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Swedish Health Services Construction Licensed Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Construction Licensed Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Facility Management at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Construction Licensed Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic is responsible for refrigeration and HVAC project installations, project planning and review, cost estimation, and will have over site of project budget ensuring they meet budgetary requirements. In addition, this position will be responsible for repairs and maintenance of hospital refrigeration and HVAC systems and components, ensuring heating and cooling systems are operational for Medical Center buildings. May direct the work of less skilled mechanic(s) and maintenance staff on projects as part of a collaborative team.

In this position you will:

  • Provide scope assessments, cost estimates, schedule development, and disruption/outage planning for projects. Conduct plan and submittal/RFI reviews, subcontractor bidding and coordination, and manages overall project costs within allotted budgets as required

  • Able to take direction from diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and to install all refrigeration systems (Chillers, Cooling Towers, refrigeration and ice machines, specialty lab ultra-low freezers, Heat Exchangers, AHUs, pumps, motors, VAVs, Fan coils, Valves (pneumatic and DDC), VFDs, and all associated controls) efficiently and effectively

  • Repair existing built-up heating and cooling systems and all associated controls, or selecting materials to make installations or repairs. Ability to prepare repair estimates and to document troubleshooting, repair and re-commissioning requirements.

  • Ensure electrical projects meet established timelines by managing own time and the times of others team members / apprentice

  • Oversee permit applications and schedules regulatory inspections. Must be very familiar with electrical codes and use of electrical code reference material. Maintain necessary licensing and code requirements per City, County, State, and CMS/DNV.

  • Will be responsible maintaining inventory of gases pertaining to this trade in accordance to applicable codes. The Journeyman will ensure that safe handling storage (recovery, reclamation, and recycling) of refrigerant is managed and documented.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Basic certification in HVAC from an accredited trade school

  • Ten (10) or more years experience in refrigeration/HVAC systems installation, servicing, and maintenance

  • Three (3) years use of common and sophisticated tools and systems in an acute care facility.

  • Licensed Refrigeration Mechanic Class A or C

  • EPA 608

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two year trade school certificate emphasizing HVAC, electrical and building control systems

  • Successful completion of a 4 year Apprenticeship from a recognized Union emphasizing HVAC

  • HS diploma or GED

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level IV neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Maintenance

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 285644