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Refrigeration Mechanic

companyHarvard FAS
locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Facilities Management
Full Time

10-Aug-2023

Refrigeration Mechanic

Campus Services

57733BR

Job Summary

Energy & Facilities (E&F) operates and manages Harvard’s energy supplies, district energy plants, and utility infrastructures on the Cambridge/Allston campuses, as well as 24/7 facilities -related call, alarm monitoring and dispatch center.  E&F provides a broad portfolio of labor-based services, including building maintenance, landscaping and custodial to a large portion of the University, as well as engineering, technical, and sustainability services. 

Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) a department within E&F, offers primary building maintenance, landscape, fire safety, custodial and event support services to Harvard schools and departments on a fee-for-service basis.  All services are provided in strict accordance with regulatory requirements and customer-determined standards.

Position Description

  • Installs, modifies, and repairs all types of cooling and refrigeration systems and auxiliary equipment.  Fabricates, installs, modifies and repairs related pressure piping systems. 

  • Reclaims and recycles all types of refrigerants.  Diagnoses and assists in the repair of related DDC and pneumatic control systems.  Interprets mechanical plans and prints and updates as necessary. 

  • Provides responsive customer support in all phases of building maintenance and operations. 

  • Assists and advises customers on maintenance solutions and provides follow-up on progress and status of work. 

  • Performs other core skills of the trade and related duties as required. 

  • May be assigned to work independently or as part of a multi-trade team under the guidance and direction of the Area Supervisor and/or Working Foreperson. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Current MA State Refrigeration license. Current CFC Universal Certification.

  • Five years related experience in refrigeration and related controls work. 

  • Previous experience in the installation, operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair of all types of commercial grade cooling and refrigeration systems. 

  • Previous experience with the operation and service of related DDC (Johnson and Siemens) and pneumatic control systems. 

  • Must possess a valid State driver’s license and satisfactory driving history.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be able to read and interpret detailed plans, specifications, operating manuals and other written materials associated with this trade. 

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with peers and customers.


Special Requirements:

  • Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices, perform work in accordance with recognized trade and University standards

  • Must supply a complete set of hand tools. 

  • Must be willing to work in research laboratory environments and around hazardous materials.

  • May be required for specialized training in the inspection and maintenance of autoclaves and sterilizing equipment.

  • May be required to pass a Respiratory Physical and certification for use of a respirator.

  • Required to wear/use appropriate safety clothing/equipment at all times.

  • Required to properly wear a uniform and maintain a professional image at all times.

  • A current address and telephone number must be provided as an ongoing condition of employment.

Emergency Status Designation:
  • Critical Operations Personnel

Certificates and Licenses

  • Current MA State Refrigeration license. Current CFC Universal Certification.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. 

  • May use chain falls and come alongs for heavier lifting. 

  • Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as listed. 

  • Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time and work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods, routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site. 

  • Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work of ladders, staging, lifts, etc.

Working Conditions

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: https://hr.harvard.edu/corona-virus-workplace-policies

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Additional Information

About Campus Services

Campus Services is a multi-department organization within Harvard’s Central Administration providing a wide range of non-academic services to the University community. We employ more than 1,600 employees, 66% of which are front-line service and trades workers. Our workforce is also quite diverse, with employees representing 20+ countries.

We service the university by supporting Campus Operations, supporting international students and programs, bringing the Harvard Community together and our Campus Services shared services.
Learn more about Campus Services at: www.campusservices.harvard.edu

Total Rewards:

Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees.  Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package.  As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts.  To learn more about Harvard’s Total Rewards program visit our page: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards

Accessibility:

Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department at: https://accessibility.harvard.edu/
 

Job Function

Facilities

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

271000 Refrigeration Mechanic

Work Format

On-Site

Sub-Unit

Energy & Facilities

Salary Grade

000

Department

FMO

Union

42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877

Hourly Rate and/or Rate Range

$47.90

Time Status

Full-time

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, Identity, License/Cert.

Schedule

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Central Group

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University Central Administration’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We aim to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that each of us experiences a profound sense of inclusion and belonging. ​For more information, visit our page: https://hr.harvard.edu/diversity-inclusion-belonging

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.