REFRIGERATION MECHANIC

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $97,249.68 Annually USD

Job Description

FIRST DAY OF FILING:

JANUARY 20, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

EXAM NUMBER:

J7745M

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE THE IMPORTANT NOTES SECTION, AND UPDATE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Performs journey-level refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation tasks in accordance with standard trade practices.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class use a variety of hand tools and power equipment in the installation, alteration, maintenance, or repair of heating ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Incumbents are required to have a working knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation, sufficient to independently perform all the essential elements of work common to the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC) craft, and sufficient to train and provide technical supervision for apprentices and helpers. Incumbents are also required to have a working knowledge of the building and safety codes related to their craft.

Essential Job Functions
Installs refrigeration components such as compressors, evaporators, condensers, motors, blowers, and pumps.

Installs and connects piping and tubing for refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Installs, calibrates, and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning system instruments and electrical and pneumatic controls.

Diagnoses operating malfunctions and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Tests, charges, repairs and adjusts hermetic type refrigeration units and ice machines.

Reads blueprints to determine location, size, capacity, and type of components needed to carry out work-related activities.

Tests and chemically treats water used in heating and cooling systems.

Overhauls compressors, burners, gas valves, pumps, fans, and other heating, ventilating, or cooling system components.

Adjusts and balances air distribution systems.

Checks installations for conformance with legal requirements and safety codes.

Drives to any Sheriff's Department facilities located throughout Los Angeles County to perform job-related essential functions.

Participates in the installation, maintenance and repair of steam and hot water heating and related equipment such as boilers, water heaters, and recirculating pumps, as required.

Maintains tools and equipment.

Supervises apprentices and helpers, as required.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

OPTION I:
Completion of a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic apprenticeship program*.

OPTION II:
Six years of experience in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of commercial and domestic heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems involving modulating and safety controls, thermostats, humidifiers and duct stats, one year of which must have been at the journey-level** and have included the installation and repair of central multi-zone forced air or water heating and/or cooling systems***.

VISION: Normal color vision.

LICENSE(S)
A valid California Class C Driver License**** is required to perform job-related essential functions. Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a driver license prior to appointment.

Out-of-state applicants must have a valid license from the state in which they reside at the time of filing. Out-of-state applicants will be required to obtain a California Class C Driver License prior to appointment.

****Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

CERTIFICATE
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608 *****.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*To qualify under Option I , applicants must submit a photocopy of the certificate of completion of a recognized HVAC mechanic apprenticeship program WITH your online application at the time of filing, or within 15 calendar days from the date of application filing. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Apprenticeship training programs must be recognized by a national, global, or regional accrediting agency, the California State Department of Education, the California State Department of Labor Division of Apprenticeship Standards, or the Council for Private Postsecondary, and Vocational Education.

**Journey-level is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.

***To qualify under Option II , please ensure application/resume contains detailed information specifically addressing journey-level experience.

*****In order to qualify, applicants MUST submit a copy of the required EPA approved Universal Technician Certification with their online application at the time of filing, o r within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Applications submitted without evidence of the certification will be considered incomplete. The original certificate must be presented at the time of appointment. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an oral interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

TRANSFER SCORES
Applicants that have taken any identical test with the Sheriff's Department within the last twelve (12) months will have their test scores automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination may be used in the future for new examinations with the Sheriff's Department. Scores will be transferred to the new examination. Candidates may not be allowed to re-take any identical test for at least twelve (12) months.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER IN THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH
. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Administrative Services Division, Facilities Service Bureau.

AVAILABLE SHIFT Any Shift

APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATIONS of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
  • For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add namondra@lasd.org and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Examination Number, and the Examination Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER : Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD : All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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