Job Description
Facilities Maintenance & Construction
Refrigeration Mechanic Lead
Job Code: 8861 – Contract Classified
Refrigeration Mechanic Lead Health Sciences Zone
Department Introduction:
Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and
renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.
Job Purpose:
Lead journey-level refrigeration mechanics and other trades in the maintenance, installation, and repair of refrigeration
and air-conditioning systems, including sophisticated types of laboratory and experimental refrigeration equipment. Plan,
schedule and coordinate internal and external Refrigeration fixed price preventive maintenance contracts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Lead journey-level refrigeration mechanics and others engaged in maintenance, installation and repair of
refrigeration and air-conditioning systems and assist in trouble-shooting special problems
 Utilizing available computer applications, plan, assign and monitor work assignments and maintain records of
repairs and maintenance and alterations of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems; assist in trouble-shooting
special problems
 Ensure that work is done in compliance with the federal and local requirements and the UW Refrigerant
Management Plan requirements
 Develop, schedule and coordinate refrigeration preventative maintenance programs and contracts, ensuring
compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations
 Monitor and order parts and materials as necessary to carry out repair and maintenance work
 Develop preliminary cost estimates for refrigeration and air-conditioning systems repairs; maintenance and
alterations projects; and refrigeration contracts
 Incorporate current technologies to improve efficient and overall shop performance
 Develop methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel that will improve shop performance
 Develop cost-effective solutions for repair and maintenance problems
 Assist in employee interviews and make hiring recommendations; provide information for employee performance
reviews to supervisor/manager
 Communicate with Facilities Services’ shops and Engineering Services to facilitate work
 Know and ensure that assigned personnel comply with occupational health and safety regulations that apply to
work actions and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, and the use of
personal protective equipment whenever required; report safety infractions to the shop supervisor or manager
 Follow and enforce adherence to all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures
 Interact with clients, coworkers, management, staff, and students in a courteous and professional manner, with
particular attention to excellent customer service
 Attend all required meetings and trainings
 May lead and perform work in other trades
 Perform other duties as assigned
 Regular and predictable attendance is required
Core Competencies:
 Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
 Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
 Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
 Be responsible and accountable
 Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
 Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
 Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
 Exhibit a professional work ethic
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Continuously promote a safe work environment
Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 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
 Possession of current Environmental Protection Agency Certificate Type I & II or Universal, or obtain this
certificate within 90 days of employment
 Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
 Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
 Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of
chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Demonstrated successful experience as a lead or supervisor
 Demonstrated ability to take direction, work well with others and as a member of a team, as well as in providing
excellent customer services
 Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
 Demonstrated successful experience in computer technology and computerized maintenance management
 Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA
(Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations
 City of Seattle Journey Level Refrigeration License or equivalent or experience and training to qualify to take and
obtain a City of Seattle Journey Level Refrigeration License within 90 days
Conditions of Employment:
 Valid driver’s license recognized by the state of Washington
 May be required to accept variable work shift
 Must be able to work in a nonsmoking environment
 Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job
 Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required
 Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job
 Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautionsA tuberculosis (TB)
test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the Medical Center
 A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire
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