Refrigeration Mechanic

Refrigeration Mechanics install, maintain and repair primary and secondary refrigeration and cooling systems, in commercial and industrial settings.

What do Refrigeration Mechanics do?

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings or other specifications.
  • Measure and lay out reference points for installation.
  • Assemble and install refrigeration or air conditioning components using hand and power tools.
  • Measure and cut piping, and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment.
  • Start up system and test for leaks using testing devices.
  • Recharge system with refrigerant, check and test regulators, calibrate system and perform routine maintenance.

The mechanic will require a working knowledge of equipment and devices such as: compressors, condensers, receivers, evaporators, metering devices, piping of refrigeration systems, controls and control circuitry, cooling towers, circulating pumps, air handling, and distribution equipment.

As a result of the breadth of the occupation there may be a variety of levels of competence and some degree of specialization. This analysis covers the full range of competencies for the trade. Aspects of this occupation (centrifugal, absorption and ammonia installation and repair, and ultra low applications) are highly specialized, and involve few workers.

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