HVAC Technician (White Sands)

Location: Las Cruces / New Mexico

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Employment type: Full-Time

Pay: Competitive/year

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Job description

Req#: FIV01524

With operations spanning the globe, Five Rivers Services, LLC an Akima Company, operates in 28 locations across the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. We support our customers with full-spectrum IT services, including Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM), secure/non-secure Video Teleconferencing (VTC), Multimedia/Visual Information, Space Operations, Environmental Services and Training Support Services for the Federal Government. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment. 

Five Rivers Services, LLC (FRS) is seeking an HVAC Technician to join our team at the White Sands Complex (WSC) which is located in Las Cruces, NM. FRS is supporting the NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System. 

This is a HVAC Technician position and is subject to working rotating shifts, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as a part of normal shift scheduling. The selected candidate, will perform duties at the WSC applying technical knowledge to solve problems that typically can be solved by properly interpreting manufacturer’s manuals or similar documents in working with equipment.



  • Operate, maintain, repair, install, adjust and troubleshoot all types of air conditioning equipment including controls, SCADA systems and electrical power to such equipment.

  • Develop a working knowledge of the functions and operations of the operational equipment, systems and controls at WSC.

  • Perform duties consistent with this classification as assigned by management with limited supervision and provide technical guidance to lower level classifications as required.

  • Perform maintenance and repair of chillers, pumps, air handling equipment, package units, cooling towers, VAV systems, and humidification systems.

  • Install small refrigeration systems

  • Replace compressors, fans, coils etc. on systems up to 150 tons.

  • This position may perform tasks working as a member of a team with other classifications providing help and assistance as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma (or equivalent)
  • 2 years of applicable experience in the HVAC construction or maintenance field and related civilian or military trade school training or equivalent, or a minimum of 5 years of experience in lieu of a trade school.

  • The ability to pass an initial and periodic physical examination as determined by the physical examination requirements for the Job Classification as follows:

    • Mobile Aerial Platform operation (MAP)

    • Powered Industrial Truck operation (PIT)

    • Respirator and other PPE use

  • Can lift up to 35 lbs.

  • The manual dexterity and mobility to climb ladders, scaffolds, antennas, and rooftops.

  • A current EPA Refrigerant Recovery Card, Class II or higher.

  • Possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license

  • You may also be required to possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License for specific task(s).

  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  As a federal enclave, membership in the union is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Licensed in Refrigeration or other HVAC based field.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, email, and electronic time recording.

  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, such as Maximo.

  • Experience operating and maintaining mobile aerial platforms and powered industrial trucks. 

  • Experience in general maintenance and construction.


  • This position requires the candidate to be a US citizen and possess a security clearance SECRET level or higher. 

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at [email protected] or 571-353-7053.  

Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website. 

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