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HVAC Mechanic

Job ID JR100955 Date posted 02/20/2024

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Under minimum supervision constructs, installs, repairs, maintains and operates refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilating and auxiliary and related equipment.
• Will perform the same work on air compressors and vacuum pumps whether or not associated with the above equipment.
• Shift workers assigned to Building 600 acknowledge all Laboratory alarms in the control room and make appropriate notifications.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Minimum 6 years total experience, composed of 4 years apprenticeship, plus 2 years’ experience
or 6-8 years total experience composed of formal trade school, plus minimum 2 years’ experience
or 8 years’ experience (no formal training).
• Must have a strong background working on absorption, reciprocating and centrifugal equipment.
• Must possess EPA Universal Certification.
• Ability to demonstrate brazing techniques.
• Familiarity with reading blueprints and HVAC wiring schematics.
• An understanding of building management systems controls.
• Knowledge of cooling tower maintenance.
• Requires the ability to drive a government vehicle and have a valid Driver’s License.

Other Requirements:
• Must meet the medical requirements of the “Job Assessment Form".
• Must have a telephone and must provide the number to BNL for callout and contact purposes.
• Must possess written and verbal skills.
• Must be capable of following written instruction procedures, work orders, and similar documents.
• Must possess the writing skills to sufficiently complete work orders and other required documents.
• Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers, and supervisors.
• Must have had a verifiable “acceptable leave record” in prior employment.
• Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:
• Standing, bending and lifting.
• Ability to do heavy lifting > 30 lbs.
• Ability to do moderate lifting < 30 lbs.
• Ability to work in confined spaces.
• Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders.
• Work indoors & outdoors in hot or cold environments.
• Moving machinery.
• Use of powered and hand operated hand-tools.
• Operates fork trucks.
• Physical coordination/dexterity and balance.
• Use of a respirator and other related safety equipment.
• Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoe and hearing protection.

Additional Job Description

The Lab’s placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position. With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants. Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $41.40 per hour.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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