HVAC Mechanic

Posted 13 Jul 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 252488



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 


Your Role:


At EMD Electronics, the HVAC Mechanic will be responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing site HVAC equipment including boilers, chillers, coolers, and cooling towers. 

  • Use diagrams, sketches, OEM manuals, and engineering specifications to troubleshoot, maintain and repair malfunctions. 
  • Communicate job status, document job activities and observations, record all refrigerant purchase, recovery, and additions per EPA regulations and EMD Electronics procedures
  • Accurately perform inventory transactions and maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with site procedures and safety programs.
  • Day-shift position but includes opportunity for scheduled and emergency overtime on nights and weekends.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair HVAC equipment and components to manufactures recommendation, including but not limited to valves, belts, bearings, filters, fans, and blowers including troubleshooting of motors, fan coils, heat exchangers, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air conditioning and pumps, air cooled chillers, helical screws and centrifugal equipment.
  • Use hand and power tools including precision measuring instruments
  • Perform rolling element and journal bearing replacement and maintenance
  • Maintain static and dynamic seals, couplings, drives, alignments, following all lubrication practices and principles


Physical Attributes:

  • Work in confined spaces and at heights of up-to 60 feet utilizing a ladder as needed
  • Operate forklift and aerial work platforms


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • EPA-approved Universal Certificate per Section 608
  • 3+ years’ experience troubleshooting, maintaining, and/or repairing industrial HVAC systems, boilers, chillers, coolers, and cooling towers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Trade School certificate OR participation in a union HVAC apprenticeship program
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Prior experience with safety work permits and lock-out / tag-out procedures
  • Prior process chemical plant experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of basic electricity
  • Functional knowledge of equipment controls and variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Proficient in reading schematics and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills




What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html


If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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