Interested in becoming an HVACR service tech?
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Service Technicians install, maintain and repair heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
These technicians also perform essential work to improve energy efficiency.
The demand for this expertise is predicted to grow by more than 30 percent in the next several years.
Men and women who desire to become journeymen HVACR technicians are required to go through the UA Local 100 five-year registered apprenticeship program. Aspiring HVACR technicians, who already have industry experience, may be able to complete the training program in less time, depending on their skill set and level of industry education and experience.
HVACR technician apprentices earn while they learn. This means they go to work and receive on-the-job training, where they learn the day-to-day duties of the job from highly skilled and experienced journeymen HVACR technicians. Local 100 apprentices earn a good wage and high quality benefits while working.
Besides the on-the-job training, they also receive in-person classroom instruction at the Training Center from experienced instructors. This supplemental education teaches important concepts used on the jobsite and can also involve lab time as well. Apprentices also use this time to gain industry-leading OSHA safety certifications.
In addition to safety certifications, plumbers earn other industry certifications to make them more employable by allowing them to work on more jobsites or do specific work. After completing the Local 100 apprenticeship program and becoming journeymen, HVACR technicians are strongly encouraged to further their education by regularly taking upgrade classes to maintain or expand their certifications and ensure they are up-to-date with the industry’s latest technological advancements.
HVACR technicians are vital to the Dallas area. These tradesmen and tradeswomen are responsible for regulating indoor environments by installing, repairing and maintaining HVACR systems in a number of sectors. As such, HVACR technicians work both indoors and outdoors in many different settings: