Central Plant Mechanic

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2018
Apr 23, 2018
Full Time

<p><b><u>GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES</u></b></p> <p>Maintains and repairs heating and air-handling systems and related HVAC equipment, ranging from low-pressure boilers to high-temperature hot-water boilers and from small exhaust fans to multi-zoned air-handling units with multi-filtering systems.</p> <p>Troubleshoots problems with equipment and systems (e.g., observes cracks and metal corrosion; checks gauges for pressure, temperature, and level; reviews data and logs).</p> <p>Dismantles, inspects, cleans, repairs, or replaces equipment, such as pumps, condensers, expansion joints, motors, switches, and timers.</p> <p>Answers trouble calls and performs preventive maintenance on high temperature hot water generators, centrifugal chillers, pumps, compressors, and cooling towers.</p> <p>May work alongside HVAC Mechanics or Air-Conditioning Mechanics.</p> <p>Regularly uses water sampling equipment and various tools, meters, probes, pumps, and other equipment. Occasionally uses distributed control system to determine the operational status of equipment.</p> <p>Keeps records and reports of work completed and materials used.</p> <p>Sets up and cleans up work-site. Performs ‘shop-keeping’ tasks.</p> <p>Handles refrigerants and hazardous materials in accordance with regulations and other requirements. Works according to building and fire codes.</p> <p>Keeps abreast of industrial changes in HVAC and refrigeration equipment and systems.</p> <p>Performs other duties as assigned.</p> <p><b><u>QUALIFICATIONS</u></b></p> <p>Four years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment. <b><u>OR</u></b> A Journey License as an Air Conditioning Mechanic.&nbsp;</p> <p>One year of experience in the installation, test, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of heating and air-handling systems and related HVAC equipment.</p> <p>Full performance (journey) level knowledge of and skill in HVAC equipment and system installation, operation and adjustment, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair and replacement.</p> <p>Skill in using tools, technical manuals, and other equipment/guides in performing journey level HVAC work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to rapidly acquire technical knowledge of new equipment and systems.</p> <p>Ability to analyze data and information (including blueprints and schematics).</p> <p>Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations, and procedures to do so.</p> <p>Ability to speak and write effectively.</p> <p>Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance system.</p> <p><b><u>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS</u></b></p> <p>Licensed as a Journey level HVAC Mechanic.</p> <p><b><u>EDUCATION</u></b></p> <p>A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).</p> <p><b><u>CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED</u></b></p> <p>A state driver’s license in good standing</p> <p>Certification in HVAC (Universal) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within 90 days of hire, promotion, or placement on the job.</p> <p><b><u>NECESSARY SPECIAL FACTORS</u></b></p> <p>May be subject to hold over and recall on a 24-hour basis for essential services and emergencies.</p> <p>Work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion (exerting 20 to 40 pounds; lifts, pushes, and moves objects weighing up to 50 pounds).</p> <p>May be subject to noise, heat, or electric shock from HVAC equipment; wears personal protective gear, as necessary.&nbsp; May be subject to adverse weather conditions when working outside.</p> <p>Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>#WP</p> <p><b>A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.</b></p> <p>Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| <b>Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers</b></p>