​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​HVAC / Building​ Equipmen​t Operator (BEO) I Apprentice ​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​HVAC / Building Equipment Operator (BEO) I Apprentice 

Dept: AviationPublic Works​ 

Job Description: Apprentices learn to maintain, repair and install heating and air conditioning systems and components. Assignments are routine at the beginning of the program. As an apprentice’s knowledge and skill increases, the complexity of assignments increases until performance and technical ability are at the journey level. Participation in the program requires apprentices to attend day or evening classes. 

Program Details: 

Apprentices must successfully and satisfactorily complete all assigned classroom and equipment training of 8,000 on-the-job training (OJT) hours and minimum 576 related training instruction hours. During this period of the program, apprentices will be non-classified and paid as a BEO I apprentice. After successful completion apprentices will promote into the BEO I classification and serve a 12-month probationary period. 


  • $19.13 / hour starting wage 

  • $20.09 / hour after 1,000 OJT hours  

  • $21.09 / hour after 2,000 OJT hours 

  • $23.19 / hour after 4,000 OJT hours  

  • $25.51 / hour after 6,000 OJT hours  

  • $28.86 / hour after 8,000 OJT hours  

Starting Pay Upon Graduation: $60,029 

City of Phoenix will assist apprentice to obtain while on the job: 

  • Rotate yearly between Aviation and Public Works Dept 

  • Complete All Required Building Equipment Operator I Apprenticeship Transition to a Dedicated Training Assignment 

  • Graduate the BEO I Apprenticeship Program 

  • Earn State of Arizona Completion Certificate 

  • Earn Department of Labor Completion Certificate 

  • Promote to Building Equipment Operator​ I 

Minimum Qualifications (these are subject to change per program requirements): 

  • Ability to read and comprehend written material at a level appropriate for the class. 

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED at the time of hire. 

  • Must successfully pass an Apprentice Aptitude Test with an 80% score or better. 

  • Able to perceive the full range of the color spectrum. 

  • Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required. 

  • Able to work at heights greater than 10 feet and move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less) 

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance. 

  • Requires working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution, and dust.  

  • The following list is not all inclusive but are TSA general factors for disqualification of employment for working at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Other factors will be assessed that may also lead to disqualification. Qualified candidates should consider these factors when applying. Aviation Employment Disqualifiers 

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