Air Conditioning Mechanic

Dulles, Virginia
Apr 21, 2017
Sep 06, 2017
Full Time
Air Conditioning Mechanic - (MWAA-17-11926) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11926 Job Title: Air Conditioning Mechanic Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Washington Dulles International Airport, VA Post Date: 04/20/2017 Job Description:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Position Title

Air Conditioning Mechanic

Announcement No.


Salary Range

T19, $27.77 to $36.10/HR

Position Type

FT, Permanent


Washington Dulles International Airport, Utilities Services Division, MA-223A

Opening Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled*


*Amended from original closing date 05/04/2017




Have you ever wondered who runs Reagan National Airport? Or Dulles International Airport? Or the Dulles Toll Road? We do! We’re the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and we’re looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us continue our tradition of outstanding service to travelers in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2016 alone, we served more than 44 million air passengers. We offer an array of benefits programs, including vacation, retirement, and health benefits. Whether you are traveling the world or plotting your career path, your journey begins with us.   




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The selected applicant will serve as a full performance (journey) level Air Conditioning Mechanic at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority).  Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains,  installs, and tests a wide range of commercial-grade/industrial-scale equipment or systems (chillers, compressors, valves and pumps, heat pumps, etc.) used in conditioning air, chilling water, or making ice, including sophisticated thermal ice storage technology for air conditioning large buildings at IAD including hangars, airline offices and baggage claim areas of the Airport, the Fire Station and mid-terminal buildings, and Airport radar and computer equipment.  Repairs and maintains chillers for built-in drinking fountains, large ice machines, refrigerators, walk-in freezer lockers, window air-conditioners, and stand-alone water coolers.  Applies the theories, principles, requirements, and standards of the trade and uses the full range of tools of the trade, including specialized tools and software to adjust equipment/systems and diagnose problems and perform related functions.


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To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.

1.     A high school diploma, a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED), or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. 

2.     Four years of progressively responsible experience (post high school) in the maintenance, and repair of air conditioning equipment and systems which includes one year in the installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of large-scale, commercial and industrial air conditioning (A/C) equipment and systems, such as, chillers, air and water-cooled condensers, low-pressure boilers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, circulating pumps, air handlers, exhaust fans, air curtains, ice machines, and refrigerators. This includes knowledge of the theories, principles, requirements, and standards of the trade.

A Journey License as an Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) mechanic is evidence of four years of progressively responsible trade experience, but is not,  by itself, evidence of the one year of experience specializing in installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of large-scale, commercial and industrial air conditioning (A/C) equipment and systems, as specified.

3.     Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification (Section 608) to service HVAC/Refrigeration Equipment.


The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but they are not required to be rated qualified for this job:

1.     Licensed as a HVAC Mechanic in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

2.     Experience working safely in a trade on a busy airfield or in an equivalent work environment such as, but not limited to, working in a trade requiring prolonged concentration and attention to detail amid maritime or motor freight cargo loading/unloading or other types of near-constant movements/operations that require continuous situational awareness and alertness to continually changing circumstances and events.


Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.