Mechanic, HVAC Lead

Job Locations HN-Honduras
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2/3/2021 4:51 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is currently seeking a Mechanic, HVAC Lead to perform the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic installs, services, and repairs environmental-control systems in residences, department stores, office buildings, and other commercial establishments, using knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, and structural layout on the SOUTHCOM LOGCAP V contract in Soto Cano, Honduras.


  • Mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools and 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 using hand tools.
  • 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; solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant; and installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit.
  • 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 refrigerant into compressor to test systems; and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure.
  • Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to ensure proper operation; tests joints and connections for gas leaks using gauges or soap-and-water solution; 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; and may install, repair, and service air conditioners ranging from 15- to 20-ton cooling capacity in warehouses and small factory buildings.


  • A high school diploma or certificate from a vocational program for the trade discipline is preferred.
  • Must have 3 years of experience working in a similar position.
  • This position requires skills such as walking, running, climbing, crawling, and jumping and other similar physical activities.
  • Must be able to endure extreme climate conditions and be able to work in an outdoor setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable or hazardous at times.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.
  • Requires periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary.
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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