Skip to content

Associate Heating & Cooling Mechanic - Operations & Maintenance

Posted: 06/09/2021

This position could be filled at the next higher level. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.

The successful candidate for this Associate Heating & Cooling mechanic position will learn installation, preventative maintenance trouble shooting and repair of all associated refrigeration and heating/cooling equipment such as, but not limited to; gas and oil fired boilers, furnaces, stoves, ovens, incinerators, air conditioners, water coolers, refrigerators, freezers, cryostats and other temperature-controlled units, ice-makers, and all other types of refrigeration units, etc. Learn and assist with regular preventative maintenance, refrigerant record keeping in accordance with EPA standards and Indiana Code.  Learn to read blueprints, schematics, manufacturer instructions and guidelines.  


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Typically requires no prior experience to two year of Heating & Cooling experience
  • Willingness to continue education as directed
  • Basic knowledge of trade through education, skills inventory training, and/or apprenticeship program desired
  • Must have or obtain EPA 608 universal certification within first year of employment
  • Knowledge of hand tools necessary to accomplish assigned tasks   
  • Good oral and written communication skills    
  • Ability to learn to read blueprints, schematics and manufacturer instructions and guidelines 
  • Basic computer skills, mathematical calculations
  • May require working in adverse weather conditions, confined spaces and heights
  • Must adhere to Purdue University safety policies, procedures and training
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 to 80 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. occasionally   
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's licenses   


  • Three years heating and cooling experience
  • Technical trade school certificate or diploma 
  • Industrial, commercial and/or residential heating and cooling and refrigeration experience 
  • Basic knowledge of trade through education, skills inventory training, and/or apprenticeship program

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • This posting represents multiple vacancies
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position 
  • The hours for this position are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; will be discussed at time of interview
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call back for emergencies
  • Overtime, scheduled or unscheduled may be required
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligible: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Scroll To Top