Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic in Roseburg, Oregon
Summary The Operations and Maintenance Division at the VA Roseburg Healthcare System is looking for a self-starter, teamwork oriented and proactive Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic. As the Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic you will be performing all the necessary repairs and preventative maintenance on all heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration equipment. You will be under the general supervision of the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor. Responsibilities The Incumbent performs duties of an HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic in the following areas: installs, maintains and repairs (both major and minor) all air conditioning and refrigeration equipment from 1/4-ton systems to 3000-ton systems; equipment types ¼ to 20 HP hermetic compressors, one to forty tons reciprocating compressor and up to 500 Ton Screw Type Compressors; also air and water-cooled condensers, dry and wet-type evaporators, all types of refrigeration equipment including ice machines, freezers, walk-in coolers, expansion valves condenser water pumps, chilled water pump, cooling tower fans and motor; also air handling units of three pressures (high, medium, and low) ranging from 20-ton capacity to 130-ton, consisting of the following components: dampers, bearings, pulleys, electronic filters, air washers, after-filter, direct expansion coils, chilled water coils and motor with multi-belt sheave and steam grid humidifiers. Incumbent must be CFC certified (Universal) by the EPA as per the Clean Air Act of 1990. The incumbent works in the layout and fabrication of duct and duct systems from 150 CFM to 20,615 CFM capacity; also performs preventive maintenance on diffusers, induction cabinets, mixing boxes and motorized fire dampers; also, maintains exhaust fans, fume hood fans, return air fans, and both direct and belt-driving types. Performs mandatory checks and recording of air changes in specific areas including Operating Rooms, Sterile Storage, and negative pressure isolation rooms. The incumbent performs mechanic duties in the maintenance and repair of 20,000 pounds per hour water tube boilers with multi-stage duplex steam and electric boiler feed water pumps, accumulator tank, electronic and pneumatic controls and recorders, refrigerated air driers and condensate transfer pumps. The Incumbent works on equipment using natural gas. The incumbent must know the complete operation of the Energy Management System including thermal storage systems, heat recovery systems and controls. He/she will install, maintain, and calibrate both electronic and pneumatic controls such as relays, humidistat's, temperature controls, solenoid valves, chiller water valves, steam valves and other components used in conjunction with air conditioning, refrigeration and heating system. The incumbent will be working with voltage from 24V AC and DC to 480V AC and with 1-phase and 3-phase. The Incumbent shall have the capability to install and service electric motors from 1/6 HP to 35 HP. These are used on air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and exhaust systems. In air conditioning operation, the Incumbent must be qualified to serve as an Operator in the operation of all air conditioning, refrigeration, heating equipment and related components. The equipment consists of walk-in type refrigeration boxes and low temperature boxes, and ultra-low temperature boxes ranging in temperatures from -10 degrees to +50 degrees Fahrenheit in the pharmacy and lab areas. The incumbent shall make necessary adjustments and record all findings such as compressor temperatures, water temperature, oil pressures, and other information pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of all equipment. Specialized tools required to be used over the normal working tools of the trade are: vibration analyzer, electronic thermometer, hydro thermograph recorder, metal brakes, Bridgeport machine, hydraulic punch and riveter, multi-meters, Wheatstone bridge, psychrometer, volometer, voltmeter, amp meter, electronic and pneumatic service and calibrating test kit and test gauges. Must be able to perform air balance using a hood and have the ability to perform water chemistry on cooling towers and closed loop system to prevent legionella, other bacterial growth and galvanic erosion. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic/PD # 30404-A Preferred Experience: Minimum four (4) years HVAC experience. Physical Requirements: Strenuous physical effort is required while dismantling and reassembling equipment. The incumbent frequently carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. The incumbent must work from ladders, scaffolding, etc., where parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard to reach places. Stooping, stretching, bending, and kneeling are frequently encountered for long periods of time. Hand dexterity is a critical requirement in completing most tasks. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, the ability to do the job of an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision. Examples include: working as a journeyman in the installation, operation, repair and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; knowledgeable in the principles and theories of air conditioning, refrigeration and heat transfer; able to select, maintain and safely use the tools, measuring equipment, testing devices and instruments related to the heating, ventilation, air condition and refrigeration (HVAC/R) trade; repair, replace install, and test various HVAC/R equipment and/or systems; able to read from blue prints and diagrams when performing tasks. 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 eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair Technical Practices Interpret Instructions Materials Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Education Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.