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What you can expect to find. HVAC Jobs include all kinds of different qualifications. Here is a typical job description by an employer:
Operates, maintains, repairs, and installs refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, systems of various makes and models. Operates, inspects, and adjusts equipment to test for proper functioning. Troubleshoots equipment to locate the source of malfunctions or defects.
Repairs and modifies a variety of air conditioning equipment and systems for regulated climatic conditions
Interprets electronic schematics, diagrams, and blueprints
Traces and locates defects to determine the type and extent of repair needed
Selects the proper tools and testing devices and accomplishes repairs according to accepted trade practices
Conducts tours to insure proper operation of HVAC equipment on a regular basis.
Performs Preventive Maintenance on all HVAC equipment
Employs a basic knowledge of the principles and theories of the refrigeration cycle, temperature measurement, and the properties of several refrigerants including domestic air conditioning units and systems
Employs a knowledge of the refrigeration cycle in a variety of systems to accomplish visual, aural, and mechanical checks for proper temperature of air conditioned spaces, operation of different units of the refrigeration cycle, proper oil levels, universal noises, overheated bearings, loose connections, faulty insulation, frayed or loosed belts, gaskets, pumps, and other similar defects
Replaces major components such as cooling units, compressors, condensers, expansion valves, floats, valves, thermostats, and drive assemblies
Services power sources, tightens connections, makes splices, insulates exposed wires, cleans and lubricates moving parts, and performs tests for proper operations
Repairs or replaces high-pressure piping
Prepares surfaces and paints exposed areas
Repairs and modifies a variety of heating equipment and systems
Employs a basic knowledge of the principles and theories of the heating cycle, temperature measurement
Replaces major components such as expansion valves, floats, valves, thermostats, and drive assemblies
Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves
Drives vehicles as necessary to perform duties
Performs after hour, weekend and emergency call back services as required
Performs other duties as assigned or directed
HVAC Training Career Fields
HVAC Training can provide you with the basic knowledge and know how to begin a career in the field. However, there are many different fields of expertise that you can qualify for. There is no limit or ceilings. Some of the HVAC Training you will receive can lead you into many different fields of study. Below is a short list of just a few types of fields or titles you can obtain after furthering your HVAC training.
– HVAC Service Technician
– HVAC Mechanical Engineer
– HVAC Refrigeration Technician
– HVAC Mechanic
– HVAC Installation Mechanic
– HVAC Maintenance Technician
– HVAC Project Engineer
– HVAC Design Engineer
– HVAC Sales Engineer
Of course there are many different types that are not mentioned but I think you get the feel of what exactly your HVAC Training can do for you as you expound on your career. Many think of a HVAC Technician as simply as going to someone’s home and checking out their air conditioner and making them cool once again and although that market is one of the best markets to enter, by furthering your education you can progress yourself up the ladder. The jobs opportunities within the field are many and with your HVAC Training you can find opportunities almost anywhere throughout the nation and even throughout the world. The need for this type of training and expertise will always be around and it is always changing by the addition of new refrigerants to the latest in logic controls.