A/C Equipment Mechanic

Employer
National Gallery of Art
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Industry
Automotive
Hours
Full Time
National Gallery of Art 1 vacancy in the following location: * Washington DC, DC Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent Opened Friday 3/31/2017 (7 day(s) ago) ** Closes Friday 4/14/2017 (7 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary About the Agency Incumbent is assigned to the Operations Department of the National Gallery's Facilities Management. Repairs, Inspects, operates, services, troubleshoots, and maintains building mechanical equipment and air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation and heating systems; and takes necessary action to restore any electrical, plumbing, or control (BAS) systems when an emergency breakdown occurs. Duties The incumbent is a journeyman responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of all mechanical equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems at the national Gallery of Art and the Sculpture Garden. The incumbent is responsible for the electrical troubleshooting of all heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) equipment within Gallery facilities, which includes the Sculpture Garden. The incumbent operates a centralized, multiple zone air conditioning plant that serves a complex of buildings. The air conditioning plant consists of five large capacity centrifugal chillers that provide chilled water required to perform humidification, dehumidification and filtration and cooling to three separate facilities; west, east and connecting link buildings. The incumbent is responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the various air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) systems that operate with various types of AC compressors such as; reciprocating, rotary screw, scroll and rotary vane. these appliances also have various refrigerant controls that must be operated, adjusted, repair, replaced and maintained. They are; thermostatic and automatic expansion valve, high and low side floats and capillary tube. The incumbent is responsible for the timely start-up, shut-down and regulation of the chiller plant centrifugal chillers, water circulation pumps, air handlers and other support equipment from central switches or from decentralized switches in fan or equipment rooms to meet load requirements. Incumbent is responsible for taking recording and analyzing equipment operational readings for the various HVAC system equipment and chillers that are in operation. These readings include the evaluation of entering and leaving evaporator water temperer; entering and leaving water temperatures at the steam convectors and hot water generators; and water and static air pressures at the various air handlers to determine whether any equipment operational controls need adjustment to meet environmental requirements and demands. On a continuing basis the incumbent records dry and wet bulb tempters, chiller oil level and oil pressure, entering and leaving condenser water temperature, volt and ampere readings, refrigerant temperer, high and low refrigerant pressure readings, humidity and other readings necessary to perform an analysis on the operational effectiveness of the HVAC equipment. As required the incumbent adjust valves, resets temperature controls and operates water spray pumps to correct environmental conditions. Travel Required * Not Required Relocation Authorized * No ## Job Requirements Key Requirements * You must be a US citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/59. * All required documents must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on closing date. * Required medical examination documents. Qualifications Candidates must meet the qualification requirements for WG-5306-10, which includes possession of the following job elements: 1. Ability to perform the duties of A/C Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT) 2. Knowledge of HVAC/Mechanical equipment assembly, installation, and repair 3. Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) 4. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading) 5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment 6. Knowledge of materials 7. Troubleshooting Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. **Physical Requirements:** Candidate must be able to lift own weight and must make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. Walking, climbing, crawling, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling for extended periods of time is required. Some work may be performed in confined space. Must be able to carry tools, equipment, and parts that weigh up to 40 pounds. Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation ## Additional Information What To Expect Next After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible. In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. BENEFITS Review our benefits Other Information * **The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.** * More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. * Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. * **AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION.** * All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEOPolicyStatement Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/ReasonableAccommodationPolicyStatement Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/VeteransInformation Selective Service Registration: *Salary Range:* $26.22 to $30.62 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-5306-10/10 *Promotion Potential:* 10 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States citizens and nationals This position is also being advertised to federal status candidates via Merit Promotion procedures. The announcement number is: . *Control Number:* 466939400 *Job Announcement Number:* NGA-17-55A