Air Conditioning Mechanic

County of Riverside Riverside, CA
Description Benefits

Under general supervision, to perform skilled work in installing, maintaining, and repairing various types of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating equipment; and to do other work as required. A position in this class involves duties at the full journey level. Work is performed independently and supervision received consists of general and specific job assignments and inspection of finished work.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:• Performs journey level work in installing, adjusting, and maintaining all types of air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment. • Works form blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, or drawings. • Repairs large central air conditioning units, compressors, and related equipment. • Identifies and dismantles malfunctioning equipment and test components using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic test equipment. • Replaces electrical, mechanical, or pneumatic components that are worn or defective. • Establishes a preventive maintenance schedule for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; troubleshoots malfunctioning systems or equipment. • Cleans coils and other parts, oils fans, changes filter, adjusts air flow and replaces gas or fluid in system. • Observes operation sequence of refrigeration system and makes necessary adjustments to control level of fluid, pressure, or temperature in the system. • Determines parts and equipment needed for maintenance temperature in the system; • Determines parts and equipment needed for maintenance and repair work and submits job estimates; fabricates, erects, and maintains sheet metal duct work; tests, calibrates, and repairs thermostats. • Supervises assigned helpers; maintains record of inspections and work performed.

RECRUITING GUIDELINES:Option I Experience: Completion of a recognized air conditioning; refrigeration apprenticeship training program. Option II Experience: Four year of increasingly responsible experience performing work in installing and repairing air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. Two years of the required experience may be substituted on the basis of: Completion of 12 semester of 18 quarter units in trade related courses taken at a recognized college being equal to six months of experience; OR Completion of 144 hours of trade related instruction taken at a union training center, adult school, vocational school or specialized industrial program being equal to six months experience. Knowledge of: The principles and practices of installing, maintaining, and repairing air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment; state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating equipment; the tools and equipment used in heating and air conditioning maintenance. Ability to: Read and write English at the level necessary for successful performance; follow oral and written instructions; estimate the quantities of materials and supplies needed to complete a job; detect causes of malfunctions; carry out a preventive maintenance program on air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; keep simple records.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Option I

Experience: Completion of a recognized air conditioning; refrigeration apprenticeship training program.

Option II

Experience: Four year of increasingly responsible experience performing work in installing and repairing air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. Two years of the required experience may be substituted on the basis of:

Completion of 12 semester of 18 quarter units in trade related courses taken at a recognized college being equal to six months of experience;

OR

Completion of 144 hours of trade related instruction taken at a union training center, adult school, vocational school or specialized industrial program being equal to six months experience.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of installing, maintaining, and repairing air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment; state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating equipment; the tools and equipment used in heating and air conditioning maintenance.

Ability to: Read and write English at the level necessary for successful performance; follow oral and written instructions; estimate the quantities of materials and supplies needed to complete a job; detect causes of malfunctions; carry out a preventive maintenance program on air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; keep simple records.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Certification: Must have Universal EPA technician certification per Environmental Protection Agency, Rule 608 of the Clean Air Act.

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

Ability to do field work as required, lift & carry 30-50 lbs, and be subjected to weather conditions. Additionally, this position requires extensive walking and prolonged kneeling and bending.

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