Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.
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- Air Conditioner or Furnace Gas Appliance Mechanic
- Air Conditioning Service Technician
- Air Conditioning Specialist
- Air Conditioning Technician (AC Tech)
- Attic Fans Mechanic
- Baseboard Heating Installer
- Blower Installer
- Blower Mechanic
- Duct Cleaner
- Install, connect, and adjust thermostats, humidistats and timers, using hand tools.
- Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
- Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.
- Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water, or refrigerant source, to form complete circuit.
- Reassemble and test equipment following repairs.
- Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
- Lay out and connect electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using electrician's hand tools.
- Obtain and maintain required certifications.
- Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area.
- Inspect and test systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications or to detect and locate malfunctions.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.
- 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.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- 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.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- 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.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in Washington was $51,340.00 with most people making between $32,010.00 and $75,250.00
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 6,410 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 6,890 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have about 48 openings due to growth and about 102 replacement openings for approximately 150 total annual openings.
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collegeCentral Alabama Community College
collegeOkefenokee Technical College
majorHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
collegeHarrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
majorConstruction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
collegeLawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
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majorHeating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
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