specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing the temperature control systems in cold chain vehicles that are used to transport perishable goods such as food and medical supplies. These technicians often work for transport refrigeration maintenance companies, wholesalers, or transport companies with large vehicle fleets.
  4. Gas Fitter
    Many HVAC technicians find that their skills also qualify them to work in gas installation, maintenance and repair careers, working with gas lines, regularos, meters, and other equipment.

HVAC Technician Jobs in Minnesota

Below, we’ve rounded up a collection of 9 HVAC Technician jobs in Minnesota.

1. HVAC Engineer Technician at Daikin Applied Wallin Scholar in Plymouth, MN

Job Description

As a Wallin Scholar, receive a technical degree in order to become a full-time employee at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, Minnesota 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.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Discussed in person

Location

13600 Industrial Park Boulevard, Plymouth, Minnesota

About the 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.

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

Education

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale during technical school to qualify for full-time position.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 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).

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)

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401(k) match

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2. HVAC Service Technician at Genz-Ryan Plumbing and Heating in Burnsville, MN

Job Description

Genz-Ryan Plumbing and Heating in Burnsville, Minnesota is looking for an HVAC Service Technician to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, balance, and execute performance analyses on all types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment systems, designs, and applications. You will also conduct troubleshooting using diagnostic testing equipment, perform visual inspections to determine failure or scope of repairs, isolate malfunctions, and initiate corrective actions.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$20-$35 per hour plus commissions.

Location

2200 Minnesota Highway 13, Burnsville, Minnesota

About the Company

Genz-Ryan is a recognized innovator in plumbing, HVAC, remodeling, and indoor air quality. Our Inspiration Design Center offers a state-of-the-art facility producing high quality countertop surfaces.

At Genz-Ryan Plumbing and Heating, and Inspiration Design Center, we value both hard work and work-life balance. Our employees are appreciated and respected for their contributions to our thriving success. In return, we offer employees a place to thrive in their careers, grow their skill sets, get promoted from within, all while enjoying a casual and flexible atmosphere. We hold employees accountable through the practice of EOS Traction, allowing every employee to continue moving in a forward moving fashion. We want employees to be engaged and to participate in our mission.

We seek people who thrive within our CORE VALUES:

Drive

Respect

Team Player

Pride

GET SH!T DONE!

Required Skills and Experience

  • Two years HVAC installer or technician experience.
  • Positive, "can-do" attitude. Motivated, sales-driven personality, with a knack for working face-to-face with customers.
  • Ability to work in an evolving environment and embracing change.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Impeccable communication skills.
  • Ability to work multiple shifts with fluctuating start and end times for business demand.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace defective systems, components, or wiring.
  • Reassemble and test systems following repairs.
  • Inspect and test systems to verify compliance with architectural plans and manufacturer specifications to detect and locate malfunctions.
  • Discuss heating-cooling system malfunctions with users or verify that malfunctions have been corrected.
  • Record and report all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences, as well as the materials expended on work orders.
  • Test and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Recommend, develop, and perform preventative and general maintenance procedures such as cleaning, power-washing and vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, and changing filters.
  • Assist with other work in coordination with service team.

Benefits

  • Onsite Training Center focused on employee skills and advancement
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • 100% Premium Paid Health Insurance Premiums (for both single and family)
  • 100% Premium Paid Dental Insurance Premiums (for both single and family)
  • 100% Paid Short Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • 401(k) and employer match
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Weekly Pay
  • MERSC Discounts
  • Micro-Market (Fresh salads, wraps, snacks, refreshments, etc.)
  • Company-provided cell phone, tools, and potential company vehicle provided upon eligibility (Plus company gas card)
  • Very relaxed and fun workplace

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3. HVAC Residential Apprentice at Bonfe in South St. Paul, MN

Job Description

Bonfe in Saint Paul, Minnesota is looking for a HVAC Residential Apprentice to perform maintenance and repair on residential furnaces and air conditioners.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$18 per hour starting

Location

455 Hardman Avenue South, South St. Paul, Minnesota

About the Company

Bonfe is family-owned with a great culture based on exceptional customer service. As one of the largest residential service companies in the metro area, we set the bar for quality work you can trust.

Bonfe prides itself on customer service, to both external customers and its own employees. The company's focus is to take care of its employees so they can take care of the customers, and everything else will take care of itself.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Entry-level

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and fixing customers' furnaces and air conditioners while educating them on efficiency and safety opportunities.

Benefits

  • Six-week on boarding and training experience to become an HVAC residential technician
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and PTO
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company vehicle that you can take home
  • Gas card benefit
  • Company-provided uniforms

Cell phone and iPad

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4. Intern – R&D Technician at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, MN

Job Description

As an Intern - R&D Technician at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, Minnesota, you will gain exposure to and an understanding of many aspects of the HVAC test and development process.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Competitive. This is a part-time position.

