What is an HVAC / Mechanical Equipment Serviceperson?
The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) or mechanical equipment serviceperson installs, services and repairs industrial, commercial, residential refrigeration, air conditioning, heating equipment, motors, compressors, temperature controls, circulating/ventilating equipment and control circuits according to blueprints and engineering specifications.
The HVAC / mechanical equipment serviceperson is responsible for maintaining numerous pieces of equipment, diagnosing problems, and taking corrective action when necessary.
How to Prepare for the Trade
- Knowledge of general math – algebra, geometry, trigonometry
- Knowledge of general science – chemistry and physics
- Drafting, blueprint reading, and mechanical drawing
- Welding, metal, and machine shop
Apprenticeship training for an HVAC / mechanical equipment serviceperson includes everything from basic shop and heating to electrical codes and gas & oil controls. The five-year training program through the Piping Industry allows apprentices to obtain 8,500 hours of on-the-job training under the direction of a professional HVAC or mechanical equipment serviceperson while earning a competitive wage.
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