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    industrial apprentice

    Is anybody looking for an apprentice right now. Can't find a local industrial contactor looking for an apprentice. I have 6 years commercial experience. Willing to relocate.

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    6 years experience and you cant find work in Florida ?

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    Plenty of resi work out there, probably lots of light commercial too, but AFIK, FL doesn't have much of an industry to start with. Apprentice with 6 years on the job? Can't you write your CofQ exam by now?

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    Not sure about apprenticeship positions but, try:

    http://www.employflorida.com
    http://www.indeed.com/

    I was able to find many positions within this field through those two sites (residential, commercial, industrial). Browse those and see what comes up.

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    One of our local HVAC contractors is often looking for good service techs They are in short supply around here. They do mostly commerical. But are also expected to assist in mechanical, sheetmetal and soem pipefitting work.

    Pay might be less but cost if living is very, very low here. All the hunting and fishing you can manage and pretty open gun control laws too.

    Most guys doing industrial, end up I think with Trane or a larger mechanical contractor.

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    sorry

    I am employed right now doing light commercial and refrig. Was looking for an industrial contractor to take me on as an apprentice. I'm saying apprentice because in that field im a gteenhorn and dony know anything so it would be like starting over. But you are all right yhere a tons of light commercial/resi jobs .

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    I think what the OP is saying is that he's a seasoned guy on the rooftop & refer circuit and is trying to upgrade his skills and move into an entry level position with a company that works on chillers in heavy commercial and industrial applications.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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    thanx rob

    I wish I could explain myself that well.

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    Understood. Over here, cavalieri85 would already be considered a journeyman (as long as he has his hours and passed the exam), so I was trying to reconcile what we have on our side of the border with the less formal system you guys have down there. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Rob View Post
    I think what the OP is saying is that he's a seasoned guy on the rooftop & refer circuit and is trying to upgrade his skills and move into an entry level position with a company that works on chillers in heavy commercial and industrial applications.
    I used to work on a lot of process chillers in chemical plants. Big open drive machines and hated it.

    Process applications demand attention immediately so I spent most of my waking hours at DOW chemical in Lake Jackson Texas.

    I slept maybe 3 hours a day......

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    I'm on call for two weeks and it's been nothing but process machines and rooftop calls since we had Tropical Storm Debby here. I'd much rather be working on my big people-coolers. The problem with industrial customers is that they never let you turn stuff off long enough to really fix it right. As soon as you get it limping along, they're turning their machines back on.
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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    tropical storm debbie

    Service call today get up on the roof and rtu has no panels on it and electricals are fried from rain. Have to rewire half the unit and order panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalieri85 View Post
    Service call today get up on the roof and rtu has no panels on it and electricals are fried from rain. Have to rewire half the unit and order panels.
    Did you get out your circular saw and 1/2" plywood to make some new panels? lol
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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