Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
98950 37 CO H1 C 749-23 05/07/2019
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JOB CODE: 98950

DEFINITION: This is journey level refrigeration mechanic trades work in the vocational training of inmates at a state correctional facility.

An employee in this job provides structured on-the-job training and shop instruction for the vocational training of inmates in the refrigeration mechanic trade to promote employability upon reintegration to the community. Work involves the close supervision and instruction of inmates during classroom and on-the-job training and work assignments. Employees are responsible for the care, custody, and control of inmates during training and work assignments. Work is received in the form of work orders which may be accompanied by diagrams, drawings, sketches, or blueprints. Employees independently determine procedures, tools, equipment, and materials to be used by inmates in carrying out assignments. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed by a technical or administrative supervisor through conferences, reports, and inspection of completed assignments in accordance with industry and trade competency standards.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Instructs inmates in the practices, methods, and procedures of the refrigeration mechanic trade using appropriate lesson plans and training materials.

• Uses and explains diagrams, drawings, sketches, and blueprints.

• Demonstrates, explains, and instructs on the methods, procedures, materials, and tools used in the installation, repair, inspection, and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and related equipment.

• Plans and assigns work to inmates receiving refrigeration mechanic training and reviews and inspects work in progress and upon completion for adherence to refrigeration mechanic trade standards.

• Participates in work activities of the refrigeration mechanic trade at the journey level and assists inmate workers with complex assignments.

• Requisitions, issues, and collects tools, supplies, materials, and equipment required to carry out inmate training and work assignments.

• Searches inmates and work areas for contraband and ensures security of work area.

• Maintains order and discipline among inmate workers.

• Maintains records for maintenance, repairs, training progress, inventory, wage, and attendance.

• Work may be assigned and performed in areas other than the refrigeration mechanic trade in a manner consistent with organizational and operational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of standard principles and practices of the refrigeration or air conditioning mechanic trade.

• Knowledge of the use of tools, equipment, materials, and measuring devices used in the refrigeration mechanic trade.

• Knowledge of the methods and techniques used to estimate materials, tools, supplies, and time required for refrigeration mechanic projects.

• Knowledge of the hazards and standard safety practices of the refrigeration mechanic trade.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to read and interpret written material, including diagrams, drawings, sketches, and blueprints.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Five years of experience in the repair and servicing of refrigeration systems or air conditioning systems;


• Completion of an approved apprenticeship in the refrigeration or air conditioning mechanic trade;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes one year of journey level work in the refrigeration or air conditioning mechanic trade.


• Possession of an active Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate issued by an approved provider.