South Africa

Air Conditioner Technician/Handyman

Company Human Science Research Council (HSRC)
Reference # AirCon – 03/2021
Published 30/03/2021
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’ in South Africa and the region, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act No.17 of 2008.

The HSRC is Seeking to appoint an experienced Air conditioning technician responsible for perform various functions to see to it that air conditioning systems and related equipment and facilities work effectively and efficiently.

Air Conditioner Technician/Handyman
AirCon – 03/2021
2 years
Job Functions Facilities & Property Manager
Industries Research

Key responsibilities:

Carry out repair and routine maintenance duties on equipment, building facilities and offices, building systems, grounds, and structures
Coordinate efforts with company’s contracted HVAC vendors to ensure company HVAC systems are functioning perfectly
Perform inspection, maintenance, repairs, and installation of air conditioning systems, including D.D.C. building control and pneumatic systems, cooling systems, refrigerators, refrigerated water coolers, and similar equipment
Carry out maintenance checks on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; clean evaporator drain pans, coils, and filters; lubricate fan and motor bearings; repair and change motors, electrical wiring, belts, compressors, thermostats, fans, floating elements, and defrost timers
Place airflow controls to occupants’ preference by adjusting dampers, splitter, diffusers, and fans speeds; take away, clean, and change filters and strainer; remake, repair, and paint metal and wood cooling fans and towers; add the right amount of chemicals to water towers to prevent corrosion and rust
Run equipment, observe its operation, and read instruments and gauges, including Volt-ohm meters; find out temperature gauges and adjust mechanisms, including valves, pumps and controls to direct levels of fluid, temperature, and pressure; charge with specified types and amount of refrigerant, and bleed contaminants from systems; inspect gauges and carry out periodic preventive maintenance checks
Carry out overhauling and servicing of refrigeration units by repairing, changing, or reworking broken parts of compressors, condensers, and vacuum pumps; inspect Freon level in refrigeration units and fix any leak observed, and charge units as required; clean and change filters on ice machines and similar equipment; inspect heating elements and change if bad
Perform repairs or adjustments on piping connections, valves, couplings and fittings by riveting, bolting, welding, brazing, and soldering applying hand tools, drill press, Prestolite torch, and acetylene torch
Take away pumps and motors, change bearings and shafts, repacks and perform reinstallations; perform adjustment on expansion valves; change, fix, and re-calibrate humidistats and thermostats, change hinges, gaskets, and hardware
Provide assistance to supervisor in planning new installation and modification projects, preparation of specification, and major reconditioning and overhauling projects, applying knowledge of refrigerating systems, engineering specifications, and blueprints
Order for replacement of equipment parts as required, perform repairs as ordered, and keep record of servicing on equipment
Provide assistance to colleagues in the department to effectively maintain, and repair equipment in the building.
Provide support after work hour if required in situations like emergency, workshop, commission meetings, and other company functions.
Trouble-shoots Air Conditioning equipment malfunctions, diagnose problems and perform emergency and ad hoc maintenance on Refrigeration & Air conditioning equipment
Perform related duties that may be assigned. Responsible for observing and following all safety regulations with required PPE
Maintaining and repairing heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and other related systems such as electrical systems, DX units, heat pumps, and chillers

Key requirement:

•Grade 12 matric certificate, Minimum N3 HVAC certificate and HVAC.
•Air Conditioning /Refrigeration Trade test certificate is a requirement
•Must have drivers license code 8 or 10.
•2-3 years of progressively responsible journey level HVAC experience; OR education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
•Must be available to work day and night shifts, weekends, call-outs and overtime.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages, depending on qualifications and experience

Applications: In your application, please include: your comprehensive CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone and e-mail contact details). Ensure that you indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.

Submission of Applications

Kindly submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Please note the following:

•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
•Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.

Enquiries, NOT CVs or applications, can be directed to Ms Mesele Matlala at mlmatlala@hsrc.ac.za

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.

Closing Date: 12 April 2021

We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment


Job Closing Date 12/04/2021
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