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Midwestern Mechanical Inc. HVAC Lead Service Technician / Estimator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

At Copper Cottage, the service division of Midwestern Mechanical, we are passionate about our customers, our employees, and the work we perform. We maintain a workplace that individuals can be proud of, where talents are embraced, and results are encouraged and supported.

We are looking for talented people who value integrity, informed decision-making and collaboration. If you believe you are one of those talented people, and are interested in being considered for a career at Midwestern Mechanical, we invite you to apply today! Midwestern Mechanical is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-employment drug screens are required.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: HVAC Lead Service Technician / Estimator

The HVAC Lead Service Technician / Estimator’s primary responsibility is overseeing the HVAC Service Technicians / Installers and preparing estimates for HVAC projects. He/she is responsible for assisting and developing HVAC Service Technicians and Installers to maintain high levels of safety, quality and productivity. He/she also plans projects with customers, bids small projects, and builds strong relationships with customers and wholesalers. In addition, he/she responds to service calls.

Essential Functions:

  • Follow and help to enforce MWM safety, conduct and quality policies, including weekly Tool Box Talks as well as proper personal tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Be a resource and provide training to Service Technicians and Installers.

  • Coordinate HVAC meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a positive attitude to drive and build positive morale.

  • Work with journeymen and apprentices to maximize the apprenticeship training program.

  • Direct and coordinate staff on commercial installation projects.

  • Accurately bid small projects/remodels.

  • Perform material and equipment take offs. Learn and perform AutoBid Mechanical and Sheet Metal Software for takeoff purposes.

  • Compare quotes and be able to speak intelligently about the differences.

  • Check quotes against specifications to ensure materials meet pricing and specifications.

  • Review and finalize all bids with Operations and Sales.

  • Follow up on bid results in a timely manner.

  • Provide any value engineering required by the owner / contractor.

  • Estimate change order requests.

  • Help maintain bid schedule and coordinate with Chief Estimator in Sioux Falls.

  • Procure bid documents and distribute to vendors and subcontractors.

  • Manage subcontractors and projects until completion.

  • Provide information for accurate billing of customers.

  • Resolve unfavorable variances from established budgets or schedules.

  • Coordinate tasks with other MWM departments and foremen as appropriate.

  • Responsible for initial job mobilization and coordination of trailers, lifts, material storage, tools, etc. Assure efficient utilization of equipment.

  • Responsible for all on-site documentation (checklists, safety signoff, service sheets, and other documentation that is relevant for the job completion).

  • Review daily logs and time cards of Service Techs and Installers.

  • Attend all meetings associated with any given project as required.

  • Help ensure proper communication between the office, field, customers and city officials.

  • Provide progress reports of jobs. Review job cost reports, job tracking and quality control.

  • Complete close-out paperwork and returns.

  • Work with Operations and Sales to help ensure profitability of department.

  • Update and maintain 3-week look ahead schedule / manpower.

  • Make decisions by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution.

  • Inspect equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems.

  • Operate powered equipment including hand tools, stationary machines and others as required in a safe manner at all times.

  • Travel as necessary within the region to job sites, corporate meetings, and training events.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership and technical skills.

  • Strong communication skills and strong sense of customer service.

  • Ability to teach and develop others.

  • Experienced and knowledgeable in the responsibilities and challenges of Service Technicians and Installers.

  • Ability to read and interpret written materials, architectural plans, drawings and mechanical designs.

  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Office 365.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple jobs simultaneously. Ability to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.

  • Competent, responsible, organized and team-oriented.

  • Ability to work alone as well as with a team.

  • Ability to take direction with minimal to no supervision.

  • Strong critical thinking skills on ways to be more competitive in the bid market.

  • Ability to work overtime or on-call as needed.

  • Ability to lawfully drive a motor vehicle and maintain a current driver’s license in order to commute to the various current or prospective job sites in the region.

  • Ability to obtain DOT medical card.

  • Reliable transportation to get to the shop.

  • Ability to maintain an active Journeyman's license in all states you perform work in.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent

  • HVAC Service and/or Installation Journeyman experience required

Physical Requirements: The job’s functions require the following physical demands:

  • Ability to be off the ground in a scissor lift or other piece of equipment

  • Must have the ability to independently lift and carry objects safely that weigh up to 25 pounds routinely, 50 pounds frequently and 75 pounds occasionally

  • Must be able to climb and maintain balance on ladders and scaffold

  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle to customer job sites and required meetings

We offer market competitive pay, as well as opportunities for advancement, knowledge and skill development. In addition, we offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • 401(k) retirement program with company match

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Continuing education

Midwestern Mechanical is an Equal Opportunity Employer