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HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic

Company: Government jobs
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Supplemental Information

LSU Health Sciences New Orleans Division of Facility Services is seeking motivated applicants for the position of HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic.

The person applying must possess two years of experience in the installation and/or maintenance of heating, ventilating, or air conditioning systems.

As of November 14, 1994, employees must possess the appropriate EPA refrigerant recycling and recovery certification for technicians (as required under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, 1990).

The starting pay for this position is $20.38 - $21.30 (depending on experience) per hour (Non-Negotiable) unless you are currently or possess Prior State Service (in good standing). There is also an additional $1 Longevity pay for hours worked only.

Range of benefits include full health and life insurance coverage, retirement plan, sick and annual leave accruals, 14 paid holidays per year and affordable parking.

This position does not require applicants to take a Civil Service test. To apply for this vacancy please click on the following link:

Pre-employment Drug testing, Criminal Background check, and a Physical are required.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Timethia Brown
LSU Health Sciences Center
HR Management Department

LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.



Two years of experience in the installation and/or maintenance of heating, ventilating, or air conditioning systems.


Training in the installation, operation or maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems will substitute for the two years of required experience on a month for month basis.


As of November 14, 1994, employees must possess the appropriate EPA refrigerant recycling and recovery certification for technicians (as required under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, 1990).


Additional information regarding technician certification requirements and programs may be obtained by calling the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Hotline at (800) 296-1996 (10am-4pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday except federal holidays) or by visiting the EPA's Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Web Site at

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide skilled installation, maintenance, and repair on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration units in large office buildings, hospitals, and multi-building complexes.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a HVAC/Refrigeration Foreman or maintenance supervisor of higher grade.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Trades Apprentice by presence of journeyman level duties.

Differs from HVAC/Refrigeration Master Mechanic by lack of responsibility for major overhaul and modification of complex large tonnage, high horsepower centrifugal chillers, and other advanced HVAC/Refrigeration systems. Examples of Work

Repairs and maintains heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment in buildings or complexes requiring total HVAC capacity of 20 tons or more.

Performs preventive maintenance duties on motors: adding coolant, adjusting controls, changing filters, etc.

Recharges air conditioning systems with proper amount of lubricant or refrigerant.

Overhauls and repairs pumps, motors, control systems, piping, and other equipment used in refrigerating and air conditioning systems.

Reports temperatures produced by machines and makes necessary adjustments to produce desired temperatures.

Installs, replaces, adjusts, and calibrates major components of refrigeration units: compressors, condensers, expansion valves, service valves, thermostats, coils, and drive assemblies.

Maintains records, log sheets, inventory, etc.

Services equipment with lubricants and chemicals.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements - The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage - Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation - As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video to give you more detailed information about their system.

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