HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic
Brown University 59 reviews - Providence, RI

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Full Time

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Tuesday through Saturday, 4 PM - Midnight

Position Summary

Performs skilled journeyman level work in the maintenance, repair and installation of refrigeration, heating, air conditioning and ventilating systems, and their controls. Maintains, repairs and installs hot-water heating systems; adjusts and performs repairs and corrective maintenance on complete direct expansion systems including refrigeration compressors, condensers, cooling systems, blowers, fans, expansion valves, cooling water and condenser pumps, dampers and all related controls; inspects chilled water and condenser water pump for proper operation; diagnoses, inspects, trouble shoots, and overhauls electrical control circuits, temperature and pressure controls, and all related refrigeration components using manuals, blueprints, and equipment knowledge; operates and maintains cooling towers; recharges units with proper refrigerant when necessary, and maintains and repairs compressor units and departmental research refrigeration equipment. This position's days/shift is Tuesday through Saturday, 4 PM - Midnight.

Job Qualifications

Must possess a thorough knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Must be capable of reading and interpreting construction drawings and schematics related to HVAC and refrigeration equipment. Must be able to read and interpret service orders and instructions. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED. Must possess State of RI Refrigeration/Journeyman II license and certification as a Universal Technician (such certification to be awarded by a program certified by the EPA). Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license. A minimum of two years of relevant experience required. PLEASE NOTE: During the first 5 business days, only Brown University union employees will be considered for this position. (1/10/13 - 1/16/13)

Special Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must have the physical ability to walk throughout the campus and climb stairs throughout the duration of the shift. Must be able to climb and work from ladders, lifts, scaffolding, bucket truck, and staging at various heights. Must be able to obtain certification in the use of a respirator and be able to be re-certified annually.

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F - Construction / Skilled Trade

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59 reviews
Ivy isn't always green -- particularly when it's Brown. Founded in 1764, Brown University is both an Ivy League college and one of...