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Lead HVAC Technician

Company: TechFlow, Inc
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Under general supervision, leads, trains, oversees, and participates in the work of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) staff responsible for performing the installation, maintenance, and repair of

HVAC systems and fixtures; provides technical assistance to the Project Manager and Facilities Planning

and Management. This candidate should also be able to conduct boiler preventative maintenance and water treatment, but you may also perform pipe repairs, so welding experience or skills are beneficial.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Facilities Planning & Management and Project Manager. Exercises

technical and functional supervision over and provides training to assigned HVAC staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the advanced journey-level in the HVAC class series and is responsible for performing

installation, maintenance and repairs on HVAC systems, as well as the most complex duties, to ensure

that all government building, facilities, and systems are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for use. Incumbents in this class may also

assist other trades on an as needed basis. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or

assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

  • Provides lead direction, training, work review and evaluation to assigned HVAC staff; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities and follows up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work.
  • Trains staff in the proper use of HVAC equipment, systems and supplies; maintains equipment and supplies in good working condition.
  • Plans, organizes, and lays out assigned tasks; interprets HVAC plans, diagrams, blue prints, sketches, and specifications; works from verbal and written instructions and work orders to install and test HVAC systems or equipment.
  • Estimates labor, material, and equipment needed for assigned HVAC projects; monitors inventory levels of HVAC materials and equipment; orders, receives, and maintains inventory of materials and equipment as needed.
  • Secures price quotations for supplies and repairs, including multiple quotes as necessary Oversees outside contractors performing HVAC maintenance and repair services to ensure
  • Performs skilled HVAC work, including the installation and repair of general HVAC systems and
  • equipment; inspects and performs tests on systems and equipment to identify defective parts and ensures proper functioning.
  • Inspects, disassembles, repairs, maintains, and services various types of refrigeration and air
  • conditioning equipment and systems, including valves, fans, compressors, motors, gaskets, filters, fuses, tubing, controls, and thermostats; performs similar work on hot water and forced air systems.
  • Works from diagrams, blueprints, layouts, work orders, verbal instructions or other specification to install and test HVAC systems or equipment.
  • Adjusts, repairs and replaces ducting and air conditioning systems; services heating systems
  • Operates and maintains specialized equipment, including pumps, gauges, welding equipment, meters and a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Inspection of boilers, pipes and valves for leaks and malfunctions.
  • Repair of the boiler, water treatment equipment or storage tanks.
  • Test the water quality and, if necessary, install corrosion inhibitors.
  • Inspects facilities and buildings for damage and maintenance needs; recommends repairs as
  • necessary.
  • Keeping of routine boiler maintenance records
  • Records and maintains labor and material records.
  • Provides recommendations regarding needed parts and suppliers.
  • Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
  • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
  • Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    completeness and accuracy.

    according to established guidelines; lights pilots; cleans out vents; inspects, maintains, operates and repairs thermostats and control systems.

    organized, and timely manner.

    Requirements

    Knowledge of:

    • Principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in maintenance and repair of Government owned HVAC systems and fixtures, including applicable HVAC codes
    • Safe application, operation, and maintenance of tools and equipment used in the HVAC trade.
    • Basic principles and practices of providing technical and functional direction and training to assigned staff.
    • Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work.
    • Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, Microsoft Office, basic record-keeping, and arithmetic.
    • Safe work practices, including safe driving rules and practices.
    • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
    • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public,
      military officials, and Government staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

      Skills & Abilities to:

      • Plan and oversee activities of HVAC personnel.
      • Maintain High and Low Pressure boilers
      • Water Sampling and Treatment
      • Preventative Maintenance to boilers as outline by Scope of Work
      • Perform minor pipe repairs to water systems
      • Replace worn parts, including valves, filters, strainers, circulating pumps, and coolers
      • Inspect the work of assigned staff and maintain established quality control standards.
      • Train assigned staff in proper and safe work procedures.
      • Identify and implement effective course of action to complete assigned work.
      • Perform a variety of complex technical tasks in the installation, repair, and maintenance of military HVAC fixtures and systems.
      • Perform basic preventative maintenance of equipment and tools.
      • Skillfully and safely operate a variety of equipment such as boom lift, scissors lift
      • Troubleshoot HVAC problems and determine materials and supplies required for repairs and projects; recommend purchases.
      • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
      • Understand and follow written and verbal directions, instructions and safety rules and procedures.
      • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
      • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
      • Read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, plans, manuals, diagrams, blue prints, and technical regulations.
      • Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
      • Operate a truck and observe legal and defensive driving practices.
      • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
      • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
      • Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
        aerial lift, fork lift and power and hand tools used in the HVAC field.

        Education and Experience:

        • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
        • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and five (5) years of experience in journeyman level HVAC maintenance and repair work.
          Licenses and Certifications:

          • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid California Driver's License.
          • Possession of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Refrigerant Certification #608.
          • A certification as a qualified journey level HVAC mechanic from an approved institution is desirable.
            PHYSICAL DEMANDS

            • Must possess mobility to work in and around District buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.
              ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS

              • Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

                Benefits
                • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
                • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
                • Wellness Resources

Keywords: TechFlow, Inc, Albany , Lead HVAC Technician, Engineering , Albany, Georgia

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