Journeyman Mechanical/Heat Air Refrigeration

East Central University

Job Description

ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma.  ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts, business, education, mathematics, sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and six master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, psychology, management, and water resources. ECU's 4,200 (average) students come from 35 countries and 22 different states.  About 65% of the 147 full-time faculty hold doctorates.


Primary job function is the operation, maintenance and installation of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and operation of boilers and boiler rooms.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operation and maintenance of:  Walk-in Freezer and Coolers, Chillers and Cooling towers, Ice machines repair and maintenance, Air conditioning, large and small (summer). Boilers from 8:00 am.-5:00 pm. (winter). Perform preventive maintenance as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma or General Education Certificate (GED); two years college or vocational school                                              

Work Ethics:

Personal Hygiene
Customer service oriented
Positive attitude
Energetic and self-motivated
Team Player
Assist with the continued enhancement of ECU by modeling appropriate behavior for and towards students and staff, and by displaying professional conduct at all times

Language Skills

Must be able to hear and speak in fluent English to exchange information in person, on the telephone, or using a two-way radio system                             


State Mechanical License Required, State Boiler License and Oklahoma CDL license and Class B license with air brake is a plus but not required.


Knowledge of all phases of troubleshooting and maintenance of air conditioning, heating, electrical controls, wiring, and plumbing and brazing copper is essential. Knowledge of Photovoltaic Technology is helpful.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary Range     $32,640 to $34,475

TO APPLY: Send letter of interest; resume; transcripts; name, addresses, phone numbers of three professional references; and *Disclosure Statement to Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about ECU, visit our web site at

East Central University, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admission, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Employment Services Director, 1100 E. 14th, Adm 160, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 559-5260.