Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III

at City of Austin
Location Austin, TX
Date Posted July 13, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

Position Information

Posting Title
Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III

Job Requisition Number
COA083632

Position Number
107134

Job Type
Full-Time

Division Name
Building Services - HVAC

Minimum Qualifications

 Education and/or Equivalent 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. 

 
Physical Requirements: 

  • 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.

Notes to Applicants

Regarding your 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 computer software used. If you are selected to interview:

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. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements.
 
Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through skills testing for proficiency in Heating & Refrigeration.
 
Driving Requirement
This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual will be required to drive a City of Austin vehicle.

This position requires a Texas Driver License in good standing 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. 

Military / Veteran Interview Preference:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification
This position is classified as NON-EXEMPT.

Additional Information: 
 
This position is an essential position. This means that the Top Candidate who, by virtue of their presence, specialized function or necessary skills, are essential to meeting the business or certain operational needs and are therefore required to report to duty. The Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III position with the Building Services Department is considered an essential employee during the COVID-19 pandemic event and as such is required to continue to report to their normal work location and perform the essentials functions of their position during the COVID-19 pandemic event. 
 
Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after seven (7) days.

Pay Range
$21.75 – $27.73

Hours
Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
 
Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required. 
 
Rotational on call and call back is required by the position.

Job Close Date

08/26/2021

Type of Posting
External

Department
Building Services

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable

Category
Technical

Location
411 Chicon St., Austin, TX, 78702

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience performing diagnostics, servicing and troubleshooting residential and/or commercial HVAC equipment to include rooftop package units, variable air volume (VAV) systems, boilers, split systems and heat pumps 
  • Experience with Energy Management Systems (EMS) 
  • Extensive experience in the diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair of chillers of various capacities 
  • Experience drafting scopes of work for minor HVAC construction 
  • Demonstrated experience with City of Austin building codes, compliance regulations, and/or other building permitting processes 
  • Licensed State of Texas HVAC Contractor

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.1.  Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs chiller controls/safety circuits, and refrigerant circuits on multi-stage chillers, air conditioning systems, ice machines, and other equipment. 
2.  Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs and performs start-up of building automation system network devices and components. 
3.  Designs and installs heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment and systems.
4.  Calibrates and services thermostats, chillers and other system controls.
5.  Performs basic service on HVAC equipment including pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, and other mechanical systems.
6.  Reads and interprets profiles and blue prints.
7.  Maintains appropriate records. 
8. Assist with supervisory tasks as required. 

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety rules and regulations.
Knowledge of tools, materials and methods used in maintenance and repair of ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning.
Knowledge of applicable building codes.
Skill in presenting oral and written instructions.
Skill in reading plans and specifications and in laying out work.
Skill in performing emergency and routine repairs and maintenance as required.
Skill in understanding oral and written instructions.
Skill in estimating time, materials and costs.
Skill in performing heavy manual work.
Skill in tracing and analyzing causes of HVAC troubles and in making repairs.
Skill in conducting routine inspections for the purpose of determining conformity to ASHRAE, building code and safety standards.
Skill in organizing and prioritizing work. 
Ability to analyze complex control sequences and resulting operations and to develop innovations to solve difficult technical problems. 
Ability to acquire, through training and on-the-job experience, specialized knowledge in rapidly changing technology and applications.

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.

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
    Education and Experience: High School graduation or GED, 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 and Certifications Required:

    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.

    Do you meet these minimum qualifications?

    • Yes
    • No
  2. *
    Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications referenced above. Detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *
    Are you a registered HVAC Tech with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation?

    • Yes
    • No
  4. *
    Do you have your EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification?

    • Yes
    • No
  5. *
    Please describe your experience performing diagnostics, servicing and troubleshooting residential and/or commercial HVAC equipment to include rooftop package units, variable air volume (VAV) systems, boilers, split systems and heat pumps.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *
    Do you have experience with Energy Management Systems (EMS)?

    • Yes
    • No
  7. *
    Please describe your experience with City of Austin building codes, compliance regulations, and/or other building permitting processes. If you do not have experience, please write N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. *
    Do you have experience troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing of chillers and if so, how many years?

    • No Experience
    • 0-1 Year
    • 1-3 Years
    • 3-7 Years
    • More than 7 Years
  9. *
    Please describe your experience drafting scopes of work for minor HVAC construction, remodels and maintenance/repair? If you do not possess experience, please write N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. *
    Are you a licensed State of Texas HVAC Contractor?

    • Yes
    • No
  11. *
    This position requires a Texas Driver’s License in good standing. Do you have a Texas Driver’s License in good standing or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Texas Driver’s License in good standing by your hire date?

    • Yes
    • No
  12. *
    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
  13. *
    This position will require you to accept 'on call assignment' on a rotating basis, for the duration of one week every fourth week, to provide 24 hours support for both emergency and non-emergency services. While 'on call' you will be required to respond to 'call back' assignments. Are you willing and able to fulfill this 'on call' assignment?

    • Yes
    • No
  14. *
    * If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?

    • Yes
    • No
  15. *
    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
  16. *
    This position is considered essential. An essential employee is an employee who, by virtue of their presence, specialized function or necessary skills, are essential to meeting the business or certain operational needs and are therefore required to report to duty. This position with the Building Services Department is considered an essential employee during the COVID-19 pandemic event and as such is required to continue to report to their normal work location and perform the essentials functions of their position during the COVID-19 pandemic event. Do you have the availability to report to duty during the COVID-19 pandemic event?

    • No
    • Yes

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