Refrigeration Unlimited

HVAC/R Installation Technician - Wilsonville

Wilsonville, OR

Job Description

HVAC/R Installation Technician

Posted: Saturday, 8/5/2023

The Refrigeration Start-up Technician is an important position at RUI. This individual will provide start-up support and direction to the Installation teams at RUI. The position requires strong organizational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be self-motivated with excellent interpersonal communication skills and job skills as noted below.

This is a union position with the Plumbers Pipe Fitters Refrigeration & HVAC Union, with a very competitive pay and benefit package. Employee will need to join or be a member and continue in the union as a member in good standing.

Responsibilities and skills required:

  • Assist in the repair, install, start up, and troubleshooting of commercial refrigeration systems – primarily supermarketsProvide start-up and technical support to the Refrigeration Construction team
  • Provide technical support, service and assistance with Energy Management projects and Retrofits
  • Ensure all documentation is complete and proper turnover to the Refrigeration Service Department
  • This position does not report to the Refrigeration Service department, but rather the Installation Department therefore this position is NOT PART of the Refrigeration On-Call Rotation. Hours of work can vary depending on the project. Some travel may be required
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the operations of commercial refrigeration systems, including controls
  • Must have a thorough understanding and the ability to interpret refrigeration plans and electrical schematics in order to implement a functional system while ensuring specifications are being followed
  • Diagnosing problems and make repairs to refrigeration systems
  • Grasping electrical and plumbing concepts
  • Knowledge of basic construction methods
  • Must have an insurable driving record and license
  • Must have EPA Certification
  • Possess or obtain refrigeration electrical license in WA state
  • Braze or solder parts to repair defective joints and leaks
  • Dismantle malfunctioning systems and test components, using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment
  • Read blueprints to determine location, size, capacity, and type of components needed to build refrigeration system
  • Operate tools, gauges and other testing equipment for refrigeration systems
  • Adjust valves according to specifications and charge system with proper type of refrigerant by pumping the specified gas or fluid into the system
  • Install expansion and control valves, using acetylene torches and wrenches
  • Mount compressor, condenser, and other components in specified locations on frames, using hand tools and acetylene welding equipment
  • Keep records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions
  • Lay out reference points for installation of structural and functional components, using measuring instruments
  • Must possess strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams as needed
  • Good math, communication, and basic computer skills are essential
  • Physical condition is important, as this job will require lifting and carrying equipment, as well as standing, kneeling or stooping for long periods of time
  • Collaborate with management team to maintain RUI’s technical abilities and reputation in the marketplace
  • Keep management informed of progress by keeping daily logs
  • Willingly provide insight, suggestions, and methods to better RUI as a company
  • Openly take on other tasks on an as needed basis
  • Complete tasks accurately and on time

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