HVAC Refrigeration Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Installs, repairs, overhauls, and maintains heating, ventilating,
and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
a journey level position and the second in a series of five
classifications. Working conditions include restricted movement,
extreme temperatures, intense noise, hazardous materials, lifting or
carrying heavy objects. This classification typically reports to the
HVAC Assistant Supervisor.
Examples of Duties:
- Troubleshoots, repairs, and overhauls equipment such as air
compressors, pumps, air handlers, air dryers, heat exchangers,
other environmental changing devices, other mechanical equipment
or electrical pneumatic and electronic components.
- Installs, maintains, or repairs pneumatic valves, electric
valves, heat transfer equipment, ventilation, and air
- Installs and replaces all types of pumps or refrigeration
equipment according to prints, specifications, diagrams, or
- Reads gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as
valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid pressure
and distribution in systems.
- Operates various refrigeration recovery equipment in
compliance with EPA guidelines.
- Solders with sil-fos and silver solder, layout, and fit
- Tests malfunctioning systems and components using
electrical, mechanical, digital, and pneumatic controls.
- Maintains cooling towers, water treatment facilities, and
tower distribution system.
- Prepares estimates for repairs and installation of
- Performs planned maintenance, regular servicing, and repairs
to refrigeration equipment of all types, sizes, and temperature
- Maintains records of repairs or equipment requiring future
- Coordinates work schedules with other departments and shops
in order to keep inconvenience to a minimum.
- Provides technical direction of HVAC service workers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the HVAC or refrigeration tools, materials, and
- Knowledge of repair, maintenance, and installation
- Skill in reading and understanding schematics.
- Skill in analyzing HVAC or refrigeration malfunctions from
performance and test equipment readings and determining
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
years of progressively responsible HVAC or refrigeration experience;
OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from
which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been
achieved. Some positions may require Chlorofluorocarbons
Certification upon employment. Some positions may require a current
Arizona driver's license upon employment.
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