New job Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic in Vermont | 2021
Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Company : US Department of Veterans Affairs
Salary : $24.32 - $28.50 an hour
Location : Vermont
Employee will serve as an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic assigned to Facilities Management Service located at the Veterans Healthcare System in White River Junction, Vermont. The mechanic performs the full scope of operations, maintenance, repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Performs the repair, minor overhaul, maintenance and servicing of integrated industrial and laboratory reach-in and walk-in refrigerators and cold room equipment.
- Works on single, dual, and multi-stage reciprocating-type Freon refrigeration systems, centrifugal chillers, low temperature cascade systems, HVAC units, complex control and distribution systems, and other related equipment.
- Regulates above equipment and systems to meet temperature criteria requirements.
- Diagnoses and locates malfunctions.
- Disassembles, repairs or replaces, and/or adjusts thermostats, pressure stats, humidistat, relays, switches, other electronic and pneumatic automatic control devices - including pneumatic control compressors and related components.
- Services and repairs evaporators, condensers, and receivers, and repacks valves.
- Replaces electric motors, belts, and pulleys, and lubricates moving parts.
- Performs soldering and brazing in connection with the repair of leaks or installation of system components.
- Operates and monitors refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
- Repairs building heating systems such as unit heaters, window units, and other heating systems.
- Selects and uses the proper tools, materials, equipment and testing devices common to the trade.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Job family (Series)
5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- May be required to serve a probationary period
- Pre-employment physical may be required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
QualificationsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS: The work requires standing for long periods of time, stooping, bending and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Must be able to lift objects in excess of 40 pounds. Must have good eyesight, depth and color perceptions, use of all limbs, is able to walk, crawl, climb and squat.
Work is performed inside and outside. Employee is subject to possible cuts, bruises, extreme heat or cold, noise, scrapes, burns and exposure to refrigerant gases (freon); and is exposed to the danger of electric shock and may be required to work in contaminated and contagious areas with contaminated equipment. Work is frequently dirty and greasy.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SCREEN-OUT) - A Selective Placement Factor (SPF) has been identified for this position. Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for the position. Applicants who do not meet the SPF are ineligible for further consideration.
- SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR for this position is: In accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, this position requires a valid Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) Technician Certification (Type I, II, and III, or Universal Certification). (Certification required at time of application submission to receive credit).
SCREEN-OUT: I have the ability to perform as an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision. I have experience working in a complex Commercial/Industrial environment, independently performing the full scope of operations, maintenance, installations, troubleshooting, and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; applying principles and theories common to air conditioning and refrigeration, including the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer laws, use of refrigerants, airflow calculations and temperature characteristics; performing routine and non-routine maintenance and repair tasks pertaining to air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and other electro-mechanical devices; selecting and using the proper tools, materials, equipment and testing devices common to the trade to complete work orders safely and efficiently. (Resume(s) must clearly describe experience performed to be creditable. We will not make assumptions regarding experience)
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
- Technical Practices
- Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
- Without more than normal supervision
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (802) 295-9363.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens announcements will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Other (1)
- Other (2)
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.