Refrigeration Mechanic (510420)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Description:

Job Summary

Under general direction, the Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for the full range of service, maintenance and repair on more complex refrigeration and associated HVAC systems and equipment. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and thorough familiarity with all safety codes and regulations related to the installation and operation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facility Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities and Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity.

Key Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of major types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and of the materials, equipment and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of such equipment.
  • Working knowledge of electrical voltage, plumbing refrigeration, electrical and plumbing codes (Uniform Building Code, Title 8 Safety Orders, National Electric Code and NFPA 70E), thermodynamics and automated energy/environmental management systems.
  • Ability to use judgment and discretion in determining the methods and priorities of work orders.
  • Ability to perform skilled electrical and plumbing work, and a high degree of skilled mechanical work including the ability to install, operate and repair HVAC equipment and systems.
  • Ability to devise and control air distribution efficiently with maximum comfort.

Education and Experience

Completion of a refrigeration or air conditioning mechanic's apprenticeship program or equivalent to four years progressively responsible experience in the installation, adjustment, maintenance and repair of commercial and domestic refrigeration and air conditioning systems involving modulatory and safety controls, thermostats, humidifiers and duct stats AND one year of experience in the installation and repair of central multi-zone air conditioning systems.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS:

Possession of EPA Certified Universal Refrigeration Technician as required by the Clean Air Act by time of hire. Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire. This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Supervisor certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training as well as the ability to wear respiratory protection. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.

Salary:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $72,408 - $82,000 Per Year

Classification Range: $72,408 - $91,812 Per Year

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and is known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, the humanities, and the built environment.

Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes, and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California, and the world. For more information, visit calpoly.edu.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map