General employment advice
Been hanging around here for a little over a year now and made some connections and gotten good advice. Many of you my know I work for a small school system in Tennessee as the only part time food service tech. I do some side jobs now and again but the area I live in is very rural. As such most of tje equipment I serviceis very old and not subject ro much change.
I have considered employment with a service company, two issues arise, (at least in my own mind). The first being my relative lack of overall experience. While I am very comfortable trouble shooting, reading schematics and wire diagrams, I just don’t see a wide variety of equipment and worry that a company wouldn’t care to hire a mid 50’s green tech even though I may be a little more responsible and have a stronger work ethic than some of my younger peers.
Secondly, all the job postings I’ve seen want you to have alot of HVAC/R experiance. While I do hold an EPA type 1 and 2 certification, ( I made the decision to forgo universal so the school system couldn’t rope me into helping service thier chillers as my maintenance and facilities maintenance are seperate departments). I do have some basic hvac skills.
It’s always been my understanding that we usually break ourselves down into hot side and cold side, am I just not seeing and hot side jobs? Does anyone know of a Middle Tennessee area company wanting hot side peiple. Its not that I’m unhappy with the school, but I feel like I am going stale. For what it’s worth, I believe in education and continued education. So On that note and for what it’s worth I am CFESA certified in electric and should be certified for gas by February.
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