This is intermediate level mechanical work in the maintenance, repair, operation and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems (HVAC), and related utility components. An employee in this class performs routine maintenance and repair of the systems and equipment, and related utility components. Employees in this class gain experience and learn progressively more difficult and complicated maintenance and repair work necessary for advancement to the full performance HVAC Mechanic 2 class. Work includes performing preventive maintenance of the systems and equipment, and monitoring and regulating the systems equipment operations in accordance with established schedule. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level maintenance superior and involves physical effort and exposure to disagreeable environmental conditions.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Gains experience in the maintenance and repair of HVAC systems and equipment, and related utility components; inspects and repairs the system components and equipment such as but not limited to air conditioners, boilers, large compressors, pumps and motors; replaces HVAC system components such as oil, belts, filters, fans, lubricating mechanical components, cleaning systems, calibrating controls, radiation traps, induction units and related appurtenances; repairs and replaces piping and valves used in the distribution of steam, water, air and gas; cuts and threads piping; repairs or replaces wire, fuses, switches, relays, current transducers, capacitors and motor starters; welds, solders and brazes line connections, tubing and various fittings; services domestic hot and cold water systems and components; re-covers, reclaims and recycles refrigerant; takes inventory and usage records.
Monitors and operates HVAC system controls and equipment in accordance with established schedule; adjusts valves, switches, electrical, electronic and pneumatic controls and related appurtenances; utilizes computer input commands to adjust automated temperature controls; utilizes laptop computer to assist in diagnosing system problems and controlling operations; may calibrate and install pneumatic and electronic control systems and equipment; works under stringent guidelines to prevent accidental or intentional release of harmful CFC and HCFC in accordance with EPA regulations.
May troubleshoot HVAC system controls and equipment, and related utility components.
May install new and/or replacement HVAC system components and equipment.
Applies HVAC trade practices in maintaining, repairing, operating and installing the systems and equipment, and related utility components.
Attends HVAC system maintenance/skills training programs.
Performs related work as required.
Completion of a post high-school HVAC and/or Refrigeration and Air conditioning trades program from an accredited technical institute, trade school or college, including possession of a diploma indicating completion of all program curriculum requirements.OR
Equivalent to the twelfth school grade.AND
Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation systems and related primary and peripheral utility components.
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a grade "A" Steam Boiler, Stationary and Refrigeration Engineer license or a grade "B" Refrigeration Engineer license issued by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections if required by work assignment.
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a HVAC Mechanic, if required by work assignment.
Possession of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate for the proper handling of cfcs if required by work assignment.
Employees are required to obtain any license or certification by federal, state, or municipal mandate if required by work assignment.