HVAC Mechanic- Part Time

Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Date Posted: 03-15-2017


VW International, Inc., an employee-owned company, is a defense contractor headquartered in Alexandria, VA. We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction by providing quality solutions in the management, engineering, construction, and operations & maintenance of the military healthcare facilities that serve our nation’s Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and their families.
The primary objective of this position is to provide part-time mechanical maintenance technician skills in support of real property installed equipment surveys for hospitals, medical treatment facilities and medically related support facilities. The survey includes locating all HVAC/plumbing equipment, identifying the equipment, collecting manufacturer specifications in Microsoft Excel, and producing/applying survey labels. The technician must have knowledge of HVAC equipment and have Hospital or Large Commercial Building experience. The Hourly wage will be  $18.00 - $21.00 and hour based on experience.
VWI is looking for a candidate who is willing to work on a part-time, as-needed basis, which is expected to be three to four weeks on and one week off for at least the next year. The candidate must be willing to travel to military bases throughout the United States. Travel will be for several weeks at a time.

  • From personal knowledge and experience be able to locate and identify HVAC equipment such as; boilers, chillers, refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, receivers, condensers, chillers, water cooling towers, forced air converter units, pumps, automatic and hand valves.
  • Enter equipment inventoried into an Excel database.
  • Be able to evaluate the general condition of the equipment (new, good fair, poor).
  • Print labels using a Brothers printer.
  • Work in teams of two.
  • Respect patient privacy.
  • Standard practices of the HVAC and refrigeration trade.
  • Theory of HVAC and refrigeration systems.
  • Working knowledge, familiarity or background in Excel, Word, and Office is desirable.
  • Applicable building codes, ordinances and regulations of State and local authorities pertaining to HVAC, refrigeration and boilers.
  • Experience on an operation and maintenance team is preferred.
  • Observant of health and safety regulations.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Willingness to be flexible to the ever-changing client military medical environment.
  • Able to accomplish and maintain all contractual training proficiencies; E.g. HIPPA, OSHA, etc.
  • Experience with general equipment and facilities maintenance.
  • A clean driving record.

  • Work is performed primarily while standing and/or walking 8-hours a day.
  • Some areas of the facility and interstitial spaces may be physically demanding to access equipment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and two years of documentable HVAC operation, maintenance and repair experience in the HVAC trade.
  • If no High school diploma, three years of HVAC operation maintenance and repair experience may be substituted

  • Takes pride in achieving contract and customer satisfaction in all services provided.
  • Ensures a high quality output by showing concern for all aspects of the job and checking the details.

VWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled
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