Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic Supervisor

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 Supervisor

Job Requisition Number
COA083633

Position Number
107137

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 five (5) years of experience in repair and maintenance of commercial/industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including chillers., two (2) years of which were in a lead/supervisory capacity.
  • Completion of accredited training in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. 

 
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

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Texas Driver’s 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. 

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.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

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

Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through skills testing for proficiency in any of the Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel and Outlook and HVAC Skills.

If you are selected for hire:

You must provide proof of education which may include your official college transcript, High School diploma, GED or equivalent degree and your professional licenses.

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 EXEMPT. 
 
Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after seven (7) days. 
 
The position of Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic Supervisor 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. The Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic Supervisor 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.

Pay Range
$26.42 – $34.35

Hours
Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs. 
 
This exempt-level position will require evening, weekend, callbacks and holiday work. 

Job Close Date

08/26/2021

Type of Posting
External

Department
Building Services

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable

Category
Professional

Location
Building Services Department, 411 Chicon, Austin TX 78702

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience with Energy Management Systems (EMS), Building Automation Systems and energy monitoring software.

  • Experience in the commercial HVAC industry including servicing chillers of various capacities, rooftop package units, building air handler systems, boilers, split systems, and heat pumps.

  • Demonstrated experience managing HVAC projects.

  • Experience reviewing contracts, estimates, invoices and related documentation  for HVAC projects.

  • Intermediate proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite to include: Word, Excel, and Outlook,

  • Demonstrated experience with City of Austin building codes, compliance regulations, and/or other building permitting processes.

  • Registered Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Contractor with the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration.

  • Registered AC Technician with the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration.

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. Develops, customizes, reads and interprets profiles and blueprints.
2. Inspects heating and refrigeration installation maintenance and repair for compliance with codes, specifications, and safety ordinances.
3. Provides oversight of building automation systems.
4. Obtains required permits for scheduled heating and refrigeration work.
5. Assists in developing operating budget for division.
6. Develops and revises operating procedures.
7. Inspects buildings and equipment for needed heating and refrigeration installation maintenance and repairs.   
8. Maintains appropriate records.
9. Reviews heating and refrigeration plans. 
10. Designs HVAC systems for in-house remodels and Public Works projects.
 

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, and recommendation for dismissal.
 

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 a High School graduation or GED, plus five (5) years of experience in repair and maintenance of commercial/industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including chillers., two (2) years of which were in a lead/supervisory capacity.

    Completion of accredited training in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The position also requires the following licenses and Certifications:

    Texas Driver’s License in good standing
    EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification
    and the top candidate 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. *
    This position requires continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, mechanical hazards, fume and odor hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying up to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs., client and customer contact, indoor activity, exposure to electrical hazards, explosive hazards, biological hazards, and dust/mites hazards. With or without reasonable accommodations, are you to perform the duties of this position?

    • Yes
    • No
  4. *
    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
  5. *
    How many years of experience do you have in energy management systems (EMS)?

    • No experience
    • 0 - 2 years experience
    • 2 - 4 years experience
    • More than 4 years experience
  6. *
    How many years of experience do you have with building automation systems (BAS)?

    • No experience
    • 0 - 2 years experience
    • 2 - 4 years experience
    • 4 or more years experience
  7. *
    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)

  8. *
    Please describe your experience supervising Heating & Refrigeration technicians; please also include the number of technicians you have supervised at one time and your supervisory duties.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. *
    Do you have experience managing HVAC projects?

    • Yes
    • No
  10. *
    How many years of experience do you have monitoring and reviewing contracts, estimates, invoices, and related documentation for HVAC projects?

    • No experience
    • 0 - 2 years experience
    • 2 - 4 years experience
    • 4 or more years experience
  11. *
    Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?

    • No experience
    • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
    • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
    • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  12. *
    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)

  13. *
    Do you hold a Texas Air Conditioning contractor’s license?

    • Yes
    • No
  14. *
    Are you a registered HVAC Technician with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation?

    • Yes
    • No
  15. *
    If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?

    • Yes
    • No
  16. *
    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
  17. *
    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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