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Senior Technical Officer - Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

As aSenior Technical Officer (Air-conditioning and Refrigeration) you would design and validate/evaluate refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and systems and provide technical advice/sales.

Summary of Training

  • Use engineering applications software on personal computers
  • Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities
  • Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline
  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
  • Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report
  • Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
  • Use advanced computational processes to provide solutions to energy sector engineering problems
  • Solve electrotechnical engineering problems
  • Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
  • Identify effects of energy on machinery and materials in an energy sector environment
  • Plan refrigeration and air conditioning projects
  • Establish the thermodynamic parameters of refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Produce HVAC/R system design drawings
  • Establish heat loads for commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning applications
  • Analyse vibration and noise in refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • Analyse the operation of HVAC air and hydronic systems
  • Evaluate thermodynamic and fluid parameters of refrigeration systems
  • Analyse the psychrometric performance of HVAC/R systems
  • Analyse the thermodynamic performance of HVAC/R systems
  • Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector
  • Maintain documentation
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Estimate electrotechnology projects
  • Select basic commercial refrigeration system equipment, components and accessories
  • Manage contract variations
  • Develop specifications and prepare drawings for HVAC/Refrigeration projects
  • Design complex commercial refrigeration systems and select equipment
  • Design complex industrial refrigeration systems and select equipment
  • Design complex air conditioning systems and select equipment
  • Design mechanical ventilation/exhaust systems and select equipment
  • Design hydronic systems and select equipment
  • Design complex control systems for refrigeration or heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems
  • Develop heat exchanger design specifications
  • Evaluate new and alternative technologies applicable to electrotechnology applications

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Senior Technical Officer - Air-conditioning and Refrigeration - UEE62411
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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