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HVAC TECHNICIAN

If you like to...

  • Use complex thinking to find & implement solutions?

  • Understand how things work and how to fix them?

  • Use strength and coordination on the job?

  • Respond quickly to restore comfort?

...then a career as a HVAC technician might be for you!

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WHAT IT TAKES

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalency

  • Apprenticeship

  • Trade or vocational school (some online programs available)

 

SKILLS

  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solver

  • Math skills

  • Team player

  • Physical strength & stamina

  • Communication skills

  • Customer service skills

 

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WHO WE ARE

HVAC Technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Many HVAC technicians opt to specialize in areas such as commercial refrigeration, climate control, or air quality and transfer, while others are experts in all aspects of HVAC design and implementation.

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WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Residential and/or commercial sites

  • Indoor and/or outdoor

  • Sometimes work in inclement weather

  • Cramped spaces

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WORK SCHEDULE

  • Schedule may include:

       Evenings | Weekends | Holidays | Over-time

 

WHAT WE DO

  • Install, maintain, & repair entire HVAC systems

  • Use welding equipment to connect piping

  • Work with hand & power tools

  • Test for leaks in HVAC systems

  • Read blueprints

  • Prepare cost estimates

WHERE DO WE WORK

  • Self-employed

  • Residential construction

  • Commercial construction

  • Manufacturing

AVERAGE SALARY:

$53,410

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