Senior HVAC Technician by oni20591


									                               SENIOR HVAC TECHNICIAN


Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled tasks involved in the maintenance
and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units; and performs related
duties as assigned.


This classification is distinguished as being at the journey-level having responsibility for
performing the full range of Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC) construction,
maintenance, and repair functions; responsibility for planning of more complex HVAC
projects; and reviewing and issuing hot work permits.


Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.     Installs, removes, maintains, and repairs City HVAC units.
2.     Establishes a preventative maintenance schedule for all HVAC and evaporative
3.     Checks operation of HVAC systems at regular intervals to ensure that they are
       functioning efficiently. Cleans coils and blowers; checks motors and belt tension;
       changes filters in accordance with the preventative maintenance schedule.
4.     Troubleshoots for electrical problems; makes repairs as required; rewires units as
5.     Starts up, winterizes and maintains evaporative coolers by changing pad frames,
       painting, and replacing entire unit when necessary.
6.     Purchases materials, equipment, and supplies necessary to complete assigned
7.     Maintains maintenance records as required by City, State and EPA regulations.
8.     Maintains and repairs refrigeration equipment and ice machines.
9.     Reviews plans and specifications for proposed City facilities and remodels.
10.    May lead a group of employees on a project and perform other lead worker duties
       as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of: the principles and practices of HVAC maintenance and repair;
hazards and safety practices common to the trade; and heating boilers.
Good knowledge of: HVAC controls and safety devices; appropriate MSDS sheets; tools
of the trade; materials and refrigerant recovery equipment; and procedures used in
repairing and maintaining HVAC systems.
Ability to: detect malfunctions and interpret gauge readings; read blueprints, floor plans,
and wiring diagrams; draft Equipment Specific Procedures for electrical equipment; track
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refrigerant use per EPA requirements using software application; follow oral and written
instructions; read and interpret City, State and EPA regulations, communicate effectively
with a wide variety of people; maintain cooperative working relationships; and coordinate
the work of others engaged in maintenance and repair of HVAC systems.
Willingness to use the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).


Education, Training, and Work Experience

Graduation from high school, or the equivalent, the completion of an apprenticeship
program as an air conditioning and heating mechanic, and five (5) years experience in the
repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; OR an
equivalent combination of closely related training and work experience.

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certificates

Must possess a valid driver's license from the state of residence at the time of
appointment and maintain and excellent driving record. Must possess a Type I and II
Refrigerant Recovery Certificate, or higher, as required by Section 608 of the Clean Air
Act, 1990, as amended (final regulations published May 14, 1993 [58fr28660]) at time of
appointment. All required licenses and certificates, as mandated by state and federal
laws, or as required herein, must be obtained and maintained at incumbent’s expense.

Physical Characteristics

• Vision sufficient to read City, State, and EPA rules and regulations, gauges, blueprints,
  floor plans, and wiring diagrams and instruments and equipment specifications;
• Sense of smell sufficient to smell odors associated with overheating motors or wiring,
  or similar odors;
• Hearing sufficient to hear verbal instructions and normal conversation;
• Speech sufficient to make oneself understood in person and over the telephone;
• Mobility sufficient to enter and exit confined spaces in accordance with established
  procedures, climb and descend ladders in a safe manner, and walk, sit, climb, balance,
  stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
• Dexterity sufficient to operate manual and power tools, light and heavy duty equipment,
  and other equipment utilized in the course of work;
• Strength sufficient to lift and move heavy items weighing up to 25 pounds on a
  frequent basis and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance;
• Endurance sufficient to maintain efficiency on the job and stand as necessary for
  extended periods of time.
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Work Environment

Work is divided between climate-controlled buildings and the field, which includes a wide
range of weather conditions with temperatures ranging from below 40 degrees to above
100 degrees. Incumbents may be required to be on stand-by or work during evenings,
weekends, and holidays. Incumbents must be willing to wear a uniform.

                                                     Approved by City Council: 08-19-08

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