Job Description: HVAC JOBS
HVAC technicians, who work in industrial, commercial, or residential settings, are needed to meet increasing demand in Canada to install and maintain equipment, especially new energy efficient products.
HVAC technicians and technologists work in homes, businesses, and industries where heating and cooling equipment is located. They often must commute to the job site if they are contractors or subcontractors, but may work in plants or commercial locations in conjunction with, or as part of, maintenance staff.
HVAC technicians design, develop, maintain, and test heating, ventilating, and cooling equipment and machinery. They often take equipment apart, troubleshoot problems, and make repairs before reassembling it. Some experienced HVAC professionals may specialise in design, troubleshooting, controls, or some other specialty area.
HVAC professionals can aspire to supervisory positions, move into positions in technical sales, or become drafting technologists and technicians. Those who work for companies or as subcontractors can become self-employed contractors.
HVAC technicians need an understanding of related skills such as plumbing, electrical, and construction, be able to read blueprints, and be familiar with a wide range of tools. They need to be current on building codes and industry standards and practises, including the new green energy trends. Since they often work on equipment throughout a plant or travel to homes or customer sites, HVAC workers should have good communication skills and be able to present a professional image. Those who specialise in design may need computer skills with AutoCad or other design programs, while all HVAC personnel need general computer skills.
Required Skills and Training
HVAC technicians need to complete formal training in mechanical engineering technology at a college or trade school. Usually, they have served an apprenticeship.
Though employers preferred seasoned workers, there are some opportunities for entry-level workers with the required training and apprenticeship.
Skills and Certifications:
HVAC technicians can be licensed through provincial associations after working under supervision for two years. Many employers require certification. The ability to speak both French and English is often required to deal with a diverse customer base.
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