Installs, repairs and maintains 400-500 ton capacity chillers, ice-making equipment, refrigerators, freezers, water cooling systems, window air conditioning units, DX-type free-standing air conditioning units for computer rooms, kitchen equipment and refrigerated air dryers for environmental control systems. Checks temperature and fluid levels and reads chilled water and condenser water temperatures.
Maintains cooling towers, inspecting and repairing the structural condition of towers; and cleaning and inspecting all related piping. Cleans and replaces coils; replaces compressors; and evacuates uncondensables from tubes and piping. Performs off-season maintenance.
Monitors the level of refrigerants in cooling/refrigeration systems, removes air from systems and charges systems with manufacturer's specified amount and type of refrigerant. Maintains, repairs and replaces expansion and control valves; and adjusts valves, controls and pumps to control levels of fluid, pressure and temperature in systems.
Assembles, installs, repairs, replaces and otherwise maintains motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores and pipes.
Operates a motor vehicle to transport tools, supplies and materials to work sites.
Organizes assigned work and instructs others in the operation of, and preventive maintenance for, all related tools and equipment.
Must wear MIOSHA approved safety shoes at all times. Other protective gear must be worn when appropriate.
Short Job Description:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to interpret complex blueprints, diagrams, written specifications and operating instructions.
Completion of a registered apprenticeship program, or an established, certified training program recognized by the University and/or written verification of a minimum of five (5) years experience at the journey person level in the trade is required.
Must possess, or obtain within 90 days of the date of hire, a State of Michigan Refrigeration license or a two-year degree in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) from a Community or Junior College or a U.S. Department of Labor certified vocational school.
Possession of a valid state driver's license is required.
Must be able to wear a tool belt weighing 20 lbs at all times while performing all functions, ascend a step ladder, enter and maneuver in restricted spaces, work at heights ranging from six feet to one-hundred-and-twenty-feet, and move/transport heavy objects. Must be able to use the tools of the trade.
A physical examination administered by the employer's designated physician is required to determine the incumbent's ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or identify the need for reasonable job accommodation.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.