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    JCI S+tep program

    Have any JCI branches started this yet? seems like there are going to be other changes in store for October as well....
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    The pay grades are huuuuuge. I'd say anywhere...

    The pay grades are huuuuuge. I'd say anywhere from $24-$32 an hour. I am pay grade 51 (System Tech) and I make $19 an hour. From what I hear, they can offer you a higher wage but don't expect many...
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    controls companies

    i am with jci and i plan on getting my experience and moving on in a couple of years. what are some good paying companies? do they all pretty much pay the same? does anyone here work for precision...
  4. how much experience required? I know NAEs, ASC...

    how much experience required? I know NAEs, ASC controllers and the new MSTP/bacnet line. Also can cook up graphics. My experience is limited though........
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    I agree that the companies are in the money...

    I agree that the companies are in the money making business- not the job creating business. Companies would go out of business if they did not compete- Everybody knows that. I don't remember saying...
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    exactly. i didn't mean to call hvac control jobs...

    exactly. i didn't mean to call hvac control jobs easy, but my initial post was to ask if the simplication was happening at other companies or the industry as a whole? sure the controls companies can...
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    you're right codewriter, maybe I need to find a...

    you're right codewriter, maybe I need to find a more challenging company. I think you are correct in that JCI may be especially guilty in having simple controls..I may need to find another company...
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    it seems that some of you were offended my post....

    it seems that some of you were offended my post. I am sorry, I did not mean to offend anyone. But to respond- I may have only 8 months experience with HVAC controls, but have years and years of...
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    i don't think it has to do with the companys...

    i don't think it has to do with the companys jobs, i think it primarily has to do with hvac. there are vav boxes or unit heaters ( or anything similar), air handlers or rooftops, chillers, boilers,...
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    I am fairly new to the field- 8 months. I got out...

    I am fairly new to the field- 8 months. I got out of tech school, trained on PLCs and industrial automation/controls.
    I thought I was skilled- I could program a PLC, troubleshoot automation, robots,...
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    for those of you looking for work- check Johnson...

    for those of you looking for work- check Johnson Controls' website, they hire guys from ETI.
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    Clean condenser - go to service as a system rep,...

    Clean condenser - go to service as a system rep, don't go to systems (installation) - like you said, installation is very cheap about raises, tool allowance, vans, everything. At least this is how it...
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    what exactly are you looking? mechanics and...

    what exactly are you looking? mechanics and ex-system reps? if you hire a nonunion person will they then become a c card in 597 working for you guys?

    thanks
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    ibew 134 or ua 597? what positions? i may know...

    ibew 134 or ua 597? what positions? i may know some guys
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    i've heard from you guys the system reps are...

    i've heard from you guys the system reps are going union, from the branch i've heard system reps are only getting new titles- controls tech. what is really going on? does anyone know? our branch...
  16. Thread: PLC Vs DDC

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    i had a plc background and went to ddc. i like...

    i had a plc background and went to ddc. i like plcs better than ddc, the technology is far more advanced and you can do much more with a plc with less effort. however plcs cost more, and building...
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    thanks- anyone else have anything to say?

    thanks- anyone else have anything to say?
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    thanks- basically I would work mostly alone,...

    thanks- basically I would work mostly alone, going to different accounts and talking with maintenance guys- making sure all the controls are working smooth? Can you give an example of a typical SSV?...
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    please?

    please?
  20. Thread: megging

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    testing resistance between the motor coil...

    testing resistance between the motor coil windings and the frame. the meg meter puts out extremely high voltage so do not touch the meter leads.
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    Hey guys, I am about to switch from systems to...

    Hey guys, I am about to switch from systems to service at JCI. They are bringing me in as a service rep. I know what they main job is, but can someone out there tell me some typical day to day things...
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    our branch manager tells our system techs they...

    our branch manager tells our system techs they must prove themselves before getting a company vehicle. when i first started i put 20,000 miles on my car because of work. they charge me $20/ month for...
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    here in Chicago our Service Mechanics make $37.60...

    here in Chicago our Service Mechanics make $37.60 an hr not including benefits. I work on Controls and have been begging to get a job as a mechanic with my company.

    and another thing....about Ford...
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    how do you repair control systems overseas? thats...

    how do you repair control systems overseas? thats a really long screwdriver...
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    I am willing to commute 1 hr. I am thinking ...

    I am willing to commute 1 hr. I am thinking along or near the coast, not near D.C.

    Thanks
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    Hey guys, I am new to the business and to JCI....

    Hey guys,
    I am new to the business and to JCI. Can someone explain to me their notorious past in restructuring (systems and service)? I am a Systems Tech (the newly created position). I thought it...
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    thanks guys for the advice.

    thanks guys for the advice.
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    $29/hr for Journeyman? How about C and B cards?...

    $29/hr for Journeyman? How about C and B cards? Is that wage good or bad relative to the cost of living there?

    Thanks
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    is it a big company or little? I am a controls...

    is it a big company or little? I am a controls systems tech and started around $19. I do commissioning, light programming, graphics, etc. Is that around what you were offered? I know my company...
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    thanks for the help guys

    thanks for the help guys
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    the only thing that stays constant with JCI is...

    the only thing that stays constant with JCI is change.

    but remember, if it wasn't for unions, half of the non union jobs would not pay as much as they do. if companies could, they would pay us...
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    Does anyone know the UA wages for Mechanical...

    Does anyone know the UA wages for Mechanical Service in Virginia and/or North Carolina? I am interested in any areas in those 2 states. I couldn't find any wages on the different locals' websites....
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    I would recommend Joliet Junior College,...

    I would recommend Joliet Junior College, excellent instructors and good curriculum. I guess it depends on what kind of work you want to do, I think ETI is pretty much residential hvac, while Joliet...
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    Hey guys, I am new to the business and would like...

    Hey guys, I am new to the business and would like some advice. I am on the controls/commissioning side and make just under $19 to start. My company has positions open for Union Service apprentices...
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