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Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities Course

Level 2

The Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities course (formerly known as Arena /Curling Rink Operator Course) helps prepare students to successfully pass the Province of Manitoba Power Engineer Refrigeration Class exam. The course has undergone significant changes to reflect the current provincial exam and what is happening at the national level.

Course Overview

The course follows the SOPEEC (The Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee) Syllabus, which includes chapters on welding, air conditioning and electricity have been added. The course syllabus provides more detail on the new course material.

The course manual we will be using is the PanGlobal Power Engineering- Refrigeration Plant Operator textbooks. Not only will these textbooks be used during both Level I and Level II but they will be a good resource for both facilities and facility operators. Textbooks are available to rent for the duration of the course from Recreation Manitoba or you can purchase directly through PanGlobal.

Students will receive 900 credit hours towards the required 1,800 hours to write the provincial exam, when they pass both Levels I & II course assessments.

The course tests/final exams is designed to better prepare students to write the provincial exam. Administration of the Province of Manitoba Power Engineer Refrigeration Class exam is the responsibility of the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Inspection and Technical Services Branch. Additional information regarding the provincial examination process is available online. All inquiries regarding the provincial exam should be forwarded to Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba.

Download the Course Outline                 Download the Course Syllabus

Course Materials

In addition to the PanGlobal textbooks, the following items will be referenced throughout the course:

  • Manitoba Power Engineers Act – provided on the first day of the course – also available online
  • Manitoba Steam and Pressure Plants Act – provided on the first day of the course – also available online
  • Manitoba Workplace Health and Safety Act – provided on the first day of the course – also available online

Textbooks:

The new course will require a copy of PanGlobal textbooks – Refrigeration Plant Operator (Book 1 & 2) and an Academic Supplement as well as a course manual. Regional and Recreation Services will ensure that each person attending the course has access to a set of textbooks they can use while taking the course. These books must be returned to the instructor at the end of the week. The cost to purchase all the books are dependent on what the current price set by Pan Global. If you wish to purchase textbooks to review prior to the beginning of the course you can do so online by visiting the Pan Global website.

Refrigeration Plant Operator – ISBN 9781‐897461‐65‐5

Academic Supplement – ISBN 1‐77251‐073‐7

Organizations are encouraged to purchase a set of books for their facility as they will be a good resource to have on hand and will be able to be used by other staff preparing to write the provincial exam.

Course manuals will be provided to each participant and are yours to keep.

Instructors:

Marc Halford and David Jordan

Pre-requisite: 

  • Successful completion of Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities – Level I
  • Minimum 900 working hours in a refrigeration class plant

After successfully completing both Level 1 and Level 2 you will have the knowledge needed to write the provincial refrigeration class power engineer exam. Participants will be given a 900 credit toward the required 1,800 hours of practical experience needed to write the Province of Manitoba Power Engineer Refrigeration Class exam.

Note: The Level II Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities Course builds on the material learned in Level I. Participants who have successfully completed the Refrigeration Operator Level I course prior to 2014 may enroll in this course, however, they will be responsible for ensuring they are familiar with the following chapters of the Pan Global textbook:

Chapter 6: Welding Methods & Inspection

Chapter 7: Welding Terms, Forge & Fusion Welding Processes

Chapter 18: Introduction to Electricity


Recommended: 

  • Students should have a good understanding of Mathematics at the Grade 12 level
  • Familiarity with refrigeration plants

Province of Manitoba Power Engineering Examination

While every effort will be made to ensure students achieve success when writing the Province of Manitoba Power Engineer Refrigeration Class exam, the Instructor, Recreation Connections Manitoba and Recreation and Regional Services are not responsible for the administration of this exam. All inquiries regarding the provincial exam should be forwarded to Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba.

A special sitting of the Province of Manitoba Power Engineering Exam will be arranged for participants on the final day of the Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities Level 2 course.

All examination candidates are required to produce Photo Identification at each exam sitting.

Upon registering for Level 2 with Recreation Connections Manitoba, the following two documents must be completed and sent to back to the Recreation Manitoba Office (info@recreationmb.ca)  before October 6th to be be eligible to write the exam. 

Application for Power Engineering Examination

Employer Verification of Experience

Credit Card Authorization Form (for payment of the $60 exam fee)

Only materials approved for use during the exam may be brought into the examination room and are subject to review by the examiner. The following material will be allowed during a Power Engineer Exam:

  • CSA B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code
  • CSA B52 Mechanical Refrigeration Code
  • Handbook of Formulae and Physical Constants, Steam Tables and Refrigeration Tables (Panglobal Academic Supplement)
  • ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes except for Sections V1 and V11
  • The ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Academic Extract PanGlobal Training System
  • ASME/ANSI B31.1 Pressure Piping Code and B31.3 Process Piping
  • Drawing instruments and drawing templates
  • Provincial Acts/Regulations
  • Non-Technical English Dictionary

For more information about Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba and the examination process please click here

* Preference will be given to individuals working in recreation facilities.

Schedule:

    • October 19 – 23rd, 2020
    • OFC Exam on October 23rd

Pricing:

    • $450 (member) and $545 (Non-member)

Venue:

    • Bell MTS Iceplex

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