Gas Charger

Tend charging boards that charge cooling units.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gas Chargers do?

Tends charging board that charges cooling units of refrigerators, freezers, or air-conditioners with gas refrigerant, using one of following methods: Sets indicator on charging board to control volume and type of refrigerant for unit being charged, following work order specifications. Determines pressure in refrigeration unit, using mercury gauge. Attaches filler hose from refrigeration tank to unit. Presses button to fill charging tank and pump refrigerant into compressor. Turns indicator to specified setting and attaches filler hose to fill charging bomb. Mounts filled bombs on refrigeration unit. Attaches vacuum hose to unit to draw refrigerant into compressor. Weighs bombs before and after filling to ascertain weight of charge. Adjusts timers to maintain specified weight.

Should I be a Gas Charger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Gaggerman

    How to become a Gas Charger

    Gas Chargers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Gas Charger-related education!
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