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Service Technician

Cedar Rapids, Davenport, or Dubuque, IA

Job Type


Role and Responsibilities

A Service Technician troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, and installs HVAC and related equipment as assigned. They assume day to day coordination of specific agreements or projects as assigned to assure contractual commitments are met in a timely, cost effective manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Follow point by point troubleshooting guides to find faults in a short period of time.

  • Possess the ability to read and understand electrical schematics.

  • Check complete system before leaving the job in order to avoid needless callbacks.

  • Seek out help if needed to solve the problem before leaving the job.

Customer Relations:

  • Inform the customer when arriving at or leaving the job along with when planning to return if needed.

  • Explore the customer complaint to determine the problem and find a resolution.

  • Tactfully instruct the customer on proper use of the system when problems are caused by customer error.

  • Give assurance to customer that the problem is fixed; explaining cause and remedy; and if the problem has not been fixed offer explanation of situation and suggest next step

Time Management/Planning:

  • Demonstrate ability to accurately determine job priorities by adhering to planned call schedule, scheduling report time concurrent with jobs, handling interruptions in stride, having the proper tools, materials, and scheduled tasking when arriving at the job site. scheduling vehicle maintenance.  

  • Work with project sales and dispatch to assure service representatives and material are on the job at the right time.


  • Promptly and accurately complete all required workorder information digitally or on paper.

  • Keep manager informed of any customer concerns.

  • Communicate information to all parties as needed.

Sales Assistance

  • Provide sales with qualified leads

  • Alert sales about competitive sales efforts

  • Look for SPOT opportunities in support of meeting Operational team goals

  • Determine who in the customer’s organization is responsible for the mechanical system being serviced

  • Discuss with customer to replace obsolete/outdated systems and make recommendations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Keep technical knowledge up to date regarding equipment and concepts

  • Ability to search out and read applicable manuals and online sources.

  • Ability to assist other service representatives in solving problems

  • Ability to find a solution when presented with a problem, and whether to repair or replace.

  • Demonstrate the capability of handling heavy workload of calls

  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication

Work Environment

  • Must be able to work in high pressure situations facing strict deadlines

  • Hours may exceed 40 hours per week to effectively perform this position

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

Education Requirements

  • HVACR, Boilers experience

  • Universal CFC License

  • Modern is a Signatory Contractor with Local 125 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union

AAP/ EEO Statement

At Modern, we understand that every employee is different in their own way. We support and thrive off those differences. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, military status, or other non-merit factors. Modern is a proud equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.

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