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HVAC-Refrigeration Mechanic

at The Culinary Institute of America

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 55174294-0788-48ae-bef5-59c2990e538b

Job Description


The HVAC-Refrigeration Mechanic works under the direction of the Supervisor HVAC-R and performs general maintenance of all types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems throughout the campus.



  • Responsible for the installation, preventive maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and diagnosis of air-conditioning and refrigeration and associated air handling and control systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and cleaning of shop equipment.
  • Completes all work orders assigned by supervisor.
  • Assists outside contractors as needed to familiarize them with the campuses and the practices and procedures for the campuses.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.




  • High School graduate with trade school training in HVAC-R theory and practice.


  • Five (5) years journey level experience in the HVAC-R trade.

Licenses / Certifications:

  • EPA Section 608 Universal refrigeration certification. 
  • Valid driver's license.



  • Familiar with the operations of Commercial kitchen HVAC-R.
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of water source heat pumps.



  • Knowledge of the tools required for the trade, including voltmeters, charging equipment, gauges and hand tools.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, work orders and technical manuals.
  • Experience troubleshooting digital, electronic and pneumatic control systems.
  • Proficiency in all safety protocols, codes and standards, including but not limited to NFPA, OSHA and EPA.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, ability to be adaptable, dependable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Must display a high level of energy and self-motivation.
  • Strong customer service skills.



  • Must be able to work on different shifts, work schedules, and report to various supervisors based upon business needs.
  • Regular work requires lifting of materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Regular work required climbing ladders to heights of twenty (20) feet, working on roofs and or using staging and scaffolds.
  • Ability to work in a temperature variant environment where temperatures can range from -10 F to 100 F.



Benefits are offered based on the position type and status. Benefits offered may include;

  • Medical and prescription drug plan
  • Dental plan, Vision plan
  • Insurance: Life, Home, Auto, even Pet!
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Generous paid time off programs, including paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan 403(b) with company contribution
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition assistance programs
  • And more!