Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic

Department of Defense Fort Bragg, NC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: This position performs the full range of installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair on a variety of industrial and commercial systems.

Fort Bragg is known as the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces." It is a culturally diverse area with both rural and city populations and is co-located at Fayetteville, NC. It is centrally located just hours away from the beautiful beaches of North Carolina and the scenic Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.

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* Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repairs a wide range of commercial and industrial air conditioning equipment in a variety of environments including barracks, administration areas, medical facilities and arms rooms.

* Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repairs a variety of heating equipment including gas- and oil-fueled boilers, heat pumps, steam, and medium and high temperature converters.

* Position requires work on fossil fuel burners such as fuel oil burners and natural/propane gas burners.

* Install and repair pumps.

* Locate trouble before dismantling systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* The employee must possess and maintain Universal (types I, II, and III) Certification. You MUST include a copy of your Universal (Type I, II, and III) certification with your application package or you will be rated as an incomplete application.

* The employee will be required to successfully pass physical examinations.

* This position is weather essential.

* The employee must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

* The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a successful background investigation.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): I have the ability to perform common Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic duties as appropriate. I can perform tasks such as checking for proper temperature of conditioned spaces, proper operation of different parts of refrigeration systems, proper oil levels, unusual noises, loose connections, and faulty insulation; applying prescribed testing procedures and equipment; and exploring probable reasons for equipment failure; performing complete system repairs such as dismantling, repairing and reassembling units such as pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers, and evaporators under general supervision subject to occasional inspection. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed.

Ability to do the work of a(n) Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic~ without more than normal supervision. I have experience performing the following duties under normal supervision: - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

* Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision Screen Out

* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

* Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

* Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

* Knowledge of Materials

* Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

* Trouble shooting

* Physical Effort - Employee is frequently required to handle and carry tools and equipment that weight over 23 kilograms (50 pounds). Maneuvers large equipment into and out of specific locations while dismantling and reassembling. Hoists, holders and pulleys are operated when removing units such as large compressors, condensers and chillers. Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms where the parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places; therefore, stooping, stretching, bending and kneeling are frequently for long periods of time.

* Working Conditions - Much of this work is performed outside with exposure to temperature extremes common to this area. Some work performed indoors and in mechanical rooms. The employee will be required to work in mechanical rooms, on top of buildings, in drafty attic spaces subject to temperature extremes, and in cramped areas with low overheads. Subject to cuts, burns, electrical shocks and respiratory ailments. Employee uses/wears any safety equipment or other items required and provided by the employer.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.