UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

REFRIGERATION MECHANIC LEAD

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8861 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Lead journey refrigeration mechanics in the maintenance, installation, and repair of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, including sophisticated types of laboratory and experimental refrigeration equipment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility to lead journey refrigeration mechanics on a project or job location, to instruct other assigned workers, to correct and specify methods, and to perform skilled refrigeration mechanic work.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform all duties of a refrigeration mechanic; lead assigned personnel;

Develop and maintain a schedule of preventative maintenance;

Assign maintenance and repair work of journey refrigeration mechanics and assist in troubleshooting special problems;

Maintain a list of refrigeration equipment as to location and type; keep shop and repair manuals up to date;

Order parts and materials as necessary to carry out repair and maintenance work;

Prepare estimates of repair work as requested, and keep records of repair work performed to facilitate future work and methods of maintenance;

Design repair modifications to improve operation of equipment or to replace obsolete parts;

Inspect and write complaint reports to defective equipment under contractors warranty;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

One year, full-time experience as a journey refrigeration mechanic or equivalent trade skill. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator`s license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements:

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05