HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa
(Entry Level)

Below you will find (10) ten (entry level) HVAC Apprentice Jobs in Iowa that were sourced as *noted.

This is an ongoing list of companies that offer entry level jobs in the HVAC industry from time to time.

These companies are growing their business at a fairly rapid rate and sometimes require little to NO HVAC experience.  Of course, experience is always preferred.

Having said that, their qualifications for employment may change in the future and "best practice" for getting hired is to be pro-active by learning as much as you can about the trade via HVAC online training classes or through brick & mortar HVAC Training Schools.

If your a complete newbie to the HVAC industry, HVAC for Beginners has information that will help you determine if this is the right field for you.

It is recommended that you explore other apprenticeship programs and learn more about becoming an HVAC Apprentice, before taking this earn-while-you-learn approach.

HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa

ABC Iowa Apprenticeship and Training

ABC Iowa Apprenticeship and Training

*via their website

Website:  https://www.abciowatrust.org/

HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa

Affordable Heating and Cooling Apprentice HVAC Installer

Affordable Heating and Cooling

Anamosa, IA

*Via ZipRecruiter

Website:  http://www.affordable-hvac.com/

Registered Apprentice HVAC Installer

The leading HVAC service provider, Affordable Heating and Cooling, has an outstanding opportunity available for an Installer Apprentice.

If you're ready to start training or finish your apprentice training, we want to talk to you!

Must have HS diploma or equivalent, good driving record, acceptable background checks, and reliable transportation to work.

Key responsibilities include installation of heating and cooling systems in new construction residential or commercial dwellings.

We're looking for candidates who have mechanical aptitude skills, are dependable, and ready to learn.

We offer a FULL benefits package, and competitive apprentice wage.

Our 4-year, state-registered apprentice program is through ABC of Iowa, and we offer in-house classes. 8000 hours of on-the-job training and 576 hours of related technical instruction are required including classroom, hands-on and online training over the 4-year period.

Want to learn more about our apprentice program? Apply online athttp://www.affordable-hvac.com/employment-opportunities/today or call (319) 462-3638 and ask for Human Resources! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Earn and Learn Iowas Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Earn and Learn (Iowa's Registered Apprenticeship Programs)

*via Websitehttps://www.earnandlearniowa.gov/apprentice

HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa

Golden Rule HVAC Apprentice

Golden Rule Plumbing Heating & Cooling

Grimes, IA

*via LinkedIn

Website:  https://www.goldenrulephc.com/

HVAC Apprentice


General Info:

Job Type: Full-Time

Minimum Years of Experience Required: Entry Level

Minimum Years of Education Required: High School/GED

Must be Authorized to Work in the US

Company Info:

Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling has been serving the greater Des Moines area with the best service in the Plumbing & HVAC industry since 1999. We have experienced significant growth every year we have been in business. We continue to grow by finding the right people and letting them do what they do best! We pride ourselves as families working for families.

We provide best in class training for our Team Members. We also provide continuing education for our team members and we also provide ongoing training to develop our Team Members!

Job Description:

The HVAC Service Technician will provide excellent customer service, perform residential and light commercial HVAC service work, and provide technical explanations to non-technical clients.

Job Duties and Requirements:

  • Ability to perform all HVAC repairs and replacements to code.
  • Must be capable of troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and explaining all problems and options to the client.
  • Must be capable of performing a thorough and accurate HVAC inspection and communicating findings to the client.
  • Ability to complete paperwork legibly.
  • Ability to communicate with dispatcher and call center personnel (eg. Debrief, email, etc).
  • Ability to perform calculations necessary for HVAC work as well as calculations necessary for invoicing purposes.
  • Must be comfortable asking for payment and collecting money and getting financing approved for clients.
  • Must comply with all safety standards and processes.
  • Ability to communicate the benefits of service agreements to the client.
  • Must be responsible to follow up on calls as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience preferred not required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in close spaces.
  • Must present a professional image by arriving on time, being neat and well groomed.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.


We have a four step pay scale, this allows us to pay employees based on there skills and there desire to learn new skills. The scale starts at entry level with a pay of $14.00 to $30.00 per hour plus incentive pay.


