Chiller Technician

Install and maintain refrigeration systems and air-conditioning units.
Job opportunities
Jobs on SEEK right now
Job growth
Projected job growth in 5 years
Typical salary
Job satisfaction

What's it like to be a Chiller Technician?

Chiller Technicians install, test, repair and maintain various types of refrigeration systems, large-scale equipment for food storage and preservation, and air-conditioning units. They may perform planned, on-the-spot, preventive and emergency maintenance on a variety of equipment.
Chiller Technician

Tasks and duties

  • Installing, maintaining, repairing and replacing air conditioners and refrigeration equipment.
  • Testing various types of units and electrical circuits to ensure they are fit for installation. 
  • Answering customer calls and troubleshooting common system problems. 
  • Attending call-outs.
  • Completing and submitting paperwork related to works undertaken.
  • Complying with safety and statutory policies and procedures.
  • Facilitating on-site training for apprentices as well as supervising work performed.
  • Providing quotes on new equipment.
  • Reading blueprints and equipment specifications.
  • Cutting or drilling holes in building structures. 
  • Connecting chiller systems to electrical, water and fuel sources.
  • Testing components and systems according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Cleaning and replacing air filters and other malfunctioning parts.

How to become a Chiller Technician

SEEK Learning
A combination of a trade qualification and work experience is usually required to become a Chiller Technician. You will also need a current driver’s licence.

  1. Complete your high school certificate. Completing subjects like chemistry, physics and other physical sciences may be beneficial.
  2. Achieve professional certification, including a current Refrigerant Handling Licence, a current Restricted Electrical Licence and a Construction Induction Card (White Card).

Latest Chiller Technician jobs on SEEK

Be one of the first to discover these recently listed jobs, or browse all Chiller Technician jobs on SEEK right now.

Top skills and experience requested in recent job ads

Hi there, have any of these? Add your skills directly to your SEEK Profile.

Skills listed in your SEEK Profile

Based on your skills, here are some roles to explore

Roles where your skills are commonly valued by employers.
Sign in and add skills to your SEEK Profile, to see roles that match your skill-set
Did you find this helpful?
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

Upskill with an online short course

Get instant access to online training for these in-demand Chiller Technician skills

Is Chiller Technician the right role for me?

Job market trends for Chiller Technicians


Job opportunities

Chiller Technician jobs on SEEK
Jobs on SEEK right now
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK role reviews

Latest Chiller Technician reviews

Latest review from 1 Chiller Technician surveyed on SEEK.

Mar 2021
Chiller technician is a tough job but I wouldn’t do anything else
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Chiller technician
The good things
Being a chiller technician you are always up for new challenges. Lots of basic maintenance work, but when there’s breakdowns and repair jobs it’s a good hands on experience. Depending on company you’r...
The challenges
Understanding how chillers operate and the whole set up due to size of the chiller and the screaming noise can be a challenge on its own especially when you first start. Other then that it’s not to ch...
Read more

Want to share insights on your current role?

Leave a role review for your chance to win a $100 GiftPay card – it only takes a few minutes.

Source: SEEK role reviews