Refrigeration Technician Apprentice


Richmond , VA

$Dependent on Experience per hour


Entry Level

HVAC/R or Electrical schooling preferred



Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is seeking to place full-time Refrigeration Technician Apprentices. This position would be a part of our Service department and would be responsible for assisting with the repair, maintenance, & support of industrial refrigeration equipment for our accounts. This position will involve shadowing senior refrigeration technicians and is a great opportunity to learn the trade and gain hands-on experience directly in the field. This position will require heavy travel as you are expected to work on a rotational schedule that will have you away from home for 10 days at a time and home for 4 days before heading back out. Advancement opportunities into full field service technicians are available for ambitious candidates.

Why work for us? We can offer you a career path and training to advance your career to the next level! We offer full benefits, substantial retirement packages (15% match!), and the ability to move into commissioning work for ambitious and motivated candidates. Simply put, we are looking to invest time and money into developing the most elite team of technicians and engineers in the ammonia refrigeration industry. If you want to be the best in the business, this position is for you!

Innoovative Refrigeration Sysstems, Inc. is a premier custom refrigeration system company that strives to provide a one-stop shop for our valued customers. We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients. Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified, dedicated, passionate new teammates who share our drive and vision.

About the Position:

  • Job Security: Long-term, permanent position with benefits
  • Weekly pay
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days

Key Duties:

  • Assist with refrigeration repair and maintenance support to industrial accounts in food and beverage and refrigerated storage equipment ranging from 100 HP to 5,000 HP
  • Partner with a senior refrigeration technician to clean coils, condensers, and other equipment as required while learning their functions with hands-on training
  • Gain working knowledge of screw and reciprocal compressors, electrical troubleshooting of all common types of ammonia central systems, & control/alarm systems to perform inspections and preventative maintenance as required
  • Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements
  • Gain knowledge of controls and electrical systems (high and low voltage)
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisors


  • Must be a high school graduate or have GED, HVAC tech school preferred
  • Universal EPA certification OR ability to obtain within 90 days is preferred
  • RETA 1&2 certification preferred
  • Must be able to wear a respirator and pass a fit test
  • Companies are a tobacco-free workplace and, as such, no tobacco products are allowed during the workday on the jobsite(s).
  • Position requires overtime, daily traveling, and occasional heavy lifting
  • Position requires a pre-employment drug screening, felony screening, and motor vehicle record screening


  • Health Insurance - Company pays 75% of the monthly premiums for employees and their families
  • Dental Insurance
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available (Aflac)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan - Company matches dollar-for-dollar up to 15%
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Accidental death/dismemberment
  • Life insurance
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)
  • Travel, travel time, lodging, and per diem company paid