Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic II or III

at City of Austin
Location Austin, TX
Date Posted September 2, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Position Information

Posting Title
Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic II or III

Job Requisition Number
COA083879

Position Number
115216

Job Type
Full-Time

Division Name
Facility Management

Minimum Qualifications

The position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon minimum qualifications:

Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic II

  • Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus two years experience in repair and maintenance of residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems. Completion of accredited training in air conditioning and refrigeration systems may substitute for one year of the required experience. 
  • Licenses and Certifications Required: Must possess Texas Class C driver license in good standing, EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification, must be a registered HVAC Tech with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. 

 
Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III

  • Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four years experience in repair and maintenance of commercial/industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including chillers. Completion of accredited training in air conditioning and refrigeration systems may substitute for one year of the required experience. 
  • Licenses or Certifications: Texas Driver’s License in good standing, EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification, Must obtain unrestricted Texas Air Conditioning License for City use within 120 calendar days of hire.

Notes to Applicants

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

The Facility Management mission is to provide a safe and clean environment by planning and delivering professional services, which are sustainable and supported now and in the future. The Facility Management HVAC program supports this in the performance of maintenance, repairs and installation of heating and air conditioning systems throughout Austin Water Utility facilities. We utilize industry best practices to ensure equipment is operating at peak performances to minimize emergency call back repairs and maintain optimal indoor air quality.

This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon candidate qualifications: 

  • Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic II: $19.72 to $25.15 per hour 

  •  Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III: $21.75 – $27.73 per hour

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Your work history should include the duties you performed, and any related equipment and computer software used.

  • A résumé may be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.

  • A cover letter may also be submitted. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected to interview:

  • Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through computer-based skills testing.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position will require that you be able to perform the following essential job functions with confidence and with or without reasonable accommodations: Continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, mechanical hazards, fume/odor hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying up to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50lbs., client/ customer contact, indoor activity, exposure to electrical hazards, explosive hazards, biological hazards, dust/mites hazards. May require employee to be medically cleared to wear respirator. Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a physical exam.

If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.

  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

Driving Requirements:

  • This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

  • This position will be required to travel and report to other Austin Water worksites.

All Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
Please see “Notes to Applicants” section.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM; Work hours may vary as determined by business need.

Position is considered essential and may require work on weekends, holidays, overtime, and call back for emergency response.

Job Close Date

09/15/2021

Type of Posting
External

Department
Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable

Category
Technical

Location
Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St. Austin, TX 78701

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid Texas A/C & Refrigeration Contractors License (A or B)

  • Experience in residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to include rooftop package units, VAV systems, boilers, and control systems

  • Experience using welding torches, electric meters, refrigeration gauges, refrigerant recovery machines and similar tools

  • Direct work experience with high-voltage electrical equipment in a commercial or industrial setting

  • Experience working with Trane Tracer Building Automation System or other similar building control system

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

This job is posted at multiple levels. For the Duties, Functions and Responsibilities of each level, please click the appropriate job description below:
 Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic II Job Description
 Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III Job Description 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This job is posted at multiple levels. For the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of each level, please click the appropriate job description below:
 Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic II Job Description
 Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III Job Description

Criminal Background Investigation
This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. 
 
 
The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *
    This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus two years experience in repair and maintenance of residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems. Completion of accredited training in air conditioning and refrigeration systems may substitute for one year of the required experience.

    • Yes
    • No
  2. *
    Are you a registered HVAC Technician with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation?

    • Yes
    • No
  3. *
    Do you have an EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification?

    • Yes
    • No
  4. *
    Please describe which of the following best describes your licensure status?

    • Current Class A Texas A/C & Refrigeration Contractors License (unrestricted)
    • Current Class B Texas A/C & Refrigeration Contractors License
    • Not licensed, but able to obtain an unrestricted Texas Air Conditioning License for City use
    • Not licensed and not able to obtain an unrestricted Texas Air Conditioning License for City use
  5. *
    How many years of experience do you have with repair and maintenance of residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems?

    • None
    • Less than two (2) years
    • Two (2) to four (4) years
    • Four (4) to six (6) years
    • Six (6) to eight (8) years
    • Eight (8) to ten (10) years
    • More than ten (10) years
  6. *
    Describe your experience performing diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repairing residential and/or commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Be sure to include any experience you have with rooftop package units, VAV systems, boilers, and control systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. *
    Describe your experience using welding torches, electric meters, refrigeration gauges, refrigerant recovery machines and similar tools.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. *
    Describe your experience working with high-voltage electrical equipment in a commercial or industrial setting. Please include the types of equipment you have worked with and the positions listed on your application where you obtained this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. *
    Do you have experience in the troubleshooting, diagnosing and modifying of Trane Tracer Building Automation System or other building control system, and if so, how many years?

    • No experience
    • 1-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • More than 5 years
  10. *
    This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver License or, if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver License by your hire date?

    • Yes
    • No
  11. *
    The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?

    • Yes
    • No
  12. *
    If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?

    • Yes
    • No
  13. *
    The physical requirements of this position include continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, mechanical hazards, fume/odor hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying up to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50lbs., client/ customer contact, indoor activity, exposure to electrical hazards, explosive hazards, biological hazards, dust/mites hazards. May require employee to be medically cleared to wear respirator. Are you able to perform these duties with or without reasonable accommodations?

    • Yes
    • No
  14. *
    Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee’s full name.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. *
    How did you first hear of this position?

    • Career Fair or Job Fair
    • Job Seeker Website (Indeed, Glassdoor, Dice, WorkinTexas.com, Careers in Government, etc.)
    • College/University Alumni Recruitment (Handshake, job boards, etc.)
    • Recruitment Postcard
    • COA/AW Employee (please provide name below) or COA website
    • LinkedIn
    • Professional Association Job Board (AWWA, Women in Technology, Austin HR Management Association, TX Engineering Foundation, etc.))
    • Other

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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