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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 622G
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Supervise journey Refrigeration Mechanics and others performing maintenance and alterations of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, including sophisticated types of laboratory and experimental refrigeration equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by the requirement for supervising journey Refrigeration Mechanics and related tradesworkers in maintenance and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. This is the first level, full-time refrigeration mechanic supervisor involved in plant maintenance.

Typical Work

Supervise full time journey and/or lead workers in maintenance, alteration, repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems;

Read plans and blueprints; inspect projects to ensure compliance with local codes; determine scope of work, materials needed, and their costs and availability;

Order materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work;

Select, train and evaluate employees; participate in employee discipline;

Assist in the development of the departmental budget;

Develop and conduct preventative maintenance programs on refrigeration and air conditioning systems;

Enforce safety rules and regulations; maintain records or work performed;

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in refrigeration work; principles of operation of refrigeration systems; occupational hazards and safety practices of refrigeration trade.

Ability to: diagnose troubles and make necessary adjustments or repairs; estimate time and materials; use hand and power tools; weld and solder.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years' full-time experience as a journey Refrigeration Mechanic or equivalent trade skill, including one year's full-time experience as a Refrigeration Mechanic Lead, or equivalent. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises title; adopted October 12, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5442), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007