Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority Senior HVAC Mechanic in Richmond, Virginia

Job Description:


SENIOR HVAC MECHANIC Affordable Housing Division Salary Range: $46,218 - $61,600 (PR-22) Position closes on April 20, 2009

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation, maintenance, repair, and installation of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment, duct systems, controls, and auxiliary systems. Troubleshoots and repairs HVAC equipment and digital and mechanical controls, inspects equipment operation and tests safety devices, controls, cooling equipment, and compressors, and installs boilers, hot water heating and air conditioning equipment. Coordinates preventive maintenance schedules on HVAC equipment. Performs related tasks as required.


  • Monitors, inspects, and repairs HVAC equipment and digital and mechanical controls.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs HVAC equipment and systems and isolates equipment failure.

  • Maintains HVAC equipment according to manufacturer's or department's specifications ensuring the completion of periodic preventive maintenance.

  • Uses volt meters, ampere meters, capacitor testers, cutting torches, electric welders, vacuum pumps, power hand tools, and common hand tools.

  • Inspects equipment operation and tests safety devices, controls, cooling equipment, and compressors.

  • Locates gas and water line leaks.

  • Reads and records temperature and oil gauges.

  • Lubricates motors and equipment.

  • Replaces motors, mounts, and controls.

  • Tightens and adjusts belts.

  • Cleans coils and condensers.

  • Blows down boilers.

  • Replaces pump seals.

  • Installs and insulates pipes.

  • Adjusts or replaces flow switches.

  • Calibrates controls.

  • Replaces baseboard-heating units.

  • Installs boilers, hot water heating equipment, and air-conditioning equipment.

  • Inspects blowers and fans.

  • Bleeds air from heating lines.

  • Responds to service requests.

  • Maintains operational logs.

  • Duties include 24-hour stand-by.

  • Completes all steps of a comprehensive preventive maintenance program.


  • Considerable knowledge of the safe operation of power hand tools, cutting torches, and test equipment.

  • Considerable knowledge of digital controls, and monitoring systems as applied to HVAC.

  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in work with HVAC systems.

  • Working knowledge of HVAC tools and practices.

  • Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions and to work from sketches.

  • Ability to work out-of-doors for prolonged periods.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE (The following requirements may be used to evaluate applicants for employment. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for differences in experience and education.)

Successful completion of a high school level vocational training program in the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and controls.

Considerable knowledge troubleshooting and hands-on maintenance of gas fired heating equipment and hydronic systems; knowledge of air conditioning systems, digital controls, and wiring; knowledge of air conditioning troubleshooting; working knowledge of HVAC tools and equipment; and knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. The ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and to work independently. Successful completion of vocational training curriculum in maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and controls. A CFC Universal Refrigeration Certification is required, HVAC and/or Gas Fitters Card is preferred. At least 3 years of experience in HVAC.

Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time. Possession and retention of a valid Virginia motor vehicle operator's license. Position also requires 24/7 standby duties during winter months on rotational basis.


  • Possession and retention of a valid Virginia motor vehicle operator’s license. Note: Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to RRHA and its insurance carriers.

  • EPA Type I-V Refrigerant handling certification.


  • Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

The RRHA strategic plan is leading the organization to achieve its vision to be….“An innovative leader creating dynamic partnerships that build vibrant communities”.

This position is open till filled

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Richmond, VA

Post Date: 12/01/2017