REFRIGERATION MECHANIC

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $105,932.88 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 105932 USD Annually

Job Description

Position/Program Information

EXAM NUMBER

Y7745W

First Filing Date
June 29, 2023 at 8:00 A.M., (PT)

Applications will be accepted until needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING DATES, UPDATE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION, REQUIREMENT INFORMATION, APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION, AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION.

ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 25 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for over 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

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

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.

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.

As needed, participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of steam and hot water heating and related equipment.

Maintains tools and equipment.

As needed, supervise apprentices and helpers.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Option I: Completion of a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic apprenticeship program.

Option II: Six years (6) 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.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License is required in order to carry out job-related essential functions. A California Class A or B Driver License may be required.

License Information: A valid California Class "C" Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

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

*Chapter V, Sections 608 - EPA regulations ( 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F ) under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act require that technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release refrigerants into the atmosphere must be certified.

Technicians are required to pass an EPA-approved test to earn Section 608 Technician Certification. The tests are specific to the type of equipment the technician seeks to work on. Tests must be administered by an EPA-approved certifying organization. Section 608 Technician Certification credentials do not expire.

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:
*Journey-level experience 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 regulations, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.

**Please make sure to complete the Certificate/License Section of your application. In addition, you MUST attach a legible photocopy of the required certificate(s) indicating completion, to your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.

Out-of-Class experience will not be accepted.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
VISION: Normal color perception.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an oral interview which will assess the applicants job preparation, knowledge and skills, problem solving, interpersonal effectiveness and oral communication, weighted at 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

AVAILABLE SHIFT :
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE :
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5 p.m. (PT) deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for related education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification.
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.


Note: We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Please check your application to ensure that the documents are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at amunoz4@dhs.lacounty .gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title on the email.

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.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For Candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

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's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Andrew Munoz, Exam Analyst
Phone: (213) 288-7000
E-mail: AMunoz4@dhs.lacounty .gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE :
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE :
(800) 735-2922

TELETYPE PHONE:
(800) 899-4099

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Base Pay

105,932

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map