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1st Shift (Days)
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.
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.
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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.
POSITION-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Updated First Aid and CPR Certification. Knowledge/Understanding of Heat Recovery system for building HVAC.
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 examination panel.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.