Careers

Our commitment to our customers is matched only by our commitment to our employees.

TOTAL Careers

Building Integrity

When you join TOTAL Mechanical, you’re joining a team of professionals dedicated to providing value in designing, installing and maintaining mechanical systems for commercial and industrial applications. As a member of our team of experts, you’ll be delivering on our brand promise—Building Integrity.

There’s an intended double meaning behind that term. First, everything we do is about establishing and maintaining a building’s integrity. From HVAC, to plumbing, electrical, fire protection, building automation and fabrication, it’s all about the operational integrity of the building. Secondly, it directly relates to maintaining the integrity of all of our relationships. From other employees, associates, building industry partners and our customers, it’s all about performing at our best, and doing what we say we’re going to do, in a forthright and professional manner. Our reputation depends on it. Our Building Integrity will always be TOTAL.

Safety

Safety from day one. The welfare and safety of our skilled employees and craftsmen, and all partners on a building project, begins long before the work begins. TOTAL insists on strict adherence to our comprehensive safety program. At TOTAL Mechanical University, new employees attend a rigorous safety orientation before setting foot on a TOTAL job site.

Our commitment to safety includes a full-time safety director and a continuous education program to ensure that all employees stay up-to-date on safety procedures and the latest protective equipment needed to keep them and the job site safe. Safety protocols are administered and supervised by our TOTAL Safety Review Board, a team consisting of union and non-union office and field personnel. TOTAL has received numerous safety awards and has been cited as a safe workplace for over 30 years.

Education

Our commitment to employee education and training leads the industry. Our TOTAL Mechanical University is one of the most comprehensive in-house continuing education programs offered. You’ll receive continuing training on all of the important state-of-the-art technologies that regularly reshape the industry, and you’ll be able to put that knowledge to work everyday, on the job.

Job Openings

We want to hear from you.

Whether you’re ready to graduate and begin your career, or you’re an experienced professional looking for new challenges, we’d like to hear about it. We offer a TOTAL package—an environment that motivates and recognizes employees for their contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, TOTAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits program. Please take the time to review our website and learn more about our Company and our latest job openings. And, keep track of us on social media to see what we’re up to.

We look forward to welcoming you to our TOTAL Team.

Even if you don’t see a job that fits you, please take a few minutes and fill out our Culture Index survey, then either upload your resume after completing the survey or email your resume to totalhr@total-mechanical.com.

CAD Designer (Electrical, Fire Protection, HVAC and Plumbing)
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President/Division Manager, the CAD Designer is responsible for coordinating, designing, and formatting computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.

Qualifications

Education:  The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED.  Or member in good standing of applicable local bargaining unit.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:  1 to 3 years of CAD experience.

Certificates/Licenses:  Valid driver’s license.  Satisfactory driving record.

Physical Job Requirements:  Required to sit, stand and move throughout Company facilities.

Skills and Competencies

Technical Skills:  This position requires proficiency with general office and CAD software (preferably AutoCad); knowledge of commonly used industry concepts, practices and procedures; knowledge of applicable building codes and industry installation practices; and the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and blueprints.

Personal/Interpersonal Competencies:  This position requires strong problem solving and analytical skills; strong attention to detail; the ability to work independently and exercise sound business judgment; the ability to make commitments and be willing to be held accountable against them; the ability to organize workloads to meet deadlines; the adaptability to accept change when needed; strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to excel in a team environment and advance overall team objectives; and the ability to ensure customer satisfaction by delivering excellence in products and services.

Key Activities

  1. Understand Projects. Thoroughly understand assigned projects.  Review project specifications, proposal, addendums, engineering drawings and all other information pertinent to project.  Visit job sites if necessary to gain appropriate project orientation.  Attend coordination meetings as needed.
  2. Generate Drawings. Generate detailed drawings utilizing computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.  Field sketches and fabrication drawings are covered work by local bargaining members.
  3. Project Documentation. Provide other project information/documentation as requested.  Provide information necessary for plan review/permit.  Manage plan review process.  Provide “cut sheets” and shop fabrication drawings as requested.  Archive drawings (approved plans, pertinent architectural plans, civil plans, etc) in electronic format.
  4. Maintain/update CAD system to ensure maximum efficiency/accuracy is achieved.
  5. Participate in the development and implementation of Company best practices.

Key Performance Factors:  A successful CAD Designer produces complete, accurate CAD drawings that properly reflect the proposed system in accordance with the schedule; supports engineering, sales and project manager staff as requested; provides accurate information for permits and plan approval; and maintains a complete, organized set of archived drawings.

Career Progression:  A CAD Designer is eligible for promotion to Senior CAD Designer when able to consistently, accurately and reliably execute their duties in a timely manner, able to demonstrate a high level of autonomy in completing their workload and completes the CAD Designer training program.

