Job opening: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Salary: $32 - 37 per hour
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located within the Air Conditioning Section of Engineering Service at the Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, NY, and is responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, modification, troubleshooting, replacement of parts and overhauling of all air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems, domestic and commercial, throughout the Medical Center.
Installs, maintains, repairs, modifies, troubleshoots, replaces parts on and overhauls all air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems, domestic and commercial, including but not limited to refrigerators, walk-in and reach-in coolers, deep freezers, ice cream cabinets, ice machines, water coolers, drinking water chillers, cold food trucks, air handlers including their blower assemblies, package-split and window air conditioning units, and chilled water chillers up to 50-ton capacity,
Installs and/or replaces parts such as expansion valves, filter and filter beds, evaporator and condenser coils, motors and compressors (up to 480-volt, 3-phase) thermostatic motor and safety controls, refrigerant controls, automatic defrost controls, bearings, blower assemblies, gaskets, hinges, etc.
Performs preventive maintenance to the above in strict accordance with the preventive maintenance program including the checking and adjusting of refrigerant levels, refrigerant pressures, refrigerant controls and temperatures.
Balances HVAC systems utilizing specialized air balancing equipment such as FPM and CFM meters and hoods along with calculating and adjusting for proper flow.
Utilizes refrigerant reclaiming equipment to prevent the release of refrigerant into the atmosphere.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:30 pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI):
EPA-Approved CFC Certification: In accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, this position requires a valid Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Technician Certification (Type I, II, and III or Universal Certification) through an EPA-approved technician program. NOTE: You will be required to provide a copy of the certification if referred for interview.
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Continuous stooping, kneeling, lifting, climbing, standing, bending and reaching is done in the course of a day's work which results in prolonged muscular exertion. Required to handle objects and materials weighing in excess of 40 pounds. Operation of all power tools requires alert and skillful handling. Subjected to excessive heat and cold at times and is subject to possible cuts, bruises, shocks, burns, loud noises, etc. Work requires us of overhead ladders, scaffold or platform. There is exposure to oil, grease, use of solvents, etc. Much equipment is cumbersome and fixed which requires it to be worked on in cramped quarters. May be required to work outside in all weather conditions.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesTroubleshootingUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.
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). 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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Northport VA Medical Center
79 Middleville Road Building 200
Northport, NY 11768
- Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
- Phone: (844)456-5208
- Email: [email protected]