Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities Course – Level 2

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Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities Course – Level 2

The new Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities course (formerly know as Arena /Curling Rink Operator Course) has been approved.  For the last seven years, Recreation and Regional Services has contracted Recreation Connections Manitoba to coordinate and administer this course and we will continue to do so for the new Refrigeration Operator for Recreation Facilities courses.

While the approval process has taken longer than anticipated we are confident the new course material will better 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.

New Course:

Some of the biggest changes include:

  • The course now follows the SOPEEC (The Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee) Syllabus so chapters on welding, air conditioning and electricity have been added.  The attached 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 now available for purchase through PanGlobal Training Systems Ltd.
  • Although students will continue to receive 900 credit hours towards the 1,800 hours required to write the provincial exam, when they pass both Level I and Level II, they will no longer be issued “endorsed certificates” at the end of Level I.
  • The course tests/final exams have changed 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 at http://www.firecomm.gov.mb.ca/itsm_power_eng.html.  All enquiries regarding the provincial exam should be forwarded to Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba.
  •  Click here for the Course Outline
  •  Click here for the Course Syllabus

Required Sources:

In addition to the Pan Global 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 use Pan Global textbooks (Refrigeration Plant Operator) as well as a course manual.  Recreation and Regional 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.  Course manuals will be provided to each participant and are yours to keep.  The cost to purchase a set of textbooks is dependent on what the current price set by PanGlobal.  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.  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.  Students will be asked to indicate whether they wish to purchase or ‘borrow’ textbooks when they register for courses.

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 enrol 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 administration of this exam. All enquiries 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 the Office of the Fire Commissioner at least two weeks prior the start of the course in order to be eligible to write the exam.

Application for Power Engineering Examination
Employer Verification of Experience

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:

  • ASME Codes, excluding Sections VI and VII
  • CSA B51
  • CSA B52
  • Steam Tables
  • Reference Tables
  • Provincial Acts/Regulations
  • Four Figure Tables and Constants (Pan Global Academic Supplement)
  • Drawing Instruments as required

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.

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