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Facilities Maintenance Technician – HVAC

Arizona Department of Public Safety

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted July 20, 2021.

Summary StatementThis recruitment will be used to establish an 18-month eligibility listto fill current and future vacancies.Under general direction, performs work of average to considerable difficulty in the journey-level performance of building maintenance to include the primary fields of electrical; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); carpentry; plumbing, etc.; and performs other tasks as assigned. This is a competitive classification.Must successfully complete the examination process.Written Examination = 100% weightPlease click here to review theExam Plancontaining information relating to the testing for this position.If you have a disability which may require an accommodation,please notify Human Resources in writing prior to the test date.Essential Functions (not intended to be all inclusive)1. Identifies and corrects building and equipment problems by performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and HVAC work to maintain buildings and equipment in safe condition, prevent degradation of state property and systems, and prevent failures that would cause reduction in service using hand, power and specialty tools.2. Repairs, modifies, constructs, fabricates, installs and maintains building structures and equipment, (e.g., roofs, floors, walls, ceilings, foundations, generators, HVAC equipment, compressors, etc.) to provide safe conditions for employees, using various hand and power tools (e.g.,roto rooter, snakes, welders, oxygen/acetylene torches, volt/ohm meters, ladders, etc.).3. Replaces or updates inoperable or old building materials and appliances (e.g., motors, belts, pumps, window glass, sinks, doors, smoke alarms, cabinets, shelves, tile, light fixtures, filter systems, patios etc.) to provide a safe, comfortable working environment for employees using various tools and materials (e.g., welding equipment, ladders, power saws, hammers, drills, etc.).4. Inspects facilities (e.g., houses, trailer, buildings, etc); equipment (e.g., fire safety, generators, compressors, etc.); systems (e.g., electrical, plumbing, power sources, etc.); and work of vendors to determine condition of facilities, safe operation of equipment, quality and safety of work, and scheduled maintenance using hand, power and specialty tools.5. Repairs, replaces or installs plumbing systems and components (e.g., water, sewer and drain lines, valves, faucets, etc.) in DPS buildings and structures by using appropriate materials and tools (e.g., various types of piping, fittings, valves, tanks, pipe wrenches, cutters, adhesives etc.).6. Documents work and purchase orders, travel claims, bids and material lists to account for materials purchased and time spent in completing work assigned by using a computer, FAX, copy machines, and authorized forms.7. Repairs water, gas, electric or air pipes and lines in or under floors, walkways, and walls to repair leaks and breaks using cement materials and various hand, power or specialty tools.8. Orders and stocks building supplies, materials and parts (e.g., evaporative motors, belts, hardware, paints, cooler pumps, bearings, fans, tools, plumbing parts, etc.) to replace materials consumed and assure their availability for assigned projects, scheduled maintenance, and emergency responses by contacting state vendors and ordering from catalogs.9. Obtains telephone/written estimates and quotes of materials and equipment needed for repairs and the completion of job tasks using various forms.10. Communicates orally and in writing to notify supervisor and user groups of conditions of building and equipment and scheduling dates for repairs using a computer and telephone.11. Removes, relocates, repairs, installs and tests electrical equipment (e.g., switches, conduit wiring, receptacle lights, circuits, etc.) to maintain electrical power in DPS buildings and structures, detect shorts and defective connections, and restore operation of non-functioning equipment using various hand, power and specialty tools, computers, blueprints and materials.12. Paints various structures and equipment (e.g., walls, refrigerators, evaporative coolers, floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools (e.g. sprayers, rollers, brushes, thinners, etc.).13. Recommends building modifications to improve or alter existing facilities by inspecting and evaluating conditions, recommending appropriate changes and providing the supervisor with a report of alternatives to meet DPS standards and building codes.14. Removes blockages to restroom/kitchen facilities to restore the flow and drainage of waste water and products using appropriate tools and materials (e.g., hand, electrical and sewer snakes, plunger, caustic chemicals and acids, etc.).15. Plans and schedules corrective action and preventive maintenance to repair or modify defects and maintain operating condition of facilities and equipment using a computer and appropriate forms.16. Assesses emergency lighting needs and equipment to allow for safe exit of personnel in emergencies using blueprints and plans.17. Installs, repairs and maintains wood and metal windows, doors, locks and closures using various hand, power and specialty tools to ensure proper operation and security of DPS facilities.18. May be required to respond to 24-hour emergency calls for assigned work area to perform emergency building or equipment repairs during off-duty hours using a vehicle, telephone, hand, power and specialty tools