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Mechanic Refrigeration I

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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 479431
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 08
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Maint Serv Mechanical Area 40001039
Salary: 23.71
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Skilled Trades- 999, Skilled Trades

Position Summary

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 and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification; or completion of the 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.

Desired Qualifications

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


Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.

Summary of Physical Demands

1. Lifting materials on job site
2. Installation of materials on job site

Summary of Health Risks

Wear a respirator

Performs work in areas where there are loud noises  (at or above 85 decibels) 

Bidding Eligibility Ends 12/12/2017 @ 11:55 PM

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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