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Mechanical Systems Tech

F74

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the layout, installation, maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, sheet metal (duct work) and/or natural gas piping systems in a state agency or facility.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Installs, maintains and repairs various types of equipment such as refrigerant compressors, condensers, pumps, cooling towers, electrical and pneumatic control systems, fans, humidifiers, electronic filters, air compressors, electric motors, heat exchangers and miscellaneous valves and pipes carrying refrigerant, water, air and natural gas.
  • Reads and interprets schematic wiring diagrams, manufacturer’s manuals, blueprints, sketches and written instructions.
  • Oversees the work of others in the installation, maintenance or repair of mechanical systems, including mechanical apprentices or mechanical journeymen, or maintenance repair technicians, laborers, patients, inmates, and/or students assigned as helpers.
  • Works with consultants, engineers and suppliers on designs, troubleshooting system or equipment and system upgrades.

Level Descriptors

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the work assigned, the expertise required to complete assigned tasks, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

Level I Code: F74A Salary Band: F

This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties as a mechanical apprentice and perform entry level work in completing minor repairs or maintenance work on heating and air conditioning systems or provide assistance to fully qualified technicians in completing more complex work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the operation of a variety of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems; of the methods, materials, fixtures, tools and equipment utilized in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration maintenance; and of standard safety precautions in the trade.  Ability is required to maintain and repair various types of heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

Education and experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Mechanical Apprentice with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.

Level II Code: F74B Salary Band: G

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties as a mechanical journeyman in completing a full range of tasks and responsibilities in the installation and maintenance of heating and air conditioning systems and related components.  This may include some responsibility to provide training and direction to apprentice personnel or to other non-licensed personnel assigned as helpers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I.  Ability is required to install various types of heating and air conditioning components and in providing guidance and training to assigned work crews.

Education and Experience required at this level consist of a current Mechanical Journeyman license issued by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.

Level III Code: F74C Salary Band: H

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for advanced level work of an independent nature involving the design, installation, retrofitting, maintenance and repair of heating and air conditioning systems and related components.  This includes nonsupervisory positions where incumbents are regularly assigned to work alone or on an independent basis serving as the sole technician or other comparable capacity within an agency, department or facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus ability to perform highly independent work.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of active or inactive licensure as a Mechanical Contractor with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.

Level IV Code: F74D Salary Band: I

This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the mechanical contractor level involving the design and alteration of heating and air conditioning systems as well as the supervision of others in the installation, maintenance and repair of such systems and related components.  In this role they will be assigned overall responsibility for all mechanical systems in an agency, institution, facility or assigned area and the design, installation and maintenance of such systems within the assigned area of responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; of laws, rules and regulations governing the planning, installation, repair, maintenance, and alteration of heating and refrigeration systems.  Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III.

Selective Qualifications

Depending upon the specific position to be filled, the agency may require licensure in one or more of the following categories: air conditioning (unlimited and limited); heating (unlimited and limited); refrigeration; sheet metal; gas piping.

Air-conditioning limited is systems under 25 tons in size.  Heating limited is systems 500,000 BTU or less in size.

Some positions may require a certification card for refrigerant recovery and recycling in accordance with Section 609 of the Federal Clean Air Act of 1990.

Special Requirements

In order to operate state-owned vehicles in the performance of regularly assigned duties, some positions may require that the successful applicant possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license at the time of appointment.

Some positions may require possession of active licensure within 30 days of appointment.

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