Heating and Air Conditioning Specialist #396-12
Bernalillo County Government - Albuquerque, NM

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Under general supervision, perform various tasks related to maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Major Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
Perform scheduled and preventive maintenance including lubrication of fans, motors and control units on a variety of different types of HVAC systems to ensure proper functioning.
Test systems on a regular basis, and make repairs as needed.
Plan and sketch or follows blueprints for new and modified HVAC installations to accommodate various renovation and structural changes which affect heating and air conditioning systems.
Install all types of HVAC units, and connect and fabricate all related apparatus including ducts, pipes, compressors, motors, fans and controls.
Serve in a lead capacity as necessary on various heating and air conditioning installation and renovation projects.
Perform tasks at the level authorized by current journeyman licenses.
Responsible for daily operation of Direct Digital Controls (DDCs), heating and ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC)computer equipment located at the various county controlled sites.
Perform diagnostic checks on all DDC circuits, check all gateways with portable operational terminals; check energy management system controls with portable programmable terminals when necessary.

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED.
Five (5) years experience in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment.
Requires the following journeyman licenses: 1.) JR - Journeyman Refrigeration, and 2.) BO2 - Boiler Operator Class II High Pressure.
Requires 40 CFR part 82, Subpart F certification.
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions in English.
Ability to read and follow blueprints and other instructions.
Knowledge of refrigeration theory.
Knowledge of the safe and efficient use of the tools and equipment described in this description.
DDC knowledge and experience is preferred.

Screening and Compliance:
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
Employee must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license by date of employment.
Copies of training certificates or trade licenses must be provided at time of application.

Working Conditions:
Performs work both indoors and outdoors, and is exposed to extremes of heat, cold, and humidity.
Works in extreme weather conditions as required.
Worker is exposed to intermittent noise and vibration factors.
Worker may be “on call” for emergencies, and work at any hour.
Work is performed on hard surfaces, in occasionally wet conditions.

Work hazards include steam; climbing ladders, catwalks, and scaffolds; entry into crawlspaces and sewers; operation of a county vehicle; risk of lacerations, burns, contusions and other injuries; and exposure to high pressure fluids and gases.
Work may include those of a correctional facility environment with exposure to noise and dangerous situations that could involve serious bodily injury and other health hazards.

Equipment, Tools, and Materials:
Utilizes county vehicle, telephone, and pager.
Utilizes common HVAC equipment including wrenches, snips, riveter, sheet metal forming equipment, brazing torch, welder, saws, pipe threader, hand tools, small power tools, ladders, and other customary equipment.
Acids, solvents, lead soldering flux, pipe thread lubricants and sealants.
Safety equipment may include safety goggles, hardhat, and rubber boots.

Functional Analysis:
Please initial each item to indicate whether you are or are not capable of performing that function:
**NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.

Mental Functions:
Must be able to understand and communicate in English.
Must be able to measure accurately and read blueprints.
Must be able to demonstrate initiative.
Must have good basic mathematical abilities.

Physical Functions:
Ability to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally from ground to waist, or from waist to ground.
Ability to work in a prone, supine or crouching position up to 30 minutes at a time, and up to six hours in a day.
Ability to work with arms extended out from torso, or above head for up to 30 minutes at a time, and up to six hours in a day.
Ability to bend and twist/rotate at the waist with ease at any time throughout the workday.
Ability to push/pull with arms with a force of up to 100 pounds.
Ability to use wrists, hands, and fingers in a bilaterally coordinated fashion to manipulate tools and work materials.
Ability to maintain balance and coordination while climbing ladders and service catwalks.
Ability to tolerate working in enclosed, cramped spaces.
Ability to hear sufficiently to perceive leaks, and hear instructions and warnings.
Ability to coordinate use of hands and eyes.
Ability to use hands effectively in the absence of visual cues.