Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering Senior Technical Officer

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Senior Technical Officers validate/evaluate refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems, manage risk, estimate and manage projects and provide technical advice/sales.

Personal requirements of a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Senior Technical Officer may include:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Good maths and science (including physics)
  • Problem solving
  • Logical thinking

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Senior Technical Officers may complete the following tasks:

  • Apply OHS practices in the workplace
  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Fix and secure equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
  • Manage risk in electrotechnology activities
  • Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures
  • Compile and produce an electrotechnology report
  • Document occupational hazards and risks in refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
  • Prepare refrigeration tubing and fittings
  • Determine the basic operating conditions of vapour compression systems
  • Determine the basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems
  • Install pipework for refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Install refrigeration and air conditioning systems, major components and associated equipment
  • Recover, pressure and leak test, evacuate and charge refrigerants
  • Verify compliance and functionality of refrigeration and air conditioning installations
  • Select refrigeration pipe/tube, accessories and associated controls
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in refrigeration and air conditioning systems and components
  • Commission refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Determine thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Produce HVAC/R design drawings
  • Determine the heat loads for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications
  • Analyse noise, vibration and thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Manage refrigeration and air conditioning projects
  • Find and rectify faults in appliance motors and associated controls
  • Analyse the psychrometric and thermodynamic performance of HVAC/R systems
  • Analyse the operation of HVAC/R systems
  • Evaluate fluid and thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration systems
  • Plan refrigeration and air conditioning projects
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in refrigeration and air conditioning control systems
  • Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical equipment connected to a low voltage supply
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 250 Volt supply
  • Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to 1000 Va.c. or 1500 Vd.c. supply
  • Locate and rectify faults in electrical low voltage equipment following prescribed procedures

This job requires the completion of a traineeship or apprenticeship in Electrotechnology, and on-the-job training offered as an apprenticeship. Experience is essential for this position as it is a senior role.