Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Plant Attendant

Refrigeration System Operator

Minimum ? ITI graduate/Diploma (Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)

Preferably minimum 5 years of experience required

The tasks an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Plant Attendant is expected to perform include:

Operating air conditioning or refrigeration system for preserving food, providing cooling or warming media for industrial processes, cooling or warming buildings or for other purposes

Manipulating various switches, at central control board, to start and stop electric motors, pumps, compressors, coolers and other related equipment of refrigeration and air conditioning system

Observing readings in various meters, gauges and instruments regarding temperature, pressure and voltage of system to ascertain working condition of plant

Operating switches, thermostats, rheostats and other controls to maintain desired level of temperature

Cleaning and resetting generator brushes, replacing burned fuses and defective devices, thawing frozen valves, cleaning equipment and performing other tasks such as oiling, greasing, cleaning of air and water filters, etc. to keep system in good running order

Keeping records of temperatures produced

Assisting refrigeration mechanic in dismantling equipment for repairs

Knowledge of operating all kinds of refrigerators and air conditioners for various purposes

Knowledge of all the internal circuits present in a refrigeration system

Ability to manipulate the system according to the need

Skilled in adjusting the thermostat

Skilled in cleaning and servicing the machine periodically and keeping it in running condition at all times

Not applicable



Physically fit



It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

For freshers - INR 3,350 to INR 5,275 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods & Manufacturing Sector in India

India's economy is expected to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2014-15 as per a Government forecast. Business conditions in the Indian manufacturing sector continued to improve in January 2015 fuelled by accelerated growth of output, marking the third straight month of expansion on the HSBC Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The PMI rose to 52.4 points in January 2015 from 51.1 in December 2014. The composite PMI that combines both services and manufacturing sectors rose to 53.3 points in January 2015 from 52.9 in the previous month. India?s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025, according to a report by McKinsey and Company.

There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country?s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025. This will give a boost to the FDI in the country and create many employment opportunities. This will certainly benefit skilled professionals like Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Plant Attendant.

Manufacturing units

Food preservation industry

All types of corporate and government units/houses

Cities and towns across India