Refrigeration Technician

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Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Midland, MI, US, 48642

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


The Refrigeration Technician is responsible for contributing to the development of refrigeration test equipment including: Drawing, building, and documenting such equipment, as well as ordering parts. Most of the workday will be spent in a laboratory environment running custom built refrigeration stands, using custom controls and data acquisition, and reporting test results. This person is responsible for ensuring safety and good housekeeping practices during daily operations, as well as, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment.

  • Operate and maintain key pieces of test equipment for the SRI refrigeration group including: Refrigeration test stands and tools typical for HVACR field service.
  • Involved in coordination of periodic calibration of lab equipment.
  • Conduct tests following work procedures and ASHRAE standards.  Referencing appropriate resource documents.
  • Upload test data to the company network.
  • Recognize validity of test data. Notify supervisor regarding non-conformances and be able to identify root causes of inconsistent test data. 
  • Perform routine troubleshooting and repair on equipment.
  • Recognize priority conflicts of testing; prioritize and communicate test schedules to supervisor.  Run multiple tests at a time.
  • Communicate testing issues to co-worker, supervisor, and customer.  Provide timely status updates.  Work with customers on special requests.  Follow-up on customer questions or concerns.
  • Follow HSES procedures to operate in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining good housekeeping practices in the work area. Requires use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to fulfill safety requirements.
  • Actively involved with contributions to safety, housekeeping, environmental and process improvement initiatives.



  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.  Technical Training or Certification in a related field is preferred.
  • Hands on HVACR experience.
  • Currently possess or able to acquire EPA refrigeration license.
  • Mechanical skills: Cut, flare, braze, charge, evacuate, clean out, pressure test refrigeration equipment.
  • Familiarity with electrical tools: Multi meter, soldering iron, wire cutter.
  • Familiarity with instrumentation: Data acquisition regarding pressure, temperature, and power measurements.
  • Familiarity with controls: Contactor, stepper motor, SSR, VFD.
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, analytical and organizational skills. 
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. stand, bend, crouch.


Considered a Plus

  • Familiar with National Instruments hardware & LabView software
  • Familiar with CAD
  • Ability to travel < 10%


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

Job Segment: Testing, Technician, CAD, Drafting, Instrumentation, Technology, Engineering

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