What do they do?
Refrigeration and air conditioning engineers manufacture, install and maintain the systems used to store and transport perishable items such as food and medicine. Your work environment can change one day to the next from a shipping container to an apartment block.
A typical day
Normally an eight-hour day; sometimes working longer may be required.
Work can include installing and maintaining refrigeration and air conditioning systems in office buildings, hospitals and factories, through to refrigeration engineering in warehouses, ships, containers and trucks.
You are likely to work in many different locations from day to day.
How to become a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer?
You train through an on-the-job apprenticeship to become a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer and you will learn a whole range of skills.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
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Ideally, NCEA Level 2 passes in:
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