APS-3: HVAC Mechanics - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

South Carolina
United States


APS-3: HVAC Mechanics

KBR executes a contract for the US Army to provide Maintenance and Logistics services for the Army’s Prepositioned Warstock set #3 (APS-3) at the Army Field Support Battalion - Charleston, located on the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. The Maintenance/Cosis Department consists of 270+ employees in twelve maintenance shops across 12 facilities, and provides Field Level Maintenance on the full spectrum of combat and tactical equipment assigned to the program.

Description (Per SCA Directory of Occupations):

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Mechanic installs, services and repairs air conditioning systems, utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting and structural layout, mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications, fabricates, assembles and installs ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment, and installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air-duct system. This mechanic also cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools, cuts and threads pipe, using machine threading or hand-threading equipment, joins tubing or pipes to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant, installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit. This worker connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source; installs air and water filters in completed installation, injects small amount of gases into compressor to test systems and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure. This mechanic observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to insure proper operation, tests joints and connections for gas leaks using gauges, soap-and-water solution, or PAG oil with UV dye, wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands, replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses and electrical wiring to repair installed units, may install, repair and service air conditioners.

General Responsibilities:

The HVAC Mechanic works in the Allied Trades Support shop and will perform field level maintenance on all equipment assigned or work-loaded to the shop, but will primarily inspect, diagnose, and perform preventive/corrective maintenance for a variety of refrigeration and air conditioning systems on Army tactical and other government owned equipment on and supporting the APS-3 program.

This individual connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source. They will install air and water filters in completed installation, inject small amounts of gases into compressor to test systems, and adds appropriate amount of Freon gas to build up prescribed system operating pressures. They will be proficient with utilizing pressure and vacuum gauges to make adjustments ensuring proper operation of equipment, as well as be proficient in the usage of gauges, leak detection tools, soap-and-water solution, or PAG Oil with UV dye to tests joints and connections for refrigerant gas leaks. This mechanic will be required to provide their own personal hand tools however; government furnished special tools and facilities will be furnished to perform all other maintenance activities associated with assigned tasks and or repairs.

Performs a variety of duties including but not limited to:

  • Field level maintenance on US military equipment. Includes Technical Inspection, diagnostics, parts identification and requisition, and repair in accordance with technical specifications and specified repair times.
  • Perform A/C repair, services and preventive / corrective maintenance on a wide range of tactical, commercial, and material handling equipment by removing, replacing, testing for refrigerant leaks, assembling, and installing parts and components involving soldering, welding and the use of refrigeration servicing equipment.
  • Maintain maintenance records and documentation in accordance with government regulations, local and company policies.
  • Troubleshoot and repair operating set points, electrical controls, diesel engines, and refrigeration components related to packaged cargo trailer refrigeration units.
  • Properly use, store, accounting for, and disposal of hazardous materials and waste used and generated in the performance of duties. Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and procedures for handling and disposal of refrigerant and related hazardous materials.
  • Movement of materiel and assets with forklifts and dollies
  • Comply with company and government specified safety policies and procedures.
  • Upon notification from the government, deploys to support issuing or receipt of equipment.


  • Training: Certificate of training from vocational school or other recognized institution with a major study in automotive and or commercial refrigeration, or other related field
  • In lieu of formal course work, a combination of college credits, on-the-job training, other formalized training, or ASE certifications may be considered
  • EPA certification in Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program to be compliant with section 608 of the Clean Air Act is mandatory.
  • Experience: 4 years of experience in directly relevant work
  • Ability to comply with all established environmental regulations, methods, quality standards, and time schedules applicable to this position
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical instruction, schematics, and diagrams
  • Ability to maintain facial shaving standards for a ½ mask respirator in compliance with the APS-3 program standards
  • Possesses personal tools that meets the required tool list.
  • Possess a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator License.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must obtain and maintain local base access.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Common Access Card (CAC) requirements.
  • Expertise on military equipment is a plus.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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