The position of Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, WG-5306-10, is assigned Engineering Service, VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Incumbent may work one of three shifts which may include weekends..
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The primary duties for this position are to work as a Journeyman Air Conditioning mechanic, to include:
Maintaining HVAC systems and scheduling routine inspections of HVAC equipment, to include system controls
Operating chiller systems during emergencies, repairing pumps, motor controls, and replacing component parts and individual control components.
Troubleshooting and repairing complicated variable frequency drives (VFD)
Checking, monitoring, and evaluating the proper air distribution systems
Installing and maintaining pneumatic digital and electric control systems
Maintaining records of air balance reports and maintain proper stock of materials and parts
Responsible for the ongoing repair activities, troubleshooting, and Preventive Maintenance Program.
Installs, maintains, repairs and or modifies pneumatic, digital and electric controls systems.
The position requires the knowledge and skills of a journeyman Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, with a specialty in and responsibility for pneumatic, electric and digital control systems.
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5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
CERTIFICATION: MUST have a valid EPA 608 Universal Certification.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Frequently will required kneeling, crouching, stooping, bending, climbing ladders, reaching in inaccessible areas and standing for extended periods, light lifting, usually not exceeding 50 lbs
WORKING CONDITIONS: Subjected to high temperatures, constant noise, rotating machinery, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil and fumes, cuts and abrasions from the use of tools and equipment, and burns from acids, caustics.
Works on catwalks and ladders. Continually exposed to the potential for burns, electrical shocks, cuts, strains, bruises and chemical irritations.
Works in a 72 degree building atmosphere, when repairing water coolers, etc. More often, works in reach-in boxes and refrigeration plants where temperatures may range from zero to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Constantly subjected to dramatic changes in temperature. Must be continually alert in using the various types of gases in maintaining, repairing and operating refrigeration systems.
EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for.
Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential Candidates are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
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 candidates are then rated against the remainder of the questions.
The screen-out element for this position is the ability to do the job of journeyman air conditioning equipment mechanic without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN-OUT)JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
KNOWLEDGE OF EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
ABILITY TO PERFORM AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT MECHANIC TECHNICAL PRACTICES
ABILITY TO READ AND INTERPRET BLUEPRINTS, INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, ETC
NOTE: Your rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required as described in the duties listed above.
You will also be evaluated to the extent you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with the position. Therefore, please ensure your application package addresses the competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your responses.
You will be rated on the following competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. Narrative responses are not required at this time.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledges, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
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