Career Starter - Merced County
HVAC, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.
Annual Median Wage:
$45,697.60 ($21.97 per hour)
Post-secondary certificate
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and subatomic structures and processes.
Work Tasks
Repair pipes to stop leaking.
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
Service heating, ventilation or air-conditioning (HVAC) systems or components.
Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
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