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HVAC Refrig. Mechanic I - Framingham State University
at Framingham State University
Framingham, MA

HVAC Refrig. Mechanic I - Framingham State University
at Framingham State University
Framingham, MA

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Location: Framingham, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Aug 12 2019 Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Incumbents of positions in this series install heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; check heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for malfunctions; maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Mechanic I is the entry-level technical job in this series.

Please review the HVAC Mechanic Classification Specs for additional information on this position.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics or other employees of higher grade who provide training and instruction, assign work and review performance through written and verbal reports for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics or other employees of higher grade who provide training and instruction, assign work and review performance through written and verbal reports for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Installs heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including controls and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping by using refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units; and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources.
  2. Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation.
  3. Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and by changing filters.
  4. Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algericides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria.
  5. 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, boring, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installing shells and cabinets of systems.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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.



Job Requirements:

Applicants 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:

A certificate or diploma from a recognized institution above the high school level, as evidence of 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 the requirements actually completed.



Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) bargaining unit at the rank of insert rank. The bi-weekly pay rate is $1625.22 (grade 14, step 1).

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

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