The incumbent to this position is a fully journeyman level air
conditioning mechanic, who has a universal certification
certificate covered by section 608 of the clean air act for the
purpose of proper refrigerant usage. Certificate must be from an
EPA approved agency. Incumbent is responsible for the complete
maintenance, repair, PMI, trouble shooting, installation of all air
moving-conditioning and refrigeration equipment located within this
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As an Air-Conditioning Equipment Mechanic. You will be
responsible for installing, troubleshooting, performing
preventative maintenance and repairing all HVAC&R (heating,
ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration) equipment and
controls. Your duties can include but are not limited to the
- Performs complex repairs such as installing fitting connecting
rods, crank shafts, piston rings, bearings and bushings,
overhauling valves by adjusting or replacing gaskets, springs,
floats, diaphragms, valve fittings, seals, and couplings; and
aligning motors and flywheel drives.
- Calculates airflow and pressure-temperature characteristics for
different systems; locates and repairs faulty equipment swiftly in
order to reduce inoperative time to a minimum; locates trouble
before dismantling, and makes repairs which insure proper
functioning after assembly.
- Checks out the refrigeration cycle of a variety of commercial
and industrial systems to locate and check element such as those
that control low side and high side pressure; the temperature of
the cooling units; the temperatures of the liquid and suction
lines; and the running time of the various mechanisms. Examines
equipment components visually and audibly for the probability of
leaks and performs prescribed test procedures; and explores
probable reasons for equipment failure.
- Identifies faulty equipment causes and makes repairs on large
systems that provide for a variety of air conditioning functions
such as heating, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying, cleaning,
filtering and circulating. These systems use a variety of methods
of air conditioning such as mechanical compression, vapor
compression, absorption, and steam jet or air cycle.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate
schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the
Position Description Title/PD#: Air Conditioning Equipment
Mechanic, PD# 549-8688-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.
5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
EPA CERTIFICATION: In accordance with 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F,
EPA, people working in this type of position must have and maintain
proper EPA Certifications for working with refrigerants. You must
have these EPA Certification Types I, II and III in order to meet
the requirements of this position.
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. SCREEN OUT QUESTION: Do you
have the ability to perform the duties of the Air-Conditioning
Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision? The
potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job
- Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint
- Technical Practices
- Without 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 Effort: Incumbent frequently removes and installs
compressors, pumps, coils, and fans, which weigh 50 pounds or more.
Incumbent uses necessary hoists to remove the larger equipment.
Incumbent commonly works from ladders, platforms, scaffolds, and
commonly performs work above ceilings and in crawl spaces. Position
requires excessive bending, kneeling, standing, stooping, and
Working Conditions: Incumbent is subject to burns, cuts, falls,
bruises, electrical shock from circuit wiring and sudden
temperature changes, from working in hot and cold areas. Most work
will be accomplished indoors and in cramped spaces such as above
suspended ceilings and in cramped mechanical rooms. Incumbent is
also subject to exposure of dangerous gasses. The duties of this
position are performed in a medical setting whose scope involves
providing medical care to mature adults whose most common age range
is between 45 and 75, and geriatric patients.
Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy
carrying (45 lbs and over); Reaching above shoulder; Use of
fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up
to 8 hours); Crawling (up to 4 hours); Kneeling (up to 4 hours);
Repeated bending (up to 4 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms;
Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far
vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other;
Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to
distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
This job does not have an education qualification