1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic
      Refrigeration Fitter

Assembles, installs, maintains and repairs refrigeration and airconditioning systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • establishes job requirements from drawings and specifications, and lays out installation reference points
  • drills holes, installs mounting brackets and cuts, bends and threads piping
  • installs components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, fuel, oil and chilled water
  • bolts, solders, rivets, welds or brazes pipes to connect equipment, and checks alignment and accuracy of fit
  • fills systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks
  • removes test gas or fluid using vacuum pumps and fills with refrigerant
  • test-operates refrigeration systems, checks mechanisms and makes adjustments
  • checks and overhauls refrigeration systems, diagnoses faults and repairs or replaces defective components
  • adjusts system controls and mechanisms and reassembles systems
  • records causes of malfunctioning and action taken

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