HVAC MECHANIC

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

CAREER DETAILS

Salary: $26,000 – $60,000

Education: Community College/On-the-Job Training

  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
  • Discuss heating or cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.
  • Connect heating or air conditioning equipment to fuel, water, or refrigerant source to form complete circuit.
  • Install, connect, or adjust thermostats, humidistats, or timers.

*This list of tasks may not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

*This list of skills may not encompass all skills that may be applicable to this job.

Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

*This list of knowledge may not encompass all education that may be applicable to this job.

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