Good morning property management and real estate professionals! Are you curious about the heroes that keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems running smoothly? Look no further! In this post, we’ll dive into the world of HVAC maintenance technicians and the vital role they play in both commercial and residential real estate companies.
HVAC maintenance technicians are a fascinating breed of professionals who need both technical and soft skills to excel in their role. They’re like a mix of Sherlock Holmes and MacGyver, able to diagnose and fix complex HVAC issues while maintaining great customer service skills.
So, what does it take to become an HVAC maintenance technician? Well, first, you need to complete a technical training program or apprenticeship that usually takes around 6-12 months. During this time, you’ll learn all about electrical systems, refrigeration, and air conditioning. And hey, you’ll even get a certificate from a recognized organization, such as the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification, to prove you’re a pro!
But wait, there’s more! An HVAC maintenance technician also needs to have Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal certification. This certification ensures they can handle and dispose of refrigerants safely and responsibly.
So, what are the daily duties of an HVAC maintenance technician? Well, it depends on whether they work in commercial or residential real estate companies. In commercial real estate, these superheroes are responsible for keeping the HVAC systems running smoothly in large buildings like hospitals, schools, and offices. In contrast, their residential real estate counterparts keep the HVAC systems humming along in single-family homes, apartments, and condos. They perform routine maintenance tasks such as changing filters, cleaning coils, and lubricating motors. And if something goes wrong, they’re on the case to diagnose and repair the issue.
But let’s not sugarcoat it – hiring an HVAC maintenance technician is not easy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is a shortage of qualified candidates in the industry, and the employment of HVAC technicians is only expected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029. Additionally, those looking to hire HVAC technicians should know that background checks, drug screens, and high turnover rates make it even tougher for employers.
But don’t worry, we’ve got a solution! TalentWoo’s recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) solution can help real estate companies find the right HVAC maintenance technician. Our team of real estate recruiters will source and recruit qualified candidates, saving our real estate clients both time and money. With TalentWoo’s RPO solution, you can rest easy knowing you have the best of the best.
So there you have it, folks! HVAC maintenance technicians may not wear capes, but they’re often considered the unsung heroes of the real estate industry. If you need help finding the right technician, give TalentWoo a call at 480-413-9400 for a consultation.