Refrigeration Technician

Keep it cool, buddy.

education requirements

HS/GED and Certification

expected salary range

$30K to $65k

training area


Refrigeration maintenance is a specialized skill that is essential to the seafood industry. You’ll install, operate and maintain mechanical refrigeration/freezer systems, test and flush those systems, and do a lot more to ensure Alaska’s world-class seafood stays fresh, safe and ready for shipment to hungry customers from Anchorage to London. Cold hands, warm heart. Also, great career.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Industry training certification required

Here’s where you get it:

RefrigerationAVTEC – SewardNoNo98 days
Refrigeration & Heating TechnologyUAA Mat-Su CollegeOccupational EndorsementNo1 year
HVAC & RCharter College – AnchorageNoNo10 months
HVAC & RABC Of AlaskaApprenticeshipJourneyman Card4 years
Service TechnicianLocal Union 23 – AnchorageApprenticeshipJourneyman Card4 years
Refrigeration Sea Water (RSW)UAA/KPC Kachemak Bay Campus – HomerNoNo3 days
Introduction to Marine Refrigerated Seawater SystemsAlaska Sea Grant MAP/UAF Bristol Bay Campus – DillinghamNoNo2 days