HVAC Mechanic

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Facility Maintenance





PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) Directorate is responsible for laboratory space, administrative space, infrastructure, campus landscape, planning, and design, and construction management at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The HVAC Mechanic is responsible for:
  • Troubleshooting operating, maintaining, and repairing heating ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration
  • Maintaining all aspects of temperature/humidity control systems and auxiliary equipment, disassembling units, and restoring to operating conditions
  • Performing related work on all auxiliary HVAC/Refrigeration systems and components, inspecting equipment, buildings, utility systems, or other facilities needing heating and cooling work, including performing weekly, monthly, and annual preventive maintenance
  • Maintaining logs and records of equipment operations, and understanding and operating computer-based building automation systems (BAS)
  • Occasionally working beyond normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Contributing to the overall success of Operation and Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • This position is subject to 24-hour call in (rotating schedule) for emergency repairs

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
  • Universal Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration, such as the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer laws, and the use of refrigerant tables
  • Ability to perform physical duties including frequently lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Duties require full range of motion, and include walking, prolonged standing, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and working in confined areas, potential exposure to particulates, vapors or noisy environment
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards
  • Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License issued by the state in which the incumbent/candidate resides
  • Must have no more than 3 demerit points in the previous twelve (12) months or five (5) demerit points in the preceding thirty-six (36) months per company policy
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to calculate airflow and pressure-temperature characteristics
  • Knowledge in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, and work orders
  • Experience in installation, maintenance, and repair of air-conditioning chillers, air handling, chilled water distribution, and control systems
  • Strong Building Automation System (BAS) background

JOB HAZARDS
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)


Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)
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