Massachusetts Service Tech relocation.
Hello tech pals, I need some advice and input.
"Want to hear it? Here it goes"
I am looking to relocate to Massachusetts to be closer to family. I am a 608/609 Universal certified HVAC service technician with 5 years experience in the south east, also I hold an associate's degree with HVAC as a major. And I have extra credits in commercial HVAC. I feel confident in my ability. Will this experience help me in the New England area? Everything I read has Oil Burners Licenses and state certificates. I don't have any of that and I have no experience in it ether. Other than reading about in in class years ago, no real experience. What should I do before sending out resumes? And what about unions, Should I join the Union Hall before I send resumes or will the company that hires me get me into it?
Also, what field should I look into? Comfort cooling is not needed nearly as much, so I figure my commercial refrigeration will be better to lead with.
Any advice would be great.
If it's anything like CT it's not going to be easy. 4000 hours apprenticeship plus 2 years of schooling gets you to sit for a D2 (gas and a/c) license test.
Here's some contact info and maybe they can give you some better info.
HVAC: Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, and Sprinklerfitters McCormack State Office Building 1 Ashburton Place, Room 1301 Boston, MA 02108-1618 (617) 727-3200; Fax (617) 727-5732
Look at companies like carrier and Johnson controls if you have a lot of AC experience. Also with the credits you have Massachusetts might let you sit for an A/C / refrigeration type license.