AC Equipment Mechanic (HVAC) - Journeyman
SUMMARY Repairs, modifies, and maintains equipment and systems involved in climate control by means of mechanical compression or absorption to provide air conditioning.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs a wide variety of tests using a myriad of test equipment to ascertain the actual condition of systems, equipment and/or components; Performs a variety of troubleshooting requirements to ascertain the cause(s) of problems and/or malfunctions on various heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. Performs necessary corrective maintenance requirements to identify the cause(s) of reported problems and restore to working condition. Performs required preventive maintenance procedures. Modifies systems and equipment as required. Operates Authority vehicles as an essential function of the position. Maintains vehicles and/or equipment in a clean and orderly manner. Reports any operating deficiencies to the appropriate Authority personnel. Performs other related duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the supervisor. Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A Key Working Relationships: Interacts with co-workers throughout the department and the Authority. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE & OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for an individual to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable amounts of training are provided. High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate and four (4) years of experience related to the repair and modification of a variety of equipment and systems that achieve regulated climatic conditions. Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operating License and a DC Water Vehicle Endorsement. Must possess a valid Journeyman Refrigeration/Air Conditioning License from any jurisdiction, and a Refrigerant Recovery Certification (for Type I and II Refrigerants) at the time of hire. If hired with a Journeyman Refrigeration/Air Conditioning License from another jurisdiction, attainment of a valid District of Columbia Journeyman Refrigeration/Air Conditioning License must occur within 12 months from the date of hire, and thereafter maintained. Failure to obtain a valid DC Journeyman Refrigeration/Air Conditioning License within 12 months from the date of hire will result in termination of employment. Knowledge of the HVAC trade, including National and District building codes, ANSI, ASME, ARI, and UL standards, air conditioning and mechanical manufactures guides and functional drawings. Knowledge of the characteristics and physical layout of HVAC distribution systems and air control equipment. Knowledge of basic electrical and electronic principles, formulas, electrical symbols, color codes, pneumatic and hydraulic principles to accurately service highly complex and intricate service handling systems. Ability to read and interpret electrical wiring prints, schematic, and functional diagrams, drawings, and instruction manuals, written instructions and/or procedures. Ability to use hand and power tools, oxygen-acetylene cutting equipment, etc. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Performs work from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms where parts or systems maybe frequently hard to reach. Performs work functions requiring stooping, bending, and/or kneeling for long periods of time. PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to indoor and/or outdoor environmental conditions that include exposure to extreme cold and/or hot temperatures. Subject to noise, vibration, and to hazards from a variety of physical conditions. Subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, chemicals, sewage, activated sludge, lubricants, and other cutting fluids and requires wearing personal protective equipment. Work is performed in a heavy industrial environmental, at pumping and treatment locations, in biologically contaminated underground facilities, including wet wells, electrical manholes, treatment process tanks, and on high places such as roofs, cranes, catwalks, and towers. OtherThe incumbent is subject to being placed on call during hours and schedule identified by the Authority.