Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Air Conditioning Mechanic (2nd Class)

    Job Title
    Air Conditioning Mechanic (2nd Class)
    Job ID
    27429367
    Location
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    Description

    Culture of Care Statement: In an effort to improve patient safety, Howard University Hospital (HUH) supports a Just Culture. This atmosphere of accountability promotes the identification of human error (mistake), at-risk behavior (behavioral choice that increases risk) and reckless behavior (disregard for risk). The goal is to maintain a culture for learning, safe systems and well managed behavioral choices.

    1. Purpose of Job

    Summarize the purpose and essential functions for the job, in about one to three sentences.

    The A/C Mechanic (2nd Class) assists in the installation, repair and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, cooling, and humidification equipment related controls and auxiliaries.

     

    2. Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    Define the most essential and critical duties and responsibilities of the job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties, only those that are most essential functions of the job.

     

    Arrange the duties below in order of importance to the success of the job. Beside each duty, indicate the estimated percentage of overall time spent on that duty. All percentages should total to 100%. Tasks representing less than 5% of time should be listed as "additional duties as assigned."

    Job Responsibilities (in order of importance)

    Percentage of Time

    1.

    Assists in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of HVAC/R equipment, including but not limited to steam turbines, steam absorption units, centrifugal water chillers, cooling towers, pumps, steam pressure reducing stations, valves, piping systems, walk in refrigerators and freezers, display cases, water coolers, air filters, chemical purifying, dehumidification, humidification, exhaust systems, air handler units, fans, and HVAC/R control systems.

    25%

    2.

    Measures, cuts and bends tubing according to specifications in the work order. Insulates pipes and ductwork.

    20%

    3.

    Monitors a highly complex control system which regulates climatic conditions throughout the entire health center.

    20%

    4.

    Performs day to day preventative maintenance working alone or assisting other mechanics.

    15%

    5.

    Prepares accurate records for preventative maintenance.

    15%

    6.

    Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

    5%

     

    Total Time (must equal 100%)

    100%

     

    3. Organizational Expectations

    1.

    Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.

    2.

    Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.

    3.

    Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.

    4.

    Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities

    5.

    Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.

    6.

    Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.

     

    4. Independence (Degree of Supervision Received)

    Select one of the following to indicate the type of supervision the incumbent in this job will receive. Supervision types include:

     

    Close Supervision: The incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions. Work is checked frequently.

    x

    Supervision: The incumbent performs a variety of routine work within established policies and procedures, and receives detailed instructions on new projects and assignments.

     

    General Supervision: The incumbent normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments.

     

    Direction: The incumbent establishes methods and procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives, and receives guidance in terms of broad goals. Only the final results of work are typically reviewed.

     

    General Direction: The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.

     

    5. Required Qualifications: Competencies

    Identify minimum competencies required to perform the job, including knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required of an employee to successfully perform the functions and duties of a job.

     

    List required competencies in order of importance to the job. If including “Preferred” competencies in addition to required, mark each as preferred and list them last.

    1.

    Knowledge of methods, techniques and the safe use of air conditioning, refrigeration tools and equipment.

    2.

    Knowledge of air conditioning and refrigeration theory and building layouts.

    3.

    Working knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems.

    4.

    Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.

    5.

    Ability to perform duties individually or as part of a team.

    6.

    Ability and aptitude to operate air conditioning equipment.

    7.

    Effective oral and written communication skills.

    8.

    Basic computer and math skills.

    9. 

     

     

    6. Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

    This section describes the background and preparation required to perform the job. Include here only the attributes needed to perform the job duties, not what an individual candidate or employee may possess. Indicate the minimum experience, educational levels, and professional designations that are necessary to perform the job duties.

    Education

    Minimum formal education required, including degree level (e.g. Bachelor’s) and type/field (e.g. business, health care, etc.)

    High School Diploma or GED

    Experience

    Minimum years of experience required, and what type of experience qualifies

    Two (2) years of experience in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Graduation from a trade school in AC and Refrigeration can be substituted for two years work experience.

    Supervisory/Management Experience

    Minimum years of supervisory/management experience required

     

    Certification and/or Licensure

    Any required certifications or licensures required

     

    Other

    Any additional background requirement

     

                                           

    7. Description of Working Conditions

    This section focuses on the environmental conditions inherent in the job, and what physical requirements will be necessary to perform the job.

    ACTIVITY

    OCCASIONALLY

    (1-33%)

    FREQUENTLY

    (34-66%)

    CONTINUOSLY

    (67-100%)

    % OF HOUR

    a. Sitting

    X

     

     

    10%

    b. Walking

     

    X

     

    35%

    c. Standing

     

    X

     

    35%

    d. Bending

    X

     

     

    10%

    e. Squatting

    X

     

     

    5%

    f. Climbing

     

     

     

     

    g. Kneeling

     

     

     

     

    h. Twisting

     

     

     

     

    i. Lifting 0-35 lbs.

    X

     

     

    <5%

    j. Lifting 35 or > lbs. using equipment

    X

     

     

    <5%

    k. Carrying 0-35 lbs.

    X

     

     

    <5%

    l. Carrying 35 or > lbs. using equipment

    X

     

     

    <5%

    m. Pushing 0-300 lbs. using equipment

     

     

     

     

    n. Driving

     

     

     

     

    HOURS REQUIRED

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Mostly

    As Needed

    Days

     

    X

     

     

    Evenings

     

    X

     

     

    Nights

     

    X

     

     

    Weekends

     

    X

     

     

    Holidays

     

    X

     

     

     

    Disclaimer Statement:

    The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The organization reserves the right to alter working hours, based on needs.

    Required Skills

    Education Minimum formal education required, including degree level (e.g. Bachelor’s) and type/field (e.g. business, health care, etc.) High School Diploma or GED
    Experience Minimum years of experience required, and what type of experience qualifies Two (2) years of experience in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Graduation from a trade school in AC and Refrigeration can be substituted for two years work experience.
    Supervisory/Management Experience Minimum years of supervisory/management experience required
    Certification and/or Licensure Any required certifications or licensures required
    Other Any additional background requirement

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