HVAC Plumbing Mechanic I-II (4733)
Company: National Radio Astronomy
Posted on: January 25, 2023
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Position Description: Position SummaryThe National Radio Astronomy
Observatory (NRAO) is committed to maintaining the worlds most
accomplished observatories while developing new technology to
enable further research in radio astronomy. NRAO is recruiting a
HVAC Mechanic to support the Engineering Services Division. Under
direct supervision, the Maintenance Specialist installs, maintains,
upgrades, repairs and controls the refrigerated and evaporative
cooling systems for multiple antennas and buildings. The position
is based at the VLA, 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. In
addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time off
benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision
plans are effective first day of employment. NRAOs retirement
benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified
participants base pay. No contribution is required of the employee;
we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for
employee retirement contributions.Job Duties
SummaryResponsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Works with minimal supervision and instruction, operates,
troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains coolers, refrigerators, room
air conditioning units, chillers, air handlers, boilers, plumbing
systems, water filtration units, water coolers, fountains, fuel oil
nozzles, motors, belts, fans, and all related connections.
- Must be able to operate and maintain swimming pool and
equipment, if required.
- Must be able to read schematics and blueprints to aid in the
installation of HVAC and water systems and the completion of cost
- Operates and maintains all related electrical supplies,
controllers, relays, operators, and CPUs.
- Operates and maintains water and wastewater treatment
facilities, collection systems, and distribution systems.
- Takes samples and/or tests products for compliance with
regulatory requirements in water and wastewater systems.
- Assists in determining the need for parts, contacting
distributors to determine pricing, and placing orders, with
- Records all repairs and maintenance for future reference,
maintains PC database as required.
- Remains current with regulations and equipment to ensure code
compliance with coolant industry and governing bodies.
- May provide minimal leadership, as required, which may include
supervision of a multi-craft group.
- Works as part of Plant Maintenance or Engineering Services team
and assists any or all other areas, as needed.
- Proactive compliance with NRAO and government safety policies
and procedures in own work area is expected. Work EnvironmentThe
VLA site is located in a remote area 7,000 feet above sea level.
This position may require occasional travel to various locations
within the USA or its protectorates. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee works both inside and outside, day or night,
near moving mechanical parts. The employee generally works at
ground level, but occasionally works at heights above 100 feet. The
employee must be able to climb ladders while carrying equipment and
tools, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and operate a variety of tools
and equipment. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to
50 pounds. The employee occasionally works in a confined or
underground space and near electrical equipment. The employee will
work with chemicals, such as Freon, chlorine, and other water and
waste treatment chemicals. The employee must be able to work with
proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when needed. Specific
vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color and
depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Position
Requirements: Minimum EducationHigh School Diploma or GEDMinimum
ExperienceMinimum of three years of experience in related field.
Preferred ExperienceFive years of experience in the HVAC field.
Training in industrial cooling, including EPA Freon certification
required. Training in industrial heating, including oil fired or
electric heat as appropriate.Physical DemandsWork typically takes
place in a machine shop or other specialized shop, employees may be
occasionally required to work elsewhere. Required to stand and sit;
use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach
with hands or arms. Regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
Occasionally is required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel,
crouch. Able to work with a variety of chemicals. Must occasionally
lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to communicate
clearly and in writing. Specific vision requirements include close
vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.Competency SummaryGeneral knowledge of all
construction and maintenance trades required. Additional
Requirements: Journeyman Electrician License or equivalent
experience and CFC certification required. Preferred journeymen
refrigeration license Must have or be able to obtain the required
Federal, State and Local Waste Water Treatment Plant and Public
Water System Operator certifications.Additional RequirementsA valid
drivers license is required by start date of employment and to be
maintained. The Observatory requires staff to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 to access our facilities.An offer of employment
will be considered contingent until the selected applicant provides
proof of vaccination.A selected applicant may request consideration
for an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held
religious belief.Safety SensitiveThe selected candidate must
successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment/pre-placement drug
screen. Failure to pass the Screen will disqualify the candidate
from employment consideration for a period of six months from the
date of the results.Application Instructions: Click the Apply
button below. You will need to be prepared to upload your current
CV/Resume and a letter of application describing interest and
suitability for the position. Equal Opportunity Employer
Statement:AUI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Minorities,
Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Individuals
with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view our complete
statement, please visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/nrao/jobs. If you
require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or
hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by
sending an email to email@example.com. PM20
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