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At Vermont Mechanical, it’s what’s inside that counts. We value our people above everything, and recognize their dedication and skills with benefits that help them feel rewarded for a job well done. There’s a reason we have so many long-term career employees here.

Vermont Mechanical Inc. is an EEO employer.

Please complete an application to be consider for any future job postings:  VMI Job application (mobile friendly need Microsoft account) or complete the PDF here: VMI Application.  Send completed applications and resumes to [email protected].


Current Job Listings

Service Technician II/III (Eligible for 4 day work week)

The Service Technician II / III is an individual who is accomplished with HVAC troubleshooting, has acquired industry certifications and who can be deployed to HVAC service calls irrespective of the HVAC system need.  The technician is expected to bring industry knowledge to bear and to use all avenues of internal support & research where solutions are not immediately clear.

The Service Technician II / III is a key member of VMI’s demand service team and is expected to operate with integrity and attention to detail.  The technician will be the client’s trusted adviser and will present themselves as professionals operating in VMI and the client’s best interests.

The Service Technician II / III is an approachable industry professional to both internal and external stakeholders.  The technician shall provide coaching to the Service Technician I role as needed.

Requirements+
  • Perform diagnosis and repair of:
    • Service Technician II
      • Light commercial HVAC systems (RTU, AHU, WSHP, etc)
      • Variable refrigerant flow & one to one heat pumps and DX systems
      • Chillers, cooling towers, boilers and related hydronic systems
      • Basic low voltage control systems
    • Service Technician III
      • Hospital grade & complex mechanical systems
      • Industrial systems (steam, pressure controlled systems)
      • Pneumatics & complex low voltage control systems
      • Line voltage re-work as needed to support replacement of key HVAC systems and components.
  • Provide technical support to Service Technician I, Installation Technician I / II and Startup Commissioning roles as needed.
  • Occasionally executes VMI’s preventative maintenance program.
  • Use diagnostic tools & testing procedures for HVAC troubleshooting.
  • Complete daily documentation to support prompt visit summary & client billing.
  • Provide support to sales to ensure that all VMI service proposals are customized and fully applicable to our clients.
  • Participate in service department rotational on-call schedule.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience capably performing the listed essential job functions of a Service Technician II.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in partnership with other technicians
  • Ethical decision-making ability
  • Certifications, licenses, and registrations include –
    • Natural gas / propane / heating oil
    • Backflow preventer
    • Universal refrigerant
    • Type S electrical

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Occasionally lifting up to 100 pounds
  • Regularly lifting between 25 and 50 pounds
  • Working in Vermont’s outdoor climate
  • Working at heights
  • Driving – sitting for periods of time.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Working in awkward spaces and at heights

What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities, which may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Vermont Mechanical prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Vermont Mechanical encourages women, minorities, low-income applicants, and people with disabilities to apply.

Piping Foreman - South / East Region

The ideal candidate is independent and a natural leader, that can problem solve and works with others well. This position is responsible for running the jobsite, which includes understanding the schedule, manpower needs, mastery of the prints, as well as understanding phases of the job, tools, equipment, and material needed for them.

The preferred candidate(s) is within our western NH or southern VT regions.

Requirements+
  • Read blueprints and drawings to determine exact specifications and how plumbing system will be installed. Make redlines and coordinate with other trades so systems work together.
  • Delegate job responsibilities to those working on site. Understand schedule, budget, and man hours of the job at all times.  Set an example for all others on site of how our company looks to present itself in all manners of the job.  Trains others.
  • Understanding of all job site requirements and remind others of expectations daily. Communicate within and between job sites and with other companies to coordinate when needed.
  • Make take-offs/material lists for what is needed and coordinate orders with vendors for delivery or pickup. Receive and help direct equipment that arrives onsite to be installed.
  • Determine size and pathways for water supply networks and waste drainage systems.
  • Install systems used to transport water, waste, gases, or liquids.
  • Ensure that systems are up to code and meet all building and safety standards.
  • Prepare for installing pipe and mechanical systems by selecting materials, including type and size of pipe, cutting holes through existing structures, installing hangers, and preassembling valves and fittings.
  • Assemble pipe and tubing sections, which may include soldering, threading, pro-press, or brazing tasks.
  • Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle as needed.
  • Install other plumbing equipment, such as sinks, tubs, toilets, water heaters, air conditioners, appliances, and trim.
  • Test pipe systems through observation of pressure gauges and fixes leaks that exist. Ensure all installations are properly sized, aligned, supported, and match final system drawings.
  • Set up inspections and walk throughs with inspectors. Follows safety policies and immediately reports safety incidents. Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
  • Ensures assigned tools and equipment are properly maintained following preventive maintenance guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. These duties may include backing up other departments and/or operating forklifts or construction lifts following the appropriate training.

