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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

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Job TitleRefrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“I’ve seen firsthand how 3M is a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact they’re making around the world, and that they know they’re valued.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

+ Knows and applies the operating principles, purpose, proper application, and design limitations of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical circuits such as: Chillers, compressors, cooling towers, pumps, flow meters, fans, thermostats, humidistats, heat exchangers, and recorders.

+ Sets up, operates, and reads precision testing and measuring instruments to the instrument manufacturer's specification of accuracy. Precision testing and measuring instruments include devices such as leak detectors, pressure gages, thermometers, psychrometers, velometers, and similar devices.

+ Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments based on that diagnosis using repair parts, or by correcting existing parts, or by innovation to select substitute parts.

+ Maintains control logic program design and modifications to building HVAC Unit controls as determined and directed by 3M.

+ Completes required shop paperwork and uses reporting system following established procedures. This includes Daily Work Records, P.M. Route Sheets, Stock Withdrawal forms and other forms and records that may be required in the performance of the job or operation of the department.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

+ Completion of formal day and/or evening classes at an area vocation technical institute, industrial institute, trades school, military school, college, or university with a minimum total of 144 hours of classroom and school shop instruction directly related to the refrigeration and air conditioning craft skill area within the past seven (7) years

+ Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience applicable to the 3M Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Craft Skill area within the past seven (7) years

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

+ Completion of mechanical craft vocational classes

+ Knowledge of operating principles of mechanical and electromechanical components used in the measurement and control of temperature, humidity, and air flow

Travel: 0%

Relocation Assistance: Not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

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Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Full time
Maplewood, MN

Published on 04/16/2021

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