HVAC Operator

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Richmond, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondWhen you join the Federal Reserve—the nation's central bank—you’ll play a key role, collaborating with a dynamic and diverse team of mission-driven professionals to strengthen and protect our economy and our communities.

Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

About the Opportunity

The Facilities department has an immediate opening for a HVAC Operator, reporting to Facilities Plant Operations Supervisor.

You will be responsible for operation, monitoring, repair, and maintenance of all primary and ancillary systems and components associated with facility HVAC, fire protection and plumbing systems.

Qualified candidates must be willing to work the 2nd shift (4pm to 12am), with the ability to work rotating weekends.

What You Will Do:

  • Perform scheduled and necessary inspection, testing, and monitoring of systems, identify and implement corrective actions and repairs to mitigate operational irregularities.

  • Ensure proper equipment operation by completing preventive and urgent maintenance in a timely fashion.

  • Maintain and review logs on boilers and chillers to verify inspections properly performed on all pressure vessels.

  • Assist other departments and trades as required, including Cash Department, carpenters, mechanics, electricians or others as designated.


  • The Intermediate level HVAC Operator should have 3 to 5+ years of relevant HVAC work experience.

  • The Senior level HVAC Operator should have 5 to 9+ years of relevant HVAC work experience.

  • High school diploma

Preferred skills:

  • Journeyman`s certification in HVAC, plumbing, or mechanical related field preferred (i.e CFC certification, EPA license Functional/Technical Competencies)

  • Thorough knowledge and skill in the operation and maintenance of commercial mechanical, HVAC, fire protection and plumbing systems including broad knowledge of one or more components such as centrifugal chillers, centrifugal pumps, chemical water treatment, refrigeration systems, direct digital control systems, or gas fire tube boilers.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints including HVAC, DDC, electrical, pneumatic, and control schematics.

  • Fundamental understanding of electrical principles and ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic controls.

Discover the Reason Why So Many People Love It Here!

When you join the Richmond Fed, not only will you find a challenging and purposeful career, you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth, including:

  • Great medical benefits

  • Pension and 401(k) with employer match

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee resource networks

  • Paid volunteer leave

  • Flexible work options

  • Onsite amenities that make working here fun!

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • Candidates should review the Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

  • If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please notify rich.recruitment@rich.frb.org.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position. Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.

  • Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

  • The hiring range for the HVAC Operator Intermediate is $44,700 to $61,490, annually.

  • The hiring range for the HVAC Operator Senior is $53,600 to $73,700, annually.

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Building Services/Facilities

Work Shift

Second (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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