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Refrigeration Mechanic

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 11, 2024

Refrigeration Mechanic

Job no: 533632

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Construction/Planning, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Other, Planning/Project Management

Department: CPFM
Classification: Refrigeration Mechanic
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $27.69 - $35.08 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

May 21, 2024 (Extended)

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application. Complete applications must consist of a current resume and an online application.

Department Summary

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of human, financial and material resources, the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient, reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning environment in support of the University's mission and vision.

Position Summary

The purpose of the Refrigeration Mechanic position is to provide the technical skills of a refrigeration mechanic necessary to facilitate successful mechanical system preventive maintenance, repair, or remodel tasks as part of CPFM's role in providing the campus community with a quality physical environment in which to work and study. This will include installing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing existing and new refrigeration and heating equipment as well as air conditioning systems. The person in this position will ensure proper operation of systems and components such as condensers, compressors, line-sets, pumps, motors, belts, fans, mini-splits, freezers, walk-in freezers, window and portable AC units, and other types of large and small ventilating equipment.

Interactions/contacts occur daily with the campus and larger community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies.

This position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the best method and materials necessary to ensure professional building practices. They may also include setting priorities and troubleshooting and emergency response situations.

Work is reviewed regularly by the CPFM Supervisor to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually. This position will regularly be working in high places, in tunnels, and outside in extreme temperatures.

On Call Rotation
This position may be required to participate in an on call rotation. Being on call requires the participant to live in an area with cell phone reception or to be within cell phone reception for the entire duration of the on call period. On call also requires the participant to be within a 1 hour drive of the UO campus for the entire duration of the on call period to be able to respond to issues if needed. On call periods are typically 1-4 weeks in duration.

Essential Personnel
This unit provides essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements

  • Journey-level refrigeration mechanic experience which shows skill installing, maintaining, and repairing refrigeration equipment and air conditioning systems;
  • Completion of an approved refrigeration mechanic apprenticeship.

    Professional Competencies

  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Pay close attention to detail.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Model the highest ethical standards.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess a current Limited Energy Technician, Class B Electrical (LEB) license issued by State of Oregon.
  • Possess a current Universal EPA refrigerant certification.
  • Demonstrable experience with split-, variable refrigerant flow (VRF)-, and heat pump systems such as, but not limited to Daikin, Mitsubishi, Carrier, Trane, York, Bryant, Fujitsu, Lennox, Sanyo, and LG.
  • HVAC and/or Refrigeration Technician certification.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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