||Job Summary: The HRAC Mechanic is to perform skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, and installation and alteration of commercial and residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities; perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of equipment.
Primary Duties: Installs, services and repairs environmental-control systems in residences, department stores, office buildings and other commercial establishments; Utilizes knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting and structural layout; mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications; fabricates, assembles and installs ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment; installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air-duct system, using hand tools ; cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools; cuts and threads pipe, using machine-threading or hand-threading equipment. Joins tubing or pipes to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant; installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit. Connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source; installs air and water filters in completed installation; injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems and adds freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure; observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to insure proper operation; tests joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution; wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands; replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units, using electrician’s hand tools and test equipment; may install, repair and service air conditioners, ranging from fifteen to twenty tons cooling capacity, in warehouses and small factory buildings.
Education, Experience, Skills: High school education or G.E.D equivalent preferred; must be able to communicate clearly (oral and written) in the English language; valid Alaska Driver’s License; must remain in good standing with the local Teamsters 959 Union; relevant trade certification; 5 years’ experience in one total or combination of either refrigeration, low pressure boilers, steam fitter or pipefitter; must meet the requirements of an annual physical that will include pulmonary function testing and will require the occasional use of a respirator Great interpersonal skills; ability to work unsupervised; good documentation and organization skills; excellent attendance record.
Preferred: Associates degree in applied science with HVAC/R Technology; hold EPA Universal refrigerant card; Direct Digital Controls (DDC) experience; experience with small package boilers; experience with commercial ventilation systems: steam distribution and maintenance of system.
A complete job description are available in the Anchorage dispatch office. Applicants must be registered with the Union, have a current resume on file in the Anchorage dispatch office, that reflects the qualifications required by the Employer, to be referred for this position. Applicants who don’t reside in Kodiak, must re-locate if hired.