Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Posted on: April 18, 2019
Duties of the position include:
- Maintaining, troubleshooting, designing, and repairing HVAC
systems, refrigeration systems, and all associated equipment. You
must also maintain and repair pneumatic, electronic, and electrical
- Maintain, install, hook up, and put into operation all types of
refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems, including
constant volume, variable air volume systems, walk-in freezers, ice
machines, blood bank freezers, chillers, hot water and chilled
water systems, steam distribution systems, hot water converters,
air handlers, package units, split systems, fan coil units,
computer room systems (e. g., Lieberts), etc.
- Repair components such as compressors, actually disassembling,
measuring tolerances and replacing valves, pistons, motors, oil
pumps and assembling components properly after repairs have been
- Repair critical laboratory equipment such as cell slicers,
centrifuges, ultra-low temperature refrigeration and
- Responsible for critical areas such as laboratory fume hoods
and negative pressure rooms.
- EPA-certified (universal type) to handle, recover, and reclaim
refrigerants for all types of machines used at this medical center.
This includes small appliances and high and low pressure equipment.
You will be required to perform a variety of related duties.Work
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8 :00 am to 4:30 pm. Occasional over time with
tours that vary to meet the needs of the Facility.
Position Description Title/PD#: /3218ATo qualify for this position,
applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not
required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of
sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this
position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge,
skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be
supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification
Standard Handbook X-118C.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated
against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as
question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who
appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification
requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are
rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are
then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint
- Technical Practices
- Technical Problem Solving
- Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e. g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e. g., professional;
philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work
per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of
time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing
to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the
nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and
the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The incumbents daily duties consist of
climbing, working in cramped positions and confined spaces and
moving and lifting heavy objects and equipment up to 75 pounds in
the repairing and installation of A/C and refrigeration systems.
Rigging devices, come-a-longs, hoists, shop cranes, block and
tackle are used in the removal of large compressors, coils, motors,
air handlers, evaporators and condensers. He/she makes repairs and
installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms where the
parts of systems are frequently in hard to reach places, therefore
requiring stooping, stretching, bending and kneeling for long
periods of time.
Working Conditions: The Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic is
frequently required to work outside, on top of tall buildings in
all types of weather conditions. He/she is subject to varying
temperature changes such as walk in freezers and refrigerators,
machinery rooms and air handlers. He/she is required to work in
interstitial spaces which have cramped areas and low overheads.
He/she is subject to dust, cuts and bruises, electric shock, burns,
falls from ladders or scaffolding, eye, hand and foot injuries and
to communicable diseases while working on wards, negative pressure
rooms (TB), and laboratories. He/she is subject to oils, greases,
solvents, refrigerants and other chemicals in the normal course of
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