Frank Webster Heating and AC LLC
1020 SE 1st St McMinnville, Oregon
Posted November 03, 2021
About HVAC Technicians
Frank Webster Heating and Air Conditioning LLCMcMinnville, Oregon Full Time Heating & Air Conditioning
Compensation: 15.00 - 35.00 USD, Paid Medical and Dental insurance -Retirement- Paid holidays -Company vehicle and gas card
Job Summary for Technicians
Performs skilled, advanced journey-level duties in the inspection, installation, repair and servicing of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related equipment, machinery, and facilities.
Essential Functions: Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Installs, operates and maintains the District’s heating, air conditioning/refrigeration systems and energy systems; conducts regular preventive maintenance inspections of refrigeration units, heating and ventilating units, including boilers, gas and electrically operated air conditioning equipment and makes necessary adjustments or repairs.
- Inspects, repairs, modifies and installs heating and air conditioning and ventilation equipment, including refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, chillers, water cooling towers, forced-air converter units, pumps, automatic and hand valves, expansion valves and capillary tubes.
- Repairs or replaces defective parts in units and equipment and their controls, including thermostats, electronic controllers, automatic switches, fan controls, log switches, damper motors, louvers, relays, filters, belts, compressors, heat exchangers, high-limit controls, pressure controls, safety valves and automatic gas valves.
- Lubricates and packs heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning motors, pumps, fans and other equipment.
- Installs copper tubing and repairs pipes and tubing as necessary; tests joints and insulates pipes of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; flushes boilers, de-scales tubing and cuts and threads pipes; rebuilds pressure and temperature safety valves and water pumps.
- Repairs and maintains furnace gas controls and motors, filters and condensing units; inspects, detects and repairs leaks; checks and replaces thermocouples and pilot generators; cleans and adjusts pilots.
- Operates a variety of hand and power tools, vacuum pump and test equipment utilized in the trade; maintains equipment in effective and safe working condition.
- Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems; repairs or replaces defective parts in units, equipment, and controls.
- Installs, rebuilds, replaces or repairs fans, motors, thermostats, fuses, filters, bearings, valves, controls, gaskets and other equipment as necessary.
- Receives work orders; prepares cost estimates for projects and orders materials in accordance with established procedures; provides direction to assigned personnel and participates in assigning work; inspects the work of outside contractors.
- Observes and complies with relevant federal, state and local building codes; follows safe work practices and procedures; ensures proper safety precautions are observed.
- Works from sketches, plans, drawings, blueprints and specifications.
- Monitors the work of outside contractors.
- Assists other Facilities personnel in cooperative assignments.
- Maintains a variety of records of completed work, including blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and logs; writes reports as required; assists in developing specifications for work to be completed by others.
- Operates vehicles to travel to various District sites.
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Experience and Education/Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of journey-level experience in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration trade. Education/Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Oregon driver’s license by time of appointment.
- Current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigeration license.
- Current HVAC certification from an accredited institution.
- Low voltage certification would be a plus but not requirement
- Brazing certificate
- Standard principles, practices, methods and tools of heating, air conditioning and Heat pumps, ERV, HRV energy system installations and maintenance.
- Materials, methods, and tools used in the operation and repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
- Applicable building codes, ordinances and regulations of state and local authorities pertaining to building operations and HVAC systems.
- Practices of sustainability programs.
- Air compressor and pneumatic control operation, installation, maintenance, and repair a plus but not requirement.
- Welding, soldering and pipefitting techniques.
- Health and safety regulations.
- Basic record keeping techniques.
- Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Performing skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment and facilities.
- Calibrating systems.
- Performing preventive maintenance and routine servicing equipment.
- Diagnosing defects and installing, repairing and maintaining heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning units.
- Interpreting and working from plans, diagrams and specifications.
- Operating specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
- Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
- Understanding and following oral and written directions.
- Working independently with little direction.
- Meeting schedules and timelines.
- Maintaining customer records.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions, near moving mechanical parts, and on slippery and uneven surfaces. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
Essential and marginal functions may require physical fitness requirements necessary to perform the job functions with or without accommodation, such as the ability to stand, walk or sit for prolonged periods; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; work at heights of up to 50 feet; and use hands to repetitively finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 75 pounds.