Careers

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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 Predictive Index survey, then email your resume to totalhr@total-mechanical.com.

 

Total Mechanical, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Industrial Sales Engineer

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Division Vice President, the Industrial Sales Engineer is responsible for acquiring new accounts and/or projects in accordance with Company sales and profit objectives and maintaining relationships with existing customers.  

 

Qualifications

Education:  The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED.  BS in Engineering desired.

            Years of Relevant Work Experience:  Minimum of 3 years of design experience.

Certificates/Licenses:  Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.  Professional Engineer stamp preferred.

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 the ability to build winning teams; effectively coach, delegate and motivate employees; the ability to pass skills and knowledge onto others; the ability to communicate clear directions and drive team objectives; and the composure to represent the Company favorably under all circumstances.

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

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; exceptional presentation and relationship building 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. Customer relations.  Maintain the Company’s relationships with current customers.  Develop relationships with new customers.  Educate current and potential customers about Company’s competencies.
  2. New Business.  Identify, develop and generate new business activity.  Estimate projects/contracts in accordance with customer definitions/plans.  Achieve customer and Company expectations regarding turnaround time for quotes/bids/proposals.  Obtain bid bonds when necessary.  Negotiate contracts in accordance with Company policies and objectives.  Review resulting customer contracts.  Ensure that contracts properly represent negotiated terms.  Prepare contracts for Division Manager signature.  Obtain risk management review of indemnification clauses.  Coordinate and consolidate the bid documents and activities for all Divisions for multiple division projects.
  3. Turn Oversand Project Preparation.  Prepare initial project documentation for “turning over” project to operations.   Assist engineering/design/CAD in preparation of project drawings.  Participate fully in “turn over” process to ensure that operations has a complete understanding of the project and contract.     
  4. Project Management.  Manage contracts to estimate and construction schedule.  Establish project metrics and report progress against metrics to Company management.  Ensure that all assigned projects meet the Company’s and customer’s quality and safety expectations.  Acquire all necessary permits, bonds, licenses and registrations.  Arrange for all necessary job inspections.  Document inspection activities and results.  Coordinate job labor with Superintendents.   Clearly communicate expectations regarding installation methods, equipment delivery and job schedules to Superintendents and foremen.  Purchase necessary equipment/material.  Coordinate delivery of equipment/material to project.  Contract and schedule subcontractors for projects.  Ensure that subcontractors are meeting Company standards of performance, quality, schedule and safety.  Represent Company at all construction/coordination meetings as required by the customer. 
  5. Change Orders.  Identify, prepare, obtain pricing, negotiate and track change orders.  Ensure that field personnel clearly understand what constitutes “out of scope” work for each project and how to communicate such requests to project management.  Enter change orders into the accounting system.
  6. Participate in development and implementation of Company best practices.
  7. Participate in post mortem reviews of projects as requested.

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.

Please take a few minutes and fill out our Predictive Index Survey 

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to totalhr@total-mechanical.com

Fire Protection Designer

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Designer Manager the Fire Protection 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:  3-5 years of experience designing mechanical fire protection systems.

            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

Technical Skills:  This position requires proficiency with commonly used fire protection concepts, practices and procedures; proficiency with applicable building codes and industry installation practices; the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and blueprints; the ability to utilize computer to perform tasks; and proficiency in the use of general office software computer-assisted drafting programs (AutoCad/SprinkCad).

