Job Vacancies Office of Central Support Services
Position: Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning (hvac) Technician
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Saturday, 04 August 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This post is located at the HVAC Shop of the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Unit (MEPU), Plant Engineering Section (PES), Facilities Management Service (FMS), Facilities and Commercial Services Division (FCSD), Office of Central Support Services (OCSS), Department of Management. The incumbent reports to the Foreman of HVAC Shop, PES.
Under the direction of the General Foreman of MEPU and direct supervision of the Foreman of the HVAC Shop, as an HVAC Technician, the incumbent is responsible for the proper maintenance of the operation of all machinery in the air conditioning Compressor Room Plant and other related equipment throughout the UN Complex and offsite leased premises such as breakdown of steam turbines for the purpose of inspecting and repairing of internal parts, if necessary; inspection of centrifugal refrigeration compressor’s internal parts, oil pumps, oil coolers etc; proper shaft alignment of all pumps and replacement of seals, when necessary. Inspects and cleans all Freon, surface, after condenses and performance of hydrostatic test. Operation of four (4) steam driven centrifugal compressors and related equipment in the Compressor Room; duties include start up and shutting down of machinery according to weather conditions; monitoring of temperature pressures on air conditioning equipment to assure safe and proper operation. Making adjustments as load conditions change. Keeping hourly as well as daily logs on pressures and temperature of machinery, steam consumption and running time of all equipment. Taking specific gravity test on brine to assure freeze protection on system. Respond to temperature complaints and making thermostat adjustments throughout the UN Complex during off hours (4pm to 8 am), weekends and holidays. Also maintains air handling and connecting units such as rebuilding and replacing steam and angle valves, replacing shaft bearings on air handlers. Inspecting and cleaning steam and brine coils on fan units. Good physical condition in order to perform physical duties such as bending or lifting of tools; and performs other duties as may be assigned by the Foreman of the Shop.
Demonstrates professional competencies in the HVAC and related trades;
Knowledge in HVAC systems and equipment;
Familiar with hand and power tools of HVAC and knowledge of relevant safety procedures;
Ability to read blue prints and rough drawings;
Ability to prioritize activities and assignments and adjust priorities as required;
Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
Showing persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
Remain calm in stressful situations;
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “Clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
Places team agenda before personal agenda;
Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
High school or equivalent Trade School Diploma.
Minimum five years of progressive experience in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) trade, including proficient in use of tools related to trade, is required. EPA universal licence and New York City refrigeration operators licence are required. Experience with BMS systems is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
As part of the evaluation of your application for this position, a written/technical test and/or a competency-based interview will be conducted.
This position is for local recruitment.
Passing the United Nations entry-level test for Trades and Crafts (TC) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service and related category in the United Nations Headquarters at New York. To make arrangements to take this test, you may bring in person a copy of your completed Personal History Profile to the General Services and Related Categories Staffing Unit (GSRCSU), United Nations Secretariat, located at One United Nations Plaza (at corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street), Room DC1-200. GSRCSU receives applicants every Wednesday (except public holidays) between 10.00 am and 12.00 Noon. Please note that the TC entry level Test is only given upon demand by the relevant department.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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