Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic in Kansas City, Missouri
Summary The Kansas City VA Medical Center is seeking two highly qualified Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanics for the Facilities Department. In accordance with 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, EPA approved universal certificate is required. Employees working in this type of position must have and maintain proper EPA Certification. Responsibilities The incumbent serves as a member of the Facilities Team. The incumbent performs maintenance, makes repairs, and installs refrigeration, air conditioning, and control equipment that includes but is not limited to air handler units, exhaust fans, cooling towers, condensation return systems, steam for heat and humidity associated with conditioning of the air, pumps, fan coil units, induction units, air compressors, air dryers, and heat recovery systems. Specific duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following; Use technical materials, blueprints, and manufacturer specifications to perform tasks Determine the necessary supplies to complete a job Use refrigerant recovery and evacuation systems Perform maintenance on a variety of climate control systems at a journeyman level Recognize and use tools of the trade to accomplish work Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm. Overtime and occasional nights and weekends may be required. Position Description Title/PD#: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic/PD02067A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Required to routinely lift items weighing in excess of 50 pounds and will occasionally position heavy equipment weighing in excess of 100 pounds. Incumbent will be required to wear a respirator when necessary. Incumbent works indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather, from ladders, in ceiling areas, in cramped spaces, and in areas where there is the potential of being exposed to noise, hazardous gases, hazardous materials, and refrigerants. Incumbent has the potential for possible exposure to contagious diseases when removing, cleaning, and replacing filters. Ductwork, or equipment located in treatment areas. Incumbent uses acids and other corrosive compounds in water treatment and cleaning operations. Incumbent is subject to callback overtime and night and on weekends to provide vital Medical Center functions pertaining to proper environmental control, refrigeration, cooling, heating. Ventilation, and air conditioning support. Incumbent will wear a respirator and other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and comply with safety instructions and regulations of Federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, the trade, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. EPA CERTIFICATION (REQUIREMENT): In accordance with 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, EPA approved universal certificate is required. Employees working in this type of position must have and maintain proper EPA Certification. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. Education Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/. 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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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