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Bristol Community College HVAC Mechanic II in Fall River, Massachusetts

Incumbents of positions in this series install, check, maintain, and repair heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; and perform related work as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Installs heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including controls and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping by using refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units; and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources. - Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation. - Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and by changing filters. - Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algicides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria. - Orders supplies and equipment. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part- time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: A certificate or diploma from a recognized institution above the high school level, as evidence of completion of a two year program in refrigeration and heating, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.* *Education toward such a certificate or diploma will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. Ability to multitask and be detail-oriented. - Skilled in preventive maintenance procedures for heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and related electrical systems. - Knowledge and skill in the methods for lubricating machinery and equipment. - Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers and screwdrivers, and held power tools such as saws, drills and power hammers methods for care and maintenance of small hand and power tools. - Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems. Skill in the use of electrical testing equipment - Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading. - Knowledge of electrical, electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems. - Knowledge of the use of electrical test equipment such as voltmeters, amprobes, etc. - Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints. - Ability to climb and work from ladders and scaffolds; to stand for prolonged periods of time; to lift and carry objects. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - A current and valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician\'s License. - Experience in higher education. - Knowledge of basic computer skills. - Ability to speak a language in addition to English.