An HVAC control systems technician is usually hired by companies working in the HVAC industry. Most employers are not looking for any higher education, although some companies may prefer a candidate with a high school diploma or equivalent. Most employers do, however, require that applicants have anywhere from two to five years of experience in the field, working with HVAC systems. The employee should also be able to carry as much as 50 pounds. Additionally, he or she may be required to work in confined spaces or to climb ladders, and they should have a driver's license. It would also be helpful to have a good working knowledge on how to use various hand tools. The HVAC control systems technician can work alone or may be assigned one or more partners for a task.
They will be expected to provide maintenance and support for HVAC control systems, including performing on-site repairs. They may also be required to draw up blueprints or sketches to show a client outcomes of projects. The technician will be expected to have a good knowledge of safety standards and to be willing to adhere to any additional company requirements. The HVAC technician will also be responsible for acquiring the materials needed for each assignment. The HVAC control systems technician will be expected to travel to different sites to perform needed troubleshooting, usually in a local area near the company. They will usually report to a direct supervisor or a lead technician.
HVAC Control Systems Technician Tasks
Troubleshoot, fix and update HVAC systems and associated controls.
Download, update and verify software accuracy.
Calibrate and test HVAC systems and controls, documenting findings.
Work with clients to explain and rectify problems and to update equipment.
Read, update and interpret plans, blueprints and other documentation.