Performs the installation, inspection, maintenance and trouble-shooting of industrial HVAC equipment such as boilers and chillers, light commercial units to include, package, DX and split units and residential units to include split, mini-split and window units. This job requires theoretical knowledge of air conditioning and the production of chilled water as well as practical a mechanical and electrical understanding. Technicians deal with refrigerant and Freon gas which could have a serious environmental effect if improperly handled. Verifies actual hours worked by personnel to reduce manpower expenditure. Completes all tasks in accordance with the local Environmental, Safety and Health directives. Correctly captures data on maintenance work order requests and preventative maintenance inspection forms before upload into a Computer Maintenance Management System (Maximo).
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
Performs inspections on HVAC systems and components (e.g. heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) to evaluate condition, identify necessary repairs and repair parts and recommend preventive maintenance improvements
Uses Maximo to order repair parts, track work order progress and to update a work order status
Completes and oversees installations of heating and air conditioning equipment and systems to provide enhanced and/or upgraded capabilities
Conducts repairs on HVAC systems and/or components (e.g. pumps, motors, air handlers, fan coils, piping, etc.)
Diagnoses causes of problems and/or failures in heating/air conditioning systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and/or replacement parts needed
Maintains vehicles, tools and equipment in a serviceable status
Participates in meetings, workshops, training and seminars
Requests equipment and supplies to maintain correct inventory amounts and ensure availability of items required to complete necessary installations and/or repairs
Responds to emergency situations during or after hours
Fabricates equipment parts to meet specialty needs and/or replace unavailable parts
Transports a variety of tools, equipment and required supplies to the job site
Perform other duties as assigned
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
A basic set of hand tools used on the job, such as wrenches, pliers, tape measures, utility knifes, sockets and screwdrivers
Refrigerant gauges, vacuum pumps, ODS reclaim/recycle equipment, torch sets, temperature reading devices and other HVAC related tools/equipment
Repair parts used on various types and sizes of HVAC units
Duties will involve the conduct of work in the outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions including frequent dust storms, and high temperatures – up to 130F degrees in the summer months. Potential exposure to chemical or biological agents could exist. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in certain areas is required. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Normal work week is 48 hours, but must be able to work overtime or shift as required.
Physical requirements include lifting, climbing, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts that are normally required. In addition, visual acuity, hearing and speaking requirements would be considered. Consider this section carefully; any physical requirements must be able to be tied back to the major job activities. Refer to the general physical requirement, physical activities, visual acuity, and working conditions checklist for more information.