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Refrigeration AC Engineer

Job ID 3427 Date posted 09/30/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under minimum supervision constructs, installs, repairs, maintains and operates refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilating and auxiliary and related equipment.
  • Will perform the same work on air compressors and vacuum pumps, whether or not, associated with the above equipment.
  • Shift workers assigned to Building 600 acknowledge all Laboratory alarms in the control room and make appropriate notifications.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years total experience, composed of either:
    •  4 years apprenticeship, plus 1 year of experience
    •  a graduate of a formal two-year trade school program, plus 3 years of experience
    •  5 years of full-time work experience (no formal training)
  • Must have experience working in commercial field.
  • Must have a strong background working on absorption, reciprocating and centrifugal equipment.
  • Must possess or obtain, prior to start date, EPA Universal Certification.
  • Familiarity with reading HVAC wiring schematics.
  • An understanding of building management systems controls.
  • Knowledge of cooling tower maintenance.
  • Requires the ability to drive a government vehicle and have a valid Driver’s License.

Other Requirements

  • Must meet the medical requirements of the “Job Assessment Form".
  • Must have a telephone and must provide the number to BNL for callout and contact purposes.
  • Must possess written and verbal skills.
  • Must be capable of following written instruction procedures, work orders, and similar documents.
  • Must possess the writing skills to sufficiently complete work orders and other required documents.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers, and supervisors.
  • Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:

  • Standing, bending and lifting.
  • Ability to do heavy lifting > 30 lbs.
  • Ability to do moderate lifting < 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders.
  • Work indoors & outdoors in hot or cold environments.
  • Moving machinery.
  • Use of powered and hand operated hand-tools.
  • Operates fork trucks.
  • Physical coordination/dexterity and balance.
  • Use of a respirator and other related safety equipment.
  • Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoe and hearing protection.

The Lab’s placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position. With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave);
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan;
  • 401(k) Plan;
  • Flexible Work Arrangements;
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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