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Shipyard HVAC/R Technician

Company: United Support Services
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

United Support Services, Inc., founded in 2003, is an innovative SBA certified 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran owned, HUB zone small business headquartered in San Diego, CA. We have an exciting new opportunity and are adding to our maintenance team. As a HVAC/R Technician for our facility on U.S. Naval Station in Bremerton, WA, you will be responsible for performing various training and assistance in the support of heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration systems onboard U.S. Navy vessels. USS offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits!

*Military Veterans highly encouraged to apply*

This position will offer installation, maintenance, repair and daily support of heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration systems onboard U.S. Navy vessels. This includes: AC units, refrigeration units, heating and ventilation systems and more.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install, service, and repair environmental-control systems on berthing and messing craft, utilizing knowledge of refrigeration and steam theory, pipefitting and structural layout
    • Repair systems that utilize a variety of methods for air conditioning and heating such as mechanical compression, vapor compression, absorption, steam jet or air cycle
    • Capability of repairing a variety of domestic and commercial refrigeration
    • Mounts compressor and condenser units, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications
    • Fabricate, assemble and install ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment
    • Install evaporator unit in chassis or in air-duct system, air and water filters in completed installation using varieties of tools .
    • Injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems and adds freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure
    • Cut and bend tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools as well as cut and thread pipe using machine-threading or hand-threading equipment
    • Connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source
    • Observe pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to ensure proper operation
    • Test joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution
    • Wrap pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place
    • Replace defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units, using electrician's hand tools and test equipment
    • May install, repair and service air conditioning units ranging from small window units to centralized units up to 300 tons cooling capacity
    • Additional tasks and duties may be assigned.

      Required Experience:
      • High School Diploma/GED
      • Ability to pass a government background check and obtain base access credentials.
      • 5 years of shipboard air conditioning & refrigeration (AC&R)/HVAC repair.
      • Understanding of industrial U.S. Navy ship repair activities, as well as ship layout, configuration, control plates, placards, markings, and symbols.
      • Knowledge of U.S. Navy AC&R equipment.
      • Valid Drivers License

        Desired Skills:
        • Understanding of ship electrical power, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and isolation, hot work, confined spaces work, and fire-watches (Fire Safety Watch requirements).
        • Ability to read technical manuals, policies, guidelines, and repair standards.
        • Good verbal communication skills, report writing skills, and responsible to work independently at times.

          ADA Notations

          Ability to traverse narrow passageways, ladders/stairs, and confined spaces.

          Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional noise.

          Able to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs. in weight.

          United Support Services, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

          Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: United Support Services, Seattle , Shipyard HVAC/R Technician, Professions , Bremerton, Washington

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