and necessary materials.19. Hangs, patches, textures and paints sheetrock and drywall to cover, repair or create various finishes on framed, existing, or damaged walls using various hand, power and specialty tools and materials (e.g., texture gun, taping knife, joint compound, tar, levels, etc.).20. Oversees vendors and contractors to determine that work is correctly performed and completed in a timely manner, that the correct materials are utilized, and to assure that procedures meet state requirements by reviewing plans and specialized drawings and using work orders, estimates, and visual inspection.21. Provides technical expertise to facilities personnel and outside contractors to assist them in understanding specific job requirements and in the planning for future expansion and projects by drawing or sketching diagrams and layouts and using blueprints, codes, and estimates.22. Analyzes electrical circuits, wiring diagrams and drawings, and installs, repairs, calibrates, services or replaces electrical devices and systems, and power generation devices to prevent overload using an amp probe, recording meter and various hand, power, and specialty tools.23. Provides direction, guidance and instruction to DPS personnel and other vendors/contractors in the correct operation of equipment and materials used to complete required maintenance activities.24. Installs conduits and wires to provide power for employees using various hand, power and specialty tools.25. Installs vinyl composite and ceramic tile to construct, repair or replace floor or wall surfaces using various tools and materials (e.g., grout, trowel, level, chalk line, tile, cutter, square float, etc.).26. Performs preventive maintenance on uninterrupted power supply systems, generators, and air compressors to maintain system operation and reliability to ensure uninterrupted power and continuous air supply to critical facilities, equipment and systems using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools (e.g., hydrometer, voltmeter, amp meter, digital keypad, etc.).27. Prepares reports of inspections and labor and material estimates to apprise supervisors of conditions of property and equipment and materials needed for repairs using a computer and measuring devices.28. Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts modular offices and space (e.g., furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.29. Repairs, modifies, and replaces damaged or missing parts to sheet metal fixtures and equipment (e.g., ducts, flues, metal cabinets, doors, covers, framing and skirting on trailers, etc.) to provide safe, efficient operation of equipment using various hand, power and specialty tools.30. Replaces and repairs ceiling tiles and ceiling grid systems to correct damaged, stained or broken tiles using hand tools and saws.31. Installs pipes for high pressure air systems to maintain a safe working environment using various hand, power and specialty tools.32. Erects indoor modular power and telecommunication poles to provide power to employee work stations using various hand, power and specialty tools.33. Installs signage on buildings and fences to identify buildings and direct traffic using various hand, power and specialty tools.34. Installs, repairs or replaces appliances (e.g., refrigerators, ranges, hoods, etc.) to maintain a safe, comfortable working environment for employees using various hand, power and specialty tools.35. Welds various types of metal to repair or fabricate metal assemblies (e.g., racks, shelves, stands for equipment, etc.) using appropriate tools (e.g., cutting torch, arc and gas welder, high-speed disk, grinders, files, etc.).36. Builds, repairs, and modifies office furniture using appropriate carpentry techniques and tools and materials (e.g., wood stains, various types of filling, studs, frames, etc.) to meet DPS standards and building codes.37. Assesses critical loads of power requirements to power sources and generators to determine user needs of electrical and/or backup power using load charts, calculator, amp and volt meters.38. Adjusts and calibrates thermostats, pneumatic controls and HVAC and electric energy management systems to maintain a comfortable temperature for employees and proper equipment operation.39. Trains co-workers to perform preventive maintenance and repair work on equipment, and produce monthly reports using technical manuals.40. Performs general maintenance work (e.g. trims trees in parking lots, sweeps floors, hangs pictures, etc.) to maintain a clean, safe work area for employees using appropriate tools and materials.41. Serves as acting supervisor in the absence of the supervisor.42. Remains current on job specific expertise through various sources (e.g., trade publications and shows, vendor communication, etc.) to keep abreast of the latest technological developments and products to improve equipment reliability.43. May be required to travel, including overnight stays, to various parts of the state in the performance of duties.