Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

Tasks include:

  • interpreting blueprints, drawings and other specifications;
  • assembling, installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges for air conditioning and refrigeration systems;
  • connecting piping and equipment by bolting, riveting, welding or brazing;
  • testing systems, diagnosing faults and performing routine maintenance or servicing.

Examples of the occupations:

  • Air conditioning equipment mechanic
  • Refrigeration mechanic

Some related occupations:

  • Plumber and pipe fitter
  • Ventilation pipe fitter
ISCO code: 
ISCO skill level: 
2, 3