Refrigeration Mechanic/Technician Apprenticeship

What is an Apprenticeship Program?

Apprenticeship is a collaboration among business, industry and government organizations resulting in a skilled trade. Apprentices learn the aspects of a highly skilled occupation through on-the-job training and related instruction, while under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional. At the end of the program, the apprentice receives a certificate of completion and achieves journey worker status. Apprenticeship training requires a wide and diverse range of skills and knowledge, as well as maturity, commitment and sound judgment.

What is the term of apprenticeship?

The term of the occupation is 3 years with an OJL attainment of 6,000 hours, supplemented by the minimum required 432 hours of related instruction.

How much can I earn?

Apprentices shall be paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages based on either a percentage or a dollar amount of the current hourly journeyworker wage rate.

How do I become an apprentice?

You must meet minimum qualifications but you can get started by submitting a completed application. An apprentice is usually a full-time employee who is learning while earning, don’t delay! Get on our list of eligible applicants TODAY! Email Dave Harrison with Fastport at dave.harrison@fastport.comcall Dave at 479-231-9666 or visit


Ammonia Technician Application

Fill out the form below and submit to RETA.  Hover over underlined field titles for instructions.


Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
Toll Free: 844.801.3711 · Phone: 541.497.2955 · Fax: 541.497.2966
1725 Ferry St SW, Albany, OR 97322