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Certified Commercial VRF Service Technician

Department: Operations
Location: Kansas City, MO

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

POSITION: Certified Commercial VRF Service Technician

DEPARTMENT: Operations

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

 

I. Summary:

General Responsibilities:

The Certified Commercial VRF Service Technician handles job start-up, checkout, and troubleshooting for systems and service installed jobs. Performs mechanical related duties, including service agreement tasks and handles emergency calls as directed.

 

Reports to: Service Supervisor

Direct reports: None

 

Direction:

  • Minimal supervision.
  • Requires self-motivation.
  • Provides guidance to outside contractors and limited direction to other specialists.

II. Major Responsibilities:

60%   Performs mechanical system inspections, service and troubleshooting.

  • Performs mechanical inspections of VRF equipment
  • Completes final critical adjustments and calibration on mechanical / control equipment following owner’s manual instructions.
  • Advises supervisor of any necessary modifications, changes, or upgrades to mechanical system on basis of own findings in the course of assignment
  • Reviews estimated costs and scope on projects and strives to complete scope of work within the estimated costs.
  • Performs wiring checkout and assists in automation systems start-ups.
  • Completes and submits written reports covering all aspects of each assignment, including customer, nature of trouble, equipment involved, time and material used, travel, and any other expenses.
  • Performs service agreement tasks as directed. Handles emergency service calls, on-site or on-line as directed.
  • Responds to customer service calls, checks indicated points of trouble, and analyzes full requirements of system involved and checks and tests systems components.
  • Diagnoses trouble or defects in sensors, field cabinets, control console, or mechanical systems and determines corrective action.
  • Disconnects and dismantles instruments as necessary and corrects trouble or defect by adjusting, repairing or replacing parts or units.
  • Must be able to recognize safety hazards and understand how to safely overcome them without causing harm to yourself or others.
  • Understand the safety rules and regulations outlined in the BCS safety manual.

20%   Provides customer service by responding to service calls to build and maintain customer relationships.

  • Always leaves a customer site with a “reason to come back” by documenting suggestions for repairs and improvements on every service ticket – no exceptions.
  • Presents a professional image of Building Controls and Services when speaking to customers (all levels).

20%   Provides technical assistance and training as needed.

  • Delivers technical support to end users and field labor when applicable.
  • Trains and develops other Specialists on Systems, equipment, and company policies and procedures.
  • Trains customers on systems prior to job turnover.

 

III. QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Experience

  • VRF Certified and 3-5 Years performing the proper installation of systems, controls, and subsequent service of Commercial VRF Systems
  • Minimum two years of experience in an HVAC capacity.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a mechanical capacity.
  • Minimum two years of experience in systems including on-the-job experience as a systems/mechanical specialist.
  • Strong knowledge of building automation systems, HVAC, mechanical systems, electrical concepts, and operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Mathematical abilities to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and create and interpret graphs.
  • Strong problem solving ability.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid driver license
  • Block journeyman or master mechanical license
  • EPA universal refrigeration handling certificate

Other Requirements

  • Requires frequent travel through Kansas and the Midwest
  • Requires occasional overnight stays

Training and development:

  • Completes at minimum, 16 hours of continuing education on an annual basis as required to maintain license.

Physical Requirements

Requires frequent standing, walking, climbing of stairs or ladders, bending, squatting or twisting. Requires the ability to carry, lift, move or push up to 100 pounds on a regular basis. Must be able to talk and listen to others. Frequent use of manual dexterity and visualization of a computer screen through the day. Requires ability to see up close and distant, distinguish colors, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

This position may regularly work in all types of indoor and outdoor conditions including near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, extreme heat, cold and humidity. Position may also be at risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic fumes or chemicals. Noise levels range from moderate to very loud.

Most of the job duties require the employee to be working on HVAC equipment in close quarters. Most testing is done with the equipment operating, creating noise and air movement. Many of our customer facilities have unfavorable environmental conditions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete all areas outlined for this position in a satisfactory manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of Building Controls and Services, Inc. (BCS) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

Affirmative Action
As part of the company's equal employment opportunity policy, Building Controls and Services, Inc. (BCS) will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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