  • Learn hands on in our Golden Rule University training center and classroom. We will train you in our apprentice to junior tech and junior tech to senior tech programs. As well as helping you receive industry certifications like becoming a NATE accredited service tech.
  • Free 4 year education though ABC of Iowa apprenticeship program so you can become a Journeyman in your trade


  • Salary is based on experience
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefit
  • Company Vehicle
  • Company Cellphone
  • Company Laptop
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Continuing Education

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Heartland Heating and Cooling Apprentice HVAC

Heartland Heating & Cooling

Grimes, IA

*via Indeed

Website:  https://www.heartlandheating.com/

Apprentice, HVAC

Are you looking for a change?

Do you have any interest in the HVAC industry? If so, apply to join our team today as an apprentice! We are looking for new team members that are interested in working hard and learning the trade.

General Info

Job Type: Full-Time

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 0 Years

Minimum Years of Education Required: High School/GED

Salary Range: 11.00 to 13.00 / Hourly

Overtime Available

Willing to Travel

Speciality: Residential

Must be Authorized to Work in the US

Company Info

HEARTLAND HEATING & COOLING, LLC started in 2003 with 2 men and a truck. We have grown to a fleet of over 40 vehicles with the manpower to support them. We do primarily new construction and continue to build our service team. We are always looking to improve our company and our team. If you are a team player, have a great attitude and the motivation to work hard, Heartland Heating & Cooling could be the place for you.

Heartland Heating & Cooling is located between Grimes and Johnston right off of I80 at the Hwy 141 exit. It is an ideal location in that you can jump right on the interstate to get where you need to go or chose between small town living in Grimes or the city just a few miles away.

Job Description

New Construction Apprentice is usually engaged in the practical aspects of installing HVAC equipment in residential and commercial areas. A New Construction/Retro-fit Installer is involved in every phase of the HVAC installation process and is therefore vital to the completion of the project.

The New Construction Apprentice has the primary responsibility of making sure all registers are installed in all new homes. This is an important position that requires attention to detail as this person is the last person from Heartland to be in the home. Everything must be top notch and complete.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install registers, connect thermostats, make sure everything is operational.
  • Helping to install various commercial, residential and Industrial HVAC systems sometimes in confined or high places
  • Hang and seal all HVAC duct work/equipment level and with attention to detail and appearance
  • Work closely with all other workers and supervisors while maintaining a polite professional attitude
  • Arrive on time and ready to work with a positive attitude. Attend all meetings and training including a monthly 7 am meeting
  • Adhere to codes, OSHA standards and all safety and handbook policies. Including maintaining and organizing company vehicles and property in good working order
  • Heartland Heating & Cooling, LLC maintains a non-smoking work environment including shop, vehicles and all work locations

Education and Qualifications

  • Travel knowledge in and around the Des Moines area
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s License

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the necessary physical stamina; to include, but not limited to, long-term overhead HVAC work
  • Must be able to lift overhead up to 25 lbs several times per week. If lifting more than 75 lbs-request assistance.
  • Must be able to work for extended hours or work days
  • Must be careful during work to avoid injury (squatting, bending, ladders and stair safety,etc.)
  • Must be able to work with powered construction tools (electric snips, sawzall, drills etc.)
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Must be able to pass drug screen at any given time during employment
  • Clean and respectable appearance on job-site to include Heartland attire (t-shirt and/or sweatshirt)
  • Any and all injuries must be reported to the office as soon as possible-Employee Incident report should be completed and turned in to the office as soon as possible following the incident.


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Beneift
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vehicle Provided
  • Gas Benefit

We also offer vacation time accruals and tool accounts. We provide monthly training/safety meetings and continuing education requirements will be provided in house. Heartland makes every effort to promote from within and offer additional education to those who wish to participate. Heartland Heating & Cooling, LLC uses ABC for apprenticeship programs and additional trainings.

HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa

Kalin's Indoor Comfort Inc

Sioux City, IA

*via LinkedIn

Website:  https://www.kalinsindoor.com/

HVAC Installer Registered Apprentice

Primary Job Function:

To assist with installation of heating and air conditioning systems, providing the customer with a high quality experience.

We are looking for Entry Level Installers to join our team. The ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined and not afraid to work hard.

As you advance in the position you will be expected to become NATE certified.

This is not just a job but a career in a high demand industry that can sustain you for life! If you're looking for a position where you'll receive training, improve your skills, and work towards promotion this may be the opportunity for you!

