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Airconditioning and refrigeration mechanics

Airconditioning and refrigeration mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

What do airconditioning and refrigeration mechanics do?

  • install and repair components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water
  • diagnose faults
  • repair and replace defective components
  • adjust system controls and mechanisms and reassemble systems
  • bolt, solder, rivet, weld and braze pipes to connect equipment
  • drill holes, install mounting brackets and piping

Moderate

projected job openings

$52-$65k

qualified full-time wage

87%

employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started