DutiesDay Shift (6:00am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday, plus select weekend coverage) *Evening Shift (2:00pm to 10:30pm, Monday through Friday, plus select weekend coverage)**Night Shift (10:00pm to 6:30am, Sunday night through Friday morning, plus select weekend coverage).*Employees regularly assigned to evening shift are entitled to their hourly rate + 7.5% evening shift differential**Employees regularly assigned to night shift are entitled to their hourly rate + 10% night shift differential***The incumbent of this position is designated ad "Emergency/Essential" and will be required to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather conditions.***
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Building, Asst. Supt. CB & CVC Ops & Main Division, Maintenance Branch, Maintenance Section, Evening Unit. The incumbent is an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic and performs duties involved with installation, maintenance, and repair of systems providing a variety of air conditioning and refrigeration functions including heating, cooling, cleaning, filtering, and circulating to condition the air.Major Duties
Responsible for 1) the transition from pneumatic to direct digital controls; 2) greater diversity and complexity of interoperable vendor products; 3) new navigation and troubleshooting requirements for electronically controlled systems; and 4) frequent system construction modification requirements throughout the capitol complex to accommodate tenant requests and modernization.
Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs systems using mechanical compression, vapor, steam, and air cycle methods to heat, cool, humidify, clean, filter, circulate, and condition the air to levels required for a variety of facilities. Inspects, services, and maintains various exhaust fans, refrigeration, air conditioning equipment, electronic dust controllers, steam operated cooking equipment, and hot water generators to ensure proper operations. Equipment maintained includes direct or belt drive exhaust fans, water coolers, air compressors, ice cube makers, centrifugal pumps, refrigeration compressors, steam operated kitchen equipment, and fire protected kitchen exhaust fans systems. Installs refrigeration, air conditioning, steam operated kitchen equipment, and exhaust fan equipment by connecting lines, controls, compressors, evaporators and condensers, steam lines and valves, and charges system with proper refrigerants and oils.
Operates equipment and checks system for leaks and ensures proper operations and required temperature levels Performs repairs and complete overhauls of refrigeration and air conditioning systems including steam and chilled water lines and regulating valves. Installs or replaces pipes and ducts where conditioned areas are considerable distance from compressors. Troubleshoots the system, identifies defective components, determines corrective actions, and makes repairs to systems including reducing valves, steam traps, overload elements, condensers, chilled water and steam heater coils, evaporators, and chilled water pumps. Removes and replaces chilled water lines. Dismantles air conditioning and refrigeration systems components and ventilating, fans. Fixes leaks in the lines to standards. Checks entire systems and components for proper running cycle, motor and compressor temperature, refrigerant and oil leaks, adjustment and condition of belts, level of oil and refrigerants, cleanliness, setting, and equipment operations. Cleans and paints components as necessary. Locates and checks elements that control low and high side pressures, cooling unit temperatures, liquid and suction line temperatures, and mechanism running times. Uses test meters, precision measuring instruments, and test procedures to identify components and parts requiring repair or replacement. Identifies defective or worn parts and improper adjustments and settings. Replaces or repairs defective parts and components including discharge valves, fans, steam traps, reducing valves, belts, bearings, shafts, duct, and pipe covering. Fabricates new parts or reconditions old parts when new parts are not available such as shafts, holding brackets, pulleys, and pipe fittings by using lathe, grinder, and other required machine tools.
Reassembles equipment and tests for proper operations using prestolite torch, voltmeter, ammeter, pressure gauges, and vacuum pumps. Uses schematics, sketches, and drawings when installing and repairing equipment. RequirementsConditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- You must be able to pass a drug test.
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
- A citizen of the United States;
- A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
- A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
- A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
- You must be able to pass a drug test and background check.
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
- You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.
You must meet the Screen-out element for this position which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this position. The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to do the work of an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision. Additional informationWelcome Veterans.
The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 .If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System
. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.
The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm
The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Moving expenses are not authorized.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.Probationary Period-
A newly appointed selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.
Please be advised that federal retired annuitant candidates may only be considered as a temporary employee if the role can be filled in that capacity.