Summary Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Mechanic near Vancouver (BC)
Find key facts and figures about working as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic. The following information is applicable to all Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (NOC 72402).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Heating, 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 heating, 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. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
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The job prospects are limited in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
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advertised near Vancouver (BC)
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- Measure and lay out reference points for installation
- Prepare tenders and quotations
- Assemble and install refrigeration or air conditioning components
- Coach and instruct apprentices
- Measure, cut and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment
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