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|Job #: G171|
|Posted Date: November 27, 2018|
|Closes On: Open Until Filled|
|Job Title: Mechanic, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Facilities Services)|
|Status: Regular Full Time|
|Benefits Eligible: Yes|
|Laboratory/Department: Facility Services|
|The Salk Institute Facility Service department is responsible for overseeing building maintenance, ground maintenance, the interior and exterior building systems, and grounds.|
The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for the full range of service, maintenance and repair on refrigeration, HVAC systems and general plumbing. The work of an Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic requires a comprehensive knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and a good general knowledge of industrial plumbing. Incumbents in this classification must be thoroughly familiar with all safety codes and regulations related to the installation and operation of refrigeration, air conditioning, and plumbing systems. Positions in this classification require certification from the Environmental Protection Agency in the use and disposal of compressed refrigerants
Under general direction, incumbents install, troubleshoot, calibrate, service, repair and maintain refrigeration and HVAC systems, equipment, instruments and controls using electrical, electronic, pneumatic or digitally controlled systems; oil, clean, adjust, overhaul, and repair motors, condensers, compressors, oil and vacuum pumps, and similar equipment; perform major overhauls involving disassembly and inspection of all parts, replacement of defective and worn parts, reassembly of equipment instruments and/or controls, and the testing of equipment to ensure proper functioning; locate and diagnose malfunctions using a wide variety of test equipment and instruments; analyze the efficiency of campus refrigeration and air conditioning systems and recommend action for improvement; respond to service requests; diagnose problems in the distribution of air to individual rooms and buildings and make necessary adjustments; use building automation system to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in HVAC systems; perform HVAC ductwork sizing, fabrication and installation; maintain inventory and records; order parts and supplies; and train and provide work direction to skilled and semi-skilled workers.
This position requires constant seeing and touching/feeling.