Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

(NOC 7313)

Career Description

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install and repair refrigeration, central air conditioning, and combined cooling/heating systems in homes, businesses, and industry.

Duties May Include

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.

Examples of Titles

Central Air Conditioning Mechanic
Commercial Air Conditioning Mechanic
Heating and Cooling Mechanic
Refrigeration Mechanic

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Modified on December 15, 2023