Job opening: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Salary: $31 - 36 per hour
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as the Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic for the Facilities Management Service located in Seattle, Washington. You will perform a variety of straightforward work in installing and identifying the causes of faulty refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, and repairing the equipment.
You will identify the causes of faulty equipment and makes repairs on a variety of domestic and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning units and systems such as walk-in and reach-in coolers, refrigerators, ice cream cabinets, deep freezers, evaporative coolers, attic and evaporative fans, and other equipment of comparable complexity.
You will conduct tests of air conditioning units and makes straightforward repairs that can be made without specialized equipment.
You will make visual, audible and mechanical checks for the proper temperature of conditioned spaces; the proper operation of different parts of the refrigeration cycle; proper oil levels; unusual noises; overheated bearings; loose connections; faulty insulation; frayed or loose belts, gaskets and pulleys; and other similar defects.
You will identify malfunctions and make minor refrigeration system tests and adjustments.
You will service power sources by tightening connections, making splices, insulating exposed wires, and cleaning and lubricating moving parts; testing units and systems for proper operation; and replacing items such as belts, fans, and fuses.
You will replace major portions of various cooling units, such as compressors, condensers, expansion valves, float and service valves, thermostats, coils, and drive assemblies.
You will use applicable tools, make decisions on the methods and techniques to use, and completes the work with little check during its progress.
You will utilize materials and obtain replacement parts by comparison with the part to be replaced, or by reference to supply lists and manufacturers' catalogs; and tests the units or systems upon completion of the repair to ensure that the equipment is repaired according to requirements.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 07:30 am- 4:00 pm.
Position Description Title/PD#: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic/PD41361A
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Pending Approval.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorize.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2023.
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Section 608 Technician Certification EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified. Starting on January 1, 2018, this requirement will also apply to appliances containing most substitute refrigerants, including HFCs. In order to qualify, applicants for this position must possess EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Type 4 (Universal).
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibiles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesTroubleshootingUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The work requires carrying of equipment, tools and testing devices that seldom weigh over 50 pounds. Most of the equipment can be reached from the floor or from ladders. Occasionally, platforms and scaffolding are needed to reach parts of the systems such as fans, electrical and water lines and duct work. The incumbent is required to stoop, stretch, bend, kneel and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions; and make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms where the parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places.
Working Conditions: Most of the work is usually performed inside, but the incumbent is frequently subject to sudden temperature changes when working on equipment such as walk-in freezer units. Employee is occasionally subject to cuts burns, electrical shocks, and respiratory ailments; exposed to repeated, prolonged or concentrated amounts of refrigerant gases that may cause toxic effects on eyes, skin, and internal organs.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
- Name: Maria Dela Cruz
- Phone: 253-582-8440 X75434
- Email: [email protected]