They are looking for new techs someone out of school i am have two years exp and went to school. This is for commercial service its union and i would have to ride with some one till i can prove myself. right now i am a service tech and have my own van where i work?.. Question is would this be a good move and better pay. and would union be better to work for and anything else anyone can tell me please go ahead and let me know what you have to say..
would be a great move doing new start ups no installations the fitter side would handle it along with the other trades.you'll be out in a truck before spring don't worry about it...the latest equipment from self-contained to rooftops,chillers both water cooled and air cooled...factory school .union not chaseing people down for raises,good bennies what union is down there
i dont know there is a few i think..I dont know alot about unions.Right now i got my own van work for a good size out fit in the town i live it but pay here isnt the best. They want a apprentice and i guess i still am one since two years of work and one year school. I am guessing all i would work on is Trane products.
probably 99% Trane stuff but the benny is other contractors are going to call for servcie warrenty or not when yo get familiar with certain stuf.then you'll be standing next to techs from the old place and ll the ones around your area.giving up the contractors and stepping over to an OEM brand is differnet representing a brands image..you walk in your are TRANE the truck will happen trane doesn't run pairs in trucks,they need cowboys out doing start-ups and warrenty work one man shows..if thats your cut they only show one local down there..give them a call they'll tell you http://www.ua155.org/ get hired get into uion school once a week and get payed for it.after 45 days (typical) your in s long as you haven't killed somebody within that time...shop has no say going in they have to give you a card.the question is what re you going in as an apprentice 2nd yr 3rd yr
So with my experience I could get payed better and I don't want to go back to school I just got out of a school here locally for hvac.
have to go to union school to qualify for raises and changes to get you into the journeymen level.their training is totally hands on and will only tweek what you had in outside.
wow so my 60 credit hours dont mean anything to the union???
That depends on the following...
Either way, it would definitely be a good move for you if you can get in.
- The particular union you are applying to
- The interviewer
- The direction the wind is blowing that day
- How you score on a placement test
- How good you are at selling yourself and your skills without blowing smoke. Anyone who has any significant time in the trades can spot a fraud from a mile away.
The key to happiness is lower expectations.
they wouldn't care if you had 60 yrs in the trade,they might give you a test to determine what you go in as or stagnate you thru the apprentice program for 4 years into journeyman...like getting on a line.that's why the moves better now,take the hit on your school credit hours and dive into the union.the company hiring you as Trane will look at the school but the union won't.Trane has to be union to get onto jobs and touch the equipment.in the spring Trane does a nation wide hiring thru all their offices this spring will be no different...unless you go into Trane as a journeyman you have to go to the school,its only one day a week then your back in the field doing stuff..if you take a good test you'll blow thru it.. just stuff to consider.i went into Trane NYC back in 86' with 10 years of commercial experience i thought i went to "hog heaven" !constant new equipment start-ups...contractor meetings....factorysupport/IOM manuals... talking to the engineers about there equipment on job site problems....it's awesome the summers fly by
Don't bother applying for the job then. Leave it for someone who wants to learn the trade to it's fullest, make $80K/yr, and have some of the best benifits around.
Originally Posted by allenb2626
Stick with residential, forget chiller work, all the tools you can handle, and some of the best training you can get for free.
Stay on the porch.
Also, from reading your posts all you seemed concerned about is getting this new van...
Forget your new van, you will have 20 new vans over your career. Worry about getting the best training to get to the top as fast as you can.
Serious question, how much money do you make at your current job?
Not worried about vans..Vans dont make the pay check. And i havent even sent in the app. I make 10 now they said start out could be anywhere form 12.72 and up they would have to see where i would start out at a 2 year or 3 year apprentice. What scares me the most is if they call my job asking about me yet i dont get the job and where i work now lets me go or who knows maybe i wont like working for trane and so far where i work everyone has helped me out to get me where i am now. this year is my first full year there.I might feel different about this if i could really talk to someone person to person then over email and phone about the job
Here is what I can tell you about the job...
You will receive the absolute best training on their equipment.
You will have access to (company provided laptop with air card) all the Trane literature and troubleshooting guides.
You will be working on commercial/industrial equipment only.
You will receive the absolute best tools in the trade, they are not cheap.
You will be making more money in 5yrs than you will in 15yrs at your current job.
You will test into the apprenticeship program, you will get placed (with your limited experience) between a 2nd and 3rd year apprentice, it is a 5yr program. You will go to school for 8hrs a week, some programs are after work hours (5-8:30pm) while other locals allow their apprentices to work four days and then a day of school, paid.
You would be a fool not to jump at this opportunity. In ten years you will be a highly sought after tech that will know Trane equipment inside and out. Rooftop units will be chump change to you, chillers will be your best friend, and you will run your own accounts.
The ONLY downside to working for Trane in my area is they don't get into boilers.
Time to step into the big leagues bud. Don't even second guess this.
ETA- I do not work for Trane but I went though school with guys that did and still do today. I also work very closely with Trane on a lot of projects.
ETA Again - They will not call your current job if you ask them not to, they fully understand the consequences you would face.