HVAC/Refrigeration Technician

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Utilities

Job Description

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HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians install, maintain, and repair electrical, and mechanical componts of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refigerations control systems. Work involves routine inspections and basic inventory supply management. An employee in this classification receives overall objectives and resources available and develops deadlines, projects, and work to be done in consultation with the supervisor. The employee plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most of the conflicts that arise, and coordinates work with others, as necessary; also interprets policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Work assignments are received verbally and through work orders. Work is performed independently with latitude for determining materials. Work is subjected to inspection by a supervisor and inspectors from the local jurisdiction during construction and upon completion. HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians keep the supervisor informed on the progress of assigned tasks.

  • Performs general support duties in preparation for maintenance and repairs. Inspects electrical, mechanical, direct digital, pneumatic field control systems, hardware, and equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, and/or refrigeration systems.
  • Installs hardware and equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, and/or refrigeration systems in new or existing municipal facilities. Maintains and cleans electrical, mechanical, direct digital, pneumatic field control systems, hardware, and equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, and/or refrigeration systems.
  • Repairs or replaces electrical, mechanical, direct digital, pneumatic field control systems, hardware, and equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, and/or refrigeration systems.
  • Procures and/or manages inventory (i.e., supplies and equipment) to ensure the products and services are available to meet the operational needs of each department.

The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

  • Universal ACCA Refrigerant Recovery Certification Card.
  • Experience working with commercial/industrial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units.
  • Experience working with a variety of testing equipment (e.g., pressure gauges, multimeter, digital voltage meter, and/or refrigerant leak detectors ).
  • Experience installing, repairing, and monitoring hydronic systems (i.e., boilers, chillers, and cooling towers).
  • Experience maintaining Commercial/Industrial HVAC/Refrigeration controls.
  • Experience installing, repairing, and monitoring electric pneumatic and pneumatic systems.
  • Experience reading and applying blue prints/engineering/schematics specifications while installing or servicing equipment.


  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Learning & Memory.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) standards.
  • Knowledge of basic building maintenance concepts and principles including general carpentry, plumbing, electrical and cleaning processes.
  • Knowledge of basic electronics to include circuitry design and repair.
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing concepts
  • Knowledge of building construction, codes (e.g., fire codes, life safety codes, mechanical codes), and building systems (e.g. HVAC)
  • Knowledge of color codes used in potable water distribution piping systems
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and practices of the construction and heating and air conditioning trades.

Work is performed both within employer-owned facilities such as workshop, warehouse, or station and in field locations such as external places of business, residence, and construction worksites. Work involves use of various hand tools such as hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. and electrical, gas, or air powered tools and equipment such as power saws, nail guns, drills, etc. May be exposed to weather conditions such as extreme hot or cold temperatures.

Job involves occasional moderate physical exertion required for occasional prolonged periods of lifting, carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, and climbing. May involve regular lifting of items or objects weighing up to 75 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map