TAG Technician Internship Program

Spring | Summer | Fall

6-week paid program offering hands-on learning in real-world scenarios alongside best-in-class veteran technicians

Innovation, education, safety – Learn from the best

The TAG Technician Internship Program gives students the opportunity to delve into a dynamic world of cutting-edge technologies and hands-on experiences. Our paid interns will embark on a journey that fuses classroom knowledge with real-world problem-solving. Our commitment to mentorship, paired with exposure to diverse projects, ensures that every intern not only contributes meaningfully but also emerges with the skills needed to launch into a lasting and rewarding career.

For more information about this exciting internship opportunity and how to apply, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. Get enrolled for this valuable experience and be a part of the future of HVACR and mechanical services.


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Leading the best in mechanical services

TAG’s family of over 20 operating companies offer standard and custom HVACR solutions for an expansive range of markets, including grocery and convenience stores, big-box retailers, distribution and cold-storage centers, medical and pharmaceutical facilities, high-rise buildings, malls and shopping centers and more.

TAG Training Center

Our state of the art training center in Southern California demonstrates our commitment to our technicians continuous learning journey! Our experienced training team is tops in the HVACR industry and we are continuously developing content for face-to-face and virtual training capability.

We have a unique ability through a proprietary needs analysis tool to assess/test each of our techs and determine where their experience/capability falls on a technical progression ladder. Once we baseline a technician, we enroll them into the next level training. We are also beginning to work with our customers and can assist with their training needs.

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Our Locations


Founded in 1993, Refrigeration Unlimited (RUI) is a full-service mechanical contractor serving the Northwestern United States. Originally a commercial refrigeration contractor, RUI has expanded over time, adding services that include HVAC, high-voltage electrical systems, EMS controls, industrial refrigeration and general contracting. Dedicated to providing reliable service and quality solutions that feature the latest industry advancements, RUI is the partner of choice for many large and small businesses.

Jim Pape

Jim Pape

Chief Executive Officer

In his leadership role, he spearheads the organization’s mission to provide the highest-quality customer experience for the design, installation, and maintenance of refrigeration and HVAC systems, focused on customers who have mission-critical refrigeration needs.

Jim has a track record for delivering growth and profitability in complex multi-channel markets and has successfully led businesses ranging from early stage start-ups to large mature industrial brands. He is a purpose-driven leader who has succeeded in concentrated ownership (PE & VC) models and as an officer in a large, public company. Jim is an employee enabler with a history of building high performing, customer centric teams who have endured to make lasting impacts on their organization’s success.

His passion for the mechanical services sector grew from his time as an area general manager with Johnson Controls, and then during his time as the leader of North American distribution for Trane Commercial Systems/Hussmann. Jim also played key roles as the industrial division president of the world’s fastest growing filtration company, Filtration Group Corp. He was the president of the residential and industrial divisions of SunPower Corporation and the passionate CEO of the landmark Silicon Valley based grid scale energy storage start-up, EnerVault.

Jim’s career began in the military and commercial aerospace markets where he was employed by Bearing Inspection Incorporated and AlliedSignal Aerospace. Jim received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Beginning in 2020, The Arcticom Group rebranded PMC-Southwest, Market Refrigeration, and KIC as TAG Refrigeration. The combination of these great companies allows us to better utilize the amazing talent in each business, to more efficiently meet the needs of our customers. Additionally, these changes will result in better response times, expanded geographic coverage and, greater capacity in our contracting businesses.

Since 1981, CT Control Temp has specialized in providing refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, and building control services to commercial clients in Vancouver, British Columbia and its surrounding regions. From new equipment installations to preventative maintenance and service to custom-designed solutions, CT Control Temp offers a comprehensive range of services, all delivered with professionalism, efficiency, and the highest level of customer service.

Relying on more than 25 years of experience, Precision Refrigeration has been providing commercial refrigeration, as well as residential and commercial HVAC services, to customers in Victoria, British Columbia. With installation, preventative maintenance, and 24/7 emergency service, Precision Refrigeration offers a complete selection of refrigeration and HVAC services, coupled with a commitment to deliver the highest quality of work and customer satisfaction with fair and transparent pricing.

