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    Wink Ammonia Refrigeration Technician CyberCoders•$40,000 - $60,000Today

    This jobs been on for about a year. wonder why they cant fill it?
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    Probably because most refrigeration engineers know they are worth more, especially when dealing with a refrigerant that could kill you pretty darn quick.

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    Tack on another $25k in this area and you will get a few responses.
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    If you're working as a non-Union Ammonia Refrigeration Tech for anything less than 33% over Svc Jm wage equivalent, then you're crazy. To much to risk, not worth it.

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    ammonia 'tech'?

    what is that? check temp, and oil in compressor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy2000 View Post
    ammonia 'tech'?

    what is that? check temp, and oil in compressor?
    Nah, we do a few more things than just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nh3 Refrigeration Tech View Post
    Nah, we do a few more things than just that.
    are you a tech or mechanic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy2000 View Post
    are you a tech or mechanic?

    I'd consider myself a Technician (Although my actually title is Refrigeration Manager). The main differences between a Refrigeration Mechanic and a Refrigeration Tech (In my opinion) is that a Technician would normally read the manual prior to an install, where as the Mechanic would just go ahead and install the unit and wonder why it didnt work afterwards. Another would probably be that a Mechanic would typically get a unit back up and running by changing out parts until he finds the right one, a Technician would diagnose the problem and change the bad part the first time. Which isnt nearly as bad as it sounds. The Mechanic's approach to fixing or installing a unit is what teaches them to be good Technicians later on in their career. All of us at one point or another has been a Mechanic. Because to be a good Technician is to have been a good Mechanic, learned your mistakes, and apply what you have learned from your expriences as a Mechanic to your current and future expirences as a Refrigeration Technician.

    But to recap, in order to succeed in Refrigeration ALL of us pretty much need be a both a Mechanic and a Technician. Can't be good at one without being good at the other.

    I hope I haven't offended anyone, as these are only my opinions.
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    emptying 50 gall of oil from a low pressure receiver is hardly 'tech' work IMHO.

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    $40-60k for an ammonia tech??
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    ow techs in my company are on 30-40% over that...

    $40k is n

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    well said.............
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by cg2 View Post
    This jobs been on for about a year. wonder why they cant fill it?
    Probably because they are offering low wages even for a residential tech those wages are low and they are asking for a significantly higher level of training. (not knocking resi-techs)

    The most likely highly accurate answer will remain the same which is why they are looking indeed. If you value talent, you keep folks happy and you do not have to work so hard at hiring them. That can range from benifits to shifts, but in this case it is clearly wages, not worth it for those who have the talent.

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