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Stony Brook Medicine (Stony Brook University Hospital) Refrigeration Mechanic in Stony Brook, New York

The Incumbent will work independently with HVAC contractors on scheduled and emergency repairs. This position will also be responsible for the work order completion and checklist sign off of refrigeration equipment preventative maintenance schedule.

At Stony Brook Medicine theService & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) are responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and installation of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Incumbents, as specialists, may supervise and train other members of the operation and maintenance staff including skilled, semiskilled and unskilled workers, in servicing and repairing refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

Duties of the Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) may include the following but are not limited to:

Performs required periodic maintenance and emergency repairs on refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

Inspects, tests, diagnoses trouble, and dismantles malfunctioning systems and components.

Overhauls compressors, pumps and electric motors, replacing parts as necessary.

Overhauls, replaces, calibrates, and recalibrates control devices.

Rewires electrical systems of components.

Performs seasonal start-up and shut-down operations on air-conditioning units and systems, to ensure efficient operation, and to prevent freeze-ups.

Locates and seals leaks in gas units, dehydrate to manufacturer standards, and replaces with proper refrigerant.

Installs new equipment both as replacement units and new installations.

Studies blueprints and schematic drawings to identify the location, size, and type of components.

Lays out reference points for the installation of components using structural measuring tools.

Assembles components of system for installation following written and schematic instructions.

Mounts compressors, condensers, and other components in specified locations.

Cuts, threads, and connects or brazes tubing to inlets and outlets of components.

Installs control mechanisms with wrenches and acetylene torches.

Tests lines, connections, and components for refrigerant leaks with leak detectors.

May install electric wiring to connect components to power sources.

Records temperature and pressure readings from gauges and temperature potentiometers and compares readings with manufacturer's specifications.

Adjusts controls to bring readings within specifications.

May supervise and train Service & Repair Assistants/ Trainees (HVAC-R), Plant Utilities Assistants, and other trades positions in the repair and maintenance of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

Assigns work to staff providing oral and written instructions and diagrams.

Demonstrates proper methods and procedures for performing work.

Observes and inspects work in progress and at its completion to ensure work is properly done.

Performs journey-level work as required.

May operate a motor vehicle to transport material, equipment, and personnel to job sites around a State facility.


Required Qualifications:

Four years of full-time experience in the mechanical or electrical trades under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in the mechanical or electrical trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.

At least one year must include both training and work in the operation and maintenance of commercial type refrigeration or air-conditioning equipment; OR successful completion of the two-year Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R) traineeship or a two-year refrigeration repair and maintenance training, apprenticeship or equivalent program\*.

\* Successful completion of the traineeship and 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.

Special Notes: Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19." Upon acceptance of a conditional job offer, candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.

Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.

This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:

Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services\*

Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.

Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen\*

Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.

Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).

Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

\*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.


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Job Number:2101714
Official Job Title:Service & Repair Mechanic (HVAC-R)
Job Field:Other
Primary Location:US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area:New Bed Tower - Hvac
Schedule:Full-timeShift:Day ShiftShift Hours:8:00am-4:30pmPass Days:Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date:Nov 18, 2021
Posting End Date:Dec 3, 2021, 4:59:00 AM

Salary Grade:SG12

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.