Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a HVAC/Refrigeration Technician to join the Facilities Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.
Reporting to the Plant Supervisor, this position is responsible for overseeing, inspecting, repairing, and installing all HVACR equipment and related facility process systems within a group of Institution buildings and laboratories to ensure safe and efficient scientific and administrative operations. Systems include HVAC, refrigeration, and chilled and hot water; maintains compliance with state/local building and heating/cooling codes and regulations. Through training and/or work experience, is skilled in HVACR, enabling the application of technical knowledge to perform assigned tasks.
The internal working titles for this position could be either Plant Mechanic or Sr. Plant Mechanic. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education & experience.
WHOI has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in effect, where you must register your full vaccination status [vaccination plus booster] in order to begin your employment. The registration process is confidential and entails submitting your official vaccination records, or requesting to engage in the interactive exemption process for either a medical or religious reason.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift and or carry up to 50 lbs independently, 5 times per day. Visual abilities to include, peripheral, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional frequent standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.