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University of Washington REFRIGERATION MECHANIC in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 193180


Posting Date: 07/21/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,574 - $7,422 per month

Shift: First Shift

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and natural beauty. HMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift REFRIGERATION MECHANIC. The person in this role will perform skilled journey - level work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration, air-conditioning, and chilled water equipment, systems, and controls. A summary of the Refrigerator Mechanic responsibilities: • Install, operate, maintain, and repair all types of refrigeration systems, including air-conditioning, chilled water systems, and refrigeration units. • Diagnose, inspect, trouble shoot, and overhaul electrical control circuits, temperature and pressure controls, and all related refrigeration components using manuals, blueprints, and equipment knowledge. • Read blueprints to determine location, size, capacity, and type of components needed to build refrigeration system. • Test coils, valves, and connections to determine that systems are leak proof and properly adjusted. • Fabricate and assemble structural and functional components of refrigeration system, using hand tools, power tools, and welding equipment. • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments. • Test lines, components, and connections for leaks. • Adjust or replace worn or defective mechanisms and parts, and reassemble repaired systems. • Operate and maintain cooling towers, including water treatment systems. • Perform mechanical overhauls and refrigerant reclaiming with proper refrigerant when necessary, and maintain and repair compressor units and departmental research refrigeration equipment. • Adjust valves according to specifications and charge system with proper type of refrigerant by pumping the specified gas or fluid into the system. • Test, make measurements, and adjust all types of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for most efficient performance. • Mount compressor, condenser, and other components in specified locations on frames, using hand tools and acetylene welding equipment. • Estimate, order, pick up, deliver, and install materials and supplies needed to maintain equipment in good working condition. • May lead or instruct helpers as required. • Keep records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions using the TMS (total management system) data base system. • Schedule work with customers and initiate work orders, requisitions and orders from stock. • May perform work in other trades. • Perform related duties as required. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a refrigeration mechanic; OR full journey status as a refrigeration mechanic in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required. Examination Requirements: The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as a refrigeration mechanic; knowledge of refrigeration systems; ability to install, maintain and repair refrigeration, air-conditioning and chilled water equipment, systems and controls. The examination may be given and scored by an examining panel.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.