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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION HVAC Mechanic I in ABILENE, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionHVAC Mechanic IThe HVAC Mechanic performs routine (entry-level) work in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) building maintenance and construction trade at a State Supported Living Center or State Hospital. Performs routine inspections, maintenance and repair work on basic HVAC systems and units such as direct exchange units and fan coiled units. Repairs and maintains heat pumps and low-pressure boilers. Repairs and evacuates small appliances. Works in collaboration with more experienced HVAC Mechanics and other maintenance staff to perform work on more complex systems. Maintains accurate records of equipment performance and work completed. Performs and documents inspections in accordance with applicable life safety code standards. Assists in air quality sampling. Monitors controls, temperatures and humidity levels. Changes filters routinely, and air handler belts and other parts as necessary. Coordinates parts and material acquisition requirements. Properly uses, cleans, stores, inventories and performs minor repairs on tools used. Works as a team member with other members of the maintenance department and/or other employees to complete tasks including, but not limited to, operating motorized vehicles, making deliveries, and picking up supplies. Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the overall safe operations of the facility. As needed, works some weekend and/or after-hours callouts, to respond to situations impacting safe facility operations. Works under the close supervision of a maintenance technician lead person or other appropriate staff depending on facility structure, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job FunctionsAttends 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. May be called out after-hours to respond to situations impacting safe facility operations.Performs adjustments, alterations, inspections, maintenance, repairs, and restorations of basic HVAC systems (less than 5 tons) and units such as direct exchange units and fan coiled units. Repairs and maintains heat pumps and low-pressure boilers. Repairs or replaces defective components such as coils, evaporators, condensers, fans, driers and air handlers, and pumps. Builds, modifies and installs ductwork. Replaces defective compressors on refrigeration systems, cleans and recharges systems, and replaces motors and thermostats, as necessary. May perform minor repairs on other items such as small appliances in the homes and kitchen, such as refrigerators, ice machines, common kitchen equipment, and/or washers and dryers, commensurate with abilities. Follows directions, administrative code, and life safety code standards in performance of duties. Performs preventative maintenance on basic HVAC equipment and systems as instructed. Ensures life safety code standards are met. Observes and performs periodic inspections to ensure efficiency of refrigeration and heating systems. Checks performance of thermostats, automatic controls, and pressure gauges. Cleans, services, oils, and adjusts equipment; tightens fittings; aligns and repacks pumps; replaces belts; and changes and cleans filters. Monitors environmental control systems, such as an energy management control system to set and maintain indoor temperatures; setting start https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=525607 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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