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Iowa Department of Administrative Services HVAC Technician / Plumber in Ames, Iowa

HVAC Technician / Plumber

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HVAC Technician / Plumber

Salary

$44,012.80 - $57,012.80 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

21-00947

Closing

10/26/2020 11:59 PM Central

LinkedIn Tag

#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Brett Hambly, Brett.Hambly@iowadot.us

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Job Description

Our Mission:

The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our team with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day.

As a HVAC Technician / Plumber (Power Plant Engineer 3)

You will work as a member of a three person team responsible for operating and maintaining the power plant and/or auxiliary equipment such as boilers, chillers, programmable controls, pumps, condensers, generators, air compressors and refrigeration equipment for all Iowa Department of Transportation’s facilities in Ames and Ankeny totaling more than 500,000 sq. ft. of space.

What we are looking for:

  • Experienced Professional Tradesperson

  • Commitment to excellence

  • Proactive problem solver with strong attention to detail

  • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude

  • Professional positive attitude

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Organized and effective time management skills along with ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other technicians and tradespeople

  • Ability to utilize computer monitoring systems and maintain records and reporting systems

  • Demonstrated work history of Strong Technical and Mechanical Skills

Duties include, but not limited to:

As a member of a three person trades team and the 10 person Building Services work unit:

  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on systems equipment; oils/lubricates fans, motors, pumps and generators and cleans screens, strainers, burners and automatic controls; performs any maintenance tasks.

  • Installs, maintains, operates and repairs a wide variety of heating/distribution systems (e.g., gas central heat forced air ducted, gas fired radiant tube heat, electric powered radiant panel heat, hydronic radiant heating, electric radiant heat, packaged terminal units, heat pumps, low pressure steam boiler systems, and air conditioning systems (e.g., air conditioners, chillers, packaged terminal units, and window units) and refrigeration units (e.g., built?up coolers and freezers, domestic appliances, ice making machines, and commercial systems).

  • Conducts routine inspections of air conditioning, heating/distribution and refrigeration systems/equipment to ensure proper operation according to specifications/trade standards and services; inspects building and makes calculations to determine proper size of air conditioning, heating, and ducting systems;

  • Conducts tests/diagnostic procedures on building automated systems using graphical user interface programs and repairs system components (e.g., electrical to pneumatic transducers, pneumatic and electrical actuation of dampers, hydraulic, steam, and chilled water valves, control relays, and pressure and temperature sensors).

  • Repairs/replaces a wide variety of system components (e.g., supply and return side, plenum, trunk and branch ductwork; compressors, condensers, valves, bearings, shafts, motors, pumps, cooling towers, pneumatic control systems, temperature and pressure controls, gauges, fans, humidifiers, refrigerant lines, electrical circuits, computer controls, and electronic components; fire tubes, baffles, fire boxes, refractory elements, steam pipes, pump controls, burners; cabinets, condensing units, evaporator, defrosters, relays, compressor motor, dryers, capillary tubes, ice makers) that make heating, ventilation, air conditioning, boilers, and refrigeration systems work.

  • Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs a variety of plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilet units, shower units, automatic flush valves, faucets and traps.

  • Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs sewer, water, storm water, gas, steam and air lines; installs and repairs pipe coverings

  • Collaborates with and coordinates the work of contractors performing routine and specialized work on facilities components and systems.

  • Acts as a liaison for after-hours maintenance needs in taking emergency calls (such as no heat and or broken water valves etc.)

  • Other duties as assigned to support the Building Services Unit, etc.

What we offer:

  • Starting pay is negotiable within pay scale range, based on years of experience above the minimum qualifications

  • Extensive and Competitive benefits package

  • Continuing Education Courses Paid for by employer on work time

  • Provide work vehicle and all tools, PPE and training needed for work activities

  • Safety Shoe and Safety Glasses allowance

  • Health/Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Paid time off - Nine paid holidays, plus generous Paid Vacation and Paid Sick leave which begin to accrue on your first day of employment.

  • Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS)

  • Retirement Investors’ Club (RIC)

  • Discounts for a wide variety of companies and services

Location:

This position is in Ames, IA and will report to Brett Hambly, Public Service Supervisor

Shift:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with family friendly flexibility

Some travel throughout the state and some overnight stays may be required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Experience equal to three years of full-time work in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, centralized air-conditioning or electrical power generating equipment and auxiliary systems;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 30 semester hours of accredited coursework from a military school or recognized trade or vocational school in power plant engineering principles including the operation, maintenance and repair of steam boilers for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of one year;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state Executive Branch that includes experience equal to one year of full-time experience as a Power Plant Engineer 2.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

Within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority, certain employees in this class may be required to obtain a Fire Sprinkler Installer and Maintenance License in accordance with Chapter 100D, Iowa Code.

Designated positions in this job class require applicants to obtain the required certification, license and endorsements within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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How many years do you have of full-time work experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, centralized air-conditioning or electrical power generating equipment and auxiliary systems?

  • I do not have any of the identified experience

  • Less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than three years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Three years or more of work experience in the identified areas

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Are you a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)? IF YES - How many months do you have of experience as a Power Plant Engineer 2 for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee

  • Less than six months of experience as a Power Plant Engineer 2 for the State of Iowa

  • Six months to less than 12 months of experience as a Power Plant Engineer 2 for the State of Iowa

  • 12 months or more of experience as a Power Plant Engineer 2 for the State of Iowa

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How many years do you have in a combination of education (accredited coursework from a military school or recognized trade or vocational school in power plant engineering principles including the operation, maintenance and repair of steam boilers for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of one year) AND experience (experience must be in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, centralized air-conditioning or electrical power generating equipment and auxiliary systems)? The maximum of 30 semester hours may be counted - applicants are required to have at least two years of the experience identified.

  • I do not have any of the identified education and experience

  • Less than two years of the identified education and experience

  • Two years to less than three years of the identified education and experience

  • Three years or more of the identified education and experience

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This position is responsible for overseeing the daily, weekly and monthly inspection checks on steam heating boilers and logging those checks. Do you have any experiences with the above listed logs? Please describe what items you would log on steam boilers. Please use detailed and complete sentences.

07

This position is responsible for overseeing the daily, weekly and monthly inspection checks on hot water heating boilers and logging those checks. Do you have any experiences with the above listed logs? Please describe what items you would log on hot water boilers. Please use detailed and complete sentences.

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This position performs regular checks on our chemical system which is in both our boiler plant and chiller plant. Do you have any experiences with Chemical Systems? Please describe what items you would check on a regular basis. Please use detailed and complete sentences.

09

Please tell us about a situation in which you made efforts to assure high quality results. Why did you do it this way and what were the results? Please use detailed and complete sentences.

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We often find that people prefer to communicate in different ways. Describe a time that you had to change your communication style to meet the needs of different people within a project or task? What made your communication effective? Please use detailed and complete sentences.

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

https://iowadot.gov/careers/

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