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10-15-2007, 08:09 PM
Anyone here work for Georgia Trane? How is it working for them? Hows the pay and benefits? I am interested in them because I work on a bunch of trane units at my present company and enjoy it. I know they are needing techs bad. Do they have a high turnover?
10-16-2007, 12:02 AM
Apply there. Then go interview them. It goes both ways.
10-16-2007, 05:33 AM
theyTranewash you!!! They have lost about30 techs in the last 4 years. They are only concerned about making a dollar not about the coustomer or you. most of their chiller work has gone to Georgia chillers services.The techs they have now are divided into light commercial or chillers. They give you 4 weeks paid time off but expect you to work 240 hours of overtime a year. There is better companies in atlanta or the state to work for. The pay is not even that good. the best move you will ever make is not going there!!!!!
10-17-2007, 05:13 PM
Take CTVs advice and stay away. Their turn around is horrible and there are reasons. You are posting about several different companies, what are you looking for? Are you a chiller gorilla, split system gypsy, computer room nomad or the ever popular pretty boy controls man? Tell us what your skills are and what you want and maybe someone will have an idea.
10-17-2007, 11:16 PM
Hey mods you can delete my post now. lol :o
10-31-2007, 08:21 AM
Do you have access to old trane fan curves?
11-07-2007, 10:30 PM
is georgia trane union or nonunion?
11-08-2007, 04:46 PM
11-08-2007, 05:26 PM
u know any Trane companies or companies that specialize in Trane in Atlanta?
also are you in the union local 72?
11-09-2007, 03:52 PM
yes i'm a member of local72.If you want light to medium rooftop and splits systems try Shumate.They are non union. If you want union then go with McKenny's.Both Of these companies do alot of Trane equipment. If you want to do Chillers then Georgia Chiller Services would be the place.They are union.
11-09-2007, 08:54 PM
thanks for the reply
Do you consider local 72 "strong" ? People have been telling me unions in the south are not strong.
How long have you been in the local 72?
How long does it normally take to receive the interview notification in the mail?
I'm trying to join the local 72. Should I apply first at the union hall OR go straight
to the Union contractors in the area and apply?? I don't want to have to wait for the union hall to find me a job or wait till class starts.
also I don't want to be a 1st year apprentice since I actually have some experience. Have you taken the test for advancement? If so, What can I expect on the test?
11-10-2007, 08:08 AM
I would try to go thru a contractor and get them to help you get in.If you are an apprentice it may be hard to do.The apprentices are going to school one day a week and are being payed for this. What are you looking for and what can you work on and how long? If you have more than 5 years most of the time the contractor will take you to the hall and pay you fee for you.About $500 and you are good to go.If you let me know you skills I'll be able to tell you where you might try apply.The companys I mentioned early are only a few. There are more union jobs than non in atlanta in then commercial market. The 72 is very strong here and they also have other parts of the state as well. i'll check into the school for you.
11-13-2007, 12:43 PM
i have mostly experience in residential. 2 years to be exact.
i'm actually interested in commercial and maybe industrial which i have no experience in. So they may make me be an apprentice. which is cool.
i'm open to non-union also.
i'm very interested in McKenny's too. I checked out the Schools website already.
the lady told me class starts in April.
If you have anymore information or advice, please share. Appreciate it!
Do you have an email????
11-20-2007, 10:05 PM
do you know if the union give annuity and pension? what about 401k?
11-24-2007, 02:42 PM
you get an annuity of $1.50 per hour and your retirement is $110.00 per month per year of service.There is no 401k thru the union but most of the bigger shops offer them seperately. Our shop will also match up to a given amount.(The annuity is your money to invest but only in their plan)
11-24-2007, 02:46 PM
right now you get $1.50 per hour in an annuity fund. You also get $110.00 per month per year of service. There is no 401k unless the company offers it.
11-25-2007, 12:12 AM
the $110 is put into a retirement fund?? or given to us to spend however we want? is the 110 accumulated from the $1.50 u mentioned or separate?
is the union due still $26 a month plus 1.5% ?
what is the working assessment for (1.5%)???
are you an apprentice or journeyman?
do you personally have a 401k with your employer?
what do u think about 401k vs IRA??
11-25-2007, 12:42 AM
do i need a truck to "survive" ( not get laid-off) in the local 72?
i've been reading the board and some said u need a truck or u will get laid off.
