Heating and cooling mechanics are responsible for providing the Military with technical and mechanical services regarding heating, cooling, and related systems. They install, operate and perform inspections, testing, troubleshooting, and repairs on malfunctioning systems. They perform maintenance and quality control functions, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental regulations. They supervise and provide guidance to subordinates and they provide recommendations regarding installations and repairments of HVAC/R systems.Explore this career outside the military
Heating and cooling mechanics may work inside repair shops. Frequently, they work wherever equipment is to be installed or repaired.
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Heating and Cooling Mechanics in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for heating and cooling mechanics consists of classroom and on the job instruction, including hands-on practice in repairing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Training content may include: Refrigeration theoryInstallation and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning unitsInstallation and repair of furnaces and boilersUse of diagrams and blueprintsPreventive maintenance of environmental control unitsProcedures for the safe handling of hazardous materialsRead More
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