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    Pack systems



    Hello All,

    First off I thought id put this post in this section as i didn't feel it would be necessary to post into the supermarket section.

    Basically, i have worked on normal commercial refrigeration units (uprights, under counters, countertop, and cold rooms) for just over 10 years, recently i gained my C&G2079 qualification and have since been getting more and more involved with the units.

    This week i was made redundant as the company i worked for lost a few contracts and didn't have room for me anymore.

    I posted my CV on a few job sites as well as calling around a few companies and it seems there is a lot of demand for supermarket refrigeration engineers, from the basics i know on supermarket fridge is its all pack systems and some are co2 as well?

    Would working on a pack system be too much to learn while working for a company or is it just a bigger version of normal systems with remote condensers?

    Any advice/input would be appreciated.



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    Re: Pack systems

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    Packs have there own problems but they are only larger systems
    compared to what you are used to. The rest of the stuff in-store is
    as you described, integrals, counter fridges, uprights and other
    type's of commercial.

    If you do get a job offer be honest and tell them you have limited
    experience with packs but in all honesty you won't get experience
    with packs unless you are working with them so research and get
    as much information as possible about them and then impress
    the socks off the interviewer. Once you get the job you will then start
    learning.

    Rob

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    Re: Pack systems

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
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    Packs have there own problems but they are only larger systems
    compared to what you are used to. The rest of the stuff in-store is
    as you described, integrals, counter fridges, uprights and other
    type's of commercial.

    If you do get a job offer be honest and tell them you have limited
    experience with packs but in all honesty you won't get experience
    with packs unless you are working with them so research and get
    as much information as possible about them and then impress
    the socks off the interviewer. Once you get the job you will then start
    learning.

    Rob

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    Brilliant thank you for your advice I have hopefully secured an interview, I was honest and the company said they would be willing to train me on pack's too if im successful in the interview.

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    Re: Pack systems

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    Well done



    Rob

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    Re: Pack systems

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    One point of interest.

    How are you with electrics?
    Supermarkets and their like fail electrically most of the time
    and a good knowledge of 3 phase, control, direct on line and
    star - delta are all important to know.

    Rob
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    Re: Pack systems

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
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    One point of interest.

    How are you with electrics?
    Supermarkets and their like fail electrically most of the time
    and a good knowledge of 3 phase, control, direct on line and
    star - delta are all important to know.

    Rob
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    my electrical knowledge is pretty good, to be honest, I worked with a sparky for 2-3months when I left school and then the rest has been self taught and learnt along the way

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    Re: Pack systems

    Quote Originally Posted by TrickyRikki View Post
    my electrical knowledge is pretty good, to be honest, I worked with a sparky for 2-3months when I left school and then the rest has been self taught and learnt along the way
    So you know which end of the cable you can lick?



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    Re: Pack systems

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
    So you know which end of the cable you can lick?



    Rob

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    PMFSL that how we all check if it's wired correctly isn't it?! lick the fingers and touch the cables lol!

    or just wire it up how you think and pray it doesn't go bang when you switch it on lol!

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