Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to perform skilled work associated with installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and associated equipment.
Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Services, repairs, replaces, and maintains a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, equipment, and related components, which may include air conditioners, cooling towers, chillers, and exhaust fans; conducts periodic inspections and schedules/conducts preventive maintenance activities; monitors control systems for city facilities.
Ensures that installation work, maintenance activities, and operation of equipment/systems are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Plans installation/maintenance projects; inspects work site, reviews blueprints/work orders, and makes calculations to determine necessary equipment and materials; inspects completed projects/work.
Performs various skilled, semi-skilled, and manual work functions associated with installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, which may include troubleshooting air conditioning problems, troubleshooting electronic equipment, repairing/maintaining chiller plant motors and pumps, repairing refrigerant leaks, running fiberglass/sheet metal ductwork, recovering refrigerant, removing/replacing work parts, cleaning coils, cleaning/sanitizing condenser pans and drain lines, soldering metal components, lubricating components, or replacing filters.
Repairs/replaces various HVAC system components, such as starters, pumps, motors, bearings, belts, shafts, coils, compressors, control circuits, tracer controls, PCM's, UCM's, VAV controls, transformers, relays, switches, electronic valves, manual valves, chilled water piping, dryers, expansion devices, cooling/condensing coils, solenoid valves/unloaders, pressure differential switches, static pressure controls, sensors, gear reduction boxes, squirrel cages, or solid state controls/transducers.
Inspects/tests machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations; makes adjustments, repairs or replacements; reports problem situations.
Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department activities, which may include a utility vehicle, building automation system, air conditioning system, cooling tower, chiller, air handler unit, refrigerant recovery system, generator, vacuum pump, refrigeration oil pump, fan coil unit, charging cylinder, torch, welder, swedge kit, flaring kit, crimping tool, tubing cutter, refrigeration wrench, valve core extractor, leak detectors, gauges, meters, mechanic tools, and diagnostic instruments.
Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, cleaning project work areas, and cleaning shop; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
Gathers necessary equipment, tools, parts, or supplies to conduct projects; initiates orders for new or replacement materials; transports, loads and unloads equipment and materials used in projects.
Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.
Monitors and assesses performance and usage of HVAC systems; recommends potential energy savings.
Takes and records instrument readings; maintains logs, service records, warranty records, and other documentation.
Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, charts, requisitions, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, work orders, readings, usage data, safety data, blueprints, schematics, equipment specifications, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service or assistance.
Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, vendors, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Maintains a current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Conducts various errands as needed, which may include picking up supplies/materials.
Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
- Vocational/Technical degree with training emphasis in air conditioning; and
- Three (3) years experience involving refrigeration and installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; and
- Must possess and maintain valid Air Conditioning Technician Certification; and
- Must possess and maintain valid EPA Universal Certification in Transition and Recovery of Refrigerant; and
- Possess [or able to obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire] and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools and terminology of the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating trade.
Knowledge of elementary electrical theory.
Knowledge of the assembly, adjustment and maintenance of air conditioning and heating systems.
Knowledge of the operation of the controls associated with the equipment.
Knowledge of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.
Knowledge of electronic, pneumatic and mechanical controls.
Knowledge of and the ability to follow safety procedures and properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE).
Knowledge of air balancing.
Advanced knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, supervisors, and other department staff, as well as the public and outside agencies.
Skill in the use of tools and equipment in the trade.
Ability to make repairs to both room and central air conditioning and heating systems.
Ability to understand and work from general instructions, specifications, blueprints and sketches.
Ability to lead and instruct other employees.
Physical and Sensory Requirements / Environmental Factors: Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (75 pounds).
Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE :
Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.