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Refrigeration Technician

posted November 22, 2017

Widewaters Heating & Air Conditioning
East Syracuse, NY
Now recruiting Refrigeration Technicians.....
396978 l

About This Job


Installs and repairs industrial and commercial refrigeration systems by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Must have the ability to service all facets of commercial refrigeration (not necessarily rack systems) systems, ice machines, walk-in coolers and freezers, etc.
  • Must have major control experience to be able to install thermostats, relative humidity thermostats as well as interpret without help instructions for installing or modifying standard HVAC and refrigeration controls (relays, contactors, circuit boards, etc.) as well as include more complex controls tied to energy management systems, etc.
  • Lifts or hoists and aligns complex components into position.
  • Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, and brazes parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, and pipes.
  • Commands the ability to perform all around brazing of many dissimilar metals and materials as well as the ability to utilize a cutting torch properly and safely.
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to size, cut and fit refrigeration piping, components and be familiar with current codes and regulations.
  • Must be familiar with the pressure temperature relationship of refrigerants including the fundamentals enabling difficult diagnosis.
  • Must be able to diagnosis all air conditioning service problems and consult with manufacturers in solving difficult problems.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of cooler Psychometrics.
  • Cuts, threads, and connects pipe to functional components and water or power system of premises.
  • Lays out reference points for installation, taking into account structural, electrical, controls, and functional components based on professional observation of the required scope of work.
  • Starts system, observes operation, reads and understands gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperatures in any HVAC or refrigeration system.
  • Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components.
  • Replaces or adjusts defective or worn parts following a clear diagnosis to repair systems.
  • Insulates shells and cabinets of systems.
  • Installs terminal wiring to connect components to electric power source.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all levels as well as the advanced level for cooling towers and component equipment using shock pulse and vibration technology.
  • Building book and computer database – involves updating of any information obtained, no matter how small, of our computer database through proper forms and building book files.  Note: this is not exclusive responsibility of the service technician but is equally applied to all WHACI personnel.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Valid New York State Driver's License

EPA Refrigerant Certification


Travel by airplane, automobile, etc., may be required on a regular, as needed basis, in the sole discretion of the Company, on behalf of itself and any affiliated companies, parties, etc., it may represent.  A commitment is required to attend daily/weekly department meetingsOvertime is expected in accordance with workload and job completion schedules.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


About This Employer

Widewaters Heating & Air Conditioning

6251 Fly Road

East Syracuse, NY 13057

Telephone (315) 434-9288

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About Us

In 2006 Widewaters sold off much of their holdings in office buildings and decided to broaden their development into other markets and areas which changed our direction and emphasis. We changed our name to Widewaters Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. and have expanded the amount and type of services which now includes Building Automation Systems.

Widewaters has been in the business of developing, installing and managing Energy Management and Building Automation systems since the early 80’s with systems like Solidyne, ASI, ASIC, Novar, and Alerton to name a few. Having developed and installed controls for over 3.5 million square feet of office space, it was natural for us to take on Trend Controls as a dealer for the majority of New York State.

With a worldwide distribution and support network in more than 50 countries, Trend Control Systems feature a wide variety of solutions for your unique building. You’ll find Trend Products in high-rise buildings, large commercial and industrial facilities, schools, hospitals and airports. Trend Control Systems also easily integrate into other building systems, including lighting, fire and security/access. Trend is part of a company you already know and trust—and today they are part of an even bigger organization. Trend owns and represents Novar's established product line. This line was acquired by Honeywell International in 2005. Honeywell is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader serving customers worldwide with their control technologies for buildings, homes and industry.

Through the established Novar distribution network, Trend is expanding its development in the United States. As the Owner of Novar and another well known Building Automation system, Alerton, Trend has a support network that is well developed and large. We have taken on the Trend line because of its open protocol support of XML, OPC, LON, BACnet and MODBUS systems. It utilizes a state of the art user interface that is 100 percent internet based.

Right down to the controller level, graphics are stored locally and can be accessed with any internet browser with no special software. The controllers also act as a server making it simpler to integrate into an existing broadband Ethernet network system.

We presently have a system installed in Kinderhook, NY and The Lodge at Woodcliff in Rochester and are working at producing larger systems in Liverpool, NY, downtown Syracuse, Boston, MA and Washington, DC.