Working Conditions:  This is a full time exempt position or a full time bargaining position.  Business hours are between 7:00am and 5:00pm.

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Bargaining salary and benefits are per contract.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please take a few minutes and fill out our Culture Index

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Total Mechanical, Inc.
Attn. Human Resources
W234 N2830 Paul Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

totalhr@total-mechanical.com

Fax: 262-523-2532

CHVAC Estimator (Tri-Cor Mechanical in Janesville, WI)
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Division Manager, the Estimator is responsible for analyzing blueprints, project specifications  and other documentation to prepare cost, material, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.

Qualifications

Education:  The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED, college degree is preferred.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:  Minimum of 1 year estimating complex/multiphase mechanical projects.

Certificates/Licenses:  Valid driver’s license.  Satisfactory driving record.

Physical Job Requirements:  Required to sit, stand and move throughout Company facilities.

Skills and Competencies

Technical Skills:  This position requires advanced proficiency with mechanical estimating software (preferably QuickPen); advanced proficiency with commonly used mechanical concepts, practices and procedures; knowledge of applicable building codes and industry installation practices; and the ability to read and interpret construction drawing and blueprints.

Personal/Interpersonal Competencies:  This position requires strong problem solving and analytical skills; strong attention to detail; the ability to work independently and exercise sound business judgment; the ability to make commitments and be willing to be held accountable against them; the ability or organize workloads to meet deadlines; the adaptability to accept change when needed; strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to excel in a team environment and advance overall team objectives; and the ability to ensure customer satisfaction by delivering excellence in products and service.

Key Activities

  1. Understand Project. Gain thorough understanding of potential projects by reviewing all available project documentation, discussing project with salesperson, and/or reviewing project site.
  2. Prepare Estimate. Utilize QuickPen (or other automated estimating software) to establish detailed project cost estimates.  Develop estimates utilizing the most advantageous/efficient construction practices.  Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors.  Obtain bid bonds when necessary.  Achieve customer/Company expectations regarding turnaround time for bids.
  3. Prepare initial project documentation for “turning over“ project to Operations.  Participate in turnover meetings.  Assist engineering/design/CAD in the preparation of project drawings.
  4. Maintain/Enhance Estimating System and Procedures. Perform periodic reviews of actual vs estimated costs on key projects to help evaluate ongoing labor productivity and estimating accuracy.  Participate in post mortem reviews of projects as requested.  Adjust estimating system and/or procedures to continue to improve overall estimating accuracy.
  5. Bid Tracer. Enter bid requests into Bid Tracer in a timely manner.  Communicate bid participation to customers.
  6. Take Offs. Prepare periodic partial take offs to assist Project Managers in forecasting cost at completion.
  7. Participate in the development and implementation of Company best practices.

Key Performance Factors:  A successful  Estimator manages the quoting/bidding process for a division; produces accurate, complete, timely estimates; ensures that estimating software is updated and maintained to achieve the most accurate estimates possible; and tracks actual job and shop progress and results in order to continually enhance estimating accuracy.

Career Progression:  An Estimator is eligible for promotion to Senior Estimator when able to independently produce high quality, accurate, complex estimates, when able to direct the work or Associate Estimators and other Estimators and upon completion of the Estimator training program.

Working Conditions:  This is a full time exempt position.  Business hours are between 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please take a few minutes and fill out our Culture Index

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Total Mechanical, Inc.
Attn. Human Resources
W234 N2830 Paul Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

totalhr@total-mechanical.com

Fax: 262-523-2532

Assistant Project Manager (All Divisions)
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President/Division Manager, the Assistant Project Manager is responsible for supporting project managers, senior project managers and project executives with the successful installation of construction projects.

Qualifications

Education:  The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED, or member in good standing of applicable local bargaining unit.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:  0 to 3 years of exposure to construction processes.

Certificates/Licenses:  Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record.

Physical Job Requirements:  Required to sit, stand and move throughout Company facilities.  Must be able to perform job responsibilities in an industrial, construction site and general outdoor environment around heavy machinery and equipment.

Skills and Competencies

Leadership Skills:  This position requires strong communication and organizational skills, the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and the composure to represent the Company favorably under all circumstances.

Technical Skills:  This position requires proficiency in commonly used construction terms, tools, concepts and practices; proficiency in industry safety practices, procedures and equipment; the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and blueprints; proficiency in basic financial terms and concepts; and proficiency with general office and project management software (preferably Spectrum).

Personal/Interpersonal Competencies:  This position requires problem solving and analytical skills; the ability to work independently and exercise sound business judgment; the ability to make commitments and be willing to be held accountable against them; the ability to organize workloads to meet deadlines; the adaptability to accept or bring about change when needed; the ability to drive continuous improvement thinking and actions; exceptional written and verbal communication skills, the ability to excel in a team environment and advance overall team objectives; the ability to ensure customer satisfaction by delivering excellence in products and service; and extremely high standards for ethical conduct.

