Took A recent HVAV grad under my wing.
I mert a guy who got screwed out of a good paying job so he went to HVAC school. Got an Assoc Deg.
I met up with him and he asked for help on a five ton scroll comp change out. I helped him no charge. Showed how to use 1/2" evac hoses and a BlueVac with CRTs.
He helped with a four ton install. Taught him pump over and purging oil out of lines. Also showed him how to heat sink a service valve and how to use a #2 torch tip on oxy/accy,
Used my 557 to conduct a press test for leaks ,
You get the idea.
Guy is in his early fifties and takes instruction well.
TODAY AT ONE OF HIS JOBS HI INTRODUCED ME TO THE H.O. AS HIS MENTOR.
I was flattered and embarrassed at the same time.
I tried to coach him on how to approach the HO that the AC was 25 years old and it was in need of replacement,
hE WAS NOT ASSERTIVE SO i HAD TO JUMP IN.
Hope he gets the job. He;s a good guy.
Heh, ME a MENTOR,,,,go figure.
We may disagree on things, but I'd carry your toolbag for a chance to pick your brain.
As long as I can bring my digi-cools....
Can you mentor me too? I hope he soaked up as much as possible. I would give anything to have a seasoned tech share wisdom with me. Around here it is like pulling teeth. A lot of the really new techs even ask me for advise sometimes. I too was right out of school once, so I don't mind helping if I can.
This is the way that our trade SHOULD work.
Originally Posted by socotech
Seasoned techs helping and guiding younger ones.
Some of the older guys I've worked with don't like to share knowledge.
Originally Posted by mark beiser
I am a superstar instructor We investigate reason for the fsilure before we instlled the hard start. The Blue PTC had coroded terminals and and bad connection to the herm side