Leads, schedules, assigns and assists technicians and trades staff engaged in repairing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting commercial and industrial type heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and related components.
Leads, coordinates, schedules and participates in the work of assigned staff engaged in repairing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting HVAC systems and components. Assigns work to staff and ensures work order completion. Provides input on employee performance evaluations.
Trains and oversees technicians in programming, installing and repairing mechanical and electronic controls and systems.
Performs repairs, installations, inspections and maintenance of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and control systems, e.g. pneumatic, electrical and electronic control systems and automated Direct Digital Control (DCC).
Schedules, coordinates and performs testing activities on HVAC and temperature control systems and equipment.
Uses computerized building automation systems (BAS) to operate, monitor and adjust HVAC equipment. Coordinates work activities performed by contractors, inspectors, skilled workers and City staff and regarding complex calibration, modification and repairs of HVAC automation systems and components.
Repairs, maintains and services air conditioning systems, including air handlers, fan coil units, filters, blowers, pumps, water treatment and other components.
Troubleshoots and repairs hot water systems, boilers, gas heating equipment and solar water heating systems. Inspects, disassembles and repairs hot water and forced air heating and ventilation equipment and components.
Maintains and repairs electrical motors related to HVAC systems up to and including 480 volt 3 phase.
Obtains estimates from outside contractors for labor, materials and/or large projects.
Prepares and maintains a variety of work orders, records and reports.
Responds to inquiries and complaints and takes appropriate action.
Uses and maintains assigned truck, equipment and tools.
Follows and enforces applicable safety rules and regulations.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Principles, methods and techniques of HVAC system design, installation and programming,
Principles of heat exchange and air circulation and electricity applicable to HVAC equipment.
Basic operational modes of heating and cooling equipment.
Methods, tools and equipment used to inspect, test, repair, install and maintain heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment.
Uniform Mechanical Code applicable to HVAC system design and installation.
Use of hand and power tools and equipment.
Safe work practices, procedures and regulations.
Basic supervisory techniques.
Effective training and coordinating techniques.
Effective customer service techniques.
Lead and coordinate the work of others.
Schedule, train and assign work to staff.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize and prioritize work.
Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair complex HVAC systems, equipment and components.
Operate computerized building automation equipment.
Perform basic estimation calculations.
Learn and use specialized software applications.
Learn, interpret and apply relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Follow and enforce City codes, policies and standards.
Interpret schematics, blue prints, drawing ands and technical materials.
Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
Follow written and oral instructions.
Lift, carry and move heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs.
Perform physical labor for sustained periods.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, outside contractors, inspectors and the general public.
Provide effective customer service.
Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level.
Using hand and power tools and equipment for calibrating, balancing, and repairing HVAC systems.
Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.
Working effectively with others.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate's degree or 60 semester units or the equivalent of college level course work in residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
Four years of recent, paid journey-level experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, including electronic, pneumatic and automated control systems and direct digital control (DDC). Two years of the required work experience must include working with building automation systems (BAS). Additional recent, related work experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year for year basis (successful completion of 30 semester units or the equivalent is equal to one year of the additional work experience).
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C driver license.
Possession of a valid EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certification from an approved U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Technician Certification Program.
HOW TO APPLY: An online City application must be completed to be considered for this position.
All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.
NOTE: Please upload a copy of your EPA Section 608 Universal Technician Certificate and your college level transcripts or diploma to your online application.
Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.
SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following:
Written Exam (Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018)
Oral Interview (Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2018)
NOTE: If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.
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