I have been working in the HVAC industry since 1988, that’s 30 years of ‘wrecked knuckle’ work. I have my:
- Red Seal status as a Sheet Metal Technician
- General Gas Fitters Ticket
- HRAI Certification to handle Refrigerant
Since 1998 I have been working as an HVAC Service Technician. That’s almost 20 years of learning to install and service everything from residential to commercial equipment. Most of those years I spent working with, and learning from one of the best Tech’s in the Saskatoon area. Evening seminars, courses on the fundamentals of Air Conditioning, troubleshooting Air Conditioning and Heating systems, classes in ‘on demand’ water heating systems, and hydronic heating systems. And don’t forget a hundred ‘Beer and Pizza nights’ at the wholesalers!
In many of my recent years, part of my job was to train apprentices on the installation and service of an assortment of heating and cooling products. This has given me the skills to be able to communicate the ‘why, and the how to’ of the installation, maintenance, and the service of those products.
Being a Service Technician has been both challenging, and rewarding, and I believe that through continued training, mentoring, and good technical support, anyone can overcome their fears, and conquer any mechanical problem. A friend, and fellow technician told me years ago … ‘It’s just a mechanical piece of equipment Kevin, don’t let it beat you.’ So, I learn the equipment, what it’s supposed to do, how it’s wired … and then I conquer.
I am a Service Technician, and I’m proud to be one.
Interested in a new career in training others to do what you love to do?