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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 050960
    Title: HVAC/ Refrigeration Mechanic
    Pay Grade: 33
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Installs, repairs, overhauls and maintains heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) or refrigeration systems.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is a journey level position. This is second in a series of five classifications. This classification typically reports to the HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic, Lead. Working conditions - restricted movement, extreme temperatures, intense noise, hazardous materials; lifts or carries heavy objects. Incumbents perform either HVAC or refrigeration duties.

    Example of Duties:
    • Troubleshoots, repairs and overhauls equipment such as air compressors, pumps, air handlers, air dryers, heat exchangers, other environmental changing devices, other mechanical equipment or electrical, pneumatic and electronic components.
    • Installs, maintains or repairs pneumatic valves, electric valves, heat transfer equipment, ventilation and air distribution equipment.
    • Installs and replaces all types of pumps or refrigeration equipment, according to prints, specifications, diagrams or other instructions.
    • Reads gauges and instruments and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls and pumps to control level of fluid pressure and distribution in systems.
    • Tests malfunctioning systems and components using electrical, mechanical, digital and pneumatic controls.
    • Maintains cooling towers, water treatment facilities and tower distribution system.
    • Prepares estimates for repairs and installation of equipment.
    • Performs planned maintenance, regular servicing and repairs to refrigeration equipment of all types, sizes and temperature ranges.
    • Maintains records of repairs or equipment requiring future service.
    • Coordinates work schedules with other departments and shops in order to keep inconvenience to a minimum.
    • Provides technical direction to air conditioning service workers.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of the HVAC or refrigeration tools, materials and test equipment.
    • Knowledge of repair, maintenance and installation techniques.
    • Skill in reading and understanding schematics.
    • Skill in analyzing HVAC or refrigeration malfunctions from performance and test equipment readings and determining appropriate repairs.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Six years of progressively responsible HVAC or refrigeration equipment installation, maintenance and repair experience; OR,
      • Completion of a four year federally approved technical training program in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC or refrigeration equipment; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
      • Some positions in this classification may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification upon employment.
      • Some positions in this classification may require a current Arizona driver's license upon employment.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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