Job Details

Quinsigamond Community College
  • Position Number: 3893553
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic II (1st Shift)

Category: Maintenance/Trades
Department: Facilities
Locations: Worcester, MA
Posted: Feb 8, 2023
Type: Full Time
Position ID:

About Quinsigamond Community College:

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), the largest community college in Central Massachusetts serving over 13,000 students in degree and certificate programs, adult education and workforce development. QCC offers over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. Additionally, over 137 credit and 300 noncredit courses are offered online, as well as a wide variety of classroom non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars. Classes are provided on the main campus, in downtown Worcester (Healthcare, Workforce Development, Continuing Education), at the Worcester Senior Center (Hospitality & Recreation Management), at Burncoat High School (Automotive Technology), and in the city of Southbridge.

QCC is committed to 100% student success as evidenced by its ambitious strategic plan. This commitment is furthered by a college-wide Equity Appraisal-currently underway-designed to assist the College to better serve students who have historically been underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

QCC is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or services, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college academic community.

Job Description:

General Statement

Installs heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, including related fixtures; checks equipment for malfunctioning; maintains and repairs equipment; and performs related work as required.

Supervision Received

Reports to Executive Director of Facilities or his designee

Supervision Exercised

Supervises 1-9 technical and/or tracks personnel as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Installs heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including controls and related fixtures such as air-and water filters and piping by using refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids in order to join tubing or pipes; cuts and threads pipes; solders or brazes joints; mounts compressor and condenser units; connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources.
  2. Checks equipment for malfunctioning by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for gas leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjust valves, controls and pumps; and by using testing equipment to ensure proper operation.
  3. Maintains rebuilds and repairs equipment by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostat and electrical wiring; by pumping specified gas or fluids into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and by changing filters.
  4. Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algaecides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria.
  5. Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; drilling holes for mounting brackets; screwing, boring riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installing shells and cabinets of systems.
  6. Supervisor personnel as assigned.
  7. Orders supplies and equipment.
  8. Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practices honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strives to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  9. Works actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respects the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  10. Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supports the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  11. Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assesses processes and procedures and revises accordingly.
  12. Monitors, troubleshoots, operates and coordinates Building Management System and controls.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  1. Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures followed in connection with heating, refrigeration, ventilation, air-conditioning and related electrical systems
  2. Knowledge of the methods followed in the lubrication of machinery and equipment
  3. Knowledge of the methods used in the care and maintenance of small hand or power tools.
  4. Knowledge of the methods used in the care and maintenance of small hand or power tools.
  5. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers
  6. Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air-conditioning and electrical systems.
  7. Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work.
  8. One year full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating refrigeration, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, or any equivalent combination, or certification of completion of a two-year program in refrigeration and heating from a recognized institution about the high school level.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Building Management Systems and controls experience.
  2. Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician's License or other related trade License

Additional Information:

Additional Information

Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.

Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Instructions:

Starting bi-weekly rate is $2,034.87-$2,870.97 salary based on qualifications. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm or 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Full-time benefited position.

Visit our Web Site at for information about our college.

All applicants must apply online by submitting:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Equivalency Statement
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position

This position will remain "open until filled".

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.

Quinsigamond Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you don't have access to a computer, please visit Human Resources Office Monday- Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Quinsigamond Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-854-2883 or

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

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