What is a HVAC Service Technician?
A heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) technician installs, maintains, and repairs systems that control the temperature, humidity and general air quality in the buildings in which we live, work, and play. HVAC systems consist of many mechanical, electrical, and electronic components such as motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, and switches. Technicians must be able to maintain, diagnose, and correct problems throughout the entire system by adjusting system controls and testing the system’s performance with special tools and equipment.
How do I prepare for the trade?
The following will be helpful:
- General math, algebra and geometry
- General science
- Drafting, blueprint reading
- Welding, metal and machine shop
How do I qualify?
- Must be 18 years of age by date of employment
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Drafting and blueprint reading
- Welding- metal and machine shop
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Have dependable transportation
- Be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
- Pass a drug test
What are the program specifics?
- Length of the program – 5 years
- Probationary period – 1 year
- Minimum of 246 hours of classroom related training each year
- Starting pay – 50% of journeyman wage
- We currently have a partnership with several community colleges that will allow apprentices to receive college credits working toward a two-year Associates Degree.
Where Do I Apply?Joint Apprentice Training Program Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 502 2335 Millers Lane Louisville, KY 40216 (502) 778-3380