Thielsch Engineering

HVAC/R Service Technician

Job Locations US-RI-Cranston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


As a HVAC/R Service Technician, you will repair, maintain, replace and retrofit all manner of HVAC and Refrigeration equipment for the benefit of our customers.   

  • Expertise in diagnosis and repair of systems including (but not limited to): Rooftop Units, gas heating systems, split systems, walk-in coolers/freezer, ice machines, heat pumps, variable refrigerant flow systems, mini split systems, exhaust fans, energy recovery ventilators, makeup air units, chillers, boilers, hydronic pumps, and more.
  • Come to work with your own hand tools and instruments of the trade
  • Expertise in electrical wiring diagrams and control troubleshooting
  • Ability to go “on call” for a week at a time on rotating basis for after-hours coverage
  • Excellent communication skills & customer relations – includes use of iPhone/iPad.
  • Act as “lead technician” on replacement jobs and supervise helpers 
  • Safety on the road and on the jobsite at all times
  • Experience with DDC is a plus
  • Other duties as assigned


Work Environment

This position requires the employee to work both inside and outside. The employee may be subject to loud noises and hot and cold temperatures while on work site. May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. Will climb ladders and stairs every day.  


Position Type 

Work day is based on 8-hour day between the hours of 7am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Overtime will be available and work during nights and weekends will be required. Must be available for work during On Call hours (Rotating). 

Travel up to 50-mile radius from Providence will be required every day.  


Required Education and Experience:

  • Journeyman Refrigeration license in RI and/or MA
  • EPA universal refrigerant use certification
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience in Commercial and Industrial environments 


Physical Demands:


  • Lifting under and over 75 lbs.
  • Stooping, walking, Standing, bending, reaching, pulling and pushing 
  • Outside work
  • Driving 
  • Climbing stairs
  • Climbing Ladders 
  • Clarity of vision at both over 20 feet and under 20 inches
  • Able to judge depth, have a good field of vision, and identify and distinguish colors
  • Answer phone
  • Precision Type work
  • Dusty Environment 
  • Navigate uneven terrain
  • Reading, typing and computer input

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Health Care - United HealthCare, Delta Dental and Vision Service Plan
  • Paid holidays and Paid Time off (PTO)
  • Employer-paid Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Employer-paid Life and AD&D insurance; access to short and long-term disability insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement, Professional development and more! 



Who We Are

The RISE Group is an employee-owned, professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specialize in failure analysis, engineering design, process optimization, and condition assessment.  Our work demonstrates how creative collaboration can produce outstanding results for our clients and our communities.


Our Culture


At RISE, our customers come from all walks of life -- and so do our employees!  We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We can confidently state that we are successful as a direct result of our diversity.

From day one and throughout your career with us, you’ll find a workplace culture with expansive personal & professional development opportunities, cutting edge technology, a place where relationships are valued, and work/life balance is always a priority.


We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our workplace and in our communities. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.


The RISE Group is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.



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