Mar 19 2015

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HVAC Craftsman Level II


Job Position: HVAC Level II
Shift: As Assigned
Location: NAS Pensacola and surrounding bases, including Corry Station and Saufley Field
Opening Date: Immediately
Reports to: HVAC Shop Supervisor
Census Code: 731
2000 SOC Equivalent: 49-9021

Physical Effort: HVAC craftsmen often lift, carry, and handle materials, tools and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for at least 30 feet and extended periods. They occasionally work in cramped and inconvenient surroundings requiring manipulation of equipment in awkward positions for prolonged periods. Work frequently requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Must be able to ascend and descend on ladders of various heights. Make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding or platforms where parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard‑to‑reach places.

 Working Conditions: The work is accomplished both indoors and outdoors, all climates, including working outside and on top of tall buildings, often exposed to hot sun for extended periods of time. Frequently works in cramped spaces, hot/cold attic spaces, areas with low overheads, and areas with hot/cold, oily, wet, and dusty surfaces. Mechanics are frequently subject to sudden temperature changes when working on refrigerated equipment such as walk‑in coolers and freezers. The HVAC craftsman is exposed to moving parts and equipment, or machinery while working in and around HVAC units. May be called in for off-hours emergency situations including weekends and holidays. On-Call Duty rotation required, with company cell phone provided when in a duty status. Limited work required in asbestos containing areas, with company training and protective equipment provided. May be required to work the second shift. When notified by the SCADA Desk operator or Supervisor, the employee must arrive at the work site no later than 1 hour after being notified.

 Internal applicants should submit a resume prior to the closing date for consideration
External applicants need to submit a resume/application and a Race-Gender Self-ID form through the
Escarosa Career Center
3670 – North “L” Street
Pensacola, FL 32505.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted
Drug test/background check required


Basic Qualifications:

Experience: Five years Commercial HVAC experience relevant to the job description, physical effort, and working conditions are required (previous positions held which only involved typical household heating and cooling systems do not count towards this experience requirement). Journeyman level knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration required. Electrical skills include up to 480V three phase AC/DC circuit and advanced troubleshooting skills required. Knowledge of closed loop chilled and hot water system chemical treatment is required. Individual is required to demonstrate his/her ability to lift and or carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for at least 30 feet. Fundamental knowledge of DDC operations required. One year experience required in the maintenance and repair of controllers, variable frequency drives, sequencing and A/C associated electronics systems/components. A thorough understanding of safety procedures related to HVAC systems and lock out/tag out procedures is required. Must have basic knowledge of MS Word & Excel software.


Education Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent is required


Licenses and Certifications Requirements: State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license or equivalent is required.   EPA Refrigerant “Universal” Certification required. Trained and/or licensed through a formal apprenticeship program or through formal, verifiable training (such as vocational/technical school, company formal training, or military training) and related experience required. A physical exam and respirator fit test will be required within 30 days of the hire date (company will arrange).



  • Troubleshoot defects of HVAC systems to determine the type and extent of the repair needed from oral instructions, blueprints, drawings, and work orders selecting the proper tools and testing devises to accomplish the repairs according to accepted trade practices.
  • Apply principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration such as; the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer laws, the use of refrigerant tables, properties of several refrigerants, and how to calculate airflow.
  • Make visual, audible, mechanical checks, and repairs on a variety of domestic and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning units to maintain the proper temperature of conditioned spaces, the proper operation of different parts of the refrigeration cycle, proper oil levels, unusual noises, overheated bearings, loose connections, faulty insulation, frayed or loose belts, leaky gaskets or seals, worn pulleys, duct work and insulation deficiencies, servicing, make splices, insulate exposed wires, replace fuses, and other similar defects or repairs.
  • Perform repairs of different types of equipment to include but are not limited to; heating (natural gas, steam, hot water, heat pump) and cooling ( refrigerant or chilled water) of HVAC units such as; burner assemblies, combustion chambers, thermostats, chillers, air handling units, condensers, thru-wall type units, window units, packaged units, self-contained units, evaporative units, fan coil units, refrigerators, deep freezers, ice cream machines, refrigerated display cases/trays, milk dispensers, walk-in/reach-in coolers/freezers, ice machines, water coolers, air dryers, ventilation fans, cooling towers, compressors (gear, reciprocating, centrifugal, or rotary pump), motors, pumps/impellers, valves (pneumatic, electric, and direct drive), blowers, fans, dampers, piping, purge units, drip pan drains, piping, grills/registers, exhaust hoods, temperature controls, wiring, humidifying/dehumidifying, and other equipment of comparative complexity.
  • Locate and check components that control low side and high side pressure, the temperature of the cooling units, the temperatures of the liquid and suction lines, and the running time of the various mechanisms; must also be able to check refrigerant levels and service or recover refrigerant (including R410A) as required.
  • Check for gas leaks by visual and audible examination of equipment components by applying prescribed test procedures.
  • Replace major portions of various cooling units, such as compressors, bearings, heat exchangers, condensers, expansion valves, float and service valves, thermostats, coils, belt pulleys and tensioners, blower wheels, refrigeration/defrost controls, relays to protect overload/overheat conditions, and variable frequency drive assemblies using knowledge of a variety of commercial and industrial systems.
  • Troubleshoots/repairs UV lighting, to include all associated safety devices.
  • Use electrical skills to measure the compressor motor windings resistance to ground and troubleshoot circuit boards.
  • Perform maintenance on air cooled, reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal chillers up to 1300 tons, including cooling towers.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual periodic maintenance inspections on all types of HVAC units to include cleaning units, changing filters, checking/changing belts as needed, and lubricating moving parts.
  • Comply with all OSHA safety regulations and adhere to proper codes and standards..
  • Operate hoists, holders, and pulleys used when removing heavy units such as large compressors, condensers, and package units.
  • Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to identify chemical characteristics.
  • Complete Work Orders daily and accurately.
  • Complete daily log sheets of refrigerant removal and servicing of HVAC units.
  • Initiate material requisitions to order parts/materials needed for repairs.
  • Assist with material and labor estimates.
  • Work also involves other duties as assigned, including compliance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and Employee Handbook.



Benefits include:
Dental /Health Insurance, 401K / Retirement Plan, Holidays, and Paid Time Off.

$25.78 per hour,plus benefits


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