Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Updated: about 22 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic


Texas A&M University


Cyclotron Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary

$16.04 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute, a Department of Energy University Facility, is jointly supported by DOE and the State of Texas and is a major technical and educational resource for the state and the nation. At the Institute, we focus on conducting basic research, educating students in accelerator-based science and technology, and providing technical capabilities for a wide variety of applications in space science, materials science, analytical procedures and nuclear medicine. Approximately 100 Institute members – scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff, graduate students and undergraduate students – are involved in these programs. For more information, please visit our website:

What we want

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and installation of all low conductivity water-cooling systems, and refrigeration systems used to support Cyclotron operations. The selected candidate would also oversee and direct the work of other staff. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we encourage you to apply.

What you need to know

Compensation: $16.04 hourly

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school graduation or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Six years of air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must be able to obtain State of Texas class "C" vehicle driver license within 30 days of employment.

  • Must have EPA Class I, II, III and Universal Refrigerant Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of electric and pneumatic test equipment, calibration panel, charging sets, and other mechanical equipment pertinent to the trade.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a federally certified HVAC apprentice program.

  • Courses in mechanical engineering.

  • Four years journeyman air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, including one year as a leader or supervisor.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to repair water pumps.

  • Braze and solder copper pipe.


  • Maintenance & Installation Cooling Systems - Responsible for the maintenance and installation of all low conductivity water cooling systems, cooling tower, heat exchangers and pumps used in the production of low conductivity cooling water used to operate two Cyclotrons and experiential equipment.

  • Maintenance & Installation Heat Exchangers/Cryo Compressors - Maintains and installs refrigeration systems for chilled water heat exchangers and cryo-compressors. Assists with the operation and maintenance of helium refrigeration systems. Oversees and directs the work of an Accelerator Technician and Student Worker in the maintenance and installation of refrigeration systems. Works with operations and research staff. Requires driving a vehicle off campus.

  • Facilities - Serves as building proctor and oversees warehouse storage.

  • Machinery - Operates overhead cranes and forklift as needed and performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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