Refrigeration Mechanic

State of Michigan

  • Whitmore Lake, MI
  • $21.82-29.80 per hour
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Job Description

This position is responsible for the installation, testing, inspection, and troubleshooting of refrigeration and HVAC systems. This position performs skilled assignments involving heating and cooling equipment and controls associated with a climate-controlled setting. This position will also require repairs/replacements of components related to food service equipment such as walk in coolers and freezers. As the recognized resource at the facility, this position is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Clean Air Act, specifically Section 608 of the Refrigerant Management Regulations, for such actions as venting, safe disposal, proper evacuation of refrigerants, appliance maintenance and repair including both small appliances and low and high-pressure appliances. This is a test designated position, as the assignment is behind the secured perimeter of the facility.

This position has a Selective Position Requirement (SPR) - Incumbent must possess the Section 608 Types I, II or III Certification per EPA regulation to be appointed, and obtain within their probationary period the "Universal" Technician Certification which encompasses Type I, II and III for servicing all types of equipment.

Required Education and Experience


Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school.


Five years of experience in the refrigeration mechanic trade, including one year equivalent to a Refrigeration Mechanic E9.

Alternate Education and Experience

Completion of a vocational training program in refrigeration mechanics that includes commercial or industrial level instruction may be substituted for two years of experience assisting skilled trades people.

Additional Requirements and Information
  • Selective Position Requirement (SPR) - Incumbent must possess the Section 608 Types I, II, or III Certification per EPA regulations to be appointed, and obtain within their probationary period the "Universal" Technician Certification, which encompasses Type I, II, and III, for servicing all types of equipment.
  • You must attach certification at the time submitting the application.
  • The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation.
  • Please be sure that your application materials are complete and detailed. Giving detail on your previous work duties and tasks will allow for a thorough review of your qualifications.
  • All required documents must be attached and submitted at the time of application for further consideration. Applications must be submitted through NEOGOV to be considered.
  • If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents, please call the NEOGOV applicant support at: 855-524-5627.
  • Please make sure you provided the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, one of which is your current supervisor. The Department of Corrections Selection Guidelines requires that one of the applicant's references is their current supervisor. Please be sure to include your current supervisor under your references.
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State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and are worth about 40% of your salary

This page gives a brief explanation of some of the benefits that are provided by the State of Michigan according to union contracts or Civil Service Rules. See details on these and other employment information.

Leave Time

Full time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation leave days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year, and employees receive 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.


State employees receive 12 scheduled holidays each year, which include New Years Eve Day and New Years Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day just to name a few.

Alternative Work Schedules

Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.

Insurance and Other Benefits

Insurances include health, vision, dental and life. Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, long term disability, long term care insurance, and legal services. Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and child care are also available.

Deferred Compensation

Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount you want deducted from your paycheck.


Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match that percentage (up to 3%). ORS administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: a Defined Benefit (DB) plan and a Defined Contribution (DC) plan. Use the following link for detailed information:

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