Job Purpose 

To service and maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.  

Job Description 

Refrigeration Engineers tasks include but are not limited to: 

  • Troubleshoots, repairs and overhauls equipment such as air compressors, pumps, air handlers, air dryers, heat exchangers, other environmental changing devices & mechanical, electrical pneumatic and electronic components. 
  • Installs, maintains or repairs pneumatic valve, electric valves, heat transfer equipment, ventilation and air distribution equipment. 
  • Installs and replaces all types of pumps and refrigeration equipment according to prints, specifications, diagrams or other instructions. 
  • Reads gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanisms such as valves, controls & pumps to control level of fluid pressure and distribution in systems. 
  • Operates various refrigeration recovery equipment in accordance with guidelines provided. 
  • Performs gas welding repairs to pipe work as required. 
  • Performs planned maintenance, regular servicing and repairs to refrigeration equipment of all types, sizes and temperature ranges. 
  • Maintains records of work performed and identifies equipment requiring future service. 
  • Co-ordinates work schedules with other employees as necessary to keep customer inconvenience to a minimum. 
  • Provide leadership and control of projects as requested. 
  • Converse / engage with clientele to remedy/solve problems & issues. 

Person Specification: 

  • Education & Experience required. 
  • Knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration tools, materials & test equipment. 
  • Knowledge of repair, maintenance & and installation techniques. 
  • Skill in reading & understanding schematics. 
  • Skill in analysing HVAC or refrigeration malfunctions from performance & test equipment readings & determining appropriate repairs. 
  • Skill in both verbal & written communication. 

Key Competencies: 

  • Verbal & written communication skills 
  • Professional personal presentation 
  • Customer service orientation 
  • Information management 
  • Organisation and planning 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Initiative 
  • Reliability 
  • Careful & mindful of other persons 

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