Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Air Conditioning Mechanic (1st Class)

    Job Title
    Air Conditioning Mechanic (1st Class)
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire an Air Conditioning Mechanic 1st Class who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The Air Conditioning Mechanic 1st Class:
    Under the general supervision of the Foreman, assists in the installation, repair, and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, cooling, and humidification equipment, related controls and auxiliaries. This position is shift responsible according to seniority.
    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.
    Measures, cuts and bends tubing according to specifications in the work order.
    Insulates pipes and ductwork.
    Monitors a highly complex control system which regulates climatic conditions throughout the entire health center.
    Performs day to day preventative maintenance working alone or assisting other mechanics.
    Prepares accurate records for preventative maintenance.
    Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the central chiller plant and HVAC/R systems health center wide.

    Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
    Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
    Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
    Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
    Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
    Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
    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.
    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    Required Skills

    Qualified candidates will possess:
    High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
    Two (2) years experience in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
    Graduation from a trade school in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be substituted for two years work experience.
    First Class DC Steam Engineers License.
    Must have a working knowledge using a computerized maintenance management system preferred.
    Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
    Must be able to work alternating shifts, overtime, holidays and weekends.
    Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (minimally 50lbs), climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, pull, push, reach, write, speak, hear, see, calculate and organize for extended periods of time.

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