Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

HVAC Technician

Location US-NE-Omaha
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Oriental Trading Company


As our HVAC Technician, you will be responsible for maintaining all equipment pertaining to the comfort of the people within our facilities including but not limited to, all air conditioners, exhaust fans, refrigerators, ice machines, furnaces and radiant heaters.  You will report to and work with the Maintenance Supervisor in each facility on the day shift to ensure a system which provides comfort for all spaces.

Detailed Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  1. Performs preventive maintenance such as changing filters and belts on all related equipment
  2. Troubleshoots and repairs HVAC units including electronic and mechanical components; ensures the correct operation and uptime of all related equipment
  3. Installs or repairs equipment, including electronic and mechanical, using the tools and equipment supplied by the company
  4. Installs HVAC ductwork including flexible tubing and sheet metal construction
  5. Conserve, install and recycle CFC and HCFC (Chlorofluorocarbon family) refrigerants
  6. Purchases, organizes and inventories HVAC equipment parts
  7. Operates DDC controls serving all the HVAC equipment
  8. Abides by all policies and procedures of Oriental Trading Company
  9. Maintains regular and predictable attendance
  10. Work requires in-person collaboration among colleagues and contractors
  11. Must be able to attend face to face meetings on short or little advance notice


Marginal Functions

  1. Performs plumbing work such as unclogging plugged drains and toilets and changing faucets
  2. Removes snow using snow blowers, shovels and vehicles equipped with a blade and sander when needed
  3. Performs other related duties and projects as assigned



Here’s what you need to join the fun:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to operate DDC controls serving all the HVAC equipment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use a PC for e-mail and troubleshooting and manipulating HVAC control equipment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in operating equipment, as set forth by company certification standards
  • Conducts all work activities in compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Must be available to report to work outside of normal hours for emergency repairs or to assist via telephone as needed 



  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Associate’s degree, Trade school certificate or formal training preferred
  • Current refrigerant certification required



  • Minimum three years HVAC service or equivalent maintenance experience


Other Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and driving record in accordance with OTC standards for operation of company vehicles
  • Must supply own hand tools
  • Must be able to walk frequently, use elevators and climb open grate stairways
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis


Join us at Oriental Trading, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, where fun means business! 


Oriental Trading Company (www.orientaltrading.com), is the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of teaching supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. Founded in 1932 by a Japanese American, the Oriental Trading history of fun spans the better part of the last century. Today, Oriental Trading offers more than 60,000 products to individuals, teachers, schools, churches, businesses and nonprofits. With a corporate vision to “Make Life More Fun,” Oriental Trading (a Berkshire Hathaway company) spreads joy and smiles to millions each year through a robust family of brands; Oriental Trading, Fun Express, MindWare, SmileMakers, Morris Costumes and halloweenexpress.com.




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