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Sr., Refrigeration Mechanic

Date:  Jun 24, 2022

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Non Clinical Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  730541

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose

Serves as a lead worker in performing various refrigeration, HVAC, and hospital system-wide repair and maintenance tasks throughout the Parkland Health & Hospital System to ensure that all facilities are safe and operational. Monitors inspect, repairs, adjusts, maintains, and installs HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and other types of mechanical equipment, while adhering to safety codes and regulations to ensure that all systems are operating safely and at optimum performance levels.


Minimum Specifications



  • None



  • Must have five (5) years of refrigeration installation and service experience.


Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

  • May have an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of specific experience as stated above.



  • Must hold an EPA certification for Refrigeration Transition and Recovery for Type I and II appliances.
  • Must have a Texas Class C Drivers License.


Required Tests for Placement

  • None


Skills or Special Abilities:

  • Must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of refrigeration and electrical test equipment, hand and power tools and electrical wiring installation.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and instruction manuals.
  • Must have a good understanding of commonly accepted practices used in repair of light and heavy industrial equipment.
  • Must be able to teach the functions of repair and maintenance of refrigerated equipment to other employees as assigned.
  • Must be able to demonstrate detailed troubleshooting skills with refrigerated equipment, controls, and other job specific tasks.
  • Must be physically able to lift heavy loads, walk, stand for extended periods, and climb ladders.



1. Serves as a work leader for the Refrigeration team, assisting with scheduling employees, training, evaluation, and providing expert work leadership as needed with regard to various repair, preventive maintenance, and project-related tasks. Assists other staff with the use and repair of refrigerated equipment. Serves as a resource person, while providing literature and information in order to assist other personnel with the repair and use of refrigerated equipment.

2. Responsible for complex repair and preventive maintenance of refrigerators, air conditioners, and other related refrigeration equipment within the Parkland Health & Hospital System. Performs various refrigeration and hospital-wide repair and maintenance tasks throughout Parkland to ensure that all facilities are safe and operational.

3. Responsible for all new a/c unit installations, while adhering to safety codes and regulations to ensure that new installations operate effectively and according to Parkland standards.

4. Documents all work orders to ensure that all work performed is appropriately accounted for and documented.

5. Maintains a positive working relationship with job-related contacts, such as management, patients, employees, contractors, and vendors in order to improve overall departmental and area performance and to ensure that all job contacts are pleasant and productive.

6. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the Refrigeration Repair field by attending seminars/workshops and reading professional journals to improve professional knowledge. Integrates this knowledge gained into current work practices in order to improve repair and maintenance services.

7. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer, internal and external, satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and missions of Parkland in order to improve overall departmental and area performance and effectiveness.

8. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Refrigeration area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

9. Performs preventative maintenance functions for HVAC and refrigerated equipment and other types of equipment to ensure that the frequency of system failures is kept at a minimum.

10. Responds to repair requests from Parkland staff by resolving equipment malfunctions according to established policies and procedures to provide Parkland departments with prompt and efficient maintenance service.

11. Maintains records of maintenance and preventative maintenance operations according to established policies and procedures to ensure that accurate documentation is maintained and made available for reference.

12. Identifies prices and orders part from vendors as needed to maintain appropriate stock levels and resolve emergencies.

13. Responsible for the installation of new air conditioning unit, chillers, and ice machines per code.

14. Knowledgeable of the BAS and the refrigeration monitoring system.




Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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