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HVAC Foreman



San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Growing a successful retail company like H-E-B takes a full range of talents and specialized skills. Our Office Facilities Partners are key to maintaining and repairing equipment and systems that keep our corporate facilities operating smoothly.

AAs an HVAC Foreman, you'll provide technical assistance, work direction, and professional leadership to HVAC Technicians.

Once you're eligible, you'll become an Owner in the company, so we're looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources - People - drive the innovation, growth, and success that makes H-E-B The Greatest Omnichannel Retailing Company.

Do you have a:

HEART FOR PEOPLE... willingness to train / coach?

HEAD FOR BUSINESS... expertise to find where / how to control maintenance costs?

PASSION FOR RESULTS... adaptability?

We are looking for:

  • experience as an HVAC technician
  • experience in a highly-complex, multi-facility maintenance role
  • journeyman certifications / contractor's licenses in AC, electrical, security / fire systems, or other vocational trades

What is the work?


  • Maintains / repairs large HVAC units
  • Installs / replaces large HVAC units
  • Repairs large AC units
  • Operates / maintains / repairs chiller and boilers, including water treatment
  • Performs / assists with preventive maintenance inspections
  • Maintains CRAC units; collaborates with vendors to repair / replace
  • Ensures walk-in coolers and freezers are monitored (BMS)

Management / Leadership:

  • Oversees administration / performance of preventative maintenance, contracts, outside vendors, and team Partners
  • Opens / closes repair and maintenance work orders using work order management system
  • Supports Supervisor in controlling expenses reported on FM's administrative cost budgets and fixed company assets
  • Submits / obtains approval for / ensures cost control within budgeted levels for FM administrative expenses
  • May lead / direct / monitor junior-level FM Technicians, contractors, etc., with projects, chronic issues, warranty issues, new construction, or contracts; provides technical assistance and leadership to junior Techs; assigns / checks their work

What is your background?

  • Associate's degree in a technical field, or comparable experience
  • 5+ years of experience as an HVAC technician
  • 2+ years of experience in a highly-complex, multi-facility maintenance role
  • Experience maintaining refrigeration units and plumbing systems
  • EPA Section 608 Technician Universal certification
  • Journeyman certifications / contractor's licenses in AC, electrical, security / fire systems, or other vocational trades
  • Completion of hazardous materials handling certification, once hired
  • Valid driver's license; good driving record

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an HVAC Foreman at H-E-B?

  • Advanced working knowledge of all HVAC systems, related safety guidelines, codes, and electrical / mechanical testing devices
  • Working knowledge related to interpreting blueprints and evaluating code compliance related to electrical installations and HVAC maintenance, building / construction methods, and plumbing systems
  • Knowledge of OSHA / building codes that affect workplace health and safety
  • Strong written / verbal communication skills; strong reading and math skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills; attention to detail
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to read / interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics, specifications, codes, and electrical formulas
  • Ability to foster / demonstrate safe work practices
  • Ability to adapt procedures, techniques, tools, and materials to meet special troubleshooting / repair needs
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously while directing work of others

Can you...

  • Travel by car or plane with overnight stays
  • Lift 50 lbs
  • Work in extreme temperatures, ranging from -20 to 130 degrees, and in potentially hazardous conditions / noise
  • Work while standing, sitting, stooping, bending, reaching, with hands over head, in a prone position, from a ladder
  • Occasionally work night shifts
  • Work rotating on-call shifts