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08-09-2005, 08:16 AM
Do to injuries received in a accident my heavy lifting(as in compressor changeout)days are over. I am wanting to move into control work. I have 21 yrs experience as a commercial service tech. with a fair amount of pneumatic control work. Looking for input on the best way to go about retraining. Thanks in advance for any help
[Edited by kbr58 on 08-09-2005 at 08:32 AM]
08-09-2005, 04:57 PM
You might want to check in with a local branch of one of the larger controls companies like JCI... They always have tons of money to throw away on training new guys on their systems.
08-12-2005, 10:34 PM
Good luck! There is definitely age discrimination. Companies want to train young guys so they are around for a while (if they can keep them). I see a lot of assumtion that older techs don't know anything about computers.
08-26-2005, 05:10 PM
Pneumatic control experience is a big help in grasping DDC strategies. I ran service for 14 years before I got into it. My pneumatics helped tremendously.
When you do get a job, be prepared for a lot of at home study, learning whatever system your company uses. It'll be worth it.
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