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AC/Refrigeration Mechanic II

Performs skilled work installing, repairing, and maintaining chilled water cooling system on MSU campus. Performs filter change out management for all air handling units and all fan coil units on campus. Reports to the Central Plant Superintendent.


Helps to overhaul and service refrigeration units, ventilating and cooling units, minor repair to air handling units. Change filters in all air handling units on campus, check belt tension, bearing noise, and any unusual noise coming from units, on a regular schedule developed by the supervisor. Checks water leaks, steam leaks, stem trap operation. Lubricates motors and bearings on a regular schedule. Checks motors for proper rotation. Checks and record ampers load on all legs of each air handling unit motor. Cleans condenser coils and cooling coils on air handling units and refrigeration units. Operate the Central Plant when needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Reports to the Central Plant Superintendent.

Physical Condition

Moderate physical activity with occasional heavy lifting of objects weighing over fifty pounds. Must not be color blind.


A minimum of five years mechanical experience associated with refrigeration, heating and commercial refrigeration.


Complete knowledge of the principles, practices, materials, tools, and equipment needed for the installation, repair, and maintenance of air conditioning, heating, ventilating, and commercial refrigeration. Skill in locating and correcting defects in this equipment and in the use of those tools and meters needed to diagnose problems. Ability to lay-out and supervise new installations. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions and read blue prints and sketches. Knowledge of electrical systems and troubleshooting. Knowledge of steam systems. Must be able to use test meters and diagnose problems. Knowledge in the use of tools and torches in accordance with EPA rules. Ability to use a computer.


Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Vocational technical school training helpful.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Ability to learn to operate the Central Plant, in its entirety. Ability to supervise a helper(s) if/and where needed. Must be fully aware of the hazards and safety precautions necessary to do the above, in an efficient manner. Must be capable of maintaining records and reports for daily duties and preventative maintenance. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Shift work required. *Employment physical exam required. *A valid Texas driver's license is required. * Must be available some nights and weekends. Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis. *This position is designated as security sensitive (low) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 09-13-2018