Heating and Cooling MechanicsArchitecture & Construction
Heating and cooling mechanics may work inside repair shops. Frequently, they work wherever equipment is to be installed or repaired.
Average Military Salary
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.
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:
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Interest in solving problems
- Interest in working on machines
Related Civilian Careers
- Plant and System Operators, All Other, Chemical Plant and System Operators, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines