University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 6, 2020
Req #: 179166
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 07/23/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $5,342 - $7,105 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift  REFRIGERATION MECHANIC. This position will work independently on refrigeration maintenance and repair projects in the University of Washington Medical Center.

Duties include:
•Perform skilled journey-level work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration, air-conditioning, and chilled water equipment, systems and controls.

•Pump specified gas or fluid into system.

•Start system, observe operation, read gauges and instruments, and adjust mechanisms such as valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature in system.

•Dismantle malfunctioning systems and tests components.

•Replace or adjust defective or worn parts to repair systems.

•Install wiring to connect components to electric power source.

•Perform Preventive Maintenance on all air-conditioners, refrigeration, and chiller equipment.

•Lift or hoist and align components into position.

•Screw bolt, rivet, weld, and braze parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, and pipes.

•Install, operate, maintain, and repair all types of refrigeration systems, including air-conditioning, chilled water systems, and refrigeration units including: Chillers, walk-in freezers, refrigerators, ice makers, specialty lab freezers & refrigerators.

•Diagnose, inspect, troubleshoot, and overhaul electrical control circuits, temperature and pressure controls, and all related refrigeration components using manuals, blueprints, and equipment knowledge.

•Interact with co-workers and customers in a positive and productive manner, exhibiting and providing excellent customer service skills.

•Test coils, valves, and connections to determine that systems are leak proof and properly adjusted.

•Operate and maintain cooling towers, including water treatments systems.

•Recharge Units with proper refrigerant when necessary, and maintain and repair compressor units and departmental research refrigeration equipment.

•Test, make measurements, and adjust all types of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for most efficient performance.

•May lead or instruct helpers 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.

Updated First Aid and CPR Certification.
Knowledge/Understanding of Heat Recovery system for building HVAC.

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 examination panel

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or