HVAC Apprentice Jobs Maine
(Entry Level)

Below you will find (2) two (entry level) HVAC Apprentice Jobs in Maine 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 Maine

Dead River Company Service Tech Apprentice

Dead River Company

Brunswick, ME

*via LinkedIn

Website:  https://www.deadriver.com/

Service Tech - Apprentice

Position Summary:

Installs and repairs residential and commercial propane and/or oil burner equipment and appliances while ensuring a high level of customer service.

The responsibilities of this position are carried out with particular attention to maintaining customer property, respecting customer confidentiality and working as a trusted advisor.

The Service Technician serves as a Dead River Company ambassador by adhering to our Brand Promise, Guarantees and Pledges and our Co-Worker Guarantees and Pledges.

Essential Functions:

  • Installs, trouble-shoots and repairs oil and/or propane heating systems in accordance with applicable codes, safety regulations and Dead River Company policies.
  • Performs efficiency tests, tune-ups, and contract service inspections.
  • Eliminates call-backs and reduces liability by ensuring that all work is performed safely and accurately.
  • Promotes image as a trusted advisor through a neat appearance, clean uniform and timely, safe and courteous service Promotes Dead River company products and services.Advises customers on best options for specific needs.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly service vehicle.Ensures that all tools and equipment are in safe operating condition.+ Immediately records and reports parts and labor for service calls in accordance with company procedures.Maintains and tracks parts inventories in service vehicle.
  • Participates in night and weekend on-call schedule as necessary.
  • Reports all accidents, spills, and liability claims.
  • Performs propane Gas-check inspections according to applicable codes and company policy without supervision.(Propane technicians)

Other Tasks:

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Technical school training is preferred.


  • Technicians regularly interact with customers, other employees (dispatchers, other technicians, drivers, and office personnel) and equipment and parts supply vendors.


  • Apprentice – Will have successfully completed oil burner training course or CETP program.
  • Certification, Licensing, and Testing:  Apprentice, Journeyman or Master designation licensing is necessary in states where required.
  • Applicable propane CETP certification is required for propane technicians.
  • All technicians must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.
  • All technicians must have a valid motor vehicle drivers’ license. Driving record is reviewed at employment, and annually thereafter, and must meet company standards.

Equipment Used:

Industry related equipment including all types of hand tools, testing equipment, threading equipment, soldering torch, power tools, along with appropriate gauges and meters.

Decisions Made:

Technicians make decisions regarding the appropriate steps to take in servicing or installing equipment and heating devices.  Complex problems or unusual customer related issues are referred to the Service Manager or other appropriate party.

The apprentice works under the direct supervision of a journeyman or master technician.

Safety Considerations:

Safety considerations relate to safe operation of the service vehicle, wearing appropriate personal protective safety equipment, proper lifting of heavy parts or equipment, and general observation of the surroundings where work is being done.

Other Attributes Required:

This position requires dependability, commitment to exceptional customer service, ability to work independently, the desire to work as part of a team and a thorough understanding of the Dead River Company brand promise, guarantees and pledges.

Work Environment:

Temperatures may vary from below zero to above 90 degrees, depending on the time of year.  Since the job involves working with devices that burn petroleum products, there is some exposure to the product and fumes.

The work area ranges from the technician van to commercial and consumer sites that are occasionally cramped with little headroom.

Physical Requirements Analysis: 

  • The position requires frequent driving, standing, walking, and sitting. 
  • There is occasional to frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing. 
  • There is frequent use of the hands/arms to reach, feel, handle, lift or pull.
  • There is frequent communication involving both talking and listening.
  • Weight or Force Moved: Technicians move various sized objects weighing from a few ounces to over 100 pounds.  When very heavy objects are moved technicians are expected to seek assistance from other employees.

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HVAC Apprentice Jobs Maine

Innovative Refrigeration Systems Maintenance Trainee

Innovative Refrigeration Systems

Portland, ME

*via LinkedIn

Website:  https://www.r717.net/

Refrigeration Maintenance Trainee (North)

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is seeking to place full-time Industrial Refrigeration Service Technicians.

This position would be a part of our Service department and would be responsible for the repair, maintenance, & support of industrial refrigeration equipment for our valued customers.

A working knowledge of commercial - industrial refrigeration and electrical controls is preferred to be successful in this role.

This position will be required to be on an on-call rotation and national travel is required.

Advancement opportunities into field supervisors and project commissioning are available for qualified and motivated candidates.

Apprenticeship Training Program:

  • Innovative has developed a federally recognized Industrial Refrigeration Technician apprenticeship program to advance the career of our technicians.
  • This position offers enrollment in a 3-year long program that will result in becoming a licensed Industrial Refrigeration Journeyman.
  • Your enrollment will begin on the nearest upcoming quarter.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is a premier custom industrial refrigeration system company that strives to provide a one-stop shop for our valued customers.

We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients.

Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified, dedicated, passionate new teammates who share our drive and vision.

Why work for us?

We can offer you a career path and training to advance your career to the next level!

We offer competitive salary (skilled candidates can make 6 figures!), full benefits, substantial retirement packages (15% dollar for dollar match!), company credit card, laptop, service vehicle, and cell phone.

Simply put, we are looking to invest time and money into developing the most elite team of technicians and engineers in the ammonia refrigeration industry.

If you want to be the best in the business, this position is for you!

About the Position:

Job Security: Long-term, permanent position with benefits

Weekly pay

Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days

Key Duties:

Responsible for refrigeration repair and maintenance support to industrial accounts in food and beverage and refrigerated storage equipment ranging from 100 HP to 5,000 HP

Perform routine and emergency service on ammonia and Freon refrigeration equipment commonly found in industrial applications

Use working knowledge of screw and reciprocal compressors, electrical troubleshooting all common types of ammonia central systems, & control/alarm systems to perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required

Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements

Knowledge of controls and electrical systems (high and low voltage)


Must be a high school graduate, HVAC tech school required

Minimum of one year of HVAC/R experience

Universal EPA certification OR ability to obtain within 90 days

Prefer experience with anhydrous ammonia (R717)

Must be able to wear a respirator and pass a fit test

Motor alignment experience a plus

Companies are a tobacco-free workplace and, as such, no tobacco products are allowed during the workday on the jobsite(s).

Position requires overtime, daily traveling, and occasional heavy lifting

Position requires a pre-employment drug screening, felony screening, and motor vehicle record screening


Health Insurance - Company pays 75% of the monthly premiums for employees and their families

Dental Insurance

Competitive vacation & holiday pay

Supplemental insurance available (Aflac)

401(k) Retirement Plan - Company matches dollar-for-dollar up to 15%

Short-term and Long-term disability

Accidental death/dismemberment

Life insurance

Employee referral incentives

Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available

Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)

Travel, travel time, lodging, mileage and per diem company paid!

Company Truck (if applicable, subject to location)

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