Description:This series specification describes two classes used to perform, plan, and direct skilled electrical and mechanical work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating equipment in an expeditionary environment, and do related work as required.The HVAC equipment in the Afghanistan expeditionary environment is comprised of a variety of individual tonnage units, but does not extend to complicated centralized plants and their associated platforms.
Under the direction and supervision of the Master HVAC Mechanic, performs journeyman-level work installing, modifying, maintaining, repairing, and overhauling HVAC equipment, environmental units, and all auxiliary systems at camp facilities.Under the direction of Master HVAC Mechanic, perform skilled refrigeration and air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, controls, water treatment, and auxiliary equipment services.
- Inspects and examines heating/refrigeration and air conditioning, air compressors, and all auxiliary equipment to locate defects in operations; disassembles units and restores to operating condition; repairs or replaces condensers, compressors, pumps, valves, motors, bearings, belts and other parts; recycles and charges refrigerants as required.
- Inspects and tests refrigeration systems, safety devices, and controls for efficiency of operation and compliance with safety practices and regulations; troubleshoots and takes corrective action for major malfunctions and breakdowns of heating/refrigeration and air conditioning systems, pumps, air handlers, fans, ducts, dampers and grills; installs, repairs, and maintains major heating/refrigeration and air conditioning units, coils, fans,subsystems and component parts; performs welding and soldering as needed; reads and interprets blueprints, shop drawings, and technical manuals.
- May prepare requisitions for order parts and supplies as needed; performsrelated work on all related and auxiliary HVAC systems and components; the Master HVAC Mechanic will direct work of the HVAC Mechanics on assigned projects; inspects equipment, building, utility systems, or other facilities needing heating and cooling work; repairs and adjusts pneumatic controls, lines and fittings; changes filters and belts, lubricates and oil equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and industry standards; performs weekly, monthly, and annual preventive maintenance on all related equipment; maintains logs and records of equipment operations, repairs, preventive maintenance, EPA required records on refrigerants; performs safety tests on equipment as required; performs daily inspections of mechanical spaces; estimates time, materials, and cost involved for major equipment repairs, change-outs, and system upgrades; develops and maintains preventive maintenance reports; performs related duties as required.
- Equivalent to completion of apprenticeship.
- Four years experience as a maintenance technician specializing in HVAC trade.
- Equivalent to completion of apprenticeship and 2 years of experience as a Journey-level Mechanic in HVAC Refrigeration/Air Conditioning.
- Design, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, instruments and equipment used in repair of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, to include heating systems, pumps, condensers, air handlers, towers, compressors, controls, electric and pneumatic thermostats.
- Knowledge of existing EPA, OSHA, ASHRAE, Air Quality, and other applicable laws relating to operation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and auxiliary equipment, as well as policies, procedures, and practices on safety and operation matters.
- Complies with rules and regulations applicable to building codes, industry standards, and recommendations contained in manufacturer’s technical manuals and service reports.
- Perform the basic functions of the position; perform journey level work in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning, pumps and all equipment associated with climate control; interpret and work from plans, diagrams, specifications, and established procedures; follow directions; read, write, and communicate orally at a level required for successful job performance; work effectively with others; ensure proper placement of ducts, pipe lines, etc.; identify functioning/malfunctioning equipment; identify differences in color coded electrical wiring; performs duties and responsibilities with view toward department goals, energy conservation, and support of academic and institutional goals.
- Occasionally work beyond normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays.
- Must be able to respond to emergency call-outs.
- Travel to and from Facilities Management and from one job site to another.
- Able to move about freely and safely at construction sites, climb ladders, crawl in attics, maneuver through tight and cramped spaces (trenches, crawl spaces, electrical and mechanical vaults, etc.).
- Drive to various locations; lift up to 50 pounds unassisted; exposure to chemicals, solvents, cleaning and de-greasing solutions, refrigerants, oils, electrical panels, wiring, motors, and controls; perform hard labor in extreme temperature conditions, work in outside environment all times of the year, work around loud machinery in mechanical rooms, exposure to dust and allergens; lift or descend ladders with heavy objects with and withoutassistance (objects aresometimes elevated from floor level to above the shoulders); bend, pull, push, kneel, carry, and lift in performance of daily duties.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Secret Clearance.
Contract is pending.