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Food Service Refrigeration Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100616
Title: HVAC Mech III
Functional Title: Food Service Refrigeration Specialist
Category Status: 20-Nonexempt,Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-DS-Maintenance
Hiring Range Minimum: $53,414.00
Hiring Range Maximum: $64,097.00
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Under general supervision, installs, services, repairs and operates a variety of large complex commercial food service heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVACR) and food service systems and equipment, including large regional heating and cooling facilities serving 10 – 15 campus buildings. Mechanics at this level are responsible for maintaining all components, sub-components, and aspects of HVAC and Food Service Refrigerated equipment, including reciprocating, screw, centrifugal and absorption chiller plants. Mechanics at this level work on HVACR equipment, including but not limited to heating and cooling systems for commercial food service facilities in size up to 110,000 square feet; ice plants; Walk in Refrigerators and Freezers; Blast Chillers; Beverage cooling systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED AND Eight years progressively responsible experience in any combination of air conditioning, refrigeration, temperature control, steam distribution, or heating trades.


Must have experience in any combination of commercial food service air conditioning or refrigeration trades.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of air conditioning and food service equipment and systems refrigeration; of the practices and techniques used in the installation, repair and maintenance of commercial food service equipment and systems; of refrigerant types, environmental impact, and gas reclamation procedures and equipment. Thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the refrigeration trade; of National Electric Code; of basic mathematics including area, volume, and weights and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions. Thorough knowledge of plumbing, steamfitting, and the electrical trades as they pertain to commercial food service refrigeration systems. Skill in the installation, repair and maintenance of
commercial or industrial HVAC equipment and systems; in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade; in welding, brazing, soldering, and silfoss; in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, drawings, specifications, and contract documents; in the use of dial indicators, vernier calipers, and depth micrometers; in using computers to diagnose HVAC system problems. Ability to read and explain manufacturer recommendations regarding scheduled and preventive maintenance, servicing and operation; to prepare written reports; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to provide direction and training to mechanics and other maintenance personnel in the HVAC trade; to program computers for HVAC system operations; to estimate costs of installing HVAC systems up to 100 tons; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

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Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09/22/2017
Closing Date: 10/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Physical Demands

This is an essential position and incumbent must report to work when the campus is closed due to weather or other emergency situations. Must be able to work a variable schedule including weekends, nights, evenings, and holidays. Annual leave will not be granted for specific periods including the weeks preceding and right after the start of each semester, Maryland Day, Family Weekend or special events including but not limited to OM. Must have the manual dexterity to operate equipment with or without accommodation and to lift up to 15 pounds regularly. The University of Maryland is a non-smoking campus.

Must be able to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis and up to 75 pounds occasionally and stand, walk and work on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to work in extreme weather, humidity and temperature conditions including regularly working between 40 degrees and 90 degrees for extended periods and, from 15 below zero degrees to 40 degrees and from 90 degrees to 110 degrees for short periods of time.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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