Salary: $28.34 with progression up to $32.39 upon meeting requirements.
This position will repair, maintain, alter, and install large and small rooftop and window air conditioning units and mechanical refrigeration units/systems; works on chambers and other related temperature controlled rooms; overhauls and services refrigeration units by replacing and adjusting worn or broken parts on condensers, compressors, evaporators and vacuum pumps; repairs leaks on valves, piping, connections, fittings, and coils; starts systems, observes operations, interprets gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls, and pumps to maintain necessary levels of fluid, pressure, and temperature; performs pressure check of systems for leaks, then properly evacuate and recharge the refrigeration system for proper refrigerant charge; tests components using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment; assists in or perform work on other mechanical systems, as capable. This position will also interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications; estimate time and material to be used on the job; stock, maintain, and may operate a University service vehicle. This position may carry an on-call cell phone on a weekly rotating basis.
This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience; five years of experience in the refrigeration trade; or one year Trades Helper II in the refrigeration trade and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification; or completion of an approved refrigeration apprenticeship program; considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the refrigeration trade; considerable knowledge of applicable building codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and federal); Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license. Must furnish own tools. Frequent lifting over 75 pounds; this position requires knowledge of basic personal computer terminology and operations and the ability to use e-mail and the Internet.
State of Michigan Mechanical Contractor License with endorsements for 4) refrigeration and 7) limited refrigeration or 8) unlimited refrigeration/air conditioning service; more than five years of experience with trouble-shooting, installation, evacuating and charging of large commercial air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including: chillers, split systems, walk-in coolers, freezers, growth chambers and ammonia refrigeration systems; experience working on large tonnage mechanical and absorption chillers;experience with the servicing of smaller systems, including window air conditioning units, refrigerators and ice machines; experience working with customers and other mechanics involving other building trades; must drive a University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification. Possession of EPA 608 Universal Certification.
A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.
Required Application Materials
Monday through Friday first shift- 8:00am - 4:30pm - may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.
Summary of Physical Demands
This position performs work requiring the ability to exert 25 pounds or more and is physically intensive.
Summary of Health Risks
Work in noisy (at or above 85 decibels) areas.
Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, etc.
Please list: Refrigerants
Bidding Eligibility ends on 12/11/2018 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 548434
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