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 the Service & 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
- 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
- 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
- Cuts, threads, and connects or brazes tubing to inlets and
outlets of components.
- Installs control mechanisms with wrenches and acetylene
- Tests lines, connections, and components for refrigerant leaks
with leak detectors.
- May install electric wiring to connect components to power
- Records temperature and pressure readings from gauges and
temperature potentiometers and compares readings with
- 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
- Assigns work to staff providing oral and written instructions
- Demonstrates proper methods and procedures for performing
- 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.
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
Special Notes: Resume/CV and cover letter should be included
with the online application.
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
- Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and
obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee
- Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3)
- Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
- Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
- Provide a copy of any required New York State
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could
result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment
- The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred
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.
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the
University Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.
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