Lead Air Conditioning Mechanic

County of Riverside
$63,404 - $94,415 Per year CA 1325 Spruce St, Riverside, CA 92507, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 11:59



The Department of Housing, Homeless and Workforce Solutions has an opportunity for a Lead Air Conditioning Mechanic who will be assigned to the Energy Assistance Program. The incumbent in this position will conduct inspections and assessments for Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) for residential customers.  The  Lead Air Conditioning Mechanic will install units and diagnose problems.   Additionally the incumbent will assess what the customer needs and what the program can offer in assistance.
The most competitive candidates will have 4 years full time work experience with possession of a valid Class B General Contractor's License, a Universal EPA Certification, and a C-20 HVAC license. 

Meet the Team!

is comprised of 6 Divisions: Community Action Agency, Continuum of Care, Riverside County Housing Authority, Grants & Community Development, Workforce Development, and HWS Administration. The mission of HWS is to enhance the economic position of the county and its residents, improve the quality of life, encourage business growth, build a positive business climate, develop a trained workforce, improve existing communities, offer a variety of housing opportunities, and maintain the environment.



• Plans, assigns, inspects, and performs various emergency repairs, routine maintenance tasks, and new installations of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and components.

• Instructs new mechanics, orders parts, makes estimates, and performs as journey level air conditioning mechanic; establishes a preventive maintenance schedule for air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.

• Cleans coils and other parts, oils fans, changes filters, adjusts air flow, and tests, calibrates, and repairs thermostats; replaces bearings, seals, counts, starters, and capacitors.

• Maintain correct ph balance of cooling tower water; fabricates, erects, and maintains sheet metal duct work; pumps specified gas or fluid into system; observes operation, reads gauges and instruments, adjusts valves and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, or temperature in system.

• Identifies and dismantles malfunctions; works from blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, or drawings as required; determines parts and equipment needed and submits estimates; maintains records of inspections and work performed.


Experience: Two years of experience as a journey level air conditioning mechanic.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of installing, maintaining, and repairing air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems and equipment; state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, and ventilating equipment; the tools and equipment used in heating and air conditioning maintenance work.

Ability to: Assign and inspect the work of a small group of air conditioning mechanics; estimate the quantities of materials and supplies needed to complete a job; detect malfunctions in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment and diagnose the cause; carry out a comprehensive preventive maintenance program on air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; keep records.


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