Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Refrigeration Technician - Charlestown

Charlestown, MA
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United S

Job Description

Refrigeration Technician

Posted: Saturday, 11/11/2023

Refrigeration Technician

- (3266507)

Refrigeration Mechanic



Works under minimal supervision, but follows standard policies and procedures, performs both routine and complex inspection, repair maintenance and installation of air conditioning systems, heating systems, automation systems, and refrigerated equipment throughout the hospital facilities using manuals, specifications, and blueprints. Responds to problems in all trades as needed. And always keeping the office staff informed.


  • Determines the cause of a problem and repairs air conditioning, air handling, DDC systems, and refrigeration equipment such as reciprocating equipment, low temperature freezers, walk-in boxes, and ice machines.
  • Plans the layout of complete air conditioning refrigerant piping systems according to specifications, blueprints, manuals and drawings. Installs systems and checks electrical, pneumatic, and DDC control systems.
  • Coordinates the efforts of electrical, mechanical, plumbing and/or other supporting trades personnel in the installation of smaller projects/renovations.
  • Starts up and winterizes large, complex cooling and heating systems by performing tasks such as draining or adding refrigerant; cleaning coils; lubricating; checking blade pitch on fan; checking DDC, electric, and pneumatic controls for safety and operation; checking balance of system.
  • Performs the function of a refrigeration mechanic working on systems of all levels of complexity, including:
  • Inspecting air handling refrigeration and air conditioning equipment throughout the MGH-East campus utilizing test equipment, and making corrections as required.
  • Performing routine repairs and adjustments.
  • Performing preventive maintenance work on a scheduled basis.
  • Performing complex system air balance.
  • Ordering supplies, equipment and parts.
  • Completing records and forms as required.
  • Changing air filters.
  • Responds to problems of all trades such as carpentry, locksmith, plumbing and electrical as needed.
  • Responsible for snow removal as needed.24/7 365
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Must be available for off-hour page coverage on a rotating basis.

1. Completion of one to two years formal training program in heating, ventilation, and refrigeration, or its equivalent. Current Refrigeration license and CFC certificate is required. Three to five years related experience.

  • General knowledge of basic electricity, plumbing and mechanics and a high level of knowledge of refrigeration and air flow principles.
  • Knowledge of automation systems.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings.
  • Physical ability to climb ladders and walk or stand almost constantly. Occasionally (less than 15% of the time) must exert effort to lift over seventy pounds.
  • Must provide and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, or equivalent


  • Works throughout the MGH-East campus and satellites including roofs and equipment areas where there is exposure to dust, dirt, heat, noise. And weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposure to hazards from soldering and braising and to radiation and biohazards in working with air flow problems, however, attention to safety precautions minimizes risks.
  • Compliance with the Hospital and department rules on uniforms in addition to the Buildings & Grounds policy and procedure manual.
  • The use of safety equipment such as: respirators, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc. on specific job assignments.
  • a) Pass respirator clearance exam, b) along with compliance with Hospital’s universal precaution rules.
  • Understand and practice patient confidentiality (HIPPA)
  • Understand and practice infection control through proper dust containment. Understand the use of the environmental containment booths.
  • Provide own hand tools
  • Overtime is required.
  • Is subject to call any time for emergencies due to increment weather, special project or plant failure.
  • Is subject to work in mechanical rooms with running equipment, steam pipes, and outside areas subject to weather conditions, etc.
  • Works in patient areas and laboratories.
  • Work requires regular walking, standing and climbing of ladders.
  • Occasionally (less than 15% of the time) must exert effort to lift over seventy pounds.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts drivers license

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Primary Location MA-Charlestown-MGH 529 Main
Work Locations MGH 529 Main 529 Main Street Charlestown 02129
Job Mechanic
Organization Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule Full-time
Standard Hours 40
Shift Day Job
Employee Status Regular
Recruiting Department MGH Buildings and Grounds
Job Posting Nov 10, 2023

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) At A Glance

Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-plus bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States and it is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Mass General is the largest nongovernmental employer in the city of Boston, with more than 26,000 employees.
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