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Refrigeration Mechanic

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary/Basic Function

Millersville University is looking for a Refrigeration Mechanic. This position will perform skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration and/or heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning ( HVAC ) systems, units, equipment, and peripheral devices in state-owned and operated buildings. Work is carried out under the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to refrigeration and/or HVAC operations and maintenance, and established trade practices on a 24-hour, 7 day a week basis. Work is performed under the supervision of a maintenance, environmental control, or trades supervisor, and is reviewed through inspections, meetings, reports, and customer satisfaction.

Salary Range: $36,245.00 – $40,900.00, plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:
  • Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
  • Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
  • Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
  • Group life insurance – equal to annual salary (up to $40,000.00) at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement – 2 plans to choose from
  • Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
  • Vacation leave– up to 11 days accrued per year for first 3 years, increases to 19 days per year after 3 years
  • Sick leave – up to 11 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
  • Holiday leave – 12 days per calendar year

The State System Employee Benefits Summary can be found at

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance, repair, or installation of refrigeration and HVAC systems, units, and equipment OR an associate degree or successful completion of a two-year post-secondary technical refrigeration/ HVAC training program OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Must have or obtain an active Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate under Section 608 of the Clean Air act of 1990, from an approved provider within six months of employment.
  • Knowledge of federal standards and practices when dealing with refrigerants. Newly mandated equipment must be properly used to mitigate refrigerant release under the EPA regulations.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with the trade to include knowledge of chemical handling procedures (cleaners, degreasers, acids, refrigerants). Proper reclaim, recycle, and store chemicals. Adhere to lock out / tag out procedures.
  • Knowledge of refrigeration and HVAC systems, equipment, methods, practices, and materials involved in the installation, operation, maintenance, testing, and repair of refrigeration and HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of computer and stand-alone pneumatic and electronic controls, functions, and technical adjustments pertaining to refrigeration and HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of the methods used to identify and correct refrigeration and HVAC systems malfunctions.
  • Knowledge in the care and use of tools and equipment essential to the installation, operation, and repair of refrigeration and HVAC systems.
  • Understands the process of treating air so as to simultaneously control its temperature, humidity, fresh air makeup, exhaust air and distribution.
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to work with students, staff, and visitors of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Successful interview
  • Successful completion of three background checks and pre-employment physical.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience working in a union environment.
  • Prior professional work experience in a campus/institutional setting with multiple buildings
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is designated an essential employee position. Employee is expected to report to work during their designated shift during emergency situations, university closures or delays. Work performed during these events will require duties typically outside normal job duties and functions. For a full description go to the University Governance & Policies Manual
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