This position is a HVAC Technician II
Under the direction of the Facility Maintenance Supervisor, performs skilled repair, maintenance and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, gas, heating and cooling systems, boilers, ventilation systems, combustion equipment, and industrial air compressors.
- Installs, maintains, repairs, and operates heating, gas, ventilation and refrigeration systems, including drinking fountains, refrigerated air conditioning system, gas appliances, evaporative coolers and components of equipment; installs, repairs, fabricates, and tests piping and tubing systems, calibrates and maintains chillers, cooling towers, direct expansion systems, electric blast coils, immersion coils, pumps, fans, starters and related equipment.
- Installs, connects, troubleshoots, and maintains HVAC controls, including cleaning systems and duct work, replaces filters and pads, adjust belts, replaces or repairs motors and supply lines, checks and repairs leaks in heating systems or gas lines, conditions safety valves and recharges refrigerant systems.
- Makes initial settings and final adjustments of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; modifies existing installations; tests HVAC equipment for proper operation; balances air and water in HVAC systems.
- Monitors systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with technical orders, manufacturer handbooks, local procedures, codes, and directives; evaluates water treatment for heating and cooling systems; ensures compliance with safety and environmental regulations for fuel, refrigerants and hazardous materials; performs recurring maintenance and seasonal overhaul on systems and components.
- Uses drawings and schematics to analyze, isolate, and troubleshoot system malfunctions; modifies equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency; maintains tools and equipment; advises on problems installing and repairing HVAC equipment and systems; solves maintenance problems by studying layout drawings, wiring and schematic drawings, and analyzing construction and operation characteristics.
- Develops and establishes operation and maintenance procedures to ensure maximum efficiency; performs planning activities and facility surveys; prepares cost estimates for in-service work; applies engineered performance standards to plan and estimate jobs; orders and picks up supplies; maintain records of time spent on projects and materials used; completes work orders and submits invoices for payment and ensures that work is performed safely and within the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state regulations.
- A HVAC Tech II must be willing to assume the duties of a HVAC Tech I as needed.
- May be required to work weekends, holidays, non-scheduled working hours, flex time, shift work, and competing demands; performs related work as required. Must be able to be on-call 24 hours a day, on rotating basis.
- As needed, and at the direction of the Facilities Management, uses County credit card for purchase of materials and supplies. May also be asked to use County supplied purchase order to procure hardware and other expendable items.
- Ensures that work is performed safely and within the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state regulations. Performs related incidental duties contributing to the realization of unit or team objectives as required, which include substituting for supervisor, coworkers or subordinates as qualified and within authorized limits by carrying out specified functions to maintain continuity of ordinary operations, if delegated; provides designated support for projects or activities overseen by higher graded non-supervisory personnel as instructed; explains and demonstrates work performed to assist supervisor in orientating and training less knowledgeable employees; engages in assignments pertaining to function of other positions for training purposes under close supervision; logs activities, and prepares and submits recruiting or special status reports; keeps tools, equipment and work area orderly, safe and clean.
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
Education. High school diploma or GED
Experience. Four (4) years full-time experience with the operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and control systems.
Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with County Policy.
Licenses/Certifications. Must have a valid unrestricted driver’s license. Must possess a current EPA universal refrigerant recovery certification and the State of New Mexico Journeyman Refrigeration License. Periodic safety training will be available to meet OSHA requirements and Doña Ana County policies.
Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Background check and driver’s license record; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Must have knowledge of the various equipment, tools, materials, principles, methods, and techniques of HVAC systems, controls, and components; combustion systems; air and water balancing; interpreting drawings and schematics; industrial water treatment; fundamentals of HVAC equipment and troubleshooting techniques; environmental regulations of fuels, refrigerants, and hazardous materials; and the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Understands the refrigeration cycle to include: identifying components in refrigeration circuit; how each component works; the process of treating air so as to simultaneously control its temperature, humidity, and distribution. Must be able to read and understand mechanical drawings. Understands the heating cycle to include; identifying components in a heating system; and how each component works.
Must have the skills to follow established HVAC procedures; operate various types of HVAC equipment; work from sketches and blueprints; follow oral and written instructions; make simple time and material estimates; operate a computer; time management; organizational skills; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate in oral and/or written form; follow written instructions and work independently; manage multiple tasks; and read service manuals and complete minor repairs using standard methods; identify and correct malfunctions and defects, operates various hand and power tools and analytical equipment.