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  • January 25, 2023 2:46 PM | Anonymous



    HVAC Technician 

    DEFINITION

    To perform a wide variety of skilled tasks involved in the maintenance and repair of ventilation, heating and air conditioning units related to the care and maintenance of Southern Nevada Health District buildings and facilities

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

    • This class is distinguished by being at the journey level performing work with a minimum of supervision

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

    • Receives general supervision from the Facilities Services Manager

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIESThis class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

    • Inspect air-conditioning units to ensure efficient operation
    • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance on heating and cooling units
    • Diagnose mechanical and electrical malfunctions; install, replace or repair damaged equipment; calibrate thermostatic controls
    • Install new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; repair and replace damaged or worn heating, ventilation and air-conditioning parts and equipment; repair or replace low and high pressure liquid lines
    • Inspect and observe pressure of liquids and vapor with instrumentation to ensure efficient operation of units and make necessary adjustments; inspect and service refrigeration equipment including refrigerators, ice machines, gas packs and heat pumps
    • Maintain the chilled and hot water supply systems
    • Adjust and maintain internal electrical and electronic control systems; clean coils and blowers and check motors and belt tensions
    • Assemble and install metal ductwork
    • Assist in planning and designing of new installations of heating and air-conditioning systems
    • Maintain maintenance records as required by City, State and EPA regulations
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
    QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge of:

    • Principle and practice of HVAC maintenance and repair; hazard and safety practices common to the trade
    • HVAC controls and safety devices; appropriate MSDS sheets; tools of the trade; materials and refrigerant recovery equipment and procedures used in installing, repairing and maintaining HVAC systems.
    • Computerized electrical circuits and systems as they relate to air-conditioning, heating, ventilation and refrigerated cooling
    • Sheet metal, electrical, plumbing and carpentry

    Ability to:

    • Interpret building codes and regulations as they relate to HVAC
    • Properly install refrigerant compressors
    • Diagnose problems and make recommendations
    • Make estimates of materials required
    • Repair and replace damaged parts and equipment
    • Read blueprints, floor plans and wiring diagrams
    • Read and interpret City, State and EPA regulations
    • Work independently in the absence of supervision
    • Understand and follow oral and written directions
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

    Training and Experience Guidelines

    Training:

    • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.  Appropriate specialized training in the skills needed in heating and air-conditioning systems repair and installation.

    Experience:

    • Four years of journeyman experience in heating, air-conditioning and energy management in Direct Digital Control Systems, two of which were spent in commercial HVAC
    Working Conditions
    • Exposure to dust, noise, fumes, high voltage and toxic materials
    • Work or inspect in confined and/or hot spaces including but not limited to attics, crawl ways and roofs
    • Heavy lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, walking, standing for prolonged periods of time
    • Work in adverse weather conditions

    License or Certificate

    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license
    • Possession of an EPA Refrigerant Technician Type I and II certification on the date of application
    • Possession of an EPA Refrigerant Technician Universal certification within six months of the date of appointment

    Conditions:

    All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.  Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position.  This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

    New employees must complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS as a condition of continuing employment, prior to the completion of the probationary period.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Bargaining Unit Eligible
    FLSA Non-Exempt
    Schedule 21
    Approved by the Board of Health on 8/23/01
    Revisions approved by the Board of Health on 3/27/08

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • January 24, 2023 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    The updated guidance supersedes previous Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) COVID-19 guidance released on May 20, 2022. This guidance has been updated in light of Governor Joe Lombardo’s Executive Order rescinding all COVID-19 related directives related to Governor Sisolak’s emergency declaration on March 12, 2020.

    Because COVID-19 is a recognized health hazard in the workplace, employers continue to have a duty to protect their employees. Employers should evaluate the risk of COVID-19 in their workplace and incorporate an explanation of the methods used to identify, analyze, and control exposure to COVID-19 into the Written Safety Program required under NAC 618.540(1)(b).

    While there are no State-specific requirements regarding COVID-19, the Federal requirements will remain in effect.

    READ MORE & VIEW THE FULL GUIDANCE


  • January 24, 2023 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    Good Morning,

    This email is to inform you of the progress related to the proposed ordinance amendment that would amend various provisions of LVMC Chapter 6.95 and Title 19.12 to include cannabis consumption lounges and repeals LVMC Chapter 6.96 in its entirety.

    This bill was introduced on Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 at City Council. 

    The bill was then heard at the Recommending Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023.  The item was held in abeyance to Monday, January 30th, 2023. 

    As a result, please note there will be a hearing on the bill at the Recommending Committee meeting on Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 10 a.m. at City Council Chambers. 

    We will continue to keep you updated as to the progress of this bill.

    Best Regards,

    Anthony Scarpelli
    Senior Management Analyst
    Department of Community Development | Business Licensing Division
    Phone 702.229.6943
    mscarpelli@lasvegasnevada.gov
    495 S. Main St. | Las Vegas, NV  89101


  • January 18, 2023 3:50 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that OSHA penalties are going up?

    In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect.  Under the Act, agencies are required to publish "catch up" rules that adjust the level of civil monetary penalties and make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation no later than January 15 of each year.  

    This year, January 15 fell on a Sunday and January 16 was a federal holiday.  Therefore the new OSHA penalty amounts became effective January 17, 2023.

    OSHA's maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $14,502 per violation to $15,625 per violation.  The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $145,027 per violation to $156,259 per violation.  

    If you're worried about receiving an OSHA violation, or just want to learn what can you do to avoid penalties-call SCATS now for a consultation visit at no cost to you.  

    SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION WITH SCATS

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  • November 17, 2022 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Company:  Southern Nevada Health District

    POSITION TITLE:  Maintenance Technician

    DEFINITION

    To perform a wide variety of electrical, plumbing, equipment and general building maintenance and repair functions related to the care and maintenance of Southern Nevada Health District buildings and facilities

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

    • Receives general supervision from the Facilities Services Manager

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIESThis class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

    • Perform a wide variety of general building maintenance repairs and services
    • Install light bulbs, doors, cabinets, paneling, formica, carpet, and bulletin boards
    • Paint interior and exterior walls and cabinets; hang wallpaper and pictures; assemble furniture
    • Set-up and install computer cables as needed; install and repair computer outlets; repair and relocate light fixtures
    • Replace washers, faucets and seals on malfunctioning plumbing equipment; repair leaky faucets and clean clogged drains; install and repair sprinklers
    • Maintain monthly inspection and maintenance of building and HVAC roof motors and fans and replace as needed; clean, grease and paint all equipment used in heating and ventilation
    • Maintain efficient function of the boiler and water softener; add chemicals or salt as needed
    • May assist in stocking, unloading and delivery of supplies
    • Perform welding as needed
    • Assist with maintaining security of property
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge of        

    • Advanced principles and techniques of plumbing, wood finishing, painting, electricity, and carpentry         
    • Basic welding practices and techniques         
    • Operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned         
    • Tools, equipment and supplies used in providing comprehensive building maintenance services         
    • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned

    Ability to:   

    • Identify problems and implement solutions  
    • Repair plumbing, machinery, and electrical circuitry          
    • Operate pallet jack and forklift    
    • Work independently in the absence of supervision   
    • Operate a personal computer and peripherals      
    • Understand and follow oral and written directions     
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing        
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

    Training and Experience Guidelines

    Training

    • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.  Course work or other appropriate trades training is highly desirable.     

    Experience:

    • Two years of general building maintenance experience

    Working Conditions:

    • Travel from site to site 
    • Some exposure to dust and noise 
    • Some heavy lifting, standing, climbing 
    • May work at heights  
    • Work in varied weather conditions


    License or Certificate:

    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid Nevada driver’s license 
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a journeyman’s license in at least one of the following trades is highly desirable:  electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing or carpentry

    Conditions:

    All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.  Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position.  This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

    New employees must complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS as a condition of continuing employment, prior to the completion of the probationary period.

    APPLY HERE

    Bargaining Unit Eligible
    FLSA non-exempt
    Schedule 18
    Approved by the Board of Health on 8/27/92
    Revisions approved by the Board of Health on 12/18/03
    Revisions approved by the Board of Health on 3/27/08

    APPLY HERE


  • October 25, 2022 2:34 PM | Anonymous

    Updated - Unofficial Compilation of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 455C

    Good afternoon,

    Please be advised that an updated Unofficial Compilation of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 455C is now available at the MCS website at https://dir.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dirnvgov/content/About/2022-10-05_NAC455C_Unofficial_Compiled.pdf.  This Compilation reflects the changes found in LCB File Number R033-21, and is the most current and accurate edition of NAC 455C.  If you have any questions, please contact the Mechanical Compliance Section at 702-486-9054 or mcs.lv@dir.nv.gov.

     

    Brennan Paterson
    Chief Administrative Officer
    State of Nevada
    DBI/DIR/Mechanical Compliance Section
    702-486-9054


  • October 20, 2022 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    Hearing for the Adoption of Regulations Has Been Cancelled:

    Please note the Public Hearing for the Adoption of Regulations, Department of Business and Industry on November 1, 2022, at 2:00 PM,  LCB File No. R034-21 has been “Cancelled” until further notice.

    With many thanks,

    Joan Finlay
    AA Supervisor
    Jfinlay@dir.nv.gov
    State of Nevada
    DBI/DIR Mechanical Compliance Section
    702-486-9054


  • October 18, 2022 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    MONKEYPOX GUIDANCE FOR HIGH RISK ESTABLISHMENTS

    Nevada OSHA has provided guidance for high-risk establishments regarding Monkeypox including information references, duties and recommendations for businesses. 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified healthcare professionals,laboratory personnel,veterinarians, and similar professions as being at a higher risk of exposure.

    Employers are expected to monitor working conditions at any location where their employees are performing work, to identify hazards that are causing or are likely to cause harm to their employees, and to implement effective methods to control those hazards.

    While Nevada OSHA has not set a standard specifically pertaining to monkeypox, if the agency determines that workers are exposed to an uncontrolled hazard at their workplace, the agency could consider an enforcement action under the Nevada General Duty Clause, NRS 618.375(1).

    SCATS is here to help. SCATS can review and make recommendations on best practices and implementation of an employer’s monkeypox protocols. If your business has questions or needs onsite training or consultation, please submit a request by calling 877-472-3368 or submitting a consultation request.

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL GUIDANCE & RECOMMENDATIONS

  • October 13, 2022 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    GUIDANCE ON R069-20 RELATED TO EMERGENCY EYEWASH STATIONS

    Nevada OSHA adopted regulation R069-20 which included an adoption by reference of ANSI Z358.1-2014 for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment. This regulation became effective April 11, 2022. Prior to this regulation, Nevada OSHA primarily cited non-compliance with emergency eye wash and shower equipment requirements under 29 CFR 1910.151(c) which states:
     
    “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”
     
    By adopting ANSI Z358.1-2014, Nevada OSHA has identified the minimum design and installation criteria necessary to meet the definition of suitable facilities which is otherwise undefined in federal statute. Additionally, training requirements have been introduced as part of this adoption.

    SCATS is here to answer questions and provide onsite training or consultation for your business. Please call 877-472-3368 or visit our website to submit a consultation request.

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL GUIDANCE ‏‏ ‏‏ ‏‏ ►



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