HVAC Mechanic

  • 005121

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, installs or supports installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Performs routine inspections and preventative maintenance on refrigeration and air conditioning units.
  2. Inspects all wiring, controls and calibrations for HVAC equipment.
  3. Troubleshoots HVAC equipment and electrical circuits for air systems, ducts, and refrigerant units.
  4. Adjusts airflow and balance of air to meet employee and department needs.
  5. Installs window and wall air conditioning units, including the sealing and supports.
  6. Supports the installation of central air conditioning through the completion of wiring, ductwork, plumbing and carpentry.
  7. Adjusts refrigerants on ice machines, opens and closes chemical chill water loops, conduct pH readings, oil levels, on all motors and gear boxes.
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems installation, maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of electrical installations of 24 volt to 460-volt single phase and three phases.
  • Knowledge of water towers, refrigerant recovery systems, pneumatic and electrical controls.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency regulations and rules.
  • Knowledge of basic hand, power and technical tools utilized in plumbing and carpentry.
  • Skill in safely utilizing a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in utilizing health and safety precautions related to installation and repair of HVAC systems.
  • Skill in utilizing the technical equipment for refrigerant delivery or recovery.
  • Skill in analyzing technical data to determine appropriate repairs.
  • Ability to work flexible hours or on-call schedule.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves long hours with exposure to loud noises, chemicals, toxic fumes, air and waterborne pathogens, and mechanical equipment during the installation and repair of HVAC and refrigeration equipment, outdoor, high temperatures, and inclement weather, with the ability to detect mechanical problems. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, climb in high areas and on catwalks, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and three (3) years of experience in commercial HVAC installation, maintenance and repair, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. EPA Refrigerant Certification and a valid Florida driver’s license are required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: December 2006
Overtime: Yes
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