REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN I
Performs the skilled journey-level work required to maintain, install, troubleshoot, modify, and repair
refrigeration equipment and machines; and performs related duties as required or assigned.
Typical Tasks (illustrative only)
Performs emergency, preventive, and scheduled maintenance and repair work on various items of
refrigeration equipment, such as reach-in and walk-in freezers and refrigerators, household freezers
and refrigerators, milk and water coolers, milkshake machines, ice making machines, and air dryers
in boiler rooms; locates malfunctions by observation and testing; repairs, replaces, and/or adjusts
contractors, relays, thermostats, holding coils, temperature and pressure controls, compressors,
condensers, motors, fans, defrosters, door heaters, lighting, etc.; relocates equipment, dismantling
structural and functional components as necessary, and assembling components at new location;
performs preventive maintenance checks while servicing equipment and corrects any functional
problems necessary to ensure that proper operation and temperature are maintained; pressure
cleans condensing units of equipment annually; performs on-call emergency service as scheduled;
performs work on site or in a shop; drives a vehicle to and from locations and keeps vehicle
supplied with tools and materials; performs operator maintenance on vehicle and keeps it in orderly
condition; keeps records and makes reports of work accomplished and materials used; and may
work evening “swing’ shift on a regular or rotating basis.
Receives limited supervision from a supervisor. May provide guidance and assistance to full-, part-
time, and/or hourly employees, as required.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation, supplemented
by completion of an acceptable apprentice-level refrigeration equipment repair-training program,
plus five years of progressively more responsible refrigeration repair, two years of which shall have
been at the apprentice or equivalent level. Can demonstrate knowledge of the electrical and
mechanical components and functioning of refrigeration units, systems, and equipment; knowledge
of common hazards and necessary safety precautions; knowledge of local, state, and national
codes; ability to read and interpret instructions, diagrams, sketches, blueprints, and manufacturers'
manuals; capability to estimate time and material needs, determine when repair is not economically
practical, and to perform routine tasks and arithmetic computations; knowledge of basic computer
skills; and strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks including lifting, stooping,
bending, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions and in cold temperatures. Possession of an
appropriate, valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Possession of a certificate of completion from
an EPA-approved Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification Program for types I, II, and III.
Revised: May 2009