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    Australian Refrigeration mechanic 20y exp job needed

    HI iam an Australian refrigeration tech with 20 years post appr exprience. have worked on supermarket refrigeration and large commercial airconditioning, and everything inbetween. I have experience in post mix, Fcb, display cabients etc.

    Currently unable to find work here, How do I go about gaining a start in the usa..(yes government still bringing in skilled labour to fill shortages with this trade here) go figure?

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    Try international companies like ingersall rand (Hussmann) hill Phoenix, and the like. From what I understand it’s not that difficult to get a work visa, but these larger companies could possibly streamline the process. I don’t know if a member hedrash still visits here, but I believe he’s from Germany and working over here. Try and pm him see if he can get you started good luck and keep us posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggy View Post
    HI iam an Australian refrigeration tech with 20 years post appr exprience. have worked on supermarket refrigeration and large commercial airconditioning, and everything inbetween. I have experience in post mix, Fcb, display cabients etc.

    Currently unable to find work here, How do I go about gaining a start in the usa..(yes government still bringing in skilled labour to fill shortages with this trade here) go figure?
    So your here, what area?

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    In the northern hemisphere, the evaporator has the lower pressures and the condenser has the higher pressures. Make sure you mention that you're aware of this odd phenomenon during any interviews.

    The west coast is an employee's market right now if you can tolerate the pc politics and housing costs.

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    Yes I would check with the big companies. There is a lot of red tape, lots of paperwork, one needs to fill out. Most large companies are familiar with the paperwork.

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    biggy, I agree the big companies would be more willing to go through the headache of the visa application. furthermore, you might have more luck with non-US companies since they already go through the process for their staff. Top of my list would be:

    Heatcraft - Atlanta GA
    Danfoss - Baltimore MD
    Mitsubishi - Atlanta GA

    There are many more, but I used to work for Danfoss and know people at Heatcraft as well. I know Heatcraft is short on Field Engineers and has Australian counterparts. Mitsubishi opened a location in Atlanta Metro only a few years ago and pulled engineers from the nearby Supermarket OEMs. So I think your background would go over well with all three.

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