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Job Title: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fargo, ND
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 01/20/2020
Expire Date: 02/19/2020
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: The position requires a current Universal Refrigerant Certification in accordance with the 1990 Clean Air Act, for the purpose of recovering, reclaiming, and recycling refrigerants. Certificate must be from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved agency. (NOTE: Please submit a copy of the certification with your application packet.) PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Employee is required to perform moderate to heavy physical effort over a minimum eight hour period of time (which may run longer if overtime or off-hours work is required due to Medical Center needs). When working on platforms, scaffolding and ladders, workers must climb equipment carrying and lifting tools and materials. Physical or muscular effort in performing duties includes, but is not limited to: fatigue producing action such as working overhead, lifting, pushing, pulling, crawling, climbing, stooping, stretching, standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, squatting and other potentially uncomfortable positions in order to accomplish the assigned task. May work with and in areas with unpleasant fumes or odors and shall wear assigned personal protective equipment. Strenuous physical effort is required while dismantling and reassembling equipment. The employee frequently carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds; and must work from ladders, scaffolding, etc., where parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard to reach places. Hand dexterity is a critical requirement in completing most tasks. Work is performed both inside and outside. There is continuous exposure to chemicals and the inhalation of harmful fumes from chemicals in oils, gases, refrigerants, etc. Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract may result from equipment maintenance and/or repairs. Employee must be very safety conscious at all times. While outside, employee will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions, both cold and hot, windy, wet, etc. in which work shall have to be completed since the demands of the Medical Center cannot wait for better weather to arrive at the site in order for the work to be performed. There is exposure to extreme heat such as in steam pits and cold such as ultra cold freezers and working outdoors in subzero weather with significantly below zero wind chill factor. The employee shall occasionally need to work on rooftops of high buildings, and in cramped areas such as steam pits. While working in these areas, can be subjected to cuts, burns, electrical shock and toxic refrigerants. The wearing of uncomfortable facemasks and protective clothing are necessary when working with and around hazardous materials and large amounts of refrigerants. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. 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: (Screen Out) Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)MaterialsTechnical PracticesTroubleshootingUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout 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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