Upon successful completion of an apprenticeship program, Journey-Level HVAC Technicians install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems with little or no supervision.
Journey-Level HVAC Technicians utilize their five-years of education and on-the-job training to ensure successful operation, maintenance, repair and installation of HVAC equipment in commercial buildings and industrial plants including healthcare, process manufacturing facilities, education institutions, and office complexes. The commercial environment provides the Journey-Level Technician job diversity, ranging from new facility set-ups to existing facility retro-fits, and the opportunity to work with the latest technology on large centrifugal chillers, split systems, boilers, pumps, air handler units, piping, heat exchangers and associated equipment. Journey-Level Technicians gain a strong understanding of electrical technology and digital controls in order to install the electrical and electronic equipment for the HVAC systems.
▸ Test & Balance Technician
This advancement may require specialized training and certification..
▸ Stationary Engineer
This advancement requires post-secondary training..
▸ Commercial Service Manager
Strong knowledge of HVAC/R and strong leadership and management skills would facilitate this move..
▸ Equipment Manufacturer Representative
This advancement requires specialized manufacturer training..
▸ Code Inspector
Certification and licensing in most likely needed to advance here..
▸ Commissioning Specialist
This move requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or significant HVAC/R experience..
▸ Energy Analyst
A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field and in-depth knowledge of HVAC/R is required..
▸ Project Manager
This advance will likely require a bachelor’s degree and/or significant HVAC/R experience..
▸ Building Automation Systems Technician
A degree in Building Automation Systems Technology would support this move..