WHAT YOU DO
Not too hot, not too cold, but just right. If you’re a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, your job is all about keeping people and products comfortable. How you do that ranges as widely as the different temperatures you’ll be asked to help provide.
As a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, you will install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems. On any given day, you could find yourself saving an entire industrial fridge of food or simply making an air conditioner work more efficiently, but whatever you’re doing, you’re solving problems for people in need.
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and other specifications
- How to install, troubleshoot and overhaul entire heating, ventilation, air handling, refrigeration and air conditioning systems
- How to repair and replace parts and components for entire refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump systems
- How to measure, cut and connect piping
- How to prepare work estimates, work orders and inspection sheets
WHO YOU WORK FOR
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics work for refrigeration and air conditioning installation contractors, food wholesalers, engineering firms, and retail and servicing establishments. Some also choose to run their own businesses.
Types of Workplaces
- Appliance Dealerships
- Gas and Electric Utility Companies
- Owners of Rented Commercial Appliances
- Independent Appliance Service Companies
- Department Stores
- Appliance Manufacturers’ own Service Departments
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
You’ll be paired with an expert who can fabricate, install, alter, repair and service any system used for cooling and heating. Whether you are dealing with closed systems that use refrigerant or a brine and thermoelectric cooling, your sponsor will assist you in getting the job done right.Find an Employer Sponsor