Automotive Air Conditioning Fitter

Summary

Automotive air conditioning fitters install and repair air conditioning units in various types of vehicles and machinery, such as cars, trucks, vans and tractors.

Duties & Tasks

Automotive air conditioning fitters may perform the following tasks:

  • install, fit and connect the unit to the electrical wiring and engine
  • fill the unit with refrigerant and test it for leaks and malfunctions
  • carry out maintenance work on existing units, including testing, fault finding, dismantling, repair or replacement of faulty parts, re-assembly and final testing.

Working Conditions

Most of the work is done in a workshop.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • aptitude for mechanical work
  • able to keep up to date with technological change
  • problem-solving skills.

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