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Truck Refrigeration Installer

Thermo King Eastern Canada

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted October 30, 2018.

The Company

Thermo King is the world leader in transport temperature control systems for trucks, trailers, buses, rail cars and shipboard containers. Thermo King Eastern Canada sells services and reconditions all major brands of transport refrigeration equipment.

Thermo King also manufactures auxiliary power units, which dramatically reduce engine idling.


Thermo King Eastern Canada is recruiting for Reefer Installers for our busy repair facility. We have unlimited opportunities for skilled workers with quality workmanship who would like to take their career to the next level. The Reefer Installer is primarily responsible for performing installation of refrigeration units for trucks and trailers as well as the installation of air and hydronic heaters, auxiliary power units and inverters on highway tractor trailers. (i.e. refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating). Experience is preferred but not required. On the job training will be provided.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.
  • Clean all surrounding install area at the end of each install or end of each day, whichever comes first.
  • Adjust valves according to specifications and charge system with proper type of refrigerant by pumping the specified gas or fluid into the system.
  • Test lines, components, and connections for leaks.
  • Braze or solder parts to repair defective joints and leaks.
  • Ask questions if you are uncertain about any portion of the installation process.
  • Keep records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions.
  • Report to your superior if unit has any damage or is missing parts.
  • Install expansion and control valves, using acetylene torches and wrenches.
  • Install wiring to connect components to an electric power source.
  • Mount compressor, condenser, and other components in specified locations on frames, using hand tools and acetylene welding equipment.
  • Clean the interiors of a straight truck, van, or tractor installs must be clean at the end of the installation process.
  • Wear PPE and adhere to health and safety legislation and policies.
  • Cut, bend, thread, and connect pipe to functional components and water, power, or refrigeration system Lay out reference points for installation of structural and functional components, using measuring instruments
  • Lift and align components into position, using hoist or block and tackle.
  • Fabricate and assemble structural and functional components of refrigeration system, using hand tools, power tools, and welding equipment.
  • Drill holes and install mounting brackets and hangers Insulate shells and cabinets of systems.
  • Use time clock to punch in and out on a daily basis

Work Conditions:

  • Lifting 50-75 lbs with or without assistance
  • Climbing up to 8 ft with ladder.
  • Kneeling, squatting, bending, pushing/pulling
  • Exposure to noise, heat, cold, slippery, wet conditions
  • Possibly needed to be able to travel for overnight and multiple day job assignments.


The successful candidate will have …

Mechanical background and experience Ozone Depletion Certificate preferred but not mandatory Basic tools with tool storage Valid driver’s license preferred The ability to relate well with peers in a team environment

We offer:

Safety boot allowance, competitive shift premium, benefits, paid vacation and flexible hours.
2 x 15 min breaks and a half hour lunch each day

Please email your resume to the Human Resources Department at

Thermo King Eastern Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D