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    LOOKING FOR JOB

    i just graduated from tech shool and am eager to find work as soon as possible. im universally certified in EPA, R410-A lisenced, and have a TracPipe lisence as well. I have been sending resumes non-stop and im waiting on info on a placement test for the steamfitters union in Philadelphia. if anyone could give me more ideas on where to look i'd greatly appreciate it. thanks

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    send a resume over into these guys down there http://www.mccloskeymechanical.com/ ....did you check out www.thebluebook.com for your area.it will list all the companies in jersey with websites type in "airconditioning" then hit contractors(***)
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    i havnt checked that site out yet but ill be sure to right away. appreciate it

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    Have you been going door to door?

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    don't limit yourself to local yokal shops especially if you catch on with the fitters like that McCloskey group,they do the installs in the hi rises but they have a group of HVAC techs to do start ups and warrenty work towers,compressors.then working along with the manufacturer techs Trane,York,Carrier..the field is wide open to a guy with energy and if you pick up stuff quick your in...nothing to travel 50 miles one way to go to work when doing service.i'm 638B in NYC HVAC service & start-ups i'm doing start-ups on equipment the steamfitters worked on all thru the fal winter into 2012 good luck
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    thanks very much. i havnt gone door to door but i plan on doing so very soon

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    Hey, maxster, I was recently told 638B is in the mid-$30s for Mechanic Journeymen, they're under Metal Trades. Is this true? If it is you're getting shafted because Metal Trades Journeyman is a Residential/Light Commercial classification generally capping at 25 TR or 3 stories/10,000 sq ft bldgs. Working on Chillers, Boilers or large custom Unitary equipment is definately not Metal Trades.

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    Metal Trades is just a label from the A fitters who run the union.then from window units up thru turbines all HVAC guys with guages and a service truck are 638B right now at the end of a 3 year contract and the Journeymen rate is $36.30...and dues are $27 mthly with a $4.50 pension per hour contribution.big tonnage techs are maybe into the low $40s,but pick their OT for jobs that no one goes near.i would be surprised even Trane and York big tonnage guy might do $45 they bang that TIT OT
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    metal trades here is recip guys....chiller guys...and absorber guys any with more the 15yrs experience have to be getting over scale $38-$40 an hour..and the union has no say in one getting more then the other...the onlt time the A side even cares about the B side is when your walking in to do start ups,and thier jobs are finished they cry "we have no work"...tooo bad
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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