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Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, WG-5306-10

Air Force Civilian Service Hanscom Afb, MA

Job Description



  • The employee repairs and maintains a variety of large commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and supporting equipment with complex problems and extensive repairs requiring judgment to locate malfunctions.
  • Plans, lays out, and installs a large complex commercial and industrial systems and supporting equipment used to condition air in warehouses, shops, hangars, hospitals, and large office buildings.
  • Troubleshoots a variety of large commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and supporting equipment.
  • Utilizes established safety practices, rules, regulations, and procedures to maintain a safe and clean work environment.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications X-118C.  Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.  Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


  • A minimum of a Refrigeration Technician License including a Universal CFC certification IAW CFR Per Title 40: Protection of Environment PART 82-PROTECTION OF STRATOSPHERIC OZONE, AFI 32-1001 Operations Management Attachment 1, and AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 32-1068. (Note: in order to obtain a Refrigeration technician license, an individual must already have the Universal CFC certification)

  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station.

  • The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle.  An appropriate valid drivers license is required for the position.

  • May be required to train/guide other employees.

  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, including emergency overtime which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.  May be required to serve "on call" and may be required to be available after duty hours when problems arise.  The incumbent is subject to call seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • Employee will be required to support Base Readiness and Emergency Operation Exercises and Real World Threats and Events.

  • Employee may be required to support Special Events (i.e; Annual Air Show, Base Exercises, etc) not necessarily performing their primary duties.

  • Employee will be required to augment the Civil Engineering Snow Removal Team not necessarily performing in their primary duties.  Employee would be trained on safe snow shoveling and snow removal practices including equipment operation and would receive appropriate safety equipment.

  • The work may require the employee to carry an electronic beeper or cell phone.

  • Position requires Universal Technician Certification as required by 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F., EPA.  


    Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

    Other Information

    Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP):  Click here for specific program requirements.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for this special priority selection.  A well-qualified ICTAP applicant as defined in 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 330.604(k) is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here

    Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.