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HVAC Service Tech Installation

Do you have a good balance of technical and mechanical skills? Does understanding how Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems work and trouble-shooting problems sound interesting? Consider a career in HVAC!

What is It?

HVAC Service Tech Installation roles are typically entry level roles that involve learning how to install and maintain HVAC systems. The HVAC industry is a diverse field that can lead to open doors leading to several different HVAC career paths. The HVAC industry can provide opportunities to work in areas like High-Voltage A/C & D/C, Low-Voltage A/C & D/C, Gas, Oil, Propane, Refrigerants, Plumbing, Masonry, Carpentry, Computers, Ductwork, and Sheet Metal.

Training Opportunities

EPA Refrigerant Certification (Universal Preferably), NATE (North American Technician Excellence), CSST Pipe, Classroom Training on Specific Product I.E.

Equipment Used

Multi-Meter, 6-in-1 /11-in-1 Screwdriver, Refrigerant Gauges, Nut Drivers, Wrenches

Other Types of Positions

Service: PM Tech | Level I Jr. Service Tech| Level II Service Tech | Level III Senior Service Tech. Installation: Jr. Installer | Level II Installer | Lead Installer
Potential Hourly Wages

$16 to $21

Entry Level

Tasks May Include

Service: Will ride along with a Level III Service Technician for approx. 1yr learning the service side of the industry. They will be focusing heavily on PM work (cleaning of the HVAC systems) to move their way to becoming a PM Tech.

Installation: Will be paired up with a lead HVAC installer where they will learn how to properly install HVAC equipment. They will start off focusing on setting equipment and to help make connections to the equipment.

Challenging Stereotypes

Women are Making a Difference

Women now make up 10.9% of the construction industry and the numbers continue to climb. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the pay gap in the construction industry is the lowest in any U.S. industry.