Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: This position is located on Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), Arlington, VA in the Business Operations and Integration Division of the Directorate of Public Works. Fort Myer is a 15 minute walking distance from the Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station or a 10-15 minute walking distance from the Rosslyn, Virginia Metro Station and accessible by bus transportation. The installation is approximately 3-4 miles from Washington D.C., and a short distance from major roadways and express highways.


The Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic position is within the Operations and Maintenance Division of the Directorate of Public Works at JBM-HH.  The incumbent services as a Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, responsible for the following functions: modification, maintenance, servicing, repair, and/or installation of refrigeration plants. Responsible for repair and upkeep, calibration of the electronic, pneumatic, and automatic controls necessary for plant operations.


Incumbent will be required to drive a government work vehicle.  Drive trucks capable of carrying loads weighting up to one ton to transport material and equipment to work site.


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel up to 10% of the time.

  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government.

  • Inclement weather and mission essential position.
  • Position requires an annual medical surveillance exam.
  • Position is subject to shift rotation and emergency 24-hour recall.
  • A Universal Technician certification is required.
  • Relocation expenses may be paid.
  • 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Screen out Element: You must be able to do the work of a Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, WG-5306-10, without more than normal supervision. In order to meet the screen out element, applicants should document their ability to do the following: installing, recognizing the causes of faulty equipment, inspecting, repairing, adjusting, and maintaining a variety of domestic and commercial heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems as an expert with a high degree of independence. Working knowledge of plumbing, steam-fitting, air conditioning and refrigeration, air distribution, sheet metal, brazing, soldering machine and electrical practices in order to make emergency repairs.


    Specifically, you will be evaluated against the following job elements:


    Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair

    Knowledge of Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic) 

    Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, Blue Prints, and/or Sketch Format 

    Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment 

    Physical Effort: Work requires extensive walking, standing, crawling, bending, kneeling, reaching, climbing, and lifting.  Must be able to work from ladders in cramped positions, and in small spaces.   

    Working Conditions: Incumbent is subjected to conditions affected by heat, rain, snow, humidity, dust and grease, extreme cold, indoors and outdoors, rooftops. 

    Hazards: Toxic and/or explosive fumes, cuts and bruises, burns by electric shock, burns from chemically treated water, falls from ladders, bursting steam pipes, scalding water. 


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Position requires a personnel security investigation.
    • Position requires a pre-employment physical evaluation.
    • Position requires a valid state or District of Columbia driver's license.
    • Position requires a "Universal" Technician Certification as indicated by 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, EPA.
    • Position requires an annual medical surveillance exam.
    • Position may require work on Saturday and/or Sunday, is subject to shift rotation and emergency 24-hour recall.
    • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and mandatory random drug testing.  Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for certain Civilian positions identified as Critical under the Department of Army Drug Abused Testing Program) requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.
    • Position is designated as Inclement Weather and Mission Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.  

    Not Applicable

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