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  1. Email sent.

    Email sent.
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    To get hired at Trane you have to apply on the...

    To get hired at Trane you have to apply on the company website. http://careers.ingersollrand.com/ There you can do a job search and see what's available.

    Transferring from one Trane office to...
  3. Trane

    Trane
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    Dang. I didn't pay a dime for my EPA...

    Dang. I didn't pay a dime for my EPA certification. I didn't pay a dime for my training either, just the cost of books. Another benefit of a union apprenticeship. And the EPA test was a breeze after...
  5. Another reason to not do residential A/C!

    Another reason to not do residential A/C!
  6. Experienced not experianced. just sayin'

    Experienced not experianced.

    just sayin'
  7. dang, that's a lot of being on call. I'm only on...

    dang, that's a lot of being on call. I'm only on call twice a year!
  8. I second what fitzyfitta said. (Now understand...

    I second what fitzyfitta said. (Now understand where I'm coming from, I work for Trane. been there over 8 years.) Trane is a world class company. I never plan on leaving Trane. I have worked for a...
  9. That's great news. Where is "around here"?

    That's great news. Where is "around here"?
  10. Call 305-681-8596. Become a union contractor....

    Call 305-681-8596. Become a union contractor. Have an endless supply of skilled labor.
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    I've forgotten more than I remember!

    I've forgotten more than I remember!
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    Don't you dare! Do not offer to work for free!...

    Don't you dare!

    Do not offer to work for free!

    Do you know what the starting pay is for an airline pilot at a regional airline? Anywhere from $18K to $24K per year. Do you know why it is so...
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    This thread doesn't make sense, and surely...

    This thread doesn't make sense, and surely doesn't belong in the job needed/wanted section.
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    Call this guy:...

    Call this guy: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1515831-looking-for-someone-special
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    Holy cow this is scary stuff. Don't pay for...

    Holy cow this is scary stuff.

    Don't pay for school. Don't even go to a technical school. Unless you want to get stuck doing residential work.

    Do yourself a huge favor, call this number:...
  16. You can make six figures as a chiller tech in the...

    You can make six figures as a chiller tech in the Chicago area. Controls makes less.

    But even being a chiller tech isn't good enough. Today you need to be a "super tech", a guy that can overhaul...
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    Nobody at my shop made over scale after the last...

    Nobody at my shop made over scale after the last contract raise. This was at a factory shop, with over 65 technicians. That says more about the management then it says about the tech.
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    I've been a technician for 23 years. I started as...

    I've been a technician for 23 years. I started as a helper or (pre-apprentice) in the union. I completed a 5 year apprenticeship, and continued to work union. After 20 years, I was making 1$...
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    $265 a month for a family 0$ deductible when you...

    $265 a month for a family
    0$ deductible when you participate in health screenings
    80/20 coverage
    No lifetime limit
    Tax savings through the health savings account
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    Maybe being a RESIDENTIAL A/C tech is a temp job....

    Maybe being a RESIDENTIAL A/C tech is a temp job. When I worked residential as an apprentice, I probably drove home 15 techs in 3 years. They all got fired or quit because they couldn't hack it. It...
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    You'll have to define largest. Largest territory?...

    You'll have to define largest. Largest territory? Largest number of technicians? Largest amount of customers? Largest amount of $ billed?

    I work for Chicago Trane, and used to work for Miami...
  22. I thought most HVAC service guys were out of 597?

    I thought most HVAC service guys were out of 597?
  23. I thought most HVAC service guys were out of 597?

    I thought most HVAC service guys were out of 597?
  24. I heard the opposite. I heard from a guy that...

    I heard the opposite.

    I heard from a guy that works at Honeywell that with the BP refinery project going on in Indiana the hall is empty.

    A good serviceman should have no trouble finding work...
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    what's a G3 or a G2?

    what's a G3 or a G2?
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    What's the name of the company?

    What's the name of the company?
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    Reading comprehension is a lost art.

    Reading comprehension is a lost art.
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    I don't see how I was being arrogant by telling...

