This position vacancy exists within the Physical Plant of the Powder River Correctional Facility (PRCF) and is located in Baker City. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates.
This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
This announcement could close any time after September 26, 2012. Example of Duties
This position monitors and directs inmate work crews in the maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems as well as the operation, maintenance and repair of other physical plant systems, equipment and building structures within the institution.
maintains and programs existing controls systems, including calibration for sensors, drive motors, and associated equipment; fabricates sheet metal duct work; trouble shoots and repairs electronic, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, and pneumatic control systems utilizing test equipment; maintains logs on refrigerant usage, and supplies culinary with weekly temperature logs for walk-in refrigerators/freezers; maintains and repairs food preparation equipment; troubleshoots and repairs electrical, electronic and pneumatic control systems associated with this equipment;
operates and maintains boiler fuel and water supply systems; checks operation of safety features; maintains hot water distribution and return systems and related components including but not limited to pumps, isolation valves, pressure reducing stations, steam traps and thermal control valves related to heating boilers and domestic hot water heaters;
troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces heating, ventilation, air conditioning, (HVAC) and evaporative cooling systems that provide heat, air conditioning and ventilation to groups of buildings or multi-zone HVAC units; repairs zone valves, pumps, complex vane axial fans, pneumatic or electrical control devices; adjusts and calibrates thermostats, pressure devices, valves, actuators, dampers, linkage and combustion controls; adjusts belts, fans, controllers and devices so all components work together;
troubleshoots, repairs and replaces commercial refrigerators, ice machines, window air conditioners, freezers, coolers, and all other types of refrigeration equipment and related components; installs refrigerant gauges to help troubleshoot equipment problems for proper operation; uses specialized tools and testers to make sure all equipment is operating properly; repairs, replaces and cleans chiller tube bundles and condensers; makes adjustments to thermostats, fans, defrost timers and expansion valves; responds to equipment malfunction calls and troubleshoot problems with domestic and commercial refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, and ice machines; has working knowledge of internal operation of refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, air conditioners and other types of heating and cooling equipment; performs electrical troubleshooting work associated within HVAC, Refrigeration, and water heaters/ boilers; lockout and de-energizes hard wired circuits on equipment needing repair;
performs work in areas where inmate workers are not authorized and in circumstances where certifications/licensing prevent the use of inmate labor, including but not limited to, close circuit television systems, intercom and audio systems, perimeter security electronics, electronic gates, etc.;
has responsibility for custodial duties which include handling inmate incidents and preventing escapes through control of keys, tools, and contraband; assists in the supervision and direction of inmate workers; searches inmates and areas on an as needed basis; supervises inmate movement, location, and activities of inmates in maintenance shops and/or on work projects; provides census counts as required/requested; provides escort services for outside contractors and service personnel; maintains physical plant tool inventory records, and property inventory; maintains proper key control; conducts security inspection of Physical Plant Shops daily; conducts frisk searches of inmates; instructs inmate work crews in performing equipment maintenance as scheduled through the Department’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS);
monitors building energy usage; collects, tests and balances electronic systems for environmental conditions within indoor air quality standards; creates and modifies control schemes for efficient control of building HVAC/R equipment; rebuilds and repairs valves and aligns belt drives; renovates and upgrades HVAC/R systems and control systems under the guidance of a Facilities Technician III; examines existing HVAC/R systems and makes recommendations for renovations; utilizes standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of mechanical trades related to HVAC/R and refrigeration; maintains compliance with all state and local building code requirements; and
requests supplies/repair parts and maintains inventory of materials; maintains manufacturers information on equipment and an inventory of equipment; assists supervisor in the planning of projects; may secure quotes and prepare estimates; maintains a tool inventory; instructs and trains inmates on techniques and procedures in the safe and efficient operation of tools and equipment; interviews and recommends hiring of inmate workers; conducts searches of inmates and work area to ensure absence of contraband; checks and signs inmate time sheets; monitors work and shop areas for cleanliness and a safe working environment; directs work crew in cleaning. Qualifications
Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you have:
two years of full-time experience installing, altering, calibrating, repairing, and maintaining HVAC control or refrigeration systems. This experience must have included doing corrective and preventive maintenance on HVAC or refrigeration systems; AND
graduated from an accredited school (two year program) in heating and air-conditioning or refrigeration; AND
a Universal Refrigerant Handling certificate or be able to obtain it within six months.
Two additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted for the two years of education.
Preference will be given to applicants that possess a Limited Maintenance Electrican license.
A copy of your certification/license must be attached to your application to receive credit.
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This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute .
Note: The Department of Corrections does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Application Reference Number: DOC12-0238OC
The successful candidate to this position will be subject to a Criminal Records Check.
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