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Job opening: Lead Air Conditioner Equipment Mechanic

Salary: $30 - 35 per hour
City: Lexington
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Lead Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic serve in the Refrigeration, Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Section as a Working Leader of three or more employees located in the Lexington VA Medical Center. ***Incumbent must possess and maintain Universal Technician Certification throughout employment. *** A legible copy must be submitted with application.***


Major duties include but not limited to: Exercises extensive control of the work that includes servicing equipment such as checking, troubleshooting, adjusting, modifying and relocating pneumatic, electric and electronic controls, HVAC systems and components, refrigeration systems and components, as well as pump and piping systems necessary to maintain refrigeration/HVAC systems. Ensure and maintain, install, hook up, and put into operation all types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems, pumps, and piping systems, electric and pneumatic controls. Recognizes faulty equipment, troubleshoots, repairs, modifies and relocates equipment on various special purpose air conditioning and refrigeration systems that require close tolerance in controlling temperatures, humidification, and de-humidification. Work with highly complex systems and equipment to provide specific and critical climate conditions in different locations, such as laboratories, operating rooms, nuclear medicine laboratories and exam rooms, X-Ray rooms and labs, computer rooms, SICU, MICU and CCU areas, morgue coolers, walk in boxes, blood banks, clinics, offices and wards. Works with various types of manufacturers equipment and components or direct expansion, chilled water, hot water, and steam systems, such as air handlers, condensers, high and low velocity air systems, variable air volume systems, package A/C systems, split A/C and refrigeration systems, preheat/reheat and chilled water coils, fan coils, steam humidifiers, converters, pumps, compressors, motors, dampers and damper operators, diffusers, pneumatic and electronic/electric control systems and components. Ensure that air systems are balanced to specification and maintain required tolerances for controlling temperature, humidification and de-humidification. Keeps supervisors informed on problems that come up during the work. Maintains current knowledge and answers questions of fellow workers on procedures, policies, written instructions, and other work related directives. Checks work in progress and when finished confirms that the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been met. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Lead Air Conditioner Equipment Mechanic/PD34096A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Approved Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/17/2024. 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 eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Problem SolvingTeamworkTechnical CompetenceTroubleshooting 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: he Work Leader's daily duties consist of climbing, working in cramped positions and confined spaces and moving and lifting heavy objects and equipment up to 75 pounds in the repairing and installation of A/C and refrigeration systems. Rigging devices, come-a-longs, hoists, shop cranes, block and tackle are used in the removal of large compressors, coils, motors, air handlers, evaporators and condensers. He/she makes and/or makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms where the parts of systems are frequently in hard to reach places, therefore requiring stooping, stretching, bending and kneeling for long periods of time. The Air Conditioning Equipment Work Leader is frequently required to work outside, on top of tall buildings in all types of weather conditions. He/she is subject to varying temperature changes such as in walk in freezers and refrigerators, machinery rooms and air handlers. He/she is required to work in interstitial spaces which have cramped areas and low overheads. He/she is subject to dust, cuts and bruises, electric shock, bums, falls from ladders or scaffolding, eye, hand and foot injuries and to communicable diseases while working on wards, negative pressure rooms (TB), and laboratories. He/she is subject to oils, greases, solvents, refrigerants and other chemicals in the normal course of duty. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.


  • Address Lexington VA Health Care System 2250 Leestown Road Lexington, KY 40511 US
  • Name: Crystal Conley
  • Phone: 901-288-8689
  • Email: [email protected]


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