 

Qualifications:

  • Holds a Journeyman or Master NH or VT plumbing license, responsible to stay certified and perform standards of the trade.
  • High school diploma or GED diploma required and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license required and able to travel to NY, NH, and VT.
  • OSHA 10 certification is a plus or the ability to complete the certification within 14 days from the hire date.
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders, ability to prioritize work other others, work independently, learn technical tasks, be part of a team, solve problems, safely operate hand tools, and complete assigned tasks with quality.
  • Must be familiar with jobsite safety policies and restrictions.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting issues with assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure and can handle considerable stress.
  • Reliable, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required (typically this position works Monday to Friday 8 hours a day).

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, and stoop throughout shift.
  • Frequently lifting or moving items up to 75 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift, carry, or hold up to 100 pounds.
  • Exposed to extreme temperatures when working outside.
  • Ability to frequently climb up and down and work at height. This includes climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders (6ft to 14ft), and working from extension ladders.
  • Some repetitive motion required.
  • The typical work environment is a construction site setting.

 

What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities, which may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Vermont Mechanical prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Vermont Mechanical encourages women, minorities, low-income applicants, and people with disabilities to apply.

Licensed Plumber

The ideal candidate is independent, safety focused, and likes travel to job sites. This position is responsible for assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. This position installs pipe for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems, among other job duties.

Requirements+
  • Reads blueprints and drawings to determine exact locations and dimensions of plumbing system and installation locations.
  • Determines size and pathways for water supply networks and waste drainage systems.
  • Installs systems used to transport water, waste, gases, or liquids.
  • Ensure that systems are up to code and meet all building and safety standards.
  • Prepares for installing pipe and mechanical systems by selecting materials, including type and size of pipe, cutting holes through existing structures, installing hangers, and preassembling valves and fittings.
  • Assembles pipe and tubing sections, which may include soldering, threading, pro-press, or brazing tasks.
  • Measures, cuts, threads, and bends pipe to required angle as needed.
  • Installs other plumbing equipment, such as sinks, tubs, toilets, water heaters, air conditioners, appliances, and trim.
  • Tests pipe systems through observation of pressure gauges and fixes leaks that exist.
  • Ensures all installations are properly sized, aligned, supported, and match final system drawings.
  • Makes daily plans, routinely communicates with leadership, and shares knowledge with others at the work site.
  • Always follows safety policies and immediately reports safety incidents.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
  • Ensures assigned tools and equipment are properly maintained following preventive maintenance guidelines.
  • Wears the necessary safety Personal Protective Equipment for each job task and construction site.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. These duties may include backing up other departments and/or operating forklifts or construction lifts following the appropriate training.

 

Qualifications:

  • Holds a Journeyman or Master NH or VT plumbing license, responsible to stay certified and perform standards of the trade.
  • High school diploma or GED diploma required and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license required and able to travel to NY, NH, and VT.
  • OSHA 10 certification is a plus or the ability to complete the certification within 14 days from the hire date.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting issues with assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure and can handle considerable stress.
  • Reliable, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required (typically this position works Monday to Friday 8 hours a day).

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, and stoop throughout shift.
  • Frequently lifting or moving items up to 75 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift, carry, or hold up to 100 pounds.
  • Exposed to extreme temperatures when working outside.
  • Ability to frequently climb up and down and work at height. This includes climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders (6ft to 14ft), and working from extension ladders.
  • Some repetitive motion required.
  • The typical work environment is a construction site setting.

What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities, which may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Vermont Mechanical prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Vermont Mechanical encourages women, minorities, low-income applicants, and people with disabilities to apply.

Welder / Pipefitter

The ideal candidate is a certified SMAW or stick welder who is detailed oriented, focused on quality, and knowledgeable about pipe and mechanical systems. This role travels to construction sites and uses skills including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) to create and repair pipe infrastructure.  This role operates welding equipment, fabrication machinery, power and hand tools to perform tasks. The preferred individual is a Licensed VT or NH Plumber and/or a registered Apprentice Plumber.

