EDUCATION: Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of an approved General Educational Development (GED) Testing Program.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of recent professionally paid experience in the air conditioning/refrigeration field.
LICENSING: Must possess a current Broward County, or State of Florida, Certificate of Competency as either a Specialty Air Conditioning Technician, Class "A" or as a Refrigeration Technician, Class "A” or as a Mechanical Journeyman.
SAFETY TRAINING: Must have completed the following safety training courses:
OSHA 10 Hour Construction (OSHA10) or OSHA 30 Hour Construction (OSHA30).
OSHA Construction Asbestos Awareness Training (OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.1101(k)(9)(i)
1. The air conditioning mechanic will perform skilled work in the maintenance and repair of air conditioning, ranging in size from one (1) to eight hundred (800) tons, commercial refrigeration, and control system in a responsible and accurate manner.
2. Able to read blueprints, technical data and sketches; prepare estimates of materials from such information. Ability to assume responsibility and instruct other mechanics (including apprentices) in the proper procedures to accomplish repairs. Thorough knowledge of electrical and air conditioning circuits. Extensive knowledge of all phases of air conditioning and refrigeration repairs to include proper procedures of the trade. Knowledge of computer-activated energy controls.
3. Review work orders and job sites to determine materials and procedural requirements. Requisition or special order parts and materials needed to effect repairs.
4. Work alone to solve current problems by: dismantling, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, and reassembling all sizes of air conditioning units and components, water coolers, freezers, refrigerators, ice machines, milk coolers, compressors, water pumps, condensers, motors, etc. using knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipe fitting, and electricity.
5. Utilize energy management techniques to: diagnose electrical, mechanical, and pressure malfunctions using diagnostic aids, such as voltage, amperage and ohm meters, temperature tester, compound gauges, air flow meters, leak detectors, hand tools, etc.
6. Replace defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses, and electrical wiring to repair installed units, using electrician's hand tools and test equipment. Refer to service manuals, schematics, diagrams, and other aids to assist in diagnosing malfunctions.
7. Advise users of systems about proper operation and provide suggestions to enhance results. Test all repaired equipment for proper operation.
8. Receive and complete emergency calls. Be responsible for the work of apprentices and laborers as assigned. Inform supervisor of needed supplies.
Role: AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION MECHANIC
Location: Fort Lauderdale,
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