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108881 - Mechanical Refrigeration Technician - Kildare

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kildare
Date: 6/08/2020
Job Reference: 108881
Contact Name: Tommy McKeown
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Job Description

Mechanical Refrigeration Technician - Kildare - 108881

Mechanical Refrigeration Technician

Job Summary/Goals
Deliver best quality maintenance standards to Chillers / HVAC / Cooling Towers / Mechanical systems on site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Deliver planned maintenance on York YK Chillers and carry out repairs as required
  • Test and Balancing and/or Instrument and controls activities on AHU and ventilation plant.
  • Perform general preventative and corrective maintenance on all types of Air Handling and HVAC systems.
  • Perform general preventative and corrective maintenance on Site Cooling Towers.
  • Carry out HVAC installation projects, refurbishing existing HVAC plant and general HVAC maintenance projects on Air handling/conditioning Systems.
  • Carry out emergency HVAC repairs as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Liaising with other engineering functions and Client organisation to complete maintenance works, reviewing plans for energy efficiency and maintaining records of materials used; orders and purchases for new materials, etc.
  • Client facing activity and interaction on a daily basis very important.
  • Ensure all works meet site KPI’s and standards of quality set forth in the client contract.
  • Ensuring the HVAC system is fully operational and proactively resolving potential issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of spare parts on site.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Update and manage changes to site HVAC / Cooling Tower Maintenance program with Mechanical Engineer
  • Report to the Engineering Manager with solutions and/or recommendations on maintenance issues.

Key Performance Measures
  • Meet and exceed Client relationship and expectation levels
  • High quality service levels for the site
  • Complete all related HVAC and Cooling Tower PMs and CMs for the site

  • Excellent Client relationship and self-starter skill
  • Knowledge of YK York Chillers
  • Knowledge of Trane Chillers (would be a bonus)
  • Instrument and Controls. (HVAC I&C)
  • Test and Balancing. (Air and water)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ HVAC maintenance experience in an engineering role within a regulated environment.
  • Electrical qualifications would be a bonus.
  • Previous hands-on experience in HVAC maintenance and projects inc. AHU’s, filters, chilled water, LPHW, coils, fans, controls, dampers, actuators, extract systems, VAV, VRV, split systems, spot cooling, general Plumbing experience, etc.
  • Previous experience in Cooling Tower maintenance and operation
  • Experience of Boiler Operations and Maintenance
  • Ability to own maintenance responsibility and carry out works in isolation.
  • Great computer skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, Windows, etc.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to make decisions and take necessary actions.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to think logically in order to problem solve. Evaluate information from problem solving activities.
  • Experience of working in a multi skilled team environment

  • Ability to work to tight timescales.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Work closely with Operations and Support Departments to meet the business objectives.

  • 5-6 plus years.
  • HVAC experience within the maintenance/engineering/utilities/facilities environment.
  • Cooling Tower experience within the maintenance/engineering/utilities/facilities environment.

  • The successful candidate will have time served in a mechanical trade or Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering plus a minimum of 5-6 years’ HVAC / Cooling Tower experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of use of maintenance management tools and techniques.

For further information on this role please contact Tommy McKeown on 0860100903 /

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