CITY OF SCOTTSDALE: HVAC Technician - Water/Reclamation - Scottsdale, AZ

Employer: City of Scottsdale

Job Description:
At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation’s most advanced and efficient water utilities.

We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines – engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.

About The Position
This position performs skilled heating, ventilation, and air conditioning: maintenance, repair, and installation functions for the city's water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include an interview panel and skills assessment. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

Fingerprint Search of the National FBI Database
Criminal Background screening
Drug Testing
Medical Exam, to include an Audiogram
Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
Must possess a technician's certificate in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) specialized field; OR,
Successful completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in an approved HVAC program; OR,
Four years of experience in HVAC maintenance, installation and repair.
Three years at a skilled level working on commercial large tonnage chilled water systems.
Five years of experience in HVAC maintenance, installation and repair along with either a technician's certificate or one year of experience with the completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in an approved HVAC program.
Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
Must possess Universal Refrigerant Recovery certification required upon hire or promotion.
Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.Essential Functions

Performs installation, preventive maintenance, and repairs on all refrigeration, heating and ventilating equipment, control systems, and associated computer control systems. This will include: cooling towers, chillers, and chemical feed systems for scale and corrosion control.
Repairs or replaces electrical components such as: wire, contractors, starters, relays, overload heaters, motors, compressors, flame guards, pilot igniters, and related fail-safe controls on large and small air conditioning and heating equipment.
Lays out and installs: metal, fiberglass, flexible ductwork, diffusers, grills, and turning veins.
Installs piping and pumps related to the HVAC trade that transfer: water, oil, refrigerant, and chemicals for system water treatment.
Analyzes gauge and meter readings relating to: pneumatic air, water pressure, water chemical and solids content, refrigerant pressures, oil pressure, and contaminant content.
Maintains written or computer based logs on: preventive maintenance, cooling tower water use, filter changing, belt life cycle, bearing life cycle, and cooler pump life cycle.
Enters new data into computer base on Energy Management Control System to allow schedule and use changes in City facilities.
Maintains and repairs all types of large HVAC systems including: chilled water, water cooled, reciprocating, and centrifugal systems including pumps, cooling towers, both pneumatic and digitally controlled.
Evaluates and recommends new products that may be beneficial to lower maintenance and operating costs of City HVAC equipment.
Operate a motor vehicle to perform installation, preventive maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and associated systems at various locations.
Work Environment/Physical Demands

Most work is performed in an industrial environment, with some work performed in a City office environment.
Operate a variety of shop equipment and hand tools and skillfully maneuver small objects.
Seldom sedentary and includes: walking or moving, climbing ladders and working at heights, lifting, bending, and stooping repeatedly; lift arms above head on continual basis; work in small, cramped, and confined areas.
Move objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
Exposure to dust, grease, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes, and unpleasant odors.
Operate a motor vehicle and travel to/from various locations.
Work rotating weekend coverage and after hours call-out.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Contact Person:
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Base Pay: $26.25 - $38.16 /HR

Posted on May 17, 2023

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