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HVAC Specialist II

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Corporate Services Division

Department of Position: Environmental Mgt & Enrgy Dept 

Work from:

Erie Home Office
Salary Range:

$47,423.00 - $75,753.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired.


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.


Position Summary

Under minimal supervision, performs general maintenance and repairs of HVAC equipment, adhering to all safety rules.

Duties and Responsibilities

Inspects, repairs and maintains HVAC equipment to prevent breakdowns and/or major overhauls. Recommends equipment shutdowns, schedules work and recommends methods of repair according to trade practice and manufacturer's specifications.


Maintains and operates boilers and pressure vessels according to governing codes.


Checks and calibrates HVAC system after installation and makes necessary changes, adjustments and modifications using blueprints, schematics and manufacturers' specifications and manuals as required.


Maintains, recovers, recharges and repairs systems containing freon.


Maintains reports and troubleshoots HVAC equipment. Replaces, fits and installs parts as necessary. Checks, tests, starts and adjusts controls and regulators. Checks operation after repairs.


Operates and adjusts HVAC systems as specified to maintain proper temperature and humidity. Maintains logs or records of gauge readings and other operating data. Takes periodic temperature and humidity readings as required.


Maintains proper pH levels for all chemical treated systems. Treats and tests water and performs water analysis.


Learns the operation of the Johnson Controls Metasys System and various other building automation systems related to the HVAC Control.


Repairs and checks equipment, including boilers, air handlers, fan coil units, pumps, heaters, coolers, compressors and condensers as required.


Must be willing to respond to emergencies or situations needing immediate attention that may occur outside of regular schedule.


The first six duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.


Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Job-Specific Knowledge
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Optimizes Work Processes
Instills Trust
Ensures Accountability
Decision Quality


High school diploma or equivalent required. One year of trade school courses in HVAC theory and four years experience or five years experience as an HVAC mechanic required. "Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification" required. The position requires the incumbent to carry a beeper and provide 24 hour availability for emergency call-in service.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Often (20-50%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Often (20-50%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Occasional (<20%)
Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie