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HVAC Technician I


QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or its equivalency and at least four years experience at journeyman level in the installation, servicing and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and/or heating plants. Applicant must hold a valid CFC Refrigerant Certification and a valid Mechanical Tradesman License within two years of employment. Must have the ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, schematics, and sketches and have knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions. Must have the ability to analyze and correct HVAC equipment malfunctions. Must have a working knowledge of pneumatic controls. Must have the ability to work in a cooperative manner with co-workers, supervisors, managers and school/department administration and staff. Must have excellent knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in the trade. Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs frequently and 50-100 lbs occasionally for short distances or with the aid of load bearing equipment. Must have sufficient strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks of lifting, stooping, bending, and carrying HVAC equipment and materials to and from work sites. Must be able to work outdoors in all different types of weather conditions and service HVAC equipment in confined spaces. Must hold a valid Virginia Driver's License with satisfactory driving record. Applicant may be required to demonstrate the required skill level through a hands-on performance test.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Performs mechanical functions required to ensure efficient operation of air conditioning, refrigeration and/or heating plant systems. Installs services and repairs all types of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems including all temperature, pressure, combustion and safety control systems. Performs overhauls on or repairs gas and oil burners, boilers, hot air furnaces, and control systems. Adjusts and balances air, steam and hot water controls for maximum efficiency on heating and air conditioning systems. Performs major repairs to all types HVAC units to include valves, piping, fans, fan shafts, bearings, sheaves, belts and guards; and repairs or replaces steam, hot water, chill water and air conditioning coils. Performs major repairs to all sizes and types of pumps including chill water, condenser, hot water, condensate/vacuum, and air/oil pumps. Operates shop equipment, machinery, and testing equipment for troubleshooting heating and air conditioning systems. Installs, rolls and beads all types of boiler condenser tubes and performs work with torches, welding equipment, electrical hand tools and electrical equipment. Troubleshoots and assists in the field repairs of energy management systems in emergencies. Services and repairs cooling towers, fans, and air-cooled condensers as needed to ensure efficient operation. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs HVAC trade work and related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Work requires lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs frequently and 50-100 lbs occasionally for short distances or with the aid of load bearing equipment. Work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities. Work requires exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. May be exposed to hazards airborne materials and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

REPORTS TO: Facilities Supervisor

PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 113

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 260 Days (12 months)

FLSA: Non-exempt