HVAC Repair Technician 

LOCATION: Springfield / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 6502 | JOB GRADE: 12  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Position Title
HVAC Repair Specialist


Reports to
Production Supervisor



The HVAC Repair Specialist provides advanced troubleshooting, repair, and/or overhaul of HVAC mechanical and electrical equipment. Perform cost effective functional testing of HVAC components and systems, in a controlled lab environment with the ability to troubleshoot and identify failure modes.  The troubleshooting includes mechanical, electrical and brazing repairs required in order to meet product specifications and acceptable test results. 


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Diagnose and troubleshoot to component level; mechanical and electrical problems.
  2. Disassemble equipment and clean as needed.
  3. Perform initial evaluation and inspection of equipment as assigned.  Provide feedback as to what parts & labor are needed for repair. (Advanced)
  4. Document evaluation findings and generate a Technician Evaluation Report.
  5. Crimping, harness layout, and connector installation, as well as, troubleshooting and testing of wiring with understanding of wiring diagrams and schematics.
  6. Test equipment to a test procedure, performing component level and system level testing and troubleshooting as needed. (Advanced)
  7. Interpret readings of gauges, indicators, and dials.
  8. Braze and close refrigeration circuits.
  9. Charging refrigeration circuits.
  10. Assist Engineering in determining and documenting root cause analysis of equipment problems.
  11. Perform scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance and calibration on equipment as instructed.
  12. Provide support and assistance to other technicians and team members, as directed.  This includes training personnel and locating proper tooling and/or fixtures, and any other duties as assigned by the Cell Leader or Sr. Personnel.
  13. Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.
  14. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  15. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  16. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies

  1. Technical Capacity
    • Controls and instrumentation
    • Ability to read and understand drawings and bills of material (BOM)
    • Knowledge/understanding of property descriptions.
    • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods/statistical procedures and graphic skills.
  2. Mechanical Aptitude
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Mechanical inspection tools
  3. Strong Problem Solving, Troubleshooting and Decision-Making Skills
  4. Basic Microsoft Office knowledge
    • Data entry and report writing
  5. Quality and Efficiency
  1. Communication Proficiency
  2. Organization Skills
  3. Time Management


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The employee will be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. 8+ years of relevant experience in field
  3. EPA-CFC Certification required


Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Associate’s degree in a related field preferred
  2. 5S experience preferred
  3. Torque Training
  4. Crimp Training


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield