HVAC & Mechanical Technician

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest owner/operator of medical office properties in the nation. HTA is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates medical office buildings. Since 2006, the company has invested $7.0 billion in medical office buildings and other healthcare assets comprising more than 23 million square feet across 33 states.


This position will primarily focus on the maintenance and repair of the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning systems for commercial medical office facilities. The position also involves the coordination, scheduling and physical hands on repair of various building systems for commercial medical office facilities. This position supports Building Engineering staff and is expected to provide the skills, knowledge and capabilities necessary to perform repair, replacement and preventive maintenance service for the proper operation of commercial HVAC building systems and equipment.

The position requires the ability to work independently, take initiative, and show a desire to continually improve building systems and provide excellent customer service through tenant and staff interactions. The position may require building engineering coverage of routine building work orders and on call emergency response as required.


  • Oversee and perform maintenance, including diagnostics and hands on repair of various HVAC equipment including: Chillers, Roof Top Package Units, Compressors, Heat Pumps, TXV and coil repair, Fan and electrical component replacement.
  • Must be able to diagnose and troubleshoot low voltage control and BAS/EMS logic controls.
  • Provide status and input and with routine communication the Property Manager, Chief Engineer and Regional Chief Engineer on repairs, projects, operational and capital expense budgeting.
  • Assist in required daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual required equipment inspections, and institute require repair schedules as directed.
  • Eliminate and/or reduce reliance on subcontractors and 3rd party services for HVAC system repairs.
  • Respond to tenant request and preventative maintenance requirements through Angus Anywhere an on-line work order system.
  • May perform other duties as assigned and as needed to assist in the management of responsibilities associated with commercial medical office facilities.


Following are the minimum experience requirements of this position:

  • High school education or GED required.
  • HVAC technical training or trade school background preferred.
  • Licensed HVAC technician certification or comparable and equal years of service in the HVAC industry.
  • Universal Refrigerant Certification
  • 3-5 years of verifiable service experience on refrigerant based systems
  • Valid driver’s license and must meet company safe motor vehicle operation criteria
  • Past experience working independently with little or no supervision required

Other Skill Requirements:

  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills required
  • Outstanding customer service skills required
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, man hoists or lifts, and the ability to lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50lbs)
  • Must be willing to assist at other properties within the portfolio from time to time as needed
  • A great part of candidate’s time may be in the field, thus verbal and written communication with other staff is imperative
  • Ability to comprehend and use technology to aid in the management of duties; Computers, Mobile Smart Phone, Energy Management Systems and diagnostic equipment

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