Job Category: Service
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: CA Huntington Beach In-Office Orange County
Job Salary: $16.00 - $32.00 per hour

We all start somewhere! Our technicians start out as trainees and become masters at servicing medical, laboratory, and industrial refrigerators and freezers.

About Us

Scientific Refrigeration is a leader in servicing the laboratory, medical and industrial refrigeration clientele of Southern California. Founded in 1979, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work while maintaining our family business values. To this day we still have our very first client and we strive to provide the best experience to all our current and future customers and employees. Also, we have two friendly felines in office therapy cats!  To learn more about our philosophy, click here!

Job Description 

This is an entry level position with opportunity for growth. However, if you are a technician with more experience than what is listed, please do apply as we are always looking for talent! 

As a Technician Trainee, you may be asked to do the following and will be supervised to ensure your work is correct and up to our standards: 

  • Fabricating and assembling structural and functional components of refrigeration systems, while using hand tools, power tools, and welding/brazing equipment.  
  • Lifting and aligning components using hoist or block and tackle, mechanical lifts like crank ups, hydraulic lifts, genie lifts required.  
  • Drilling holes and installing mounting brackets and hangers as needed to mount equipment.  
  • Insulating shells, cabinets and refrigeration lines of systems.  
  • Brazing or soldering parts to repair defective joints and leaks. 
  • Observing and testing system operation, using gauges and instruments including pressure gauges, vacuum gauges, multi-meter and temperature meters. 
  • Testing refrigeration lines, components, and connections for leaks  
  • Dismantling malfunctioning systems and testing components, using electrical, mechanical, equipment as required. 
  • Adjusting or replacing worn or defective mechanisms and parts and reassembling repaired systems. 
  • Reading blueprints and schematics to determine location, size, capacity and type of components needed to build or retrofit refrigeration systems. 
  • Installing wiring to connect components to an electric power source.  
  • Performing mechanical overhauls and refrigerant reclaiming to EPA standards.  
  • Cutting, bending, threading, and connecting pipes to functional components for water, power, or refrigeration systems. 
  • Servicing, repairing, adjusting and testing machines devices, moving parts and equipment. 
  • Using hands and arms as well as needed lifting devices for moving, handling, installing and moving equipment and parts. 
  • Monitoring and reviewing information from materials to detect or assess problems. 
  • Visiting hospitals, laboratories and industrial plants to repair, service or maintain equipment. 
  • Servicing, repairing, calibrating, and other fine tuning of industrial freezers.  
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. 


  • Provide periodic reports to management including accumulations of customer reports, trend analyses, and suggestions for improvement.  
  • Review technical literature to maintain knowledge of equipment, practices and procedures.  
  • Provide on-site installations and customer training.  
  • Provide written reports to office and customers for each job.  
  • Maintain and clean shop and trucks including sweeping, vacuuming and emptying trash receptacles.  
  • Delivering and picking up stand-alone refrigerators and freezers. 
  • Assisting senior technicians in repairs and installations.  
  • Maintaining tools such as vacuum pumps, gauges, hoses etc. 

Requirements and Skills 

  • Graduation from HVAC/R school or hands on experience in refrigeration or air conditioning for 1 year.  
  • EPA Certification. 
  • Basic software skills and computer literacy.  
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Self-motivated and effective team player.  
  • Physical requirement includes the ability to lift 50lbs.  
  • Physical requirement includes the ability to push or pull more than 100lbs.  
  • Physical requirements include the ability to drive/sit for long periods of time (80% of the day could be traveling).  
  • Physical requirement includes the ability to stand for long periods of time and may include standing on ladders.  
  • Willingness to adapt to current situations and surroundings.  
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.  
  • Willingness to take direction from senior technicians.  
  • Authorized to work in the United States. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of proper blocking, bracing and loading techniques  
  • Bilingual (Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino)   
  • Familiarity with laboratories and hospitals 
  • Located near Huntington Beach, CA 
  • Familiarity with working for a service company (even if not HVAC/R related)  
  • Welding/ Brazing experience  
  • Electrical wiring/troubleshooting experience 

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