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities RequiredKnowledge of:1. estimating, costing, and ordering materials to complete work assignments.2. evaporative coolers and their component parts (e.g., water pumps, motors, belts, pads, distributors).3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines regarding safety practices.4. local/state/federal building codes to perform building maintenance and repair work which will meet code requirements.5. arithmetic to calculate amounts of materials needed and to measure materials to be laid out, cut, shaped, threaded, joined, etc.6. the safety precautions and occupational hazards of electrical power testing and high voltage equipment.7. electrical principles and theories.8. local/state/federal plumbing codes to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work which will meet code requirements.9. local/state/federal heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) codes to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work which will meet code requirements.10. the methods and techniques required in lifting, moving, stacking, storing, and protecting tools, equipment and materials.11. local/state/federal electrical codes to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work which will meet code requirements.12. plumbing systems and operations.13. proper use and hazards of chemical materials (e.g., paints, wood primers, roof coatings, caustic acids, etc.)14. lighting fixtures including those for emergency egress routes.15. applicable local/state/federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations to ensure compliance of work performed.16. local/state/federal carpentry codes to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work which will meet code requirements.17. local/state/federal laws and regulations governing the use of refrigerant in the regulated HVAC industry.Skill in:1. the correct selection and safe use of various applicable hand, power and specialty tools.2. inspecting and determining repairs and replacements of materials and equipment.3. correctly applying methods, practices, and procedures in preventative maintenance, inspection, repair, renovation, and minor construction of buildings and utilities.4. accurately reading and interpreting blueprints, sketches and schematics as they relate to buildings and utilities services systems.5. troubleshooting HVAC electronic or electrical systems to their component parts level.6. testing electrical components and taking equipment readings with various tools and meters to determine appropriate repairs.7. professionally brazing and/or soldering.8. precisely operating gauges and testing equipment.9. locating and repairing defects and abnormalities in electrical components.10. the use of appropriate painting equipment.11. operating heavy equipment (e.g., backhoe, trencher, forklift).12. painting various surfaces.13. performing installation, preventative maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of various floor surfaces and coverings.Ability to:1. follow safety standards in working with multiple services, tools, and equipment.2. follow up and complete work orders.3. respond to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs.4. communicate orally with team members, co-workers, employees, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide useful information.5. work individually or as a team member to complete work assignments satisfactorily.6. be flexible in responding to changes in schedules and job priorities.7. work with little supervision.8. complete work in an efficient and timely manner.9. move heavy objects in compliance with OSHA regulations.10. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment (e.g., DPS personnel, other agencies, vendors, the general public).11. accurately sketch, read, and understand water, gas, electric, or air piping layouts.12. observe, record, and report unsafe working conditions.13. assist other trade personnel in their work.14. travel, including overnight stays, as work load and schedule demands change.15. communicate in writing with team members, co-workers, employees, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide useful information.16. evaluate facility conditions to determine work needed.17. distinguish frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.18. act as liaison between facilities personnel and employees and contractors.19. understand and prioritize work plans to complete assignments with quality work and in a timely manner.20. write reports and other documents legibly.21. learn the use of the state radio.22. acquire additional skills to maintain technical competencies.23. diagnose problems, input flow and/or drainage of plumbing systems and drains.24. use miscellaneous office equipment (e.g., calculators, typewriters, computers, FAX machines, copiers, etc.).25. apply leadership techniques for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate work methods.26. work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments.27. safely operate state vehicles and/or construction equipment in all weather conditions.28. bend, crawl, and kneel to access areas requiring repair or installation.29. join together metallic and non-metallic pieces to form conduits and raceways.Minimum QualificationsRequires three (3) years as a DPS Facilities Maintenance Worker andpossession of journey-level certification in area of assignment (HVAC) (or demonstrated journey-level proficiency); orsix (6) years of commercial or institutional experience in the identified primary field (HVAC) including two (2) years of experience in an additional building maintenance field (e.g., electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, plumbing, etc.), and possession of journey-level certification in area of assignment (or demonstrated journey-level proficiency).Education or technical training in a field related to building maintenance through a recognized trade union, technical school or equivalent, accredited college or university may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.Possession of a valid AZ driver license.Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least “Standard” in the last 12 months.Must successfully complete the examination process.FLSA Status:Non-Exempt