Commercial Refrigeration Tech
Basics Refrigeration technicians that possess a thorough knowledge of the inner electrical and refrigeration workings of standard commercial kitchen refrigerators and freezers. They use company supplied vehicles and uniforms. They use company supplied testing equipment and gauges that tests electrical components, levels of refrigerants, water flow and other elements needed to ensure proper function. They will supply their own basic hand tools, which will be replaced by the company when damaged. They also spend much of their time on the road, traveling to job sites in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Baltimore Maryland Metro Areas. Occasionally, they will be required to suddenly drop one task and head to another site, where an emergency arises. Skills A refrigeration technician clearly needs to know the fundamentals of electrical and refrigeration components at a Journeyman level. But he also must be analytical and a strong communicator, since he needs to be able to diagnose and prevent issues when applicable and explain his findings to the customer as well as the office staff. He must be able to provide pricing for diagnosed repairs to the customer based on company guidelines at the time of service on the customers' premises. A refrigeration technician must be able to perform the day to day physical requirements of climbing ladders and carrying tools and equipment as necessary. Background We prefer candidates with at least 8 years of experience in a service truck or the equivalent of an experienced Journeyman mechanic. Candidates must possess at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. We prefer candidates who have successfully completed a vocational or technical college, where they have received hands-on training and obtained certifications upon graduation A candidate should be able to display a passion for the job, a willingness to learn and a strong work ethic. Statement of the job A refrigeration technician performs skilled inspections, preventive maintenance, and repair on light commercial refrigeration equipment in a wide variety of local commercial and government facilities. Company Benefits One week (5 days) paid vacation available after one year from your hire date, two weeks (10 days) after two years from hire date. Six (6) paid company recognized holidays that follow the Federal Government's schedule. You will be eligible for health insurance (including vision and dental) at no charge to you for your personal coverage effective immediately upon your hire date. There are also family plans available with a minimal weekly deduction from your paycheck. You will also be eligible for other benefits such as 401K, and the employee service center offered through Administaff. Note: We have implemented a 401K company "match" contribution to employee contributions to begin at the end of 2011 when renewal periods begin. Weekly monetary production incentives and performance bonuses. Commission on Maintenance Contracts. Overtime available. Manufacturers training. Required Duties Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs standard light commercial refrigeration equipment, such as reach-in refrigerators and freezers, ice machines, walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Is able to use various resources available to successfully complete diagnosis and repair, such as manufacturers technical support staff, manufacturers technical literature, internet, etc. Is able to requisition parts, materials and supplies from company approved vendors to successfully complete repairs. May assist with the installation of various refrigeration equipment when necessary. May perform other trades work as a project requires. Desired Duties But Not Required May inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair specialized refrigeration equipment, typically found in labs, such as ultra low freezers, refrigerated centrifuges and other equipment that he is willing to learn about. Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair light commercial air conditioning (air or water cooled), ventilation (exhaust and make up air fans) and heating equipment (heat pumps and gas packs) such as package roof top units, ceiling hung equipment and split systems. Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer room grade air conditioning equipment (air, water and glycol cooled) including dry-coolers and pump packages, humidification and reheat. Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair commercial kitchen cooking equipment. Certificates Required EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification Valid Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability. Additional Requirements Candidate must be able to pass a standard employee background check for job site security purposes.