Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
HVAC Mechanic (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic),
Refrigeration Technician (Refrigeration Tech)
Career Cluster:Architecture & Construction
What they do: Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
On the job, you would:
Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
Comply with all applicable standards, policies, or procedures, such as safety procedures or the maintenance of a clean work area.
Study blueprints, design specifications, or manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components.
Safety and Government
public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
building and construction
Arts and Humanities
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
keep your arm or hand steady
put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
use rules to solve problems
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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