Work Hours: 7:30am 4:00pm with an 1/2 hour for lunch.

HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa

Midwestern Mechanical HVAC Installation Apprentice

Midwestern Mechanical

*via Glassdoor

Website:  https://www.midwesternmechanical.com/

HVAC Installation Apprentice (Entry-Level)

At Midwestern Mechanical we are passionate about our customers, our employees, and the work we perform. We maintain a workplace that individuals can be proud of, where talents are embraced, and results are encouraged and supported.

We are looking for talented people who value integrity, informed decision-making and collaboration. If you believe you are one of those talented people, and are interested in being considered for a career at Midwestern Mechanical, we invite you to apply today! Midwestern Mechanical is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-employment drug screens are required.

The HVAC Installation Apprentice position allows you to learn the skills required of the commercial HVAC installation trade while working in a full-time paid employment position with on-the-job training from experienced HVAC journeymen as well as company-provided apprenticeship classes 1/2 day every 2 weeks.

The HVAC Installation Apprentice assists in commercial installation projects, installing sheet metal and spiral ducts, roof top units and other HVAC equipment. The Apprentice is also responsible for delivering high quality work and productivity, and is expected to go through the company-provided apprenticeship training program to become a skilled HVAC Journeyman.

Required Skills:

  • Competent, responsible, organized and team-oriented
  • Strong communication and average computer skills
  • Strong basic math skills
  • Above average problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to operate powered equipment

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects equipment, structures or materials to identify problems or defects.
  • Operates powered equipment including hand tools, stationary machines and others as required.
  • Makes decisions and solves problems analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution.
  • Maintains a high quality initiative while completing assigned duties.
  • Tests for leaks in new and repaired systems.
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a current driver’s license to commute to job sites in the region.
  • Overnight travel as necessary within the region.
  • Maintain an active state and city license in all city/states you will perform work in.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Field experience in construction, HVAC or similar field is a plus

Benefits you will experience:

  • Competitive wages
  • Opportunities for advancement, knowledge and skill development
  • Company-provided apprenticeship classes
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • 401(k) retirement program with company match
  • Paid holidays and Paid Time Off program
  • Job bonuses

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Oehl Registered Apprentice Plumbing and HVAC


Amana, IA

*via ZipRecruiter

Website:  https://www.oehlplumbing.com/

Registered Apprentice Plumbing and HVAC

Seeking individual to assist in the Plumbing and HVAC industry.  Assist other technicians in their daily service calls while learning and working by yourself through the Registered Apprenticeship program.

The Registered Apprenticeship is 4 years and must complete 8000 hours of on the job training. After the 4 years and 8000 hours are completed, the individual is eligible to take the Journeyman test which is the next level in the plumbing and HVAC fields.

The Journeyman apprentices go through the PHCC program.The company will pay for the program. There are stipulations that we attached to paying for the apprenticeship and any other additional training.

Wages ranges between $14 to $22 depending on experience.

Please email your resume to oehlem@hotmail.com or apply in person.

Amount of hours can vary based on demand but generally 40+ hours a week. Some weekends and some nights.

Must have:

  • Clean Driving Report
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work individually or with a team
  • Ability to provide certifications or proof you are enrolled to earn appropriate certifications
  • Communication and Customer Service experience is a plus


  • Competitive wages
  • Paid overtime
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacations
  • Health Insurancei

HVAC Apprentice Jobs Iowa

Service Legends Heating and Cooling HVAC Apprentice

Service Legends

Des Moines, IA

*via Glassdoor

Website:  https://www.servicelegends.com/

Heating and Cooling HVAC Apprentice

Earn While You Learn

Have you wanted to get into the HVAC field, but just not sure where to start?

Are you lacking the thousands of dollars it costs for schooling?

Look no further, because Service Legends is proud to have our very own Federal & State approved apprenticeship program.

This program is designed to prepare team members with the skill sets to enjoy a rewarding career as a Heating and Air Conditioning Professional.

Our in-house apprenticeship program is not easy though; our team members are required to pass written and physical exams, and this typically requires study time outside of work hours.

So if you're driven, self motivated, and ready to take on this challenge, we encourage you to join us.

Service Legends is more than just a heating and cooling company- we are a big family and all we’re missing is you!

Not to brag, but Service Legends was a 2016 recipient of the Des Moines Register’s Top Place to Work!

