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HVAC Installation & Repair Assistant Senior
Ref No.: 17-01612
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 4 Years
Start Date: 05/30/2017
Position Description: Performs a variety of maintenance tasks and general repairs in one or more of the building trades specializing in one or more crafts, such as the installation of downspouts, guttering and minor roof repairs and repair of windows, window screens and storm doors. Install and repair kitchen cabinets, sinks and hang doors. Performs plaster and drywall repairs and performs other carpentry work. Performs mechanical, minor plumbing, electrical repairs and paint preparations and operations. Repairs furnaces, heat pumps and other heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Participates in preventive maintenance and emergency repair and new construction. Completes work performance documents, i.e. work requests and man-hour accounting forms. Plans and schedules work and estimates type and amount of materials needed in the performance of work. Troubleshoots a variety of maintenance problems. Maintains equipment in clean and orderly condition. Performs general custodial duties. Observes all safety rules and regulations. Job duties, responsibilities, specifications, and other job aspects may be changed as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Skills Required: Thorough knowledge of common methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the building trades. Working knowledge of Geo Thermal, Heat Pumps, Air-to-Air and Water-to-Air heating and air conditioning systems. Knowledge of applicable code requirements for various crafts. Ability to install compressors, “change out” condenser units and air handlers and all other aspects of HVAC. Ability to work from plans and specifications. Ability to deliver maintenance services specifically related to the manufacture and/or installation of guttering, downspouts, screen doors, windows, roof repair and aluminum siding. Must be familiar with the use of maintenance equipment, hand and power tools and equipment of the trade and ability to instruct others in the same. Ability to execute an annual preventive maintenance program for housing communities. Must provide personal hand tools and care for tools and equipment of the trades. Dependability in attendance and ability to execute work assignments diligently and conscientiously without close supervision; work independently in the absence of specific instructions and under pressure and with time restraints. Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to communicate clearly and show good judgment according to Authority policies and procedures. Ability to interact effectively, professionally and with courtesy with staff, co-workers, residents and the general public. Promote a positive image of the Authority by establishing and maintaining to the greatest extent possible a viable and positive working relationship with co-workers, local agencies and all appropriate agencies of the City with which the Authority may come into contact. Must be available to work during emergencies and other unscheduled working hours and must be accessible, preferably by telephone, by pager or other effective means. Employee’s medical competency to wear a respirator while performing certain jobs is required; beard may have to be shaved.

Experience Required: Four (4) years’ experience in one or more of the building, mechanical and HVAC trades and certificate of training in repair of heating and air conditioning systems and Universal EPA Certification in HVAC required.

Education Required: Any combination of education equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational or technical study in one or more of the building trades.