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Maintenance Mechanic HVAC

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Starting at $19.85 Hourly
  • Posted Date:October 01, 2019
  • Deadline to Apply:May 31, 2020




Under general supervision, performs skilled and specialized technical work in the maintenance and repair of Parish buildings and facilities, with particular emphasis on heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems installation and repair. Work involves performing preventative maintenance on all heat and air units, installing and maintaining new units; and performing or assisting work in such building trades as plumbing, carpentry, painting, and/or general maintenance. Employee is responsible for performing a variety of equipment maintenance tasks for the Parish. Reports to the Building Maintenance Supervisor.



Assumes primary responsibility for installation and maintenance of heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems in Parish buildings and facilities; checks thermostats, changes belts, bearings, motors, filters, and compressors; cleans coils; installs new systems when necessary; starts, stops, operates, reads, adjusts, and repairs all mechanical and electrical equipment related to the heating and cooling systems of a building.

Monitors gauges, instruments, hot and cold water pumps, air conditioning units, boilers, etc.; and replaces exhausted or defective containers of refrigerant with new refrigerant.

Starts emergency generators, backup pumps, and backup air conditioning and heating units including compressors and hot water heaters.

Performs electrical work as required; pulls new wires, rewires buildings, rewires hear and air conditioning systems, rewires thermostat locations; repairs or replaces electrical lighting fixtures, electrical motors and relays; troubleshoots, adjusts, and repairs generator battery, ignition circuit, cooling, and lubrication system; and performs minor electrical repairs to building equipment, such as change ballasts in fluorescent light fixtures.

Assists with minor plumbing tasks including changing faucet washers, stems, seals, etc.; assists in installing water and sanitary fixtures and equipment, and repairing toilets by changing tank bulbs, overflow tubes, guide wires, etc.

Assists with general carpentry and renovation work in the construction, repair or alteration of floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows and screens; assists in building, repair and/or installation of partitions, cabinets, tables, shelves, and bookcases.

Assists with sanding, painting or staining walls, woodwork, cabinets, tables and other wooden articles.

Maintains records on operating conditions.

Maintains and services pump and lift station adjoining Parish Courthouse; monitors, troubleshoots, adjusts and repairs pump and lift station; cleans and replaces filters as needed; and cleans pump impellers.

Wires motor to switchboard; installs fuse box hauls pump and engine parts to and from repair shop; tests performance of repaired pump.

Performs minor maintenance on power equipment and hand tools, including sharpening blades, cleaning filters, adding grease, oil and gas, etc.

Establishes and carries out preventive maintenance schedule; keeps daily log on pressures, temperatures, and operating conditions of equipment, and record of general conditions, routines, and work performed.

Removes bar and filter screens and cleans them with brushes and hose.

Monitors support equipment such as air handlers and exhausts.

Repacks stuffing boxes; replaces bearings; reseats or grinds valves.

Maintains parking lot lights.


Periodically samples closed water treatment.

Assists Maintenance Mechanic in performance of general maintenance and repair to Courthouse structure, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems.

Assumes the role of Maintenance Mechanic in his or her absence.

Performs related work as required. 


High school diploma or GED, A/C Refrigeration certification accompanied by course work in heating and cooling maintenance.  Have 3 to 5 years of experience in construction or building maintenance, with emphasis on heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems work.  Any equivalent combination of experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 



Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and machinery including electrical tools, mechanics tools, carpentry tools, plumbing tools, shovels, various hand tools, etc. Must be physically able to operate motor vehicles, including light pickup trucks. Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Requires the ability to climb and maneuver on ladders, scaffolding, and/or in tight spaces. Physical demand requirements are for Heavy Work.

Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications:  Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from superiors.

Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read work orders, logs, diagrams, blueprints, schematics, etc. Requires the ability to prepare work orders, activity logs and reports according to prescribed formats. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.

Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations  where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English, electrical and mechanical terminology.

Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract totals; to multiply and divide; to determine percentages and decimals.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.

Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using hand tools.

Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).  Must be able to communicate via telephone.


Considerable knowledge of heat, ventilation and air conditioning system installation and maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of common problems and indications of such problems with heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Considerable knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of heat and air systems, controls, mechanical machinery and equipment in Parish buildings and facilities.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of electrical work and other trades required of the position, including practices and procedures for the safe handling of asbestos-containing materials.

Considerable knowledge of principles of mechanics and electricity.

Considerable knowledge of approved electrical methods, practices, code requirements and safety standards.

General knowledge of operating characteristics and standard maintenance and repair methods.

General knowledge of pump and lift stations.

Working knowledge of water sampling methods.

Working knowledge of the procedures, materials and equip­ment related to the plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, and maintenance trades.

Working knowledge of the operating characteristics of assigned equipment.

Working knowledge of the maintenance requirements of assigned equipment.

Skilled in the use and care of hand and power tools and equipment necessary to perform heat and air systems installation and repair tasks.

Ability to use and care for a variety of hand and power tools and equipment necessary to perform plumb­ing, masonry, carpentry, mechanical tasks.

Ability to record pressures, temperature, and operating conditions accurately.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic drawings.

Ability to assist small work crews.

Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time as required by work assignments.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work as­signments.

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