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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Air Conditioning-Heating Mechanic 3

Title Code: 6025

Occ. Group:

Air Conditioning-Heating Mechanic 3

Skill Level: 8

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS: 710

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in maintaining air conditioning systems

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Disassembles and reassembles compressors and components

Repairs and/or replaces parts as necessary

Troubleshoots and repairs electrical controls for entire system

Adjusts, calibrates or repairs and replaces control systems

Performs periodic maintenance and sets up preventive maintenance schedule

Uses specialized test equipment, power tools, precision measuring tools, plumber's tools, and common hand tools

Orders parts and supplies

Drives truck

Maintains small boiler systems and systems associated with big boilers in Steam Plant

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution. 

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

High school diploma or GED, vocational certificate in commercial air conditioning mechanics plus one year on-the-job training, or completed apprenticeship in refrigeration or two and one half years experience in air conditioning and heating or similar experience with knowledge of electrical work.  Preferred:  experience in working with centrifugal air conditioning systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Ability to maintain and repair centrifugal and reciprocating chillers and cooling devices

Ability to perceive small differences in objects and spatial relationships

Willingness to work until job demands are met

Ability to attend to details

Ability to use and maintain electrical, mechanical and pneumatic equipment

Skill in making precise manipulations with simple hand tools

Ability to make precise positioning movements where strength and speed are minimum

Ability to interpret blueprints and drawings

Ability to plan and organize one's own work

Ability to work with others

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                         Skill            Evaluation
5/2004                        8              732033214

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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