11-25-2007, 08:44 AM
The $110 per month comes from the retirement fund for every member. You will be vested at 5 years.This money will increase as the contract changes.The next contract might have $115.00 per month per year.This doesn't mean someone retiring today will get that amount. They may have worked some years with only $17.00 in the fund. The annuity is you money . They can't touch it but you have to use the company they select for you investment. You decide how to invest it.Right now out of the paycheck it is dues;1.5% assesments;2% I then go to the hall and pay$27.00per month. The death assesment is $5.00 per.AS far as the truck deal i'm not sure what you are talking about.They are probably talking about construction side but service is different.usually every man has his own truck.This includes apprentices.To get laid off in service you would have to commit a deadly sin or have a bad driving record.I've seen some really bad tech's and they, still have jobs working for some top companys.Are you in this area now or looking to move here? What is your skill level? If you are looking to move here you better figure a hour a day or more travel each way. I've been in atlanta 11 years and the traffic is only getting worse! You may also want to bring you own water!!!! We may not have any when you get here!! just kidding.
11-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Do you get paid travel time?? Does it vary from company to company to get travel time? who do u work for ? if you dont mind me asking.........
i'm looking to move there. actually ive even thought about bringing some drinking water. LOL .
i only have a couple years experience in residential/light commercial. most likely ill start as a 1st year apprentice. we'll see...
11-26-2007, 05:19 AM
you get travel time when you are on call but not on during regular hours.The 1.5 hours could be 35 to 40 miles.We may go to south ga. or north ga. so yes but we usually leave in enough time to make it a 8 hour day.But that depends on the company.We have one tech that drives almost 2 hours each way on his own time.You may work near your home some days.Usually i can be home in 40 to 60 minutes depending on which side of town your on. You do not want to live in the city!!!!!!!That is unless you are rich are want to get robbed.!!! The city loves it's thugs and homeless.
11-26-2007, 07:42 AM
so each morning you go to the shop or go straight to the jobsite? are you a journeyman or apprentice? it would be crazy if i worked as your apprentice if you're a journeyman.
11-26-2007, 07:43 AM
also about the 1.5 pecent assessment, can you explain to me what that is for?
is it 1.5 plus 2.0 , so 3.5percent in dues right? whats the 2.0 for?
11-26-2007, 05:00 PM
good question. I think the assessment is for golf lessons for the business agents.I'm not really sure but I know some goes to the united association,some goes to a target fund to buy down jobs that the nonunion shops bid on and some goes to the "damacrats" without our approval. The apprentices go to school one day week for 8 hours. Some of this assessment goes to pay the student's and the instructors and their fringes.I did find out this morning that an app. is required to have transportation. The only thing I can think of is when they went to this one day a week school the contractors will not let the app. drive the company truck.This was in protest to the changes and the fact they are not working that day so they are not covered under worker comp. Overall it is still the best deal right now than the nonunion shops. The last tech we hired got a $12.00 per hour raise and did not have to pay $4800.00 a year for insurance.
11-27-2007, 09:36 PM
well im positive that i read one posts where the person said the companies wont hire you if u drive a car bc they want u to carry their stuff or deliver equipment for free.
and even if you drive a truck and u refuse to do it for the company you will get benched. thats what i read. i thought that was crazy.
12.00 raise? hell of a raise! now only if u would tell me where you work http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/images/icons/icon14.gif
11-28-2007, 05:35 AM
whats the overtime policy within the local 72? does it vary from company to company?
12-04-2007, 04:50 PM
try captial city mechanical services non union great benefits etc
12-14-2007, 02:25 PM
you have any other companies that u would recommend on the union side?
12-21-2007, 03:45 PM
do you guys know any residential companies that are good to work for? atlanta area.
12-21-2007, 04:08 PM
Try shumate They are a big trane dealer doing both resid, and commerc. They have about 550 employees.Capital city is good,all comm. United maintenance is another good outfit.Ga. trane is sinking fast!!!! We can't even keep up with who is leaving they are going so fast. Did you try mckenny's?They are a big outfit.Malloy and evans. Batchlor and kimball is another good place. The last three are union.
12-21-2007, 04:54 PM
daygo feel free to chime in.
01-26-2008, 07:06 PM
Don't forget to check with Comfort Systems USA.
01-29-2008, 03:57 PM
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