HVAC Mechanic II
San Antonio, TX 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Building and Grounds Cleaning and MaintenanceFLSA Exempt/
Agency:Dept of State Health ServicesDepartment:TX Ctr for Infectious Disease
Job Title:HVAC Mechanic IIPosting Number:443160
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$2,909.83 - $4,594.16Salary Group:A16
Shift:Days (First)Travel:15%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
HVAC Mechanic II Normal working hours are Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm However, the Central Plant Maintenance (CPM) Department provides 24/7/365 shift coverage in support of Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID). Accordingly, occasional changes to this schedule (including regularly scheduled days off and regularly scheduled hours) are required and may occur with minimal advance notice. Where possible, rotation of on-call and shift coverage is evenly distributed among all technicians. Will be required to respond to the Central Plant Maintenance Department's Emergency Preparedness Response Team 24/7/365.

HVAC Mechanic II performs entry-level in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic work or electrical work pertaining to the day-to-day operations and activities at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID). Work involves maintaining and repairing HVAC equipment. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Work involves maintaining and repairing HVAC equipment, which may include a full range of work in fire alarms, sprinkler systems and record tracking pertaining to maintenance and repair tasks. This position requires limited supervision and works under moderate supervision of the assigned Team Supervisor with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Will assist other trades within CPM Department. Responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to assisting in the construction or renovation of buildings, general maintenance and upkeep in the following trades: carpentry, electrical, fire safety, grounds, painting and plumbing. This position may plan work, develops, schedules, submit requisitions for material and equipment, repair HVAC and boiler systems, fire alarm systems and fire suppression systems, as they relate to HVAC. Will be required to be familiar with and adhere to applicable NFPA codes, Intermediate Care Facilities Licensure Standards, Joint Commission Standards of Care, Life Safety Code Standards and Environment of Care policies and procedures. This position is required to drive a state owned vehicle.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1. Performs maintenance on HVAC equipment and systems.
2. Observes and performs periodic inspections to ensure efficiency of refrigeration and heating systems.
3. Checks performance of thermostats, automatic controls, and pressure gauges.
4. Cleans, services, oils, and adjusts equipment; tightens fittings; aligns and repacks pumps; replaces belts; and changes and cleans filters.
5. Replaces defective compressors on refrigeration systems, cleans and recharges systems, and repairs motors and thermostats.
6. May overhaul air compressors and pumps associated with HVAC equipment and systems.
7. May maintain records of repairs and gauge readings of temperatures, oil levels, and pressures.
8. May coordinate parts and material requirements with supply room or warehouse.
9. Performs routine daily repairs based on general maintenance requirements, to ensure urgent requests for repairs are made within 24 hours. Operate, maintain, repair, replace, preserve and provide service necessary for the buildings, site, equipment and utility systems required for conducting the programs of the facility. Services must be continuous, effective and encompass all buildings, grounds and systems of the facility or campus. Performs testing, inspections and general repairs to HVAC systems, fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and kitchen fire suppression hood systems, as it relates to HVAC. Assists in inspections, repairs and general maintenance on fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishing systems, fixed fire suppression systems and HVAC systems. Performs testing, diagnostics, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, modification to various heating ventilation air conditioning and control systems, fire alarm systems and fire suppression systems. Systems include chillers, boilers, air handler units, roof top units.
10. Performs restoration, renovation and repair duties in the general maintenance section in order to ensure life expectancy of buildings, systems and equipment and to maintain a high quality of environment of care.
11. Completes routine work orders in order to ensure timely completion of scheduled maintenance or repair.
12. Assists other technicians to perform routine and preventive maintenance work orders to improve work accomplishment to assist in meeting deadlines of projects, work repairs and preventive maintenance on mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems.
13. Assists in the estimating of general maintenance materials and labor required for specific jobs in order to provide cost projections for projects under consideration.
14. Assists with ordering of sufficient quantities of materials, supplies and equipment in order for the electrical section to conduct routine maintenance without delay.
15. Will notify plant management team regarding status of broken or degraded equipment, inspection status and scheduling, parts and materials needed, vendor requests, estimated costs for repairs and anticipated completion time lines.
16. Coordinates repair work with co-workers, supervisors and management staff, ensuring maintenance work orders are up-to-date, and providing written notification of repair completions and scheduling.
17. Assists with renovation projects and unit preparations for new projects.
Working with ladders, tools and other equipment at and around work sites.
Monitoring facilities and equipment for damage and unsafe conditions and to conduct repairs as needed.
18. Assists other staff members with large projects and participates in staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
19. Performs related work as assigned.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of general principles and theory of pressure, vacuum, vaporization and heat conduction and of safety regulations.
2. Knowledge of general principles and operation of power and hand tools.
3. Knowledge of emergency maintenance activation and response actions, cleaning up debris, water brigade and contacting supervisors.
4. Knowledge of maintaining records of work order completed and status of work orders in progress,
5. Knowledge building maintenance techniques, masonry, carpentry, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and fire and safety, regulations and procedures.
6. Knowledge of general maintenance principles, practices and techniques.
7. Skills in use of tools used in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and determining the type of tools, equipment and materials needed to complete assigned jobs.
8. Skill in troubleshooting and repairing various types of fire alarm systems and associated components, and repairing various types of fire suppression systems.
9. Abilities in maintaining proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning levels; to diagnose malfunctioning units and maintain records.
10. Ability in performing high quality repair and maintenance tasks in all areas assigned to the facility (TCID) including, but not limited to, dorms, hallways, common areas, offices, storage and trash rooms, equipment rooms, stairways, elevators, kitchens, laundry area, lounges, bathrooms, showers, sidewalks and roofs.
11. Ability to work on basic electrical systems (switches, outlets, breakers, fixtures, and minor wiring). Working with (woodwork, door maintenance, floor repair, wallboard and plaster work, painting and lock systems repair).
12. Ability to perform general maintenance in fire & safety, grounds, painting and plumbing repair and completing general maintenance work orders as assigned in a timely manner.
13. Ability to effectively communicate, follow instructions and plans in written or oral form and work as a member of a team.
14. Ability in reading and interpreting manufacturers' specifications, work and maintenance plans and material safety data sheets. Communicating faults, malfunctions and workplace hazards, prepare reports and maintain operational records. Comprehending and applying task instructions.
15. Ability in Analyzing, assessing, diagnosing and repairing HVAC and Fire Safety electronic, electrical and mechanical components. Operating direct digital control diagnostic equipment to test and troubleshoot HVAC and Fire Safety systems and equipment. Communicating job requirements to contractors and job impact to customers. Reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics and drawings.

Physical requirements:

1. Stooping, standing, crawling, and frequent sitting, walking, kneeling and reaching.
2. Heavy physical force is required (exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds constantly to move objects).
3. Visual acuity required for computer operation and inventory management functions.
4. Manual dexterity is required for computer.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification is required.
2. Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Experience in HVAC work.
2. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Additional Information:
Req.# 443160

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 91C, EN, MK, 1169, 3E1X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$2,909.83 - $4,594.16
Required Experience
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