While in school I met a guy who turned out to be a building maintenance supervisor. Since I was looking for a job, I asked him if they had any spots open. He told me to put my application in, so I did. I had 2 meetings with the guy at the building (which is a physical rehab/care facility). One of the meetings was an interview with the guy I know and the facility administrator. I was recently told that I was the number 1 candidate and that once background check and reference check were done I would meet again with the administrator about pay.
This building has a boiler and chiller, and a number of heat pumps for the individual rooms. It sounds like a great place to learn as I am without a lot of experience in this field. This would be my 2nd career with an electronic/electrical background.
My questions are: Is anyone here a building maintenance tech? If so, how do you like it ? The pay, I see that $14 per hr. is median pay for this type of position in my area according to internet search. My last job, hvac installer they paid me $12.50 hr. I think I should ask for at least that much.
I see that health insurance benefits don't start for 90 days. Is this normal these days? I guess I can get on my wife's policy for 90 days, but that is going to cost me money out of my pocket.
I guess I don't have much bargaining power here, since I am trying to get that magical 2-3 yrs experience that most jobs ask for.
Opinions, suggestions and comments appreciated.