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    EBI trending capabilities

    I took a job recently with a major hospital in the Texas Medical Center which uses Honeywell's EBI. Hired in as an HVAC Mechanic,only to find out once I arrived that I was really a stationary...
  2. Thread: houston

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    The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District...

    The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District has positions open. Go to cfisd.net. You can contact me if you have any questions.
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    That's standard for most areas with no...

    That's standard for most areas with no experience. It's a common misconception that you can expect to make these kind of numbers a couple of years out of school. To make top dollar, you need knowhow...
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    That should fly with most employers around here...

    That should fly with most employers around here -our application asks if you have been convicted of a felony.
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    TEXAS

    TEXAS
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    plenty of jobs - 15 to 30, doe

    plenty of jobs - 15 to 30, doe
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    There are a lot of things to be considered when...

    There are a lot of things to be considered when calculating "cost of living". The house that sells for 250k in Houston will cost 2-3 times as much in many parts of the country. That will buy you a...
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    ditto

    Can't put it any better than that.
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    Just so yall know

    Your assumption that he's paying him less than he's worth is incorrect. If this guy is fresh out of high school with no training or experience, he's getting the going rate around here. It might not...
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    He's right - I forgot about that

    We called it "testing out". You can do it in Texas too.
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    In that case I agree with slb8101 - if you can...

    In that case I agree with slb8101 - if you can afford it, I'd say take it. In this economy, it might be the best option. I am curious just how that works,
    though - Are those unemployment benefits...
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    I would think that you might be able to get the...

    I would think that you might be able to get the schooling you would need in less than 2 years. While theory classes are essential, you might be able to skip classes such as installation, if you've...
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    Trust your gut feeling; you know these guys, " a...

    Trust your gut feeling; you know these guys, " a few people " don't. I'm not saying all advice is bad, just that some people look for the bad in everything.
  14. Thread: Stumped

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    Good advice

    I've seen this work too. People are impressed by determination.
  15. Didn't mean to give the impression that we don't...

    Didn't mean to give the impression that we don't work any overtime. Some of us work plenty, but for the most part, those who don't want to don't. After hours calls are taken by a 5 man rotation (...
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    Thx

    Thx
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    Question for the boss

    How do I keep from getting kicked off while I'm typing a reply? I'm know I'm old and slow, but I wanna play too.
  18. correction.

    that would be 3600 - sorry, it's Monday.
  19. Good points, all. We border the Houston...

    Good points, all. We border the Houston Independant School District, and are the third largest district in the state. We take a very progressive approach to what we do; We're not your run of the mill...
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    I'm confused

    I hear you guys bashing Obama and the liberal media and I don't get it. Up until last week, I thought I was a average Joe. That was before Obama and the Houston Chronicle informed me that I was...
  21. Unfortunatly, we are not in the position to train...

    Unfortunatly, we are not in the position to train you on our equipment.
    Management is not cutting me any slack on this one. Thanks for your interest, and if you get the opportunity, go commercial /...
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    We still have positions available
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    ditto

    School is important, but is no substitute for experience. We require both.
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    Steady work year round

    The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District has openings for Techs with commercial/industrial experience, including the position of Lead BAS Technician. Starting pay up to 21.42 hr. DOE, more...
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    Openings in Houston area

    The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District in Cypress Tx. has openings for HVAC techs. with at least 1 year commercial experience. If interested please email me at michael1.ray@cfisd.net
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    Is the coil on the contactor energized?

    Is the coil on the contactor energized?
  27. We are structured such that we have what we call...

    We are structured such that we have what we call Building Techs, who are responsible for maintenance and first call on the equipment in thier set of buildings. We also have a chiller group, which is...
  28. Good man.

    Good man.
  29. 435 views and not one person interested enough to...

    435 views and not one person interested enough to apply or even ask about the specifics. Let's try your suggestions and see what happens.

    The Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District...
  30. My info on local wage rates comes from sources...

    My info on local wage rates comes from sources such as the oem guys in the area, as well as things like the survey MEP Jobs just posted. According to that survey, the average wage for an HVAC...
  31. This is good stuff - all common sense that hadn't...

    This is good stuff - all common sense that hadn't occurred to me. Next time I post these jobs - I'll cover things like the fact that we only work on HVAC equipment. I've listed the pay scale before,...
  32. I already have in previous posts with little to...

    I already have in previous posts with little to no response. This time around I asked our guys what they liked best about thier job, and the hours were by far the most popular answer. I decided to...
  33. I've been posting these jobs for about a month...

    I've been posting these jobs for about a month now, and haven't recieved a single serious reply. I understand that it's July and everyone around here is working thier butts off, but I have to believe...
  34. Do you like to hunt, fish, play golf,ect.?

    We work 40 hour work weeks, year round, year after year. I've been doing this for 26 years and have never seen a RIF or missed a day's pay. Except for a few exceptions that I can count on one hand,...
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    Question for the MEP guys

    Hi guys -

    I've seen a couple of references made about a wage survey of some sort that you guys did, and would like to get my hands on the results if they are available. I'm having a hard time...
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    compensation

    According to Salary.com, the median salary for an HVAC Tech in the Houston area with 5 years experience is $25.16 an hour (base) + bennies. Is this true?
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    ? We all wish - 12 paid holidays per year +...

    ?

    We all wish - 12 paid holidays per year + sick leave (10 ) and vacation ( 2 weeks to 4 weeks, depending on years of service )
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    22 is starting pay for experinced hands. Entry...

    22 is starting pay for experinced hands. Entry level people are'nt making anywhere near that in this area. The teachers retirement system is an alternative to the social security system, which we do...
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    More info

    We are the third largest school district in Texas. We offer year round work, Texas Teachers Retirement System, competative pay ( 14 - 22 to start), sick leave and paid vacation, uniforms, medical and...
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    Haven't bothered to look at the stats, but the...

    Haven't bothered to look at the stats, but the cost of living around here has to be one of the lowest for a major city in the country. Same thing goes for being a good place to raise a family. If you...
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    They have been around a long time here -...

    They have been around a long time here - residential and light commercial. Don't know much about how they are to work for, but my impression is that you better like to sell if you're going to work...
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    While I might not have stated it this strongly, I...

    While I might not have stated it this strongly, I understand his sentiment. It gets frustrating to listen to people try to troubleshoot with 5% of the info they need. FUNDAMENTALS!
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    Helpful if you expect to run in low ambient...

    Helpful if you expect to run in low ambient conditions.
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    That's the way to go; oem takes into account the...

    That's the way to go; oem takes into account the total system, not just the compressor.
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    As I said, I don't know what their (John Moore)...

    As I said, I don't know what their (John Moore) situation is, but there is a shortage in Houston, at least on the heavy commercial side. I say this not only from personal experience, but from...
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    Desperate in Houston????

    Don't know about the Co. that placed that ad, but there is a definite shortage of qualified personel in the Houston area.
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    All mold can be "the bad kind", depending on...

    All mold can be "the bad kind", depending on whether of not you are allergic to it. You won't know that unless you have been tested for the specific mold you are being exposed to, or you have a...
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    Houston area openings

    We currently have openings for technicians from entry level to controls and/or
    chiller techs. Contact me with questions - my email is in my profile.
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    Thx - just thought I'd check first.

    Thx - just thought I'd check first.
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    Should be pretty useful if you are considering...

    Should be pretty useful if you are considering the controls end of the business. Just remember that you have to understand the processes that you are controlling.
    Good Luck
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