UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

REFRIGERATION MECHANIC

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8860 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Perform skilled journey - level work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration, air-conditioning, and chilled water equipment, systems, and controls.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions within this class require full four-year journey-level refrigeration mechanic schooling and knowledge. Incumbents must be capable of working independently on all refrigeration maintenance and repair projects.

TYPICAL WORK

Install, operate, maintain, and repair all types of refrigeration systems, including air-conditioning, chilled water systems, and refrigeration units.

Diagnose, inspect, trouble shoot, and overhaul electrical control circuits, temperature and pressure controls, and all related refrigeration components using manuals, blueprints, and equipment knowledge;

Test coils, valves, and connections to determine that systems are leak proof and properly adjusted;

Operate and maintain cooling towers, including water treatment systems;

Recharge units with proper refrigerant when necessary, and maintain and repair compressor units and departmental research refrigeration equipment;

Test, make measurements, and adjust all types of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for most efficient performance;

May lead or instruct helpers as required;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a refrigeration mechanic; OR full journey status as a refrigeration mechanic in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as a refrigeration mechanic; knowledge of refrigeration systems; ability to install, maintain and repair refrigeration, air-conditioning and chilled water equipment, systems and controls. The examination may be given and scored by an examining panel.

New Class: 1-3-73
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05