Oak View Group

HVAC Technician | Full Time | Rhode Island Convention Center

Location US-RI-Providence
Job ID
Location Name
Rhode Island Convention Center & Amica Mutual Pavilion
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry. Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet. More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Under general direction, the HVAC Technician performs advanced journey level and leadwork duties in the technical operation, maintenance and repair of various HVAC/R, and auxiliary systems. Troubleshoot and diagnose a variety of MEP systems in a widely dispersed building. Tasks include ensuring proper working condition of HVAC, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. And occasional general trades’ tasks. 


This role will pay a hourly wage of $38.00 - $44.00. 

Job expires 08/01/2024 

For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 12 holidays). 

About the Venue

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Providence, the RICC is within walking distance to restaurants, hotels, shops, art galleries, night clubs, museums and more. We offer 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, 20,000 square feet of ballroom space, 23 meeting rooms, and 30,000 square feet of pre-function space.


  • Diagnose and repair problems within the following HVAC/R equipment systems: Heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems and associated equipment such as VRF systems, multi-zone units, electrical controls, pneumatic controls, steam coils, chilled water systems, self-contained heating and cooling units, exhaust systems, pumps, air compressors, ductwork, cooling towers and other miscellaneous equipment. 
  • Regularly monitor and adjust building automation controls to achieve optimum comfort and energy savings.
  • Schedule and monitor building automation to include HVAC and lighting systems. Adhere to all related OSHA practices. Examples include, lock-out/tag-out, MSDS, confined entry, bloodborne pathogens, etc
  • Understand how to reset different pieces of equipment. This includes, chillers, VFDs, air handlers, boilers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of checking cooling tower hot decks and removing dirt and debris
  • Be able to clean strainers on different type of equipment. Examples, condenser, hot and chill water systems
  • Operates and monitors equipment, which admits steam into each building from central distribution point, pressure reducing stations
  • Inspects, dismantles, repairs, and reassembles equipment as directed. Completes tests for chemical control of boiler water, cooling water, and condensate.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and replaces general and laboratory exhaust fan systems Repairs or adjusts valves, piping connections, fittings, and couplings.
  • Able to read fire sprinklers gauges for normal vs. tripped in alarm risers Demonstrate resetting and silencing the fire panels while on duty
  • Know how to repair air compressors related to the dry/wet sprinklers systems. This includes bleed valves, air solenoids
  • Understand the function of VFD and how to control the hertz in terms of speeding and slowing down pumps
  • Troubleshot and perform routine maintenance on heat exchangers
  • Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on equipment actuators and other automatic control valves
  • Know and understand low water and high-water cut-off safeties for boilers 
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate deaerator systems for steam applications
  • Demonstrate understanding of 3-way valves, bi-pass valves, isolation valves 
  • Demonstrate the ability to blow down boilers and cooling towers each day
  • Demonstrate the capability to setup chain fall systems to change strainers for chillers and condenser water pumps
  • Show proficiency in reading of electrical diagrams and low-voltage control schematics
  • Able to use an eletrcial meter to diagnose actuators, VFD’s, motors, etc
  • Be able to operate confidently aerial platforms and forklifts. This includes hanging diapers or tracing the different type of pipes throughout the facility
  • Some brazing/soldering experience for preferred applications   Knowledge of DDC and building automation systems
  • Know and understand equipment controllers such as jaces, and related and how to troubleshoot
  • Be able to replace different types of pipes. Example, copper, cast iron, stainless steel
  • Clean-up and organize mechanical rooms, mezzanine, physical plants, and work shops
  • Provide access for contractors from time to time
  • Address roof leaks, sprinkler, water leaks
  • Makes regular patrols through mechanical rooms to record condition and operation of equipment to ensure its being scheduled into preventative program before failure
  • Participate in the operation, maintenance and repair of facility equipment, minor electrical, lighting, commercial kitchen and plumbing repairs to expedite the return of equipment or auxiliary systems to operational status
  • Complete minor plumbing task for event related activity.
  • Track daily productivity via timesheets, daily logs and CMMS.
  • Communicate arrival, location and departure with HVAC/Plumbing Manager.
  • Perform event related duties, set-ups and coverage as assigned
  • Clearly, effectively, and timely communicate work issues with staff
  • Provide excellent customer service assistance to internal and external clients
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of direct experience in HVAC/R and control programs.
  • Possession of a CT D-2 license or substitution of technical trade school and experience.   OSHA 10 certification
  • Experience with computerized building automation systems.
  • Operating knowledge of Microsoft Office software, general computers and understanding of basic IT function.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have availability to work day, nights, weekends and holidays as needed for events. Must be flexibility to adjust from time to time depending on emergencies and building needs.
  • Solid problem solving skills

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.   


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. 


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