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Job Title: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tucson, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
A valid State Driver's License is required for this position.

Incumbent must also have a valid U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Universal Technician Certificate or equivalent to install service, modify or dispose of any refrigerant system or to perform related repairs or modification.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Conducts scheduled routine inspections of the HVAC equipment and operates an energy management (Building Automation System (BAS)) computer work station.
  • Perform resetting and adjusting of hot and cold deck temperatures set points, check chillers sequence of operation, cooling towers, condenser pumps, cooling tower water alarm, water make up level, chilled water circulating pumps and cooling tower water filtration system.
  • Exercises isolation valves on the cooling tower, water basin and the overhead valve positioners per arranged schedules.
  • Assists other Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanics in more extensive troubleshooting and repairs of HVAC equipment, DDC controls and related electrical issues.
  • Responsible for the ongoing repair activities, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of HVAC equipment.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs pneumatic, digital and electric control systems.
  • Performs repair and preventive maintenance of the air handling units, exhaust fans, built in walk in freezers and refer boxes.
  • Maintain and stock proper amount of materials and parts for heating ventilation and air conditioning use.
  • Closes work orders, completes documentation on preventive maintenance reports, orders parts and materials for the work needing to be completed.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Light Lifting, usually not exceeding 50 lbs. work requires kneeling, crouching, stooping, bending, climbing ladders, reaching in inaccessible areas and standing for extended periods. Some eye hazard is present in working around control devices. Normal dexterity, eyesight and hearing required. Possible hazards from electrical shock, burns, moving machinery and obstacles in inaccessible areas. Danger from refrigerant gasses and toxic fumes and eye hazard during brazing and gasses control air. Exposed to extreme weather, hot, cold and wind, outside and inside work. Exposed to cold from Walk-In freezer. Work in dusty, dirty, slippery and greasy areas. Subject to high and low temperatures, constant noise, rotating machinery, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil and fumes. Subject to cuts and abrasions from the use of hand and powered tools, equipment, and burns from acids, caustics, heating water, steam and contact with steam pipes lines.

None

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 make sure you have included other 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 claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • VA Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Technical Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Light Lifting, usually not exceeding 50 lbs. work requires kneeling, crouching, stooping, bending, climbing ladders, reaching in inaccessible areas and standing for extended periods. Some eye hazard is present in working around control devices. Normal dexterity, eyesight and hearing required. Possible hazards from electrical shock, burns, moving machinery and obstacles in inaccessible areas. Danger from refrigerant gasses and toxic fumes and eye hazard during brazing and gasses control air. Exposed to extreme weather, hot, cold and wind, outside and inside work. Exposed to cold from Walk-In freezer. Work in dusty, dirty, slippery and greasy areas. Subject to high and low temperatures, constant noise, rotating machinery, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil and fumes. Subject to cuts and abrasions from the use of hand and powered tools, equipment, and burns from acids, caustics, heating water, steam and contact with steam pipes lines.

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