Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician

SSgt to Pvt - PMOS


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians must be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to handle Hydro Chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). They install, operate and perform organizational and intermediate level repairs on field refrigeration and environmental control units for all ground operations and equipment. These duties include installing refrigeration systems according to engineering specifications; recovery of specified gases or fluids from systems; dismantling and testing malfunctioning systems using electrical and mechanical, testing equipment, and repairing systems by replacing or adjusting defective and worn parts. An apprenticeship program, leading to U.S. Department of Labor certification as a Journey Worker, is available to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians under the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP).


  • Must possess an MM score of 105 or higher.
  • Must have normal color vision.


  • Complete the Marine Corps Refregiration and Air Conditioning Technician Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, NC.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.12B w/Ch1-2, Marine Corps Engineer and Utilities Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 49-9021.
  • Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators 51-9193.

Related Military Skill:

  • Aircraft Maintenance GSE Electrician/Refrigeration Mechanic, 6073.