Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install and repair refrigeration, central air conditioning, and combined cooling/heating systems in homes, businesses, and industry.
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings or other specifications;
Measure and lay out reference points for installation;
Assemble and install refrigeration or air conditioning components such as motors, controls, gauges, valves, circulating pumps, condensers, humidifiers, evaporators and compressors using hand and power tools;
Measure and cut piping, and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment;
Install, troubleshoot and overhaul entire heating, ventilation, air handling, refrigeration and air conditioning systems;
Start up system and test for leaks using testing devices;
Recharge system with refrigerant, check and test regulators, calibrate system and perform routine maintenance or servicing;
Repair and replace parts and components for entire refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation or heat pump systems;
May install, maintain and repair equipment in refrigerated trucks used to transport food or medical supplies;
May prepare work estimates for clients.
Central Air Conditioning Mechanic
Commercial Air Conditioning Mechanic
Heating and Cooling Mechanic