Salem State University

HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic II

1 month ago(12/11/2017 4:32 PM)
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HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic II
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Pay Basis
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$1,041.62 weekly/$54,164.24 annually

General Statement of Duties

Installs heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including related fixtures; checks equipment for malfunctions; maintains and repairs or replaces defective equipment. Performs related work as required. 


Hours: 8:30am-5pm

Break: 12:30-1pm

Salary: $1041.62 weekly/$54,164.24 annually

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities

E1. Installs heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including controls and related fixtures. This includes installation of air and water filters and piping, by using refrigeration, pipefitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids. Joins tubing and/or pipes, cuts and threads pipes, solders and brazes joints, mounts compressor and condenser units, and connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources. Installs pneumatic controls and related equipment
E2. Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators. Adjusts controls, tests joints and connections for gas leaks, injects refrigerant and adjusts valves, controls and pumps, and uses testing equipment such as voltmeter, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc., to ensure proper operation
E3. Maintains and repairs equipment by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring. Pumps specified gas or fluids into a system, adds necessary liquids, lubricates motors and bearings, and changes filters. Repairs and replaces pneumatic parts 
E4. Calculates heat loads for new installations. Analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems, such as cooling towers, by adding algicides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria
E5. Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; drilling holes for mounting brackets; screwing, bolting, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installing shells and cabinets of system 
E6. Recovers CFC and HCFC refrigerants using safe procedures while operating appropriate recovery equipment 
E7. Orders supplies and equipment
E8. Supervises various licensed and skilled Trades Workers who are assisting on the repair, installation and operation of various HVAC equipment


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


Substitutions: Completion of a two-year program in refrigeration and heating may be substituted for the required experience. Education toward such a certificate or diploma will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of requirements actually completed.  


License/Certifications Required:

Based on assignment, may be required to possess a current and valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician's license with CFC certification.  


Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Mechanics are exposed to the harmful effects of noxious fumes, chemicals, inadequate ventilation, excessive machine noises and high voltage equipment; and work in confined or cramped spaces.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online. 


Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check. 


EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.  



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