How to become a Automotive Air Conditioning Fitter

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

Personal requirements of a Automotive Air Conditioning Fitter

  • 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.

Duties & Tasks of a Automotive Air Conditioning Fitter

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 for a Automotive Air Conditioning Fitter

Most of the work is done in a workshop.

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