CTR Refrigeration and Food Equipment Ltd. (CTR Refrigeration) has been proudly serving Calgary, Edmonton, and the neighboring communities in Alberta since 2000. Offering design, engineering, installation, preventative maintenance and service for commercial refrigeration and HVAC systems, CTR Refrigeration provides a full range of efficient and innovative solutions for liquor and grocery stores, butcher shops, breweries, and other commercial clients.

Based in Denver, Colorado, and originally established in 2006 as a general contracting company, Victory Construction and Refrigeration Inc. is now a full-service mechanical contractor. Providing a comprehensive range of commercial solutions, including new construction, remodels, refrigeration and HVAC installation and service, plumbing and drain installation, masonry, concrete, carpentry, store fixtures and more, Victory offers clients trusted, dependable, quality service.

Since 1997, Chiller Systems Service (CSS) has been serving metropolitan Denver and the Colorado Front Range with best-value, turnkey commercial and industrial HVAC solutions that optimize system performance and efficiencies for overall savings. Dedicated to quick and reliable service, attention to detail, transparency, and professionalism, CSS is proud to enjoy many long-standing customer relationships, including several with Fortune 500® companies.

Pro-Tec Refrigeration was established in 1985 in Glendale, Arizona, as a commercial and industrial refrigeration contractor and service provider to the greater Phoenix area. Since its founding, Pro-Tec Refrigeration has transitioned to a full-service mechanical contractor, expanding its services to incorporate commercial, industrial and residential solutions, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, controls/automation, general contracting and commercial kitchen equipment. In addition, Pro-Tec Refrigeration has broadened its service region throughout Arizona and into neighboring states.

Founded in 1993, Refrigeration Unlimited (RUI) is a full-service mechanical contractor serving the Northwestern United States. Originally a commercial refrigeration contractor, RUI has expanded over time, adding services that include HVAC, high-voltage electrical systems, EMS controls, industrial refrigeration and general contracting. Dedicated to providing reliable service and quality solutions that feature the latest industry advancements, RUI is the partner of choice for many large and small businesses.

In 1953, A&J Refrigeration began supplying commercial equipment to supermarkets and businesses in San Luis Obispo County on California’s Central Coast. The company’s personal approach and commitment to providing client-specific solutions became well-known and trusted. Today, A&J Refrigeration remains family-run and provides the latest in equipment and comprehensive service to a diverse group of clients throughout the Central Coast region.

Founded in 2000, MSR Mechanical began as a structural and refrigeration mechanical contractor. MSR has since grown into an industry-leading specialty mechanical project and service contractor, handling many of the most challenging projects in commercial and industrial refrigeration throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Based in Garden Grove, California, RACE Engineering is a union contractor serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties and the surrounding areas since 1989. Unlike many refrigeration contractors, RACE Engineering professionals are trained to service, install and custom-design ammonia refrigeration systems. The RACE team also provides service and installation for freon refrigeration, HVAC and energy management systems as well as electric, pneumatic and electronic control systems.

Tomco Mechanical

Serving the New York Metro area and beyond for more than three decades, Tomco Mechanical Corporation is an established leader for commercial HVACR service and installation. Committed to client-centric service, Tomco Mechanical enjoys the loyalty of a diverse client base of both small and large supermarkets, big box retailers, and distributors.

Market Equipment

With more than 58 years in the industry, Market Equipment understands how to address commercial refrigeration needs with lasting solutions. Delivering comprehensive and streamlined commercial and industrial refrigeration solutions, electrical services, and installation, Market Equipment enjoys the confidence and loyalty of both small independent grocers and international brands across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Utah.

TAG Technician Intern Program

Open House

Come take a look inside North America’s preeminent mechanical services leader. Take a tour inside our Technician Training Center, hear about our career-defining Technician Internship Program, grab a complimentary, lunch and some excellent TAG swag!

RSVP: Wednesday, September 13th 2023

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Students session
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Complimentary lunch
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Faculty Staff session

The Arcticom Group
Technician Training Center
3675 DeForest Circle
Jurupa Valley, CA 91752