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 Project and Equipment. Gain a thorough understanding of assigned projects.  Review project specifications, proposal, addendums, engineering drawings and all other information pertinent to the project.  Meet with customers or visit job site to verify specifications.  Gain thorough understanding of the equipment used on the project and effectively incorporate that equipment into the design.
  2. Design Project. Develop detailed design drawings utilizing computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.  Evaluate designs for code compliance, appearance, safety, function, budget, and production costs.  Recommend design improvements.  Identify to owners, opportunities to add value to projects.  Maintain specified design schedule.  Perform all necessary calculations.  Determine performance standards and material selection based on required calculations.  Attend job coordination meetings as requested.
  3. Project Documentation. Maintain the documentation for all job coordination issues.  Provide other project information/documentation as requested.  Provide information to complete permit/plan review.  Generate record drawings, “cut sheets”, shop drawings, and fabrication drawings.  Archive drawings (approved plans, pertinent architectural plans, civil plans) in electronic format.
  4. Maintain CAD System. 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 Designer creates accurate, detailed installation drawings that meet the specifications of the project in the most cost-effective manner possible; and keeps projects on schedule by providing drawings in a timely manner.

 

Designer Career Progression

Intern → Associate Designer → Designer → Senior Designer → Design Manager

 

A Designer becomes eligible for promotion to Senior Designer when able to demonstrate consistent, reliable successful performance of their defined duties, when able to perform Senior Designer duties for large-size projects with little supervision and upon successful completion of the Senior Designer 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 Predictive Index Survey 

 

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to totalhr@total-mechanical.com

 

Project Manager

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President/Division Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for 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.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:  3 to 5 years of experience managing or directing work groups in a construction environment.

            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 the ability to build winning teams; effectively coach, delegate and motivate employees; the ability to pass skills and knowledge onto others; the ability to communicate clear directions and drive team objectives; 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 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. Project Preparation. Obtain detailed understanding of assigned projects (contract specifications, terms, scope, alternates, estimated costs and planned installation methods).  Arrange and lead turnover meeting from sales to project management.  Prepare project documentation packet for field.  Enter jobs into the accounting system.   
  2. Project Documentation. Prepare and communicate equipment submittals.  Maintain equipment submittal log and documentation.  Prepare and communicate project RFI’s as early as possible in the project.  Maintain RFI log and documentation.  Prepare letter to appropriate party documenting all significant concerns (job delays, poor site conditions, out of sequence work, labor interruptions, etc.).  Maintain all required project documentation in accordance with Company standards.      
  3. Project Management. Manage contracts to estimate and construction schedule.  Establish project metrics and report progress against metrics to Company management.  Ensure that all assigned projects meet the Company’s and customer’s quality and safety expectations.  Acquire all necessary permits, bonds, licenses and registrations.  Arrange for all necessary job inspections.  Document inspection activities and results.  Coordinate job labor with Superintendents.   Clearly communicate expectations regarding installation methods, equipment delivery and job schedules to Superintendents and foremen.  Purchase necessary equipment/material.  Coordinate delivery of equipment/material to project.  Contract and schedule subcontractors for projects.  Ensure that subcontractors are meeting Company standards of performance, quality, schedule and safety.  Represent Company at all construction/coordination meetings as required by the customer. 
  4. Project Financials. Monitor project financial performance.  Forecast project cost at completion for monthly WIP meetings.   Approve equipment/material/subcontract invoices in a timely manner.  Invoice customers in accordance with the contract and Company guidelines.  Participate in collection issues as requested by Finance. 
  5. Customer Relations. Utilize contact with customers and detailed knowledge of customer systems to identify new business opportunities.
  6. Coordinate activities among Total Mechanical divisions on multi-division projects, typically smaller and more apparent in nature. Assume lead role when assigned. 
  7. Arrange and lead post mortem meetings with Estimating for all jobs that complete outside of normal guidelines.
  8. Change Orders. Identify, prepare, obtain pricing, negotiate and track change orders.  Ensure that field personnel clearly understand what constitutes “out of scope” work for each project and how to communicate such requests to project management.  Enter change orders into the accounting system.   
  9. Participate in the development and implementation of Company’s best practices

Working Conditions

This is a full-time exempt 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.

Please take a few minutes and fill out our Predictive Index Survey 

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to totalhr@total-mechanical.com

Assistant Project Manager

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.

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 best practices.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time exempt 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 Predictive Index Survey 

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to totalhr@total-mechanical.com

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