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Air Conditioning, Heating & Mechanical Equipment Mechanic
 
JOB CODE:141715
 
PAY GRADE:1140
 
SALARY RANGE:$27,282 - $37,765
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of a Mechanical Operations Supervisor, performs journeyman level work in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of air conditioning, heating, and other mechanical equipment in City-Parish buildings. Work involves responsibility for the performance of skilled repair work on air conditioning, heating, and other mechanical equipment. Incumbents operate moderately difficult computer equipment in order to precisely locate mechanical problems. Employees may be required to work shift work. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Inspects, adjusts, maintains, and repairs boilers, pumps, refrigeration equipment, generators, and other mechanical and pneumatic equipment. Repairs, maintains and adjusts air conditioning, heating, and related equipment. Makes periodic check of all mechanical and control equipment to ensure proper working conditions. Treats and cleans water towers; changes filters; oils and greases bearings; cleans air ducts; cleans mechanical and control equipment. Performs minor electrical work on air conditioning and heating equipment, such as, repairing or replacing defective wiring and fuses. Keeps necessary records on all air conditioning, heating, mechanical, pneumatic, and other systems; maintains a parts inventory. Investigates complaints in regard to improper operation of equipment and recommends corrective measures. Operates a computer control panel to monitor mechanical and electrical operations. Takes water samples from boiler water, condenser water, and cooling tower water; performs routine analysis and administers proper chemical treatment. Performs minor plumbing installation and repair.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment of the air conditioning, heating, mechanical, and pneumatic trades. Knowledge of possible sources of mechanical failures in air conditioning and heating systems, and other mechanical and pneumatic equipment devices, and knowledge of effective corrective measures. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Knowledge of plumbing and pipe fitting; and electricity and the standard practices of the electrical trade. Skill in locating and adjusting malfunctions in air conditioning, heating, and other mechanical equipment. Skill in the use and care of hand and machine tools as well as electronic testing equipment employed in the mechanical maintenance trade. Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems. Ability to read and work from electrical and mechanical plans. Ability to use both an electrical arc welder and an acetylene-welding torch. Ability to perform duties requiring physical strength and endurance. Ability to perform moderately complex mathematical calculations. Ability to train apprentice workers in the skilled installation, repair, and maintenance of various types of air conditioning, heating, and mechanical and pneumatic equipment. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with coworkers, superiors, and others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, and successful completion of an apprenticeship or equivalent training program in the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration field.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Possession of the appropriate Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant recycling and recovery certification (Type I, II, III or Universal) for technicians (as required under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, 1990). Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.