Refrigeration Mechanic

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Refrigeration Mechanic
Classification Title Refrigeration Mechanic
Posting Number C1700112
Employer State
Appointment Type
Appointment Term Permanent
Position Type Non-Competitive Classified
Temporary Until
Salary Grade SG12

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The incumbent of this position must at a journey level, operate, maintain, repair and install refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Incumbents are responsible for leading and training other crew members and must possess good oral communications skills to assist them.

Experience must include the ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and overhaul all types of coolers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and systems, humidifiers, compressors, ventilators, cooling towers and other similar and related equipment. Incumbents must also possess a working knowledge of electrical and electronic controls associated with refrigeration and cooling systems.

Must be able to read psychometric chart and understand electrical-pneumatic interface devices, variable and constant air volume, systems terminal reheat, and electronic direct digital controllers, read and understand technical manuals, electrical/electronic schematics, diagrams and blueprints. Experience with building control systems is highly desired.

Candidates must detail their qualifications and submit appropriate documentation with their application.

Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.

Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.

This position requires traveling within and between campuses. A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred, or candidate should otherwise demonstrate his/her capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of a NYS two-year Refrigeration Mechanic Traineeship or NYS two-year refrigeration repair and maintenance training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent refrigeration two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in the mechanical or electrical trades under a skilled journey-level mechanic or electrician which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program, one (1) year of which must include both training and work in the operation and maintenance of commercial type refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment.. Apprenticeship training in the mechanical or electrical trades or training gained by completion of technical courses in the mechanical or electrical trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

  • Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.
Preferred Qualifications

Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled journey-level Refrigeration Mechanic which provides equivalent training and testing administered in a NYS apprenticeship program. Applicable Apprentice training or training gained by the completion of technical courses in a trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for-year basis. The applicant will need to substantiate all training and coursework.

Be willing to work overtime and holidays, sometimes with little or no advance notice.

A minimum of Type 1 and Type 2 Classification for Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate is preferred.

Andover Controls and/or Siemens Controls systems experience is highly desirable.

Physical Demands

Must be able to perform all the physcial duties of the position as described in the Position Summary.

Salary Range $40,172
Work Hours

Days and shifts may vary

FTE 1.00
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Facilities Human Resources
Contact's Title
Contact's Email Facilities-HR@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-5277

Posting Dates

Posted 12/04/2017
Deadline for Applicants 12/18/2017
Date to be Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of directly related experience do you have?
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    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
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    • 10+
  2. * How many years of a Refrigeration Mechanic traineeship or apprenticeship program have you completed?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2+
  3. * Do you possess a current driver's license valid for operation of passenger vehicles in New York State?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you willing to work overtime and holidays with little or no advance notice?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a Type 1 and Type 2 Classification for Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  7. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certifications