Life at Guelph General Hospital

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic


  • Must be licensed Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic (313A certification)
  • Preference given to candidates with any other skilled trade designation or experience (i.e. electrical, gas fitting, sheet metal, plumbing, etc.).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience; hospital experience preferable.
  • Good working knowledge of:
    • Air handling units
    • Building Automation systems, preference given to candidates experienced with Honeywell products
    • -70C Freezers
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills on all HVAC systems (refrigerators, freezers, low temp freezers, cooling towers, etc.)
  • Must be able to work independently as well as contribute to the overall team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with “Lean” processes desirable.
  • Physically able to do frequent bending, walking, standing and lifting up to a maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Able to climb ladders up to 20 feet

Scope of Duties:

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and retrofit of:
    • All hospital heating and cooling systems on AHUs, including the chillers
    • Ice machines, refrigerators, walk-in refrigerators, -70C freezers
  • Troubleshooting of Building Automation System
  • Work with other skilled trades in the overall maintenance of the facility.

 This position will contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

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Building Services
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