REFRIGERATION MECHANIC, 1ST CL (MA Refrigeration Technician License Required) at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Under minimum supervision of B&G Manager, repairs, maintains and installs all components the HVAC and HVAC systems throughout the 125 Nashua Street and /or Simches Building following:

  • Standard policies and procedures,

  • Performs both routine and complex inspection,

  • Installation of air-conditioning systems and refrigeration equipment,

  • Use of manuals, specifications, blueprints, plant layouts, schematic writing and pneumatic drawings,

  • Incumbent inspects, repairs and maintains the Energy Management System (EMS) and related HVAC equipment,

  • Regularly directs the work of other employees.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Air quality response and documentation.

  • Fume Hood certification

  • Installation & programming of isolation rms., using Automation Systems.

  • Provide annual P.M. reports for all operating rooms, to ensure proper air changes & air quality.

  • Secure all building systems related to ongoing construction

  • Performs PM and winterization on HVAC systems.

  • Projects drain down of chilled water and hot water systems, isolating ventilation systems.

  • Proper notification & scheduling, prior to shut down.

  • Trace building systems for new construction, engineering & planning.

  • Update existing building prints, with new construction systems.

  • Calculate heat loads & design of new equipment.

  • Check and certify animal farm facilities on regular basis.

  • Equipment related to water treatment.

  • Training & development of DDC systems (hardware & software)

  • Assist outside contractors with installation of computer equipment

  • Maintenance of chillers, including bearing inspections, oil changes, filter changes & maintenance of pressure switches and valves.

  • Retrofitting existing refrigeration equipment to meet EPA standards.

  • Recover refrigerant from all equipment that needs to be serviced.

  • All mechanics must have Universal Certification from EPA.

  • Assist in coordinating Hospital projects with inside & outside contractors.

  • Department is maintaining level 3 license for Wastewater Treatment systems.

  • Understand multi-stage ultra-low temp. freezers, water jacket incubators, & other specialized scientific refrigeration equipment.

  • Scan & modify Honeywell & Andover Automation Systems to provide the daily needs of Hospital patients & staff.

  • Installation and response of D.D.C. systems including: programming, alarms, graphics & software.

  • Responds to problems of all trades such as carpentry, locksmith, electrical, and plumbing as needed

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

  • Working Conditions

  • 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.

  • Occasional exposure to minor hazards from soldering and brazing, and to low level radiation and biohazard in working with air flow problems; however attention to safety precautions minimizes risks.

  • Understand and practice patient confidentiality (HIPPA)

  • Understand and practice infection control through proper dust containment. Understand the use of the environmental containment booths.

  • Is subject to call any time for emergencies due to increment weather, special project or plant failure.

  • Works throughout the Hospital including roofs and equipment areas where there is occasionally exposure to extreme dust, dirt, heat, noise and occasionally outside elements.

  • Some overtime will be required.

  • Provide own hand tools.

  • Supervisory Responsibility

    May supervise one or more employees.


  • Completion of a one to two-year formal training program in heating, ventilation, and refrigeration, or its equivalent;

  • Be capable of using and understanding computers and perform work orders on iPad.

  • Minimum of seven years related experience.

  • Ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings.

  • General knowledge of brazing, soldering, and welding.

  • Analytical ability to: a) evaluate data obtained from test equipment, b) perform routine calculations and design specifications, c) identify the cause of a problem, d) to determine a solution in large, complex air conditioning, refrigeration and air handling systems, e) and to provide cost estimates for new systems or replacements.

  • Ability to install complete air conditioning refrigerant piping system including coordination with trades personnel.

  • Possession of a Massachusetts State License in HVAC.

  • Possession of EPA Universal Certification.

  • Interpersonal skills: A) provide direction to other employees while working together on a project. B) communicate information about work to other trades personnel.

  • Physical ability to climb ladders frequently and walk or stand very frequently. Occasionally (less than 15% of the time) must exert effort to lift over seventy pounds.

  • 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.
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