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Job Title: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: White River Junction, VT
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Human Resources, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
  • Performs the repair, minor overhaul, maintenance and servicing of integrated industrial and laboratory reach-in and walk-in refrigerators and cold room equipment
  • Works on single, dual, and multi-stage reciprocating-type Freon refrigeration systems, centrifugal chillers, low temperature cascade systems, HVAC units, complex control and distribution systems, and other related equipment
  • Regulates above equipment and systems to meet temperature criteria requirements
  • Diagnoses and locates malfunctions
  • Disassembles, repairs or replaces, and/or adjusts thermostats, pressure stats, humidistat, relays, switches, other electronic and pneumatic automatic control devices - including pneumatic control compressors and related components
  • Services and repairs evaporators, condensers, and receivers, and repacks valves
  • Replaces electric motors, belts, and pulleys, and lubricates moving parts
  • Replaces refrigerant, tests for leaks and checks for excessive load conditions
  • Performs soldering and brazing in connection with the repair of leaks or installation of system components
  • Operates and monitors refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
  • Repairs building heating systems such as unit heaters, window units, and other heating systems
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorizedPHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: The work requires standing for long periods of time, stooping, bending and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Must be able to lift objects in excess of forty (40) pounds. Incumbent must have good eyesight, depth and color perception, use of all limbs, is able to walk, crawl, climb and squat.

Work is performed inside and outside. Subject to the possibility of cuts, bruises, extreme heat or cold, noise, scrapes, burns and exposure to refrigerant gases (freon). Exposed to the danger of electric shock and may be required to work in contaminated and contagious areas with contaminated equipment. Work is frequently dirty and greasy.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Selective Placement Factor
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Without more than normal supervision


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; religious; 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.

None

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: The work requires standing for long periods of time, stooping, bending and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Must be able to lift objects in excess of forty (40) pounds. Incumbent must have good eyesight, depth and color perception, use of all limbs, is able to walk, crawl, climb and squat.

Work is performed inside and outside. Subject to the possibility of cuts, bruises, extreme heat or cold, noise, scrapes, burns and exposure to refrigerant gases (freon). Exposed to the danger of electric shock and may be required to work in contaminated and contagious areas with contaminated equipment. Work is frequently dirty and greasy.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Selective Placement Factor
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Without more than normal supervision


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.

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; religious; 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.
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