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Refrigeration Technician in Allen Park, Michigan, United States


BRIEF OUTLINE OF SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Refrigeration Technician (Operator I) provides test equipment and facilities maintenance and repair support at an automotive test (R&D) facility.  They will function as a member of a maintenance team but will be expected to work with minimal supervision and be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and repair of SMALL and LARGE refrigeration systems. 

The Refrigeration Tech  will be required to become familiar and comply with company and client policies for safety, security, and the rules associated with outside contractors working on-site. This position is key to the continuing development of a core competency in maintenance services, and is instrumental in establishing a long-term maintenance support relationship with our valued client. 

Specific duties of the Refrigeration Tech will include: 
  • Clearly communicate in a timely manner the status of work efforts and activities to responsible facility engineers and test (user) group customers.  
  • Maintenance and repair of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical equipment in a high paced automotive test environment, e.g., boilers, air handling units, rooftop HVAC, makeup air units, pumps, and motors.
  • Proper documentation of Refrigerant recovery per EPA and Client expectations.
  • Use of common hand tools, multifunction electric meter, refrigerant recovery equipment, etc in a safe and appropriate manner to independently monitor and troubleshoot equipment and control systems involving single or multiple integrated systems
  • Perform inspections and repair of installed systems
  • Visually inspect assigned equipment to identify problems such as leaks, unusual noises & smells, excessive temperature, proper fluid levels, filter cleanliness, power supply problems, electrical distribution equipment trouble, motor maintenance, control and instrumentation anomalies, etc.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and monitor all components of a refrigeration system: compressors, motors, evaporator coils, refrigerant selection, absorbers, condensers, expansion valves, flow control valves, gauges, pumps, cooling towers, etc. 
  • Perform follow up repairs and/or coordinate to make repairs when problems are found
  • Request support from vendors as necessary
  • Accurately record information related to maintenance activities including the creation, editing, and closing of work orders



MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND /OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS:



Minimum of 7 years work experience as a Journeyman refrigeration mechanic in an industrial environment. Must currently hold a Universal CFC certification, 3rd class refrigeration license, and high-pressure boiler license. Associates degree in a technical discipline is required. 

Candidate must:

  • Work independently and seek to expand knowledge in all assigned areas
  • Be capable of safely stopping work when interrupted
  • Provide constructive feedback on maintenance tasks and the manner in which they are executed
  • Receive feedback and be accountable for own actions
  • Display confidence and ask questions
  • Communicate clearly (verbal and written) with customers and inter-department teammates
  • Read and interpret technical literature and manufacturers specifications
  • Proficient with PCs and common software, e.g. Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with CMMS software; SAP, Maximo, CWorks, Manager Plus, etc.
  • Possess PLC, VFD, and system/facilities controls knowledge accompanied by experience with software and hardware/instrumentation required for facility integration.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:


 
UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: 
  • Lifting  
  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing)
  • Unusual physical requirements
  • High noise level


Other: ABILITY TO PERFORM FIELD WORK IN TIGHT SPACES, MANUEVER IN AND AROUND FACILITY EQUIPMENT WHILE OBTAINING MEASUREMENTS AND PERFORMING EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS AND TROUBLESHOOTING. REQUIRES THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TO WALK  AROUND LARGE FACILITY, UP/DOWN STAIRS, CLIMB FIXED LADDERS, ETC.   75%


 
DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  1. FIELD WORK MAY BRING INDIVIDUAL INTO CLOSE PROXIMITY OF EXTREME HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURES, HIGH SPEED ROTATING EQUIPMENT AND HIGH NOISE LEVELS; PRIMARILY INSIDE, OCCASSIONALLY OUTSIDE  75%

 
EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES INVOLVED IN WORK TASKS: WORK WITH GENERAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT (COMPUTERS, FAX TELEPHONES, COPIERS, ETC.)

WORK WITH HAND HELD TEST EQUIPMENT   

BASIC HAND TOOLS    

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT    
 
 
 
 
  •  25% 

  •  50% 

  •  50% 

  •  50% 


 
CRITICALITY OF ATTENDANCE:

Attendance and punctuality are essential in this highly collaborative environment.  Shift is afternoons: 3:30 to Midnight.


 
OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. 
  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. 
  • Dress must be appropriate for the position and not pose a safety risk or hazard to the employee or others in accordance with Company policies. 

  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license (state).  

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. 

  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.  


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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