Location

13600 Industrial Park Boulevard, Plymouth, Minnesota

About the 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.

At Daikin, we believe that individual achievement is the foundation of corporate growth. We embrace people-centered management in all that we do.

You can make a real contribution to a growing company. We strive to be the best and want to work with people who love to raise the bar on the possible. Daikin is not just an industrial company; we’re engineering, product installation, human resources, sales, service, marketing, finance, testing, logistics and more.

Whatever your passion, explore it with Daikin.

Education

  • Successfully completed at least one semester of coursework toward AAS degree.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

Technician interns 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
  • Gain exposure to engineering processes and development tools
  • Build, operate, and test advanced next generation equipment prototypes
  • Utilize basic electrical wiring skills to setup, modify, and troubleshoot test units

Apply fundamental HVAC skills (brazing, reading schematics, troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, etc.)

Benefits

Full-time benefits include:

  • Internships
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401(k) match

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5. Intern – HVAC Test Technician at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, MN

Job Description

The Intern – HVAC Test Technician position at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, Minnesota are based in the Technology Center and will be assigned projects in support of development activities for Applied Terminal and Air Handling products. Projects will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Competitive.

Location

13600 Industrial Park Boulevard, Plymouth, Minnesota

About the 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.

At Daikin, we believe that individual achievement is the foundation of corporate growth. We embrace people-centered management in all that we do.

You can make a real contribution to a growing company. We strive to be the best and want to work with people who love to raise the bar on the possible. Daikin is not just an industrial company; we’re engineering, product installation, human resources, sales, service, marketing, finance, testing, logistics and more.

Whatever your passion, explore it with Daikin.

Education

  • Currently enrolled in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration A.A.S program.
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; prefer 3.5 or better.
  • Successfully completed at least one semester toward A.A.S. degree.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

Technician interns 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
  • Gain exposure to engineering processes and development tools
  • Build, operate, and test advanced next generation equipment prototypes
  • Utilize basic electrical wiring skills to setup, modify, and troubleshoot test units
  • Apply fundamental HVAC skills (brazing, reading schematics, troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, etc.)

Benefits

Post-internship full-time benefits include:

  • 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
  • A robust and competitive benefit package

Apply Now

6. HVAC Apprentice at Tradesmen International in Edina, MN

Job Description

Tradesmen International in Edina, Minnesota is looking for a HVAC Apprentice to work directly under the supervision of a qualified Journeyman HVAC Tech and assemble, install, service, and repair air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating units used in homes, schools, commercial and industrial buildings.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$19+ per hour depending on experience.

Location

5500 Lincoln Drive, Edina, Minnesota

About the Company

Tradesmen International provides construction contractors and industrial companies with North America’s best, safety-minded skilled craftsmen. We operate in the U.S. through more than 170 offices.

We’re constantly hiring craftsmen who emphasize safety and pride themselves on setting quality standards for the industry. All our employees share a dedication to professionalism and we make every effort to reward each for the expertise they bring to our company and to the jobsite daily. We provide steady work, competitive wages, safer working conditions and opportunities for craftsmen to train and increase their earnings.

Education

  • Entry-level.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Applicants will have an eagerness and willingness to learn and receive instruction/direction from a qualified Journeyman HVAC Technician.
  • Need a strong working knowledge of job site safety as well as an ability to complete a company-specific safety orientation.
  • Also need a high standard of integrity and professionalism and be drug free at all times.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Assisting in servicing products and equipment on assigned projects and ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Using a variety of hand and power tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications, to mount, assemble, troubleshoot and repair units
  • Identifying, analyzing and repairing equipment, instruments and products at a customer's location
  • Performing preventive maintenance, site surveys, installations, and modifications as needed or requested by customers, HVAC Field Technicians, or Field Technician Supervisors
  • Maintaining stock of inventory and company equipment and documenting all service-related activities
  • Determining parts to order for repairs and timeliness of need
  • Delivering parts to job sites, as necessary

Benefits

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan
  • Vacation Pay Opportunities
  • Incentive programs / Service Awards
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Perks at Work: Our Employee, Friends & Family Discount Program! Get exceptional savings on tools, new vehicles, hotels, TV’s and more

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7. Field Service Technician at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, MN

Job Description

Daikin Applied in Plymouth, Minnesota is looking for a Field Service Technician to repair and replace defective HVAC equipment, components, or wiring. At intermediate level, perform advanced independent diagnostics, troubleshooting, pipefitting, and brazing of CAT I, II, and III equipment.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$23 per hour to start. If you're a star, you can make $40 per hour in five years

Location

13600 Industrial Park Boulevard, Plymouth, Minnesota

About the 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.

