Heating & Refrigeration Mechanic III

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  • United States, Austin, TX 78702 View on Map
  • Post Date: June 18, 2020
  • Apply Before : July 18, 2020
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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four years experience in repair and maintenance of commercial/industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including chillers.

Completion of accredited training in air conditioning and refrigeration systems may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Licenses or Certifications:

Texas Driver’s License in good standing

EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification

Must obtain unrestricted Texas Air Conditioning License for City use within 120 calendar days of hire.

Physical Requirements:

Continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, mechanical hazards, fume/odor hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying up to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50lbs., client/ customer contact, indoor activity, exposure to electrical hazards, explosive hazards, biological hazards, dust/mites hazards. May require employee to be medically cleared to wear respirator.

Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE that this is a full time, forty (40) hour per week position.

Driving Requirement:

This position requires a Texas Driver’s License in good standing or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department that the position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.

Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through skills testing for Heating & Refrigeration Mechanical Skills proficiency.

If you are selected for hire:

You must provide proof of education which may include your official college transcript, High School diploma, GED or equivalent degree and your professional licenses.

Military / Veteran Interview Preference:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification:

This position is classified as NON-EXEMPT.

Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after seven (7) days.

NOTE: All Building Services Department locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any BSD work site – including parking lot or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$21.65 – $27.61


Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

Rotational on-call as required by the position.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Building Services


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


411 Chicon St., Austin, TX, 78702

Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive experience performing diagnostics, servicing and troubleshooting residential and/or commercial HVAC equipment to include air handlers, heats pumps, VFDs, CRACs, hydronic systems , variable air volume (VAV) systems, boilers, and split systems.
  • Extensive experience with Energy Management Systems (EMS) to include troubleshooting HVAC controls, monitoring and adjusting HVAC schedules for building operations hours, and basic system programming.
  • Extensive experience in the diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair of chillers of various capacities.
  • Experience drafting scopes of work for minor HVAC construction, remodels and maintenance/repair.
  • Experience with the Uniform Mechanical Codes (UMC) and/or the International Mechanical Code (IMC).
  • Demonstrated experience with computerized maintenance management system (work order) software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2016 including Excel, Outlook, Word.
  • Texas State Contractor’s License.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs chiller controls/safety circuits, and refrigerant circuits on multi-stage chillers, air conditioning systems, ice machines, and other equipment.

2. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs and performs start-up of building automation system network devices and components.

3. Designs and installs heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment and systems.
4. Calibrates and services thermostats, chillers and other system controls.
5. Performs basic service on HVAC equipment including pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, and other mechanical systems.
6. Reads and interprets profiles and blue prints.
7. Maintains appropriate records.

8. Assist with supervisory tasks as required.


  • Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training and guidance to others.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
    Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety rules and regulations.
    Knowledge of tools, materials and methods used in maintenance and repair of ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning.
    Knowledge of applicable building codes.
    Skill in presenting oral and written instructions.
    Skill in reading plans and specifications and in laying out work.
    Skill in performing emergency and routine repairs and maintenance as required.
    Skill in understanding oral and written instructions.
    Skill in estimating time, materials and costs.
    Skill in performing heavy manual work.
    Skill in tracing and analyzing causes of HVAC troubles and in making repairs.
    Skill in conducting routine inspections for the purpose of determining conformity to ASHRAE, building code and safety standards.
    Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.

    Ability to analyze complex control sequences and resulting operations and to develop innovations to solve difficult technical problems.

    Ability to acquire, through training and on-the-job experience, specialized knowledge in rapidly changing technology and applications.

    Criminal Background Investigation
    This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
    the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.


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