HVAC Service Technician Guidelines and Tips

Posted on 07 July 2015

​It’s summer, and you know what that means, it’s getting hot! The need for Service Technicians is increasing. If you’re an HVAC Service Technician in need of a new position or you’re just simply looking for career growth, here’s how you can stand out amongst your peers. 

 In the HVAC Service field, there are many routes you can go in your career. Whether industrial, commercial, or residential, it’s essential to highlight your accomplishments within your resume. When a potential employer, recruiter, or hiring manager comes across your resume, they spend a total of 1 minute or less screen-lining your resume to see if you’re an excellent fit for the job. Therefore, you must emphasize your skill-set within your resume.

Key points to include in your resume:

  • Explicitly state if you’re more on the residential, industrial or commercial side.

  • The size of package units you have worked on --- the bigger the tons, the better!

  • How much knowledge do you have of the following equipment:

    • VRF systems

    • VAVs

    • Air controlled chillers and centrifugal water chillers

    • Refrigeration experience

Extra information to include:

  • The trade school that you attended.

  • EPA Certification

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Technicians commonly switch jobs due to work slowing down. Stable work history is a big plus amongst large mechanical contractors.

  • Union or non-union.

 As your job hunt ensues, take the time to update and perfect your resume as it’ll help you find a position faster. Companies are drawn to critical points in resumes, so remember to draw attention to your skills and work experience!

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