Air Conditioning Technician Job Description

The airconditioning technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing of air-conditioning equipment. They can even do heating or refrigeration work, as they are trained to work on both heating and cooling units, including motors, switches, pumps, wiring, thermostats and fans.

Responsibilities:

  • The airconditioning technicians install, inspect, maintain, and repair air conditioner.
  • They ventilate equipment and controls making sure they operate efficiently and continuously.
  • They perform regular maintenance work on cooling units.
  • They diagnose electrical and mechanical defects and malfunctions.
  • They install, replace, or repair equipment that has been damaged.
  • They make adjustment and do calibrations of thermostatic controls.
  • They install new air-conditioning systems and equipment.
  • They inspect and maintain refrigerators and ice machines, and chilled water supply systems.
  • They clean blowers and coils, check tensions of belts and motors.
  • They make plans and designs of new air-conditioning systems including their installation and maintenance.

Skills:

  • The airconditioning technicians should be able to work in places where they are exposed to dust, fumes, noise, toxic materials and high voltage equipment.
  • They should also be capable of working in confined and hot spaces like roofs, crawl ways and attics.
  • They may also have to work in adverse weather and may be required to lift heavy objects, bend, stoop, kneel or stand for long stretches of time.

Knowledge:

  • The airconditioning technicians must at least have a high school diploma or GED. Those who want to do this job can get training from vocational or technical schools.
  • They must have certification through programs approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • They should know the principles of air-conditioning unit repair and maintenance, including controls, MSDS sheets, safety practices and procedures and tools used.
  • They should be able to read and interpret building regulations and codes implemented by city, state and federal government agencies pertaining to installing air-conditioning units.

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