HVAC As A Career
Posted On: July 07, 2016
Have you considered turning to the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) field as a career choice? Employment in the HVAC field is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for other occupations.
You may not be entirely familiar with what HVAC technicians do, HVAC technicians are those who come to your home when you call your local heating and cooling company to come fix your air conditioner. Once on site, they install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling systems.
A day in the life of an HVAC technician usually looks something like this:
- Troubleshooting the source of the problem to determine repairs
- Repair or replace defective or broken down parts
- Inspect and maintain heating and cooling equipment
- Install electrical wiring and controls
- Connect air conditioners/furnaces to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, etc.
- Install or repair HVAC systems
- Clean ducts
- Replace filters
- Check refrigerant levels.
It’s easy to take indoor comfort for granted, but it’s HVAC technicians who keep systems running day and night. In addition to the skills needed above HVAC technicians must adhere to government regulations regarding handling and recycling refrigerants, including the proper handling of various other fluids and pressurized gases.
Some HVAC technicians also have a sales aspect built into their role. Helping to sell service contracts and the like.
If you are currently in the HVAC field or looking to jumpstart your career, like working with people, have a mechanical aptitude, and problem solving skills we here at Genz-Ryan have career opportunities available for you. We are looking for HVAC service technicians, installers, and helpers.
To work as an HVAC helper, no prior experience is required. HVAC service technicians and installers, we are looking for those capable of diagnosing, troubleshooting, or installing air conditioners, gas furnaces, and heat pumps. You must be EPA certified. Certification is a plus. Valid MN drivers license is a must.
We’ll train those with no prior HVAC skills to become HVAC technicians.
To learn more about HVAC careers and employment opportunities in the Minneapolis/Burnsville area feel free to reach out to us.