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Ascension Health Refrigeration & Appliance Tech in Novi, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Refrigeration & Appliance Tech - Plant Operations 001 - Full-Time, Day - Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus- 34015 - Novi, MI -Monday - Friday, weekend rotation

This is a collective bargaining agreement union position

Why Join Ascension?

AscensionMichiganis a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do

As aRefrigeration & Appliance Tech with Ascension Providence Hospital, you will have the opportunity to under limited supervision, responsible and accountable for operation, maintenance and repair of the hospital refrigeration, air conditioning equipment. Maintains an active refrigeration license, and performs all work in compliance with state, local and national codes. Maintains, repairs, and adjusts electrical, electronic, and mechanical appliances throughout the hospital.

You will:

  • Demonstratepersonal commitment to the organization’s core values through active involvement in the service excellence process. Workcooperatively and effectively with departmental staff and Providence Park associates. Contributeto a positive work environment.

  • Demonstratesafe work practices and attitudes, followsafety rules, workto prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participatein organizational and departmental safety programs.

  • Inspect, checkand makedecisions relative to the operation and repair of hospital refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment including fans, controls, humidifiers and related systems. Followmanufacturers’ instructions and specifications in operation, repair and maintenance of systems and equipment.

  • Regulateand adjustrefrigerant flow and valves to maintain required temperatures. Read thermometers and gauges and records readings. Use, replace, and recoverrefrigerants, and maintainrecovery equipment in accordance with CAA 608 guidelines. Detect, investigateand accountfor malfunctioning equipment and uses hand tools and equipment necessary for minor, major and emergency repair. Checkjoints for leaks, solderjoints, tracecontrol wires, replacevalves. Changeair filters and cleans equipment. Weld, solder, and brazeas necessary.

  • Usespecialized testing instruments, such as pressure gauges, mechanical and electronic thermometers, voltmeters, amp meters, ohmmeters, calibrated refrigerant devices, and low vacuum pumps.

  • Install, repair, and maintainelectrical, gas, and steam operated kitchen appliances, stoves, and ovens. Troubleshootand repairelectronic controls such as those used on microwave ovens, medical pumps, lab equipment, beds, etc.

  • Receiveassignments and work orders. Setup preventive maintenance jobs. Prioritizework orders and completes work within scheduled completion dates.

  • Assistin the development of preventive maintenance procedures, tagging, and checkout of new equipment.

  • Readand interpretspecifications, schematic diagrams and blueprints. Estimatetime, materials, and costs required for alterations, repairs, and installations as required. Requisitionmaterials and supplies; prepares and assembles materials, tools, supplies and equipment for work to be performed. Maintainitems in stock, cleanequipment and reporton malfunctioning equipment.

  • Maintainall required records and documents relative to operation of refrigeration and cooling equipment. Maintainrequired records regarding the use and recovery of refrigerants and their disposal. Maintainappropriate instruction manuals, technical documents, schematics, and blue prints. Completeall work orders in a timely, legible manner in order that complete and meaningful equipment histories are maintained.

  • Respondto emergency calls in a timely manner.

  • Completeminor repairs to machines, equipment, and systems normally attended to by other Facilities Support staff. May repair such systems as pneumatic tube systems, air compressors, fire pumps, and lighting systems.

  • Performnon-routine duties such as snow removal and spreading salt on hospital driveways, entrances, and walkways.

  • Supplemental Job Duties:

  • Performall other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrateeffective written and oral communication skills consistent with mission and values.

  • Demonstrateinterpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to drive and provide own transportation to various sites in Providence Network.

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative as well as ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • Valid Michigan Drivers License required.

  • Journeyman Classification required. Refrigerant reclaim license required.


  • High School graduate or equivalent required

  • Refrigeration training through on-the-job experience, trade school or military required

Work Experience:

  • Four years experience in refrigeration work after receipt of journeyman’s license or a total of eight years experience required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michiganis an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Reasonable AccommodationAscension Michiganprovides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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