Key Activities

  1. Project Preparation. Obtain detailed understanding of assigned projects (contract specifications, terms, scope, alternates, estimated costs and planned installation methods).  Prepare project documentation.  Enter jobs and purchase orders into the job cost system.
  2. Project Documentation. Organize and maintain all required project documentation in accordance with Company standards including job files, contracts, change orders, equipment submittals, RFI’s and equipment manuals.
  3. Project Management Assistance.  Acquire all necessary permits, bonds, licenses and registrations.  Arrange for all necessary job inspections.  Document inspection activities and results.  Coordinate delivery of equipment/material to project.
  4. Project Financials. Prepare financial reports and analyses for project managers.  Assist with collection issues as requested by Finance.
  5. General Assistance.  Review and edit field time cards for payroll entry.  Support the Division’s sales activities by assisting with the preparation of bids and prequalification forms.
  6. Participate in the development and implementation of Company’s best practices.

Key Performance Factors:  A successful Assistant Project Manager ensures the accuracy of information in the job cost system, organizes job records for maximum efficiency, provides timely analyses of job metrics to project managers and alleviates project manager workloads by performing project manager activities under direction.

Career Progression:  An Assistant Project Manager becomes eligible for promotion to Project Manager when able to demonstrate consistent, reliable, successful performance of their defined duties, when able to perform Project Manager duties for small projects with little supervision and upon successful completion of the Project Manager training program.     

Working Conditions:  This is a full time exempt position or full time bargaining position.  Business hours are between 7:00am to 5:00pm.  Work may require temporary and/or partial re-assignment to job trailers.

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please take a few minutes and fill out our Culture Index

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Total Mechanical, Inc.
Attn. Human Resources
W234 N2830 Paul Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

totalhr@total-mechanical.com

Fax: 262-523-2532

Senior Engineer

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Commercial HVAC Engineering Manager, the Commercial HVAC Engineer is responsible for the engineering and design of complex HVAC and piping systems and for providing engineering support to field questions and installation problems.

Qualifications

Education:  The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:  7 to 10 years of engineering design experience in a relevant field.

Certificates/Licenses:  Valid driver’s license.  Satisfactory driving record.  Design and/or PE certification.

Physical Job Requirements:  Required to sit, stand and move throughout company facilities.  Must be able to perform job responsibilities in an industrial, construction site and general outdoor environment around heavy machinery and equipment

Skills and Competencies

Leadership Skills:  The ability to pass skills and knowledge onto others and the composure to represent the Company favorably under all circumstances.

Technical Skills:  This position requires advanced proficiency in successful mechanical systems engineering and design; a thorough knowledge of applicable building codes; knowledge of industry safety practices, procedures and equipment; advanced proficiency with general office and automated design software (preferable AutoCad).

Personal/Interpersonal Competencies:  This position requires strong problem solving and analytical skills; the ability to work independently and exercise sound business judgment; the ability to make commitments and be willing to be held accountable against them; the ability to organize workloads to meet deadlines; the adaptability to accept or bring about change when needed; the ability to drive continuous improvement thinking and actions; exceptional written and verbal communication skills, the ability to excel in a team environment and advance overall team objectives; the ability to ensure customer satisfaction by delivering excellence in products and service; and extremely high standards for ethical conduct.

Key Activities

  1. Design.  Design commercial HVAC systems.  Gain thorough understanding of project by reviewing all pertinent documentation, meeting with customers, visiting job sites.  Assist Industrial Division with the engineering and design of process piping systems.  Serve as technical liaison between Company and external engineering/technical resources.
  2. Support.  Support commercial HVAC salespeople, project managers, estimators and field foremen on technical issues/concerns.
  3. Development of Engineering/Design Staff.  Assist in the selection, orientation and training of new engineering and design professionals.
  4. Best Practices.  Utilize technical expertise to continually challenge and improve designs and construction practices.  Participate in the development and implementation of process improvement initiatives.

Key Performance Factors

A successful Commercial HVAC Engineer continually improves design and design processes to ensure that customer expectations are met in the most cost effective manner possible, helps to build engineering talent within the organization and supports field issues in a manner that maintains peak field productivity.

Working Conditions

This is a full time exempt position.  Business hours are between 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please take a few minutes and fill out our Culture Index

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Total Mechanical, Inc.
Attn. Human Resources
W234 N2830 Paul Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

totalhr@total-mechanical.com

Fax: 262-523-2532

Testimonials

“I would not hesitate to recommend you and your staff to anyone seeking a mechanical partner that has a vast working knowledge of the healthcare environment and can deliver!”

Kevin O’Toole – Executive Vice President
Hunzinger Construction Company

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TOTAL Mechanical is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier commercial, industrial and residential HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractor.

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