HVAC/Refrigeration Maint Mech. B Swing Shift - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
Bayer is a global company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the Life Scienc

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HVAC/Refrigeration Maint Mech. B Swing Shift

Posted: Saturday, 8/5/2023

At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.

HVAC/Refrigeration Maint Mech. B Swing Shift


The primary responsibilities of the HVAC/Refrigeration Maint Mech. B Swing Shift role are to:

  • Perform scheduled predictive and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and project support of HVAC/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment;
  • Responsible for performing daily maintenance work schedule attainment, data recording, and reporting of work orders;
  • Responsible for assessing the accuracy of HVAC/R PM procedures and providing feedback to the document owner;
  • Responsible for maintaining State, Federal & Site compliance for refrigerant and oils and reporting discrepancies;
  • Responsible for supporting and complying with Bayer Berkeley's commitment to health, safety, and environmental protection initiatives and programs;
  • Demonstrate safe work practices including all relevant HSES procedures, attend safety meetings as required, and report to relevant personnel (e.g. supervisor, etc.) of any non-conforming conditions;
  • Check de-energized electrical components IAW NFPA 70E requirements. Perform troubleshooting IAW NFPA 70E requirements;
  • Experienced using multi-meters for checking AC/DC voltages, amperage meters on AC/DC circuits, meggaring of AC/DC motors;
  • Basic operation and troubleshooting of VFDs;
  • Be able to assist with the following "all craft" maintenance tasks:
    • Change valve diaphragms (non-feedbackvalves);
    • Support functional checks and calibration readings;
    • The mechanical portion of control valves (diaphragm and bonnet);
    • Support HVAC/R: 1) Filter changes, and 2) Taking reading for Magnehelic gauges and read A/H air flows and filter d/p’s off of control panels;
    • Rigging (
    • 500 lbs.);
    • Safety monitoring for PM’s/CAL’s (example: door watch for freezer work);
    • Replace Sanitary piping gaskets for non-calibrations;
    • Investigate and report/repair issues (leaks, alarms, etc.);
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our life values, more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma, or GED plus minimum of three (3) years of HVAC maintenance experience, or
  • Completion of technical school / accredited 2-year program or applicable military experience AND a minimum of two (2) years of field experience;
  • Plus, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) certification in handling refrigerants required;
  • Experience and competency with HVAC/Refrigeration systems and controls, both electrical and pneumatic;
  • Technical working knowledge of PCS (Process Control System) and Electrical utilities;
  • Ability to read/interpret blueprints and diagrams;
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate a forklift, scissor-lift, JLG;
  • General knowledge of shop tools and safe operation;

Additional and preferred qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge of other trades (Instrumentation, Plumbing, Electrical) strongly preferred;
  • Read, write, speak, and comprehend English in order to understand written and verbal instructions, SOP’s, etc.;
  • Follow directions, written or verbal;
  • Acceptable attendance and performance;
  • Work weekends, holidays, and overtime as required (including 10-hour shifts as needed);
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Work independently and self-directed with minimal supervision;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to demonstrate good record-keeping practices;
  • Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, use analytical judgment to plan and perform diversified work, making decisions within prescribed limitations;
  • Computer skills required, use of laptop, tablet, HMI, PLC required, including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, MODA;
  • SAP experience is strongly preferred.

Physical qualifications:

Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. and push/pull up to
  • 650 lbs. with assistance;
  • Must be able to withstand frequent repetitive movement, stooping, crouching, kneeling, climbing (ladders), and sitting;
  • Must be able to climb up to 30 feet and/or
  • 3 stories;
  • Must be able to wear protective clothing (PPE) as required;
  • Must be able to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, dust, and drafts;
  • Must be able to identify color-coded labels;
  • Must be able to pass an eye exam – includes testing for near vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
  • Must meet Occupational Demands/Physical Requirement checklist;
  • Hepatitis B vaccine recommended

Employees can expect to be paid a salary of $45.86 per hour. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission (if relevant). Additional benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO, sick leave, etc. This salary (or salary range) is merely an estimate and may vary based on an applicant’s location, market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.



Local regulations and legal requirements vary per country of hire and will be discussed with considered candidates individually based on their potential of hire.

Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

Bayer is committed to providing barrier-free access and support-facilities for individuals with disabilities - during the application process and beyond. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to request any support / equipment they may need via the contact information below.

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL CANADIAN CANDIDATES: This position requires full vaccination against COVID-19.

United States : California : Berkeley


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