• Refrigeration Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/26/2018 10:41 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-6307
    Category
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Day/Evening
  • Overview

    Operates and maintains the hospitals refrigerant containing equipment to keep these systems and equipment operating safely, efficiently and reliably to avoid unscheduled shutdowns and extend the equipment’s useful life. Responsible for the hospital’s refrigerant reclamation program.

    Responsibilities

    Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

     

    1. Operates refrigeration systems and equipment and systems safely and efficiently. Responsible for safe handling of refrigerants, including the refrigerant reclamation from decommissioning abandoned refrigeration equipment and proper disposition.
    2. Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on the hospital’s refrigeration systems and machinery. Maintains inspection and testing records. Evaluates the condition of refrigeration systems and equipment and recommends repair or replace actions. Coordinates maintenance and repairs with outside contractors.
    3. Responds to emergency malfunction events. Accesses situation, and takes action to stabilize situation to avoid further damage and make safe. Documents off-normal incidents.
    4. From blueprints and diagrams, plans, estimate and recommends materials and costs to repair and install new refrigeration equipment.
    5. Identifies and evaluates affected refrigeration systems affected by for proposed construction. Critiques construction plans and recommends service tie-in locations. Investigates electric service shutdowns, initiates shutdowns and reactivations. Oversees the installation of refrigeration services and equipment by outside contractors and records deficiencies on punch list. Participates in system start-up and commissioning.
    6. Performs the functions of an operating engineer as necessary.
    7. Utilizes and maintains hand and power tools, including thermometers and gauges associated with the refrigeration trade.
    8. Maintains refrigeration supply and parts inventories, fills out purchase requisitions.
    9. Records time and materials expended on computerized work order system. Following manufactures and regulatory specifications reviews and updates refrigeration systems and equipment preventive maintenance records and schedules.
    10. The position actively follows regulatory agency compliance requirements, supports the hospital mission and goal objectives, the department quality improvement and operating goals, as well as customer service excellence principles goals, individually and as an effective team member.
    11. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

    Qualifications

    1. High school diploma or equivalent with coursework in science, shop and blueprint reading is required.
    2. Graduation from a refrigeration trade school is required. EPA universal certification for refrigeration technician is required. Current City of Chicago stationary engineer license is preferred.
    3. A minimum of three years of experience as a refrigeration engineer is required. Experience in a health care or comparable institutional setting is preferred.
    4. Maintains a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
    5. Working knowledge of building and life safety codes, in health care occupancies, and specific knowledge of refrigeration codes and refrigerant handling procedures required.  
    6. Knowledge of and practices personal safety, hospital infection control and life safety procedures required. Utilizes personal protection equipment, including: eyesight, respiratory and hearing protective devices.

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