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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 622F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Lead journey refrigeration mechanics in the maintenance, installation, and repair of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, including sophisticated types of laboratory and experimental refrigeration equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility to lead journey refrigeration mechanics on a project or job location, to instruct other assigned workers, to correct and specify methods, and to perform skilled refrigeration mechanic work.

Typical Work

Perform all duties of a refrigeration mechanic; lead assigned personnel;

Develop and maintain a schedule of preventative maintenance;

Assign maintenance and repair work of journey refrigeration mechanics and assist in troubleshooting special problems;

Maintain a list of refrigeration equipment as to location and type; keep shop and repair manuals up to date;

Order parts and materials as necessary to carry out repair and maintenance work;

Prepare estimates of repair work as requested, and keep records of repair work performed to facilitate future work and methods of maintenance;

Design repair modifications to improve operation of equipment or to replace obsolete parts;

Inspect and write complaint reports to defective equipment under contractor’s warranty;

May perform work in other trades;

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

One year, full-time experience as a journey refrigeration mechanic or equivalent trade skill.

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 minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5441), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007