HVAC technician job description and profile

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and air-conditioning. A HVAC technician is a person who works on controlling the temperature or climate of indoor paces by installing and maintaining machines that cause HVAC functions.

HVAC technician job duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of HVAC technician job are:

  • Installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning devices in an indoor  place
  • Regular inspection of the devices to see that they are working optimally
  • Find out and repair problems erupting in heaters, refrigerators and other heating and cooling devices
  • Sale of HVAC equipment
  • Reading and understanding the wiring of the building in order to install the equipment
  • Maintaining the devices and equipments used to install HVAC devices
  • Recommending purchase of necessary equipment

HVAC technician job skills and specifications

The skills and specifications of a HVAC technician are:

  • A sound knowledge about various devices that perform HVAC functions
  • A sound knowledge about the tools and other equipment needed to install and repair HVAC systems
  • A sound knowledge of systems that are used to control HVAC devices like remote controls, handsets and laptops
  • A sound knowledge of mechanical functions like welding, soldering, fabrication and brazing
  • Ability to travel long distances to service clients
  • Ability to read building plans and figure out the best method to install HVAC
  • Good analytical thinking and communication skills

HVAC technician job education and qualifications

The education and qualifications of a HVAC technician are:

  • A licence and a certification course from a recognized source in HVAC management. The course can either be taken in the form of an apprentice program with on the job training. Community programs also offer HVAC course. Trade schools are another option for training.

HVAC technician job salary

The salary of a HVAC technician varies between $10 and $30 per hour.