    I don't see how I was being arrogant by telling the OP that quality high paying jobs are available in the state that she lives in, and that the company I work for is hiring.
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    That's probably because Trane is union in only a...

    That's probably because Trane is union in only a handful of places.

    Being union used to be very important to me, but it's lower down the list of importance now.
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    Why are you being such as a condescending douche...

    Why are you being such as a condescending douche bag?
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    I wasn't bragging. My point was that in one of...

    I wasn't bragging. My point was that in one of the worst states in the country, jobs are available for very high wages.

    It is up to each and every person to better their own situation. Trane is...
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    I don't live in Chicago either. I'm 30 miles West...

    I don't live in Chicago either. I'm 30 miles West of it. Just sayin' you don't have to move out of state to find work. Unless you hate Illinois.
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    I guess. I work for Trane. We're probably the...

    I guess. I work for Trane. We're probably the only non-union shop in the Chicagoland area, and we're swamped. I'm working 6-12 hours OT every week. More if I wanted to.

    I guess being union isn't...
  34. NATE is silly. Call local union 725 Miami....

    NATE is silly.

    Call local union 725 Miami. Enter the apprenticeship program. Become one of the best trained HVAC technicians in the country.

    http://ua725.org/

    305-681-8596
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    Where in Illinois are you? I just moved to the...

    Where in Illinois are you? I just moved to the Chicago area from Florida and I make more money, work over 40 hours a week, and have a better quality of life than I did in Florida. I make enough money...
  36. Uh yeah. I get 40 hours year round, and in fact,...

    Uh yeah. I get 40 hours year round, and in fact, we are on mandatory overtime now. We need 15% (or more) overtime every week. Last week I got 12 hours OT. This week I've already got 4.

    I normally...
  37. Experienced Trane Technician Needed in Shorewood IL (Chicago Suburbs)

    Ingersoll Rand is growing it's rental business. Trane Rental Services rents equipment from centrifugals and IntelliPaks to Voyagers, RTAA's, RTAC's, CGAM's and Generators.

    Trane rental Services...
  38. If that's where you're comfortable.

    If that's where you're comfortable.
  39. Sort of. I was an apprentice for an 8 man...

    Sort of. I was an apprentice for an 8 man residential light commercial union shop. Apprentices do what they're told.
  40. I give myself just the right amount of credit. I...

    I give myself just the right amount of credit. I worked residential for 5 years. I moved on. I get plenty of credit from my employer every week when I see my paycheck. What I see in my paycheck I...
  41. It's not arrogance it's confidence. If you...

    It's not arrogance it's confidence.

    If you really want to be successful, you make your own opportunities. You don't just sit around and wait for them to fall in your lap, that'll never happen.
  42. Derogatory is a strong word. But what I said is...

    Derogatory is a strong word. But what I said is what everyone who doesn't do residential really thinks. I don't know anyone that enjoys running new ducts under mobile homes or digging ditches for PVC...
  43. I have confidence in everything I do.

    I have confidence in everything I do.
  44. Laziness? As an employee for the best...

    Laziness?

    As an employee for the best manufacturer of HVAC equipment on the planet, I get to work on everything from Voyagers and IntelliPaks to screw chillers and centrifugals. Anyone that can...
  45. Look lets face it. Residential work is the minor...

    Look lets face it. Residential work is the minor leagues. Class A minor league. Any yahoo can do residential work out of the trunk of his car. I've seen it.

    Now commercial work is triple-A.
    ...
  46. I'm not a salesman. If I was, I would have a job...

    I'm not a salesman. If I was, I would have a job in the office.

    Forcing a tech to sell crap to customers is a quick way to have techs selling stuff the customer may not really need, just to keep...
  47. You don't work on chillers being timid. But...

    You don't work on chillers being timid. But thanks for the personal insult.
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    OU812

    OU812
  49. That sounds horrible. I'm so glad I stopped doing...

    That sounds horrible. I'm so glad I stopped doing residential work when I was a fourth year apprentice!
  50. Oh, and by the way, Trane Chicago is hiring.

    Oh, and by the way, Trane Chicago is hiring.
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