Tradesmen International, Inc. Industrial Refrigeration Tech in Tri Cities, Washington
As a tech you will repair, install and troubleshoot refrigeration systems. They can work on industrial or residential climate-control systems, such as HVAC units, ice machines, beverage equipment and refrigerated storage units. Refrigeration Technicians also perform preventative maintenance in order to avoid future problems or breakdowns. Refrigeration Technicians are generally able to work on mechanical and electrical components of these systems, though some may be trained to specialize in either of these areas.
These technicians might work on equipment in restaurants, hotels, grocery stores or manufacturing companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment growth rate for all heating, air conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians is projected to be 14 percent between 2014 and 2024. The continued need to replace and upgrade systems and the use of more sophisticated systems, which will require well-trained technicians for installation and repair purposes, are factors that will fuel this growth.
Refrigeration Technicians are typically responsible for installing climate-control systems, and some specialize only in this area. They need to be knowledgeable about all components of these systems, read blueprints and schematics, understand compliance standards, know local building codes and apply welding and soldering techniques as required.
Core skills : Based on job listings we looked at, employers want Refrigeration Technicians with these core skills. If you want to work as a Refrigeration Technician, focus on the following.
Understanding the operations of commercial and residential refrigeration systems
Diagnosing malfunctions and defects in equipment
Reading blueprints and electrical and electronic schematics
Grasping electrical and plumbing concepts
Operating tools, gauges and other testing equipment for refrigeration systems
Advanced skills : While most employers did not require the following skills, multiple job listings included them as preferred. Add these to your Refrigeration Technician toolbox and broaden your career options.
Knowledge of basic construction methods
Possessing mechanical license
We offer full benefits paid time off 401k plans and much more
Req ID 2018-183440
Category HVAC - Journeyman
Location US-WA-Tri Cities