HVAC Mechanic

Employment Type

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HVAC Mechanic
Ahtna Environmental Incorporated is recruiting for a HVAC Mechanic to work out of a federal agency in the Seattle, Washington area. The HVAC Mechanic is responsible for providing maximum comfort for building occupants by operating the heating and cooling systems in the most overall energy efficient and economical manner and with the minimal disruptions of tenant activities. Position also requires: monitoring operating efficiency of mechanical equipment (HVAC, chillers, cooling towers, etc.). per job requirements. The work shall include responding to a high volume of calls complaining of uncomfortable interior temperatures (referred to as 'hot/cold calls').
Auto req ID
Ahtna Environmental Inc
Job Location (State)
Posting Title
HVAC Mechanic
Posting Type
External & Internal
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Occasional swing or night shift work in order to accommodate occupants
Performing (predictive, preventive, proactive, and corrective) maintenance and repairs on heating, ventilating air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment
Operate, maintain, repair, troubleshoot, and test the controls for complex electronic heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and electronic variable frequency drive (VFD) equipment
Maintain and replace signal interface devices, various sensors and actuators that make up the auxiliary equipment associated with HVAC equipment including electronic thermostats, valve and damper actuators, electro-pneumatic input/output devices, local interconnection wiring, air quality measurement sensors and humidity and temperatures transmitters
Ensure systems are operating safely and conduct routine maintenance
Repair or replacement of structural support systems
Repair leaking, solders, welded joints, mechanical joints, and condenser tube roll joints
Replacement of deteriorated, damaged, and leaky expansion joints
Ensure that all supply/return air vents are supplying the required air volume and kept free of dust/dirt
Repair or replace valves, stems, disks, seals, packing, bonnets and gaskets
Refrigerant control and maintain EPA air quality standards
Leak detection
Control logs
Qualification Requirements
Valid driver's license and clean driving record, ability to operate company vehicles
Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening
Ability to pass background check for Federal Agency to obtain security access badging
Candidates must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
Certified to handle refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or hydro chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)
Knowledge of principles and practices of safety management
Knowledge of pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances, codes, and rules
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diversified group of people under sometimes trying and stressful conditions
Ability to analyze, evaluate, and recommend sound solutions to problems of routine nature
Ability to work independently and efficiently
Preferred Qualifications
2 years of college level course work or trade school completed
3 to 5 years of experience as HVAC Mechanic/Technician
Hold HVAC brand-specific repair maintenance certification (e.g. Daikin systems, etc.)
40-HAZWOPER certified
Experience and knowledge of Alaska Native cultures
Shareholder Preference
Pursuant to PL 93-638, as amended, preference will be given to qualified Ahtna Native Corporation Shareholders, Descendants, and Spouses in all phases of employment.
Physical Demands (Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)
Frequent lifting, sitting, standing, stooping for prolonged periods of time, using hands/fingers requiring dexterity, should have good hand-eye coordination and motion control in coordination with handling tools, equipment and other related components
Reaching with hands and arms for items above and below sight level, talking, hearing (frequently communicates with field personnel via various modes, i.e. radio; must be able to relay accurate information), and seeing (up close, at a distance, along the periphery, with depth, color perception, and the ability to adjust focus); walking from place to place within the project location with occasional use of stairs and no elevator available; bending, pushing, pulling, kneeling and standing for up to 12 hours
Frequent lifting of up to 50-75 pounds such as small electrical components, equipment and other materials
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. To the extent practicable in a field setting, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position works independently under general supervision of the On-Site Project Manager and On-Site Supervisor. Candidate also receives non-supervisory guidance from the site designated Government Point of Contact (often the Facility Manager). Performance is evaluated in terms of effectiveness in completing assigned preventive maintenance and inspection services, successful completion of assigned work order projects, and ability to foster and maintain constructive and positive work relationships with all staff and management.
Work Environment
May be indoors or outdoors subject to confined spaces, changes in temperature, weather conditions and noise levels.
Ahtna Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or protected veteran status. Native preference applies under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.
Associated topics: air conditioning, batt, boiler, environmental, fuel, gas, hvac, hvac technician, thermograph, vent

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