  • Factory-certified training, refrigeration certification, or other professional on-the-job training in the HVAC industry
  • The opportunity to work on all types of commercial equipment and cutting-edge technologies such as intelligent equipment, magnetic bearing technology, and VRF technology
  • Company-provided laptops, mobile devices, and other technologies

Education

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from technical school with a certificate in HVAC

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Conduct warranty service applications: independently inspect and test systems to verify functionality for all Cat I, II, and III equipment
  • Perform start-ups: verify functionality of Cat I, II, and III equipment. Educate customers on proper use of equipment, maintenance schedule, and operating manual
  • Perform rebuilds and retrofits: lead the rebuild and retrofit of a Cat I, II, and III level unit. Direct technician levels I and II through hands-on demonstration of the necessary steps. Introduce centrifugal rebuilds
  • Practice job site safety: wear personal protective equipment when completing service tasks. Complete job site hazard assessment prior to initiating service. Adhere to McQuay and customer safety policies and OSHA guidelines
  • Perform customer service: demonstrate professionalism in appearance, verbal, and written communication. Interact with customer by offering status reports of service before, during, and after each call. Explain technical information to technical and non-technical audience
  • Support sales: communicate potential sales opportunities to the sales staff through the technician tip quote process. Identify and quote opportunities for minor repairs directly to the customer
  • Conduct technician training: maintain responsibility for the mentorship of service technicians levels I and II, and hands-on training of CAT I, II, and III equipment
  • Document performance: record and report billing, inventory, timecards, technician tip reports, product quality reports, and articles as required
  • Use computer: perform basic data entry and maintain an ability to navigate the use of email, internet, and word processing programs. Download programs into CAT I-II equipment and micro controllers. Analyze chiller trend data to ensure optimal performance
  • Exhibit compliance: ensure standards, policies, and procedures, and maintenance of a clean work area, are upheld at all times

Benefits

  • Apprenticeships
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401(k) match

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8. HVAC Test Technician at Daikin Applied in Plymouth, MN

Job Description

Daikin Applied in Plymouth, Minnesota is looking for a HVAC Test Technician to utilize a variety of engineering principles to serve as a key technical resource for the development of commercial HVAC equipment in Daikin's world-class Technology Center Laboratory.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$23 per hour to start

Location

13600 Industrial Park Boulevard, Plymouth, Minnesota

About the 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.

  • 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

Education

  • High school diploma at a minimum

Required Skills and Experience

  • Two-year technical degree in a related field highly preferred.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Set up, modify, and test applied rooftop, terminal systems, and other mechanical devices as part of a team
  • Install and configure standard and special-purpose laboratory instrumentation to test and evaluate HVAC equipment
  • Work safely on large complex mechanical systems with little or no supervision
  • Provide thoughtful input for solutions to difficult mechanical/electrical problems, operational excellence, and continuous improvement
  • Ensure complex mechanical/electrical equipment is in proper operating order while making suggestions on innovative processes, procedures, and methods for equipment operation and maintenance
  • Complete all tasks at a high level of quality with a concern for the end customer and the other teams within the group

Benefits

  • Internships
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401(k) match

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9. Electrical Tester at Design Ready Controls in Brooklyn Park, MN

Job Description

Design Ready Controls in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is looking for an Electrical Tester to perform electrical functionality testing on control panels per documentation.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Discussed in person

Location

9325 Winnetka Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

About the Company

Design Ready Controls leads the control panel industry in engineering capabilities, process efficiencies, national presence, and responsive service.

  • Wellness initiatives
  • Training programs
  • Community involvement
  • Growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 10%-30% growth year-to-year over the last 15 years

Education

  • Technical degree strongly preferred.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Two or more years of electrical testing experience is preferred.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Assist in establishing and implementing best work practices
  • Perform programming of control boards and VFD drives/loading of PLC programs
  • Rework/repair of faulty components/circuits
  • Perform low and high voltage wiring as needed
  • Inspect electrical control panels per schematic/BOM
  • Identify opportunities for improvement based on inspection and test results
  • Verify software
  • Complete QC documentation and problem resolution logs
  • Read, understand, and utilize various engineering and manufacturing documents including bills of materials, assembly drawings, assembly instructions, wiring schematics, and diagrams
  • Begin to develop electrical troubleshooting aptitude
  • Identify and relay errors to coworkers in a professional manner
  • Ensure all changes are documented properly and turned in for corrections

Benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Pipeline grant
  • Partnerships with Hennepin Technical College and North Hennepin Community College
  • Health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • PTO

Apply Now

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