HVAC Careers

Our family-owned company has been serving the Madison County homeowners for 65 years and we are proud to be a staple in the Metro-East area. Since 1951, our goal is to provide true home comfort for homeowners in the area, while continuing to push the HVAC industry forward through ongoing training and continuing education for all members of our team.

Employee Benefits

  • Paid vacation (holidays and sick time)
  • Health insurance
  • Training and continuing education
  • Retirement package
  • Year-round work and stability

Current HVAC Job Openings in Metro-East

Below are the current job openings available at Ernst Heating & Cooling. Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to apply.

Job Opening: Service Technician

The Service Technician’s primary responsibility will be to diagnose and troubleshoot HVAC equipment, indoor comfort, energy efficiency, and related problems on demand emergency service calls. If no demand calls are available he/she may perform routine maintenance on HVAC equipment and identify (potential) problems affecting current or future performance of equipment and identify sales opportunities. He/she must present options, service agreements, and pricing to customers in a clear, polite, and respectful manner. The Service Technician must complete approved repairs/improvements in a timely manner, leave a clean and orderly work area, collect payment, fill out paperwork properly, and make our customers delighted so they will always call us for their HVAC needs.The nature of a small business is that most team members will have to perform multiple duties.

Job Expectations

  • Average at least 40 hours per week
  • Overtime as required
  • On call evenings and over weekends as required
  • Routinely work outside and in basements. May work in crawlspaces and attics.
  • Effective, consistent, and constant communication with customers, vendors, co-workers, and others is required.

To adequately perform the duties of this job the employee is regularly and routinely required to sit; stand, walk, stoop, kneel, use hands to finger, handle controls; hear, and talk.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience as an HVAC installation, maintenance, or service technician or comparable education
  • Ability to communicate clearly in a friendly, personable way with customers and coworkers.
  • EPA-certified
  • Valid social security card, driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Well groomed, neat appearance. Facial hair is allowed but must be well kept. No visible tattoos or piercings.
  • Able to quickly troubleshoot problems
  • Strong attention to detail with a desire and ability to complete the job correctly the first time
  • Understands and willing to follow proper safety techniques
  • Ability to follow controls/wiring schematic
  • Ability to braze/solder/weld
  • Be able to operate a tablet for presenting repair options and completing paperwork
  • Service Technician must provide their own hand tools
  • NATE-certification a plus

Job Opening: Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing routine maintenance on HVAC equipment.  He/she must identify (potential) problems affecting current or future performance of equipment and identify sales opportunities. Maintenance Technician must present options, service agreements, and pricing to customers in a clear, polite, and respectful manner. Complete approved repair/improvement if qualified to do so. Otherwise communicate with Dispatcher to coordinate a Service Technician to complete the repair/improvement. Leave a clean and orderly work area, collect payment, fill out paperwork properly, and make our customers delighted so will always call us for their HVAC needs. The nature of a small business is that most team members will have to perform multiple duties.

Job Expectations

  • Average at least 40 hours per week
  • Overtime as required
  • Routinely work outside and in basements. May work in crawlspaces and attics.
  • Effective, consistent, and constant communication with customers, vendors, co-workers, and others is required.

To adequately perform the duties of this job the employee is regularly and routinely required to sit; stand, walk, stoop, kneel, use hands to finger, handle controls; hear, and talk.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Attending Vocational School (recommended)
  • Ability to communicate clearly in a friendly, personable way with customers and coworkers.
  • EPA-certified
  • Valid social security card, driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Well groomed, neat appearance. Facial hair is allowed but must be well kept. No visible tattoos or piercings.
  • Able to quickly troubleshoot problems
  • Strong attention to detail with a desire and ability to complete the job correctly the first time
  • Understands and willing to follow proper safety techniques
  • Be able to operate a tablet to present repair/improvement options to customers and complete paperwork
  • Maintenance Technician must provide their own hand tools

While our company is based in Hamel, we serve the general Madison County area and we’re looking for the best people to join our team. Contact us if you’re looking for HVAC jobs in Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Marine, Bethalto, Meadowbrook, Staunton, Pocahontas, Highland, Pierron, Alhambra, Worden, or Collinsville.

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What People Are Saying About Ernst
  Reviews for Ernst Heating & Cooling

103 customer reviews

Average rating:5

 
  Easy to work with!
Easy to work with!!
by rob s on 06/18/2017
  Well satisfied...
Glad to continue business with Ernst.
by steve l on 06/15/2017
  Just fine. Ok
I prefer to have the same technician from one time to the next so that the person is more familiar with my home. This...
by jeanie b on 06/14/2017
  Replace Furnace...
We had Ernst install a replacement furnace and air conditioner. The install went very smoothly and quickly and the...
by Southern Illinois District L on 06/14/2017
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by Mary K on 05/30/2017
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