Refrigeration installers work with refrigeration systems, similarly to refrigeration mechanics – they can work in commercial, domestic and industrial settings, and provide the installation services required when a new refrigeration system is being put in place. A refrigeration installer must assemble the system following the specific guidelines for the project, and connect it to any sources of materials or power it may need in its operation. Refrigeration installers are rarely concerned with any further maintenance on the systems they’ve installed, as that’s up to refrigeration mechanics in most cases.
Becoming a refrigeration installer takes a lot of specialized knowledge which can be obtained through courses designed for the job – and getting hired as a refrigeration installer with the right qualifications isn’t difficult or challenging. The market isn’t that heavily saturated, and is mostly open to those skilled enough to perform well in the industry.
A refrigeration installer’s job doesn’t tend to pay that well with regards to the effort required to obtain it – an average annual salary of $24,000 – $38,000 is most common, and a refrigeration installer doesn’t typically earn many additional bonuses and benefits, or other factors which can serve to improve the job’s attractiveness. Still, refrigeration installers can sometimes secure a moderately good salary with the right employer if they’ve worked at the position for a long period of time and have built up some experience.