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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics  (NOC 7313)
Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems. They are employed by refrigeration and air conditioning installation contractors, various industrial settings, food wholesalers, engineering firms and retail and servicing establishments. Transport refrigeration mechanics are included in this unit group.

central air conditioning mechanic, commercial air conditioning mechanic, heating and cooling mechanic, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic apprentice, refrigeration mechanic, transport refrigeration mechanic.

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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Bonaventure, Cap-Chat, Chandler, Gaspé, Grande-Rivière, Murdochville, New Richmond, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

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Outlook & Prospects for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics in Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics in Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region <Not assigned> 2010-12-16

Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the local area with few and infrequent job opportunities.

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