Requirements+
  • Reads blueprints and drawings to determine exact specification for job tasks. Takes measurements, plans layouts, and determines best equipment and method to complete the required task.
  • Operates both welding and pipe prefabrication equipment to create quality pipe parts and systems.
  • Utilizes both manual and computerized equipment and tools to cut, bend and weld pipe. For computerized equipment, routinely observes equipment to confirm machine efficiency.
  • For welding tasks, sets up components for welding according to specifications, cuts materials to match measurements, operates grinders to prepare components, aligns components, welds the pieces, and performs quality inspection on each weld.
  • Polishes seams, joints and rough surfaces prior to final inspection and, if built in the Prefabrication Shop, wraps finished components for delivery to construction sites.
  • Assembles pipe and tubing sections, which may include soldering, threading, pro-press, or brazing tasks.
  • When not welding, and with appropriate Plumbing License, may install or assist in installing pipes systems used to transport water, waste, gases, or liquids. The Plumbing tasks range from ensuring systems are up to code, to preparing for site for pipe or system installation, selecting materials, mounting hangers, preassembling valves and fitting, measuring and cutting parts, installing plumbing equipment, tests pipe systems, and ensures installations match specifications.
  • Always follows safety policies and immediately reports safety incidents.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
  • Ensures assigned tools and equipment are properly maintained following preventive maintenance guidelines.
  • Wears the necessary safety Personal Protective Equipment for each job task including welding, cutting, and burning work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. These duties may include backing up other departments and/or operating forklifts or construction lifts following the appropriate training.

 

Qualifications:

  • Certified AWS welder preferred, SMAW and GTAW experience required.
  • Demonstrated brazing and soldering experience.
  • Plumbing Journeyman or Master NH or VT plumbing license preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED diploma required and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license required and able to travel to NY, NH, and VT.
  • OSHA 10 certification is a plus or the ability to complete the certification within 14 days from the hire date.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting issues with assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure and can handle considerable stress
  • Reliable, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required (typically this position works Monday to Friday 8 hours a day).

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, and stoop throughout shift.
  • Frequently lifting or moving items up to 75 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to lift, carry, or hold up to 100 pounds.
  • Exposed to extreme temperatures when working outside.
  • Ability to frequently climb up and down and work at height. This includes climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders (6ft to 14ft), and working from extension ladders.
  • Some repetitive motion required, including lifting and frequently uses hands to control tools or objects.
  • Able to demonstrate vision abilities required for this job, which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The typical work environment is a construction site and fabrication shop setting.

 

What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities, which may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Vermont Mechanical prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Vermont Mechanical encourages women, minorities, low-income applicants, and people with disabilities to apply.

Sheet Metal Installer

This role installs and builds sheet metal duct and components at commercial and construction sites.  The ideal candidate thrives on the building process from reading schematics through to building sheet metal products to support mechanical HVAC systems.  A typical day might include – taking measurements for future work, laying out preassembled duct components, teaching others a new skill, and working independently to install duct components.

Requirements+
  • Consults and interprets blueprints, drawings, and job specifications related to building and mechanical systems.
  • Takes measurements, orders sheet metal duct components from the Fabrication Shop team and works with Foremen to source additional materials to complete the job.
  • Leverages knowledge of building codes and industry standards, to install duct using hand tools, cutting equipment, and appropriate safety equipment.
  • Responsible for installing sheet metal duct, which includes the detailed tasks of:
  • Laying out and hanging fasteners.
  • Cutting, bending, and straightening sheet metal.
  • Shaping sheet metal or spiral pipe using appropriate equipment.
  • Connecting pieces of duct or seams by riveting, rolling, soldering, or using steel screws.
  • Inspecting, assembling, smoothing seams, and joints of uneven surfaces.
  • Coordinates required shutdowns and startups of equipment with other departments.
  • Maintains relevant documentation for each job.
  • Follows safety policies and wears the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for each job task.
  • Plans their work for the day, routinely communicates with leadership, and shares knowledge with others at the work site.
  • Ensures assigned tools and equipment are properly maintained following preventive maintenance guidelines.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and organized work environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED diploma and 3+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of construction tools associated with HVAC and Plumbing trades.
  • OSHA 10 certification is a plus, and/or the ability to complete the certification within 14 days from the hire date.
  • Valid driver’s license required and able to travel to VT, NY, NH, and Canada.
  • Must be reliable, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to complete sheet metal projects with accuracy and precision.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics to understand product assignment.
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders, work independently, learn technical tasks, be part of a team, solve problems, safely operate hand tools, and complete assigned tasks with quality.
  • Have and own personal hand tools required for sheet metal trade.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required, typically this position works Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Ability to frequently lift minimum of 75 pounds and stand throughout shift.
  • Ability to occasionally carry, lift, and hold up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to frequently climb up and down and work at height. This includes climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders (6ft to 14ft), and working from extension ladders.
  • Some repetitive motion required.
  • The typical work environment is a construction site setting.

