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  • 1) Installs and repairs industrial and commercial refrigerating systems according to blueprints and engineering specifications, using knowledge of refrigeration, structural layout, and function and design of components: Lays out reference points for installation of structural and functional components, using measuring instruments, such as tape, transit, plumb bob, levels, and square.

  • 2) Drills holes and installs mounting brackets and hangers into floor and walls of building.

  • 3) Lifts and aligns components into position, using hoist or block and tackle.

  • 4) Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, and brazes parts to assemble structural and functional components, such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, and pipes.

  • 5) Cuts, threads, and connects pipe to functional components and water or power system of premises.

  • 6) Pumps specified gas or fluid into system.

  • 7) Starts system, observes operation, reads gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms, such as valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature in system.

  • 8) Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components, using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment.

  • 9) Replaces or adjusts defective or worn parts to repair systems.

  • 10) May insulate shells and cabinets of systems.

  • 11) May install wiring to connect components to electric power source.

  • 12) May specialize in installing systems and be designated Refrigeration-System Installer.




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Job Number: 8306