We love taking care of our clients and we take great pride in going above and beyond for our team members as well.

We’re proud to be a leader in heating and cooling the Des Moines area.

We specialize in installs, maintenance and repairs for furnaces, air conditioners and more.

Having served the Des Moines area since 1997 (with legendary service by the way), it’s safe to say we’ve earned a PhD in keeping you comfy.

Summary of Position:

Our apprenticeship program provides the knowledge and training so you can perform proper maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems.

This includes diagnosing and preventing system failures, making repairs and replacements, and everything in between.

Our program will not only teach you professional communication skills for this, but we will guarantee that you will be comfortable and ready to use your new skill set before you're out in the field.

Essential Job Requirements:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to be successful in this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience with various hand and power tools common to trade (preferred)

Required Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent selling, communication and negotiation skills
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Basic computer skills
  • Skill in performing routine manual labor
  • The ability to use various hand and power tools common to trade
  • The ability to learn through observation and hands on experience
  • The ability to follow routine, verbal, and written instructions
  • The ability to communicate with team members and customers effectively
  • Being capable of maintaining professional working relationships with team members
  • The ability to understand, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, reports, regulations, etc.
  • The ability to perform basic mathematical functions

Special Position Requirements:

Must be able to participate in the after hours on-call service (rotational), requiring response to customer requests outside of normal business hours including weekends and holidays

Requirements / Working Environment and Conditions:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job the team member is regularly required to sit, talk and listen
  • The team member is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls
  • The team member is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The team member must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus while working with equipment, computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc
  • May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment to include: Non-slippery shoes, eye protection, disposable respirators or respirator masks, leather or neoprene gloves
  • Enough physical strength and ability to perform manual labor and to work from ladders and scaffolding
  • The job may require exerting up to 150 pounds of force rarely
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high



$13.20 to $33.00 an hour based on experience; pay will increase as tests are passed and knowledge/experience is gained through the apprenticeship program.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life, 401k with 4% Company Match, $150 Company Allowance (annually), Friends & Family Program, and company vehicles are provide for Service Technicians

Work Hours:

Full Time, Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (flexible end times) plus on-call (rotational to include some weekends)

Candidates must successfully pass a drug test, reference checks, and background check prior to being hired.

Service Legends will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.

Service Legends will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 91 Iowa

Sheet Metal Workers JATC

Burlington, IA 

*via LinkedIn

Website:  http://www.jatc91.org/

Sheet Metal Apprentice or HVAC Service Apprentice

Are you looking for……………

  • A great life?
  • An opportunity to work with your hands and your head?
  • A career where you will make as much as a college grad, without paying for school?
  • A great job with great benefits, including health care, and a personal pension plan?
  • A real chance to advance, in a career with challenges and variety?
  • Job Security—A skill that is, and will continue to be, in demand? Sometimes opportunities of a lifetime do come only once.

We are now seeking apprentice applicants in the following fields:

  • Industrial Sheet Metal and Welding
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
  • HVAC Service Tech. (Service and Repair)
  • TAB (Testing and Balancing)
  • Architectural Sheet Metal EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
  • Attend 200 hours of training per year for five years while earning a great wage working for a participating area contractor
  • Establish a solid career with NO student loans to repay
  • Advance in your career, working towards becoming a Sheet Metal Journeyman
  • Be a part of an ever growing industry Personal Requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Drive, determination and willingness to learn
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Above average mechanical and math skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination, form perception and manual dexterity
  • Dependable, with the ability to accept responsibility and work in a team environment Application Process
  • Apply online
  • Submit High School transcripts & processing fee
  • Attend orientation
  • Complete aptitude exam
  • Attend interview* Check us out on Facebook or for additional information please go to our web site.

Participating contractors serving the Burlington area:

  • Frank Millard Co. (Burlington, Mt. Pleasant, Keokuk)
  • Brockway Company Inc. (Burlington)
  • Arnold Refrigeration Inc. (Burlington)
  • Hallgren-Schildknecht Inc. (Burlington)
  • Winger Contracting Co. (Ottumwa)
  • Mechanical Services Inc. (MSI) Galesburg
  • R.W. Cardella Inc. (Keokuk)
  • Tri-State Sheet Metal (Keokuk)
  • Westridge Mechanical (Keokuk)
  • Interview process is subject to approval

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