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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Overview: Comfortable room temperatures and adequate air flow are essential for maintaining efficient work environments for personnel as well as computers, servers and heat-generating electronic equipment. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) personnel are responsible for maintaining the mechanical systems that make temperature controlled surroundings possible.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Install, operate, maintain and repair HVAC/R systems, combustion equipment and industrial air compressors 
  • Maintain and repair non-electric kitchen equipment 
  • Fabricate, install, repair and test piping and tubing systems


  • HS diploma or GED is mandatory. Completion of courses in mathematics, general science, physics, shop mechanics, electricity and computer fundamentals is desirable.
  • Normal color vision 
  • Minimum ASVAB score of 45 on Electrical or 55 on Mechanical 
  • Possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles 


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers