Apr 25, 2024

HVAC/R Mechanic II

  • Abbott
  • Abbott Park, Lake Bluff, IL, USA
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Abbott Park, IL location in the GES Global Engineering Services division.

The HVAC/Refrigeration Group handles comfort complaints, and preventive maintenance, repair of ice machines, refrigerators & freezer units, low temperature refrigeration systems, environmental chambers, incubators, air dryers, lab heating and cooling equipment dehumidifiers, stability chambers.

The HVAC/R Mechanic II will work on the HVAC/R systems and equipment and control systems. Will troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform all required tasks and make repairs necessary to return the equipment to operation in a timely manner.

Good judgment is necessary in matters pertaining to customer satisfaction and quality of services performed. This primary function is to provide 24 hour, 7 day a week "skilled trade" maintenance support to the manufacturing, research and development laboratories, warehouses, and office facilities that make up Abbott Park and its associated owned and leased Lake County facilities.

What You’ll Work On

  • Exercise's ability and job knowledge to independently perform and understand hardware, operating systems and maintenance work on a variety of HVAC/R equipment and systems including production, lab, and facility equipment.
  • The HVAC/R Mechanic II will work as a multi-skill tradesperson, doing mechanical, pipefitting, building maintenance and/or other work on special assignments as required and assigned The HVAC/R Mechanic II may be assigned as a lead person in a crew of two or more tradespersons on larger projects.
  • Would be the liaison person and coordinator of work assigned to the crew.
  • Assists in ensuring that GMP and safe work policies and procedures are followed and maintained at all times in accordance with established company policies.
  • Participates in work group team meetings and actively looks for methods and work processes that improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Work includes troubleshooting, ordering parts and installation of parts and material on equipment such as fractional horsepower motors, unit circulation fans, basic electrical devices associated with the control of the units, , air conditioners, air handlers, compressors, pumps, walk in coolers and freezers, etc.
  • Performs preventative and demand maintenance work on all types of plant HVAC/R equipment Including fans, valves, actuators, variable air volume controllers , etc.
  • May install bearings, seals, belts, gaskets, etc. on HVAC/R equipment utilizing a variety of gauges, tools and test equipment including vacuum and pressure gauges, leak detectors, torque wrenches, multi-meters, amp meters, etc.
  • Does mechanical overhauls and performs preventive maintenance work on all types of plant HVAC equipment.
  • Will have understanding of HVAC/R theory and application to air handling systems in a commercial and/or industrial environment.
  • Must also have the ability to do, brazing and/or soldering of heating and cooling coils etc.
  • Will be able to perform troubleshooting and mechanical repairs and to install refrigeration equipment and accessories according to Abbott Engineering Standards.
  • On an independent basis, the individual must be able to evaluate the use of various resources and make knowledgeable decisions in regard to safety and company standards and policies.
  • Must know CMMS functions that pertain to refrigeration maintenance, PM and related activities.
  • The HVAC/R Mechanic II may report to the Group Leader, Section Manager or Department Manager.
  • The HVAC/R Mechanic II will work under the direction of the HVAC/R Mechanic I until such time that experience dictates progressively moving to more difficult assignments.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Experience Level

Entry-level (0-5 years)

Education Required

Education: Must have a high school education or equivalent.  

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Must have a high school education or equivalent.  
  • Background: 3+ years of formal training and work experience/responsibility in the field of commercial or industrial HVAC/R system maintenance.
  • This experience must indicate proficiency in all aspects of maintenance of HVAC/R system equipment including the demonstrated ability to work well with others in a commercial and/or industrial work environment.
  • Certified by the Federal EPA for operation of refrigerant reclaiming equipment and for proper usage and disposal of all refrigerants is a preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates Degree Preferred
  • Must be able to work with little to no supervision
  • Great Customer Service Skills

Security Clearance Required


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