Seeking experienced chiller and base-building mechanic. Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of screw and centrifugal compressor chillers. Experience with different manufacturers equipment preferred. Qualified candidates will be able to troubleshoot and service chillers, as well as perform complete overhauls and teardowns. Ideally, they should also be proficient in base-building operations, i.e. pumps, large air handlers and cooling towers.
HVAC Service Technicians (journeyman) will be required to perform skilled work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment systems. Under the direction of the service manager a technician will install, diagnose, inspect, repair, and maintain and service a wide variety of mechanical equipment.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Install, diagnose, inspect, repair, maintain, and service a wide variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and systems.
- Repair and maintain hot water systems, wall heaters, ventilation units and air conditioning units.
- Replace fans, belts, motors, gaskets, filters, and compressors.
- Adjust and install switches, gauges, thermostats, valves, tubing, transformers, pressure regulators, controllers, and other parts.
- Descale tubing, cut and thread pipe, make pipe and electrical connections.
- Add refrigerants and oil; test for defective parts; make electrical repairs related to air conditioning, heating, and ventilation equipment.
- Determine requirements for parts, materials, supplies, tools and equipment; establish cost of repairs and equipment replacement; check and test new equipment.
- Operate specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
- Maintain tools, equipment, and supplies in a safe and orderly condition.
- Perform related duties that are assigned.
- 5 years of Apprentice School or a Technical School degree, or a combination of journey-level experience.
- Must be proficient in light to medium tonnage (10-50) with a desire to learn heavier tonnage (100+) systems and machinery
- Technicians must have solid electrical, mechanical and HVAC experience.
- Valid driver’s license. Employees in this classification must maintain insurability during the term of employment.
- CFC Certification
- Standard practices and theory of the HVAC trade
- Materials, methods and tools used in the operation and repair of HVAC systems.
- Applicable building codes, ordinances, and regulations of state and local authorities pertaining to HVAC
- Air compressors and pneumatic controls.
- Manual and electrical tools and equipment applicable to HVAC trade.
- Soldering techniques
- Health and Safety regulations
- Basic record-keeping techniques
- Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and related equipment.
- Calibrate systems
- Perform preventative maintenance and routine servicing of equipment.
- Diagnose defects and install, repair, and maintain heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units.
- Interpret and work from plans, diagrams, blueprints, shop drawings, sketches, and specifications
- Follow oral/written instructions and directions
- Operate specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Work cooperatively with others.
- Work independently with little direction
- Meet schedules and time lines
- Maintain routine records
WORKING CONDITIIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORTS
- Ability to climb and work at heights, walking, and standing for extended periods of time, bending, pushing, and lifting objects up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments; must also be able to drive in various conditions to conduct work in extreme elements
- Work involves moderate exposure to elements, such as hot/cold temperatures, dirt, dust, and/or loud noises.
- Work environment involves some exposure to construction, mechanical and electrical-related hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
- Work requires local and occasional out-of-town travel to job sites and customer locations.
- Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and scaffolds and to negotiate work areas under construction.
Moving Safety Forward, our initiative for continuous improvements in our safety culture, reminds us that we are on a journey toward a zero-incident culture. In all we do, we must work to build a partnership with our employees, customers and business associates that empowers them all with the ability to do their jobs safely