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Maintenance Technician III (Refrigeration/HVAC)

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Jun 10, 2024

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us

Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

The Maintenance Technician (HVAC/R) will utilize their expertise in centrifugal, screw compressors, and positive displacement compressor chillers to work on various refrigeration and HVAC systems. Independently perform Senior level technical support within the maintenance department. Trains l0wer-level Technicians on more advanced tasks.

  • Maintain, calibrate, service, troubleshoot, and repair refrigeration and chillers such as centrifugal, screw compressors, and positive displacement compressors chillers.
  • Analyze and interpret electrical diagrams and layers to effectively work with voltages of 24Vac, 120Vac, and 460Vac.
  • Install, maintain, and repair walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers, ensuring temperature regulation and product preservation.
  • Utilize advanced calculations such as superheat calculation and subcooling calculation to optimize refrigeration processes and system efficiency.
  • Assist in root cause investigation and reliability-centered maintenance analysis, collaborating with cross-functional teams including those outside of the maintenance organization.
  • Create or edit maintenance job plans to optimize efficiency and productivity.
  • Operate and troubleshoot Beacon 2 smart controllers and IntelliGen systems manufactured by Heatcraft for optimal refrigeration performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide technical support and expertise in refrigeration and HVAC systems.
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvement projects and safety initiatives within the maintenance organization and/or the site.
  • Perform advanced-level tasks in the core function and train others in these tasks.
  • Adhere to AbbVies code of conduct and ensure compliance with all safety and GMP regulations.
  • Handle any additional projects and responsibilities as assigned.
  • This technician will have a universal EPA certification.
  • Must have working knowledge of the HVAC/R VALIDATION / COMMISSIONING PROCESS.
  • Proficient in the setup, use, repair and replacement of all I/O or BAS controlled systems including but not limited to: Current to Pressure Transducers, Controller Boards, Actuators, Valves, Dampers, Electric Pressure Switches, Pressure Current Sensors, Temperature to Current Sensors, and Humidity to Current Sensors.


  • High School Diploma or GED with 10+ yrs. Experience or Relevant Certificatewith 5+ yrs. experience or Associates technical degree with 3+ yrs. of experience, or proficient in two or more skilled maintenance functions.
  • EPA Universal certification required.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in comprehensive knowledge of water hydraulics, water flows, and water pumps for effective operation and maintenance of HVAC systems.
  • Specialize in handling cryogenic temperatures, particularly in low-temperature cascade systems with expertise in temperatures as low as -80 degrees Celsius.
  • CMRT (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician) or equivalent desired.
  • Proficiency in multiple skilled trade disciplines, including Microsoft Office (Excel/Pivot, Word, SharePoint).
  • Utilize advanced tools, such as machine tools, diagnostic tools, predictive tools.
  • Strong ability to work well in a team, with focus on improvement and drive for results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people of all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the capability to effectively conduct root cause analysis and make sound decisions.
  • Be adaptable and flexible in undertaking additional projects and assignments as needed.
  • Willingness to receive guidance and training from other subject matter experts (SMEs) to enhance knowledge and skills.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes ingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this postingbased on the job grade for this position. Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimatelypay more orless than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission,incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paidandmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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