 

What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities, which may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Vermont Mechanical prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Vermont Mechanical encourages women, minorities, low-income applicants, and people with disabilities to apply.

Estimator

This position is responsible for estimating the costs of plumbing, HVAC, and ductwork components.  In partnership with management, this role negotiates future work and prepares construction bids with quick deadlines.  The ideal candidate has prior experience in estimating for the HVAC / Plumbing industry and possesses the ability to interpret concepts into accurate, profitable bids.

Requirements+
  • Responsible for creating accurate and profitable bids for HVAC / Plumbing commercial or industrial construction jobs using sheet metal or mechanical system knowledge.
  • Ensure bids are accurate and complete, including an accurate and comprehensive estimate of materials, equipment, and labor necessary for the construction project.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple bidding assignments simultaneously, while reprioritizing work as needed, communicating progress, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Prepare quotes by gathering information, evaluating conceptual plans, applying HVAC / Plumbing knowledge to bid package, and communicating proactively with general contractors where further details are needed to meet deadlines.
  • Use blueprints to prepare a complete list of all job costs, including labor, material, equipment, and specialty items necessary to complete the project.
  • Negotiate with general contractors, vendors, or customers on behalf of the organization to secure work. Specifically, obtain bids from vendors and suppliers by specifying materials and then negotiating prices.
  • Promote and maintain strong partnerships with our customers and trade relationships.
  • Analyze, compare, and interpret information from contract documents and bid specifications to complete proposals. Prepare detailed construction budgets as part of proposals.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for customers as the bidding process is underway or for internal staff as projects are turned over for execution.
  • Maintain and update master material information in the software database.
  • Adjust priorities, manage interruptions, and work efficiently without close supervision. Communicate conflicts to supervisor promptly so deadlines are met.

 Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in construction management, engineering technology, or equivalent field with 3+ years estimating for the HVAC / Plumbing industry and/or the equivalent education and experience. Experience in construction required.
  • Strong computer skills with familiarity using estimating software and background in applied mathematics, drafting, and blueprint reading required.
  • Able to be organized, detailed focused, set priorities, multitask, and execute tasks efficiently.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills with ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure; can handle considerable stress.
  • Ability to take a conceptual plan and create a detailed budget.
  • Able to travel to job sites for site walk throughs using personal vehicle.
  • Valid driver’s license required and able to travel to VT, NY, NH, and Canada.

 Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Some repetitive motion required (i.e. – use of keyboard).
  • Must be able to navigate an active construction site and be able to wear the necessary personal protective equipment as required by the project.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and climb ladders on an occasional basis.
  • The typical work environment is a combination of office and construction site settings.

What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities, which may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Vermont Mechanical prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Vermont Mechanical encourages women, minorities, low-income applicants, and people with disabilities to apply.

Vermont Mechanical Inc. Apprenticeship Program

Vermont Mechanical Inc. is pleased to offer an Apprenticeship program to encourage new entry into the HVAC Trade. We offer Apprenticeship programs for Plumbing and Pipe Fitters and on the job training for Service Technicians and Sheet Metal Installers.

Vermont Mechanical, Inc. is a full service Mechanical Contractor that has been serving Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York for the past 35 years. Vermont Mechanical, Inc. was founded on the philosophy that our people are responsible for our reputation.

Apprenticeship

When a seasoned employee teaches a relatively inexperienced worker how to perform job functions, it is on-the-job training or an apprenticeship. This is skill-based training that involves learning processes or procedures for jobs that require knowledge and expertise in the HVAC trades. Our Apprentices study under the guidance of a master plumber or sheet metal installer. They are assigned to learn through watching the master tradesman perform tasks and work alongside other master tradesmen. During the early stages of an apprenticeship, the future tradesman may do simple tasks such as drilling and laying out tools. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, s/he becomes a journeyman — a tradesman with the knowledge and skill level necessary to most of the required work. A journeyman can become a master plumber with experience and further training.

Apprentices are required to complete the State Application for either Vermont or New Hampshire and keep careful accurate records of hours worked under the program and to have their supervisor sign off on the documented hours worked.

We welcome new applications for the Vermont Mechanical Apprenticeship program and would like to create new opportunities for those interested in a career with Vermont Mechanical Inc. For more information on our program, please contact  Human Resources at (802) 264-1158.

Other Resources

Vermont Mechanical, Inc. is proud to partner with SkillTech, a local HVAC Technician Training Program at the Center for Technology in Essex Junction, VT.