Apply: HVAC Mechanic

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

PURPOSE:

The HVAC Mechanic installs, maintains, and repairs commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment/systems. This position maintains the proper operations, temperatures, and safety of commercial HVAC equipment/systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Inspects, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment/systems.
  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains a variety of commercial food service/restaurant equipment, including refrigerators, freezers, deep fat fryers, ice cream machines, icemakers, and other specialized equipment.
  • Orders/purchases parts/supplies needed for maintenance/repair work. Schedules replacement/repair work, with subcontractors.
  • Maintains storage room of parts, tools, materials, and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the division and/or department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

(The list of knowledge, skills, and other characteristics are representative of the requirements to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices for the installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of commercial heating and air-conditioning equipment/systems, including boilers and chillers.
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices for the maintenance and repair of a variety of food service/restaurant equipment.
  • Knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations/standards regarding the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment/systems.
  • Knowledge of the safety procedures and practices associated with HVAC maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of the operation of a variety of computer software, including word processing applications.
  • Knowledge of the policies, practices, and procedures of the Maintenance Services department (to be acquired within 30 days of hire).
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Oklahoma City Zoological Park (to be acquired within 60 days of hire).
  • Skill in troubleshooting problems in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  • Skill in installing, maintaining, and repairing heating, ventilation, and air‐conditioning systems.
  • Skill in troubleshooting problems in a variety of food service/restaurant equipment, including low temp walk ins and reach ins.
  • Skill in maintaining and repairing a variety of food service/restaurant equipment.
  • Skill in reading plans, blueprints, and technical drawings related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment/systems.
  • Skill in understanding and following complex instructions and directions.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining assigned hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Skill in preparing a variety of records, reports, and correspondence using appropriate format and computer software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Zoo staff, outside contractors, and the general public.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to practice safe work methods, identifying workplace hazards, and using appropriate safety equipment.            
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk and stand for periods of time, and bend, climb, stoop, and kneel throughout the workday.        
  • Ability to push, lift, and carry objects weighing 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to fumes, gases, odors, dust; vibration; chemical, electrical, and mechanical hazards; poor ventilation; moving mechanical parts; and vehicles on a daily basis. 
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, with frequent increases in levels caused by machinery and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(To perform the job successfully, an individual must have the following minimum qualifications.)

  • Experience equivalent to 5+ year’s full time commercial level work installing, maintaining, and/or repairing heating, ventilation, and/or air‐conditioning equipment/systems and refrigeration systems.
  • Completion of a vocational/trade school course or recognized apprenticeship program in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
  • Commercial Unlimited Mechanical (Contractor) license from the State of Oklahoma and the City of Oklahoma City in Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Gas Fitting preferred.
  • Journeyman’s license required as well as obtain EPA 1 and 2 or EPA 3 (Universal) certification within 60 days.  
  • Must obtain Boiler Operator license within 6 months of hire.
  • OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed in this job description.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma motor vehicle operator’s license and pass a Driver’s History check to operate Zoo vehicles.
  • Successful completion of a pre‐employment background check, a physical examination, and a drug test.

First consideration given by July 8, 2019.

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