Refrigeration Mechanic

  • Operations
  • Ascension, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Refrigeration Mechanic

Job description

OB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Refrigeration Mechanic

TEAM: Repairs and Maintenance (MEP)

REPORTS TO: Repairs and Maintenance (MEP) Team Leader

JOB PURPOSE: To undertake the installation and maintenance of air condition and refrigeration equipment, both industrial and domestic, for AIG and its service users.

MAIN DUTIES:

  1. To assist the Team Leader with planning, organising and supervising the mechanical work, ensuring the delivery of a cost effective, efficient service and complying with safe working practices.
  2. To install new air conditioning units, both split units and window mounted units.
  3. To inspect defective industrial and domestic refrigeration and industrial air conditioning equipment, identify faults and undertake remedial work.
  4. To inspect defective ship refrigeration containers, both on board ships and on shore, identify faults and undertake remedial work.
  5. To undertake planned preventative maintenance on all air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for AIG and its service users.
  6. To undertake planned preventative maintenance on Hospital and Dental equipment, including anaesthetic equipment, sterilizer, incubators and autoclave.
  7. To assist when necessary with electrical installation work, inspection and repairs to electrical equipment and with the portable appliance testing programme.
  8. To work closely with the Team Leader in ordering stores stock for the maintenance of equipment and for replacement equipment.
  9. To collect materials from stores and keep appropriate records of both time and materials used on allocated jobs.
  10. To follow all guidance in respect of Health and Safety procedures and Quality Assurance.
  11. To undertake ship duties as and when required.
  12. To be a Tradesman on call after normal working hours as and when required.
  13. To be a competent person to accept permit to work for electrical isolation.
  14. To undertake other related duties as requested by the Team Leader.
  15. Required to take responsibility for self and others working with AIG’s Health and Safety at Work policies.
  16. To monitor the maintenance programmes for servicing plant and equipment.
  17. Compliance with all working guidance and procedures.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Required to take responsibility for self and others working with AIG’s Health and Safety at Work policies.
  2. To monitor the maintenance programmes for servicing plant and equipment.
  3. Compliance with all working guidance and procedures.
  4. To attend any training course AIG may identify for the further development of your role.

Requirements

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential

  1. Must have a reasonable standard of education.
  2. Must have experience as a refrigeration and mechanical engineer.
  3. A recognized qualification or certificate of competency in refrigeration and mechanical engineering.
  4. The ability to plan and undertake work using ones own initiative and to develop good working relationships with colleagues and service users.
  5. Experience of using computerized systems in the preparation of reports.
  6. Working knowledge of Health & Safety at Work procedures and requirements.
  7. Time Management skills.
  8. Knowledge of First Aid Practices or willingness to learn.
  9. Good interpersonal skills needed to establish confident and effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and customers.
  10. Must have a valid driver’s licence for class A, B and C vehicles.
  11. Significant relevant practical site experience

Desirable

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

The Ascension Island Government (AIG) reserves the right to amend this Job Description from time to time, according to operational needs. Any changes will be discussed with you and confirmed in writing. Please note that you share with AIG the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties and improve the effectiveness of your post.

Update: September 2020