Position title
HVAC Apprentice / Trainee

Full time apprentice / trainee to assist in the installation of a variety of HVAC systems for residential and light commercial applications.


– Learn Layout and assist with HVAC equipment change outs as needed

– Learn to compile a complete materials list from blueprints or site visit – Learn layout, design, and install low voltage wiring

– Learn to verify and coordinate HVAC building code compliance

– Learn to troubleshoot equipment after start up; make changes or adjustments as needed

– Learn to work with sales associate on pricing, scope and changes on installs

– Employee to provide hand and battery power tools needed to perform your role

– Learn to perform air balance with velometer or hood and recognize when and what problems exist from the test

– Communicate clearly about the projects and company operations to customers and coworkers

– Learn to coordinate and remain current on all local utility programs

– Maintain professional appearance and attitude at all times

– Complete clear and concise paperwork as needed

– Other duties as assigned


– Learn to read and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints and system designs

– Learn how, and be able to perform, duct testing

– Become familiar with a wide range of equipment and troubleshooting techniques

– Lean to install a wide range or HVAC equipment

– Gain experience installing furnaces, HWT’s, and modifying ducting systems of various types

– Ability to acquire low voltage license within 2 to 3 years of employment

– Develop advanced customer service skills

– Demonstrate willingness to accept responsibility and leadership roles – Knowledge of basic sheet metal practices

– Knowledge of air balancing principles and techniques

– Knowledge of basic gas piping and refrigeration piping installations

– Obtain EPA Certification (minimum Level 2)

– Acquire training on residential radiant boiler systems and controls

– Develop excellent communication skills to discuss systems with owners after installation Physical Requirements:

– Must be able to walk, bend and crawl for on-site job inspections

– Must be able to talk on the phone and work on computer simultaneously

– Must be able to complete all work as listed above


– High school diploma required.  AA or trade school certification or diploma preferred – Valid Washington State driver’s license – All necessary industry licenses and certifications to complete work listed

Job Benefits

Cardinal Heating and AC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, disability, paid vacation, and 401K. Compensation is dependent upon experience.

Position: HVAC Apprentice / Trainee

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Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
13649 NE 126th PL, Suite 101, 98034, Kirkland, Kirkland, WA
Date posted
March 7, 2019
Valid through
December 31, 2019
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If you take pride in your work and would like to join the Cardinal team please fill out this application, and apply below.