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Hvac/Refrigeration Foreman Duties

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Performs supervisory responsibilities for managing all aspects of the operation, maintenance, repair, and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilating, and related systems. This individual is responsible for planning, assigning, participating in, and supervising the work of air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and helpers in the efficient operation, maintenance, and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, and related systems including special purpose equipment used in university research and classroom laboratories. Work also includes preparing cost estimates of repair and installation projects. Assignments are received in brief form and the employee exercises considerable discretion in determining work methods and techniques. Work is performed under general direction, and is periodically reviewed for the efficient operation of mechanical systems and through discussions.


Plans, assigns, schedules, and supervises the work of skilled and unskilled workers in maintaining and repairing air conditioning, refrigeration, and related mechanical systems and equipment; conducts regular inspections of work in progress and on completion.

Checks periodically on generators, motors, compressors, and controls; initiates action for the major overhaul of equipment.

Provides technical assistance in the design, installation, and maintenance of these mechanical systems and equipment.

Studies developments in refrigerants, equipment, and practices and utilizes findings in the installation and maintenance of equipment.

Recruits and trains personnel in the safe operation of equipment and tools.

Establishes and enforce safety regulations, work performance standards, rules and working conditions.

Prepares work reports; maintains stock of replacement and repair parts, material, and supplies; prepares requisitions for supplies, parts, and equipment.


High school diploma or GED; 5 years of related experience including supervisory or lead experience and considerable experience in the operation, maintenance, and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, and related systems or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Excellent communication skills.

Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment, materials and tools in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and related systems.

Considerable knowledge of mechanical maintenance, repair, and systems installation.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of skilled workers.

Ability to read and interpret plans, sketches, drawings, and blue prints of machinery and mechanical equipment.

Ability to estimate labor and material costs and to assist in planning projects.

Ability to maintain labor and material records and prepare reports.

Skill in diagnosing mechanical defects in air conditioning, refrigeration, and related equipment and systems.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to communicate and coordinate with superiors, subordinates, vendors and university personnel.



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