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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Refrigeration Appliance Technician

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6043

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 49-9031

Pay Grade: 20

Date: March 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Install, maintain and repair compressors, condensers, valves, controls, electric motors, commercial appliances, equipment chillers, scientific and research equipment; know governing regulations, state and federal, including those applicable to indoor air quality regulations; and provide periodic on-call services twenty-four (24) hours daily, seven (7) days per week.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED, plus completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved, five year apprenticeship program for Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning that meets their requirements to obtain journeyman-level status, or an Associate's Degree and 3 years related journey-level work experience.



Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.
  • EPA certification for refrigerant usage and recovery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable University, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of food service industry equipment such as fryers, refrigerators, ovens, coolers, dishwashers, freezers, chillers, ice machines.
  • General appliance maintenance methods, techniques, equipment, supplies and manual and power tools.
  • Installation, maintenance and repair of compressors, condensers, valves, controls, electric motors, chillers, commercial appliances and scientific research equipment.
  • General research equipment maintenance for autoclaves, refrigerators and dishwashers.
  • Proper safety methods and techniques.
  • Local fire and electrical codes.
  • Air-conditioning components on HVAC equipment.
  • Refrigeration principles and refrigeration equipment operation methods.
  • Control apparatus principles including switches, relays and thermostats.
  • Electrical and wiring principles.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and repair principles, methods and techniques.
  • Federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards pertaining to indoor air quality and refrigerant recovery.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Project and time management principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Effective communication methods and procedures.
  • Supplies and equipment ordering and inventory control.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understand and follow advanced verbal and written instructions.
  • Effectively communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Read and interpret drawings, sketches, schematics, diagrams and specifications.
  • Perform installation, maintenance and repair of various appliances including, but not limited to fryers, refrigerators, ovens, coolers, dishwashers, freezers, chillers, ice machines, and the like.
  • Troubleshoot problems and isolate defects.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Supervise and train assigned student worker(s) staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work.
  • Consult with customers, as needed to determine needed repairs.
  • Lift and/or manipulate objects weighing up to 50 pounds up to one-third of the time.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate maintenance and other records.
  • Safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, and manual and power tools including, but not limited to voltmeters, amp meter, specialized equipment such as vacuum pumps, refrigerant recovery system and compound gauges.
  • Use hand and power tools applicable to the trade, including refrigerant recovery system.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Install, maintain and repair commercial kitchen equipment including, but not limited to fryers, refrigerators, ovens, coolers, dishwashers, freezers, chillers, ice machines, and the like.

Install, maintain and repair residential refrigerators.

Install, maintain and repair autoclaves, dishwashers, and environmental enclosures.

Perform refrigerant recovery.

Install, maintain and repair air-conditioning components on HVAC equipment.

Install, maintain and repair ice machines.

Install, maintain and repair compressors, condensers, valves, controls, electric motors, chillers, commercial appliances and scientific research equipment.

Perform on-call services, twenty-four (24) hours daily, seven (7) days per week.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist in job-related parts acquisition and inventory.

Communicate with customers about job status, issues and other information.

Supervise assigned student worker(s).

Working Conditions:

Various in/outdoor environments including food service kitchen areas; residential areas; research areas including labs; roof areas and mechanical rooms; exposure to odors, noise, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards associated with applicable trade; perform repair and maintenance work in tight spaces.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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