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    Commercial Service Tech Needed- Boston Metro

    Hi Fellas,

    One of New England’s largest Mechanical Contractors is seeking a seasoned commercial service tech to join our growing HVAC Service Department. Must be experienced and currently working in the field. Our service portfolio includes Institutional, Office, Lab, and Health Care clients. We offer highly competitive wages, a generous benefits package, and a great working environment. Position is available now, please reply with resume and cover letter.


    Email in my profile, open shop, respond via email please as I don't make it back here as often as I used to.

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    Where have all the techs gone? I have added 2 service techs in the last 6 months and with the department growing I need another but the pool of qualified applicants just is not there. We have tried expensive print ads, all kinds of internet ads including some of the more expensive options, word of mouth... Nothing. I have plenty of pizza delivery guys, landscapers, and tech school students applying but no solid guys with a few years under their belts. If I get one more resume from a pizza guy sporting an email address like "bong_hitzzz_2001@gmail.com" I will shoot myself! Any ideas, where have all the good techs gone? Position starts in the high 20's to low 30's for the right guy, potential into the low 40's with tenure, insurance $50 a week for family, newer truck, 401K, low stress with nobody doggin' you all day... Just need someone we don't have to babysit who wants to put in a little effort, is that too much to expect these days?

    Rant over, thanks for listening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac_czar View Post
    Where have all the good techs gone?
    Sounds like a song parody. (where have all the cowboys gone?)
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac_czar
    Just need someone we don't have to babysit who wants to put in a little effort, is that too much to expect these days?
    Yes, I believe it is...unfortunately.

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    Unfortunately the pool of qualified technicians is shrinking rapidly. Us old dinosaurs are leaving the trade faster than the younger replacements are coming in.

    We hired a person about 18 months ago. 25 years old, right out of college, worked as an electricians "gopher" while in college. Schooled and has a degree as an English Teacher!!

    Will be a leader in supermarket refrigeration in the future. Took to supermarket refrigeration like a duck to water. Awesome work ethic, excellent critical and logical thinking. I'd take a dozen of them. He is the exception rather than the rule.

    Good luck with your search!!
    Jim
    Tucson, Az
    Keeping the Ice Cream Frozen!

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    Thanks fellas... The trades have been awesome for me, I know the trades are still an awesome career choice... I guess the times have changed.

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    Id love to move back to MA and come work on some boilers again, but these 65 degree winters have stole my heart! If hurricane season is as bad as they are predicting, ill see you in the fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReferYankee View Post
    Id love to move back to MA and come work on some boilers again, but these 65 degree winters have stole my heart! If hurricane season is as bad as they are predicting, ill see you in the fall!
    If you do, look me up... Will be our busiest Winter ever on the construction side and service always follows construction here.

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    Same problem up here Czar. I just recently hired a guy out of tech school. He appears to be the exception to the rule, because he actually shows up to work on time everyday and does whatever we tell him. I went through some real losers on the way to him. It is sad the state of the upcoming trade generation. They don't want to work. They want top pay right out of the gate and they think the world owes them something. Pitiful.

    Good luck.

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    Wish I was looking to relocate, sounds like a good gig. If you want to talk get ahold of me at bonghit420@baked.com! Just kidding I almost spit up my pepsi when I read that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Wish I was looking to relocate, sounds like a good gig. If you want to talk get ahold of me at bonghit420@baked.com! Just kidding I almost spit up my pepsi when I read that.
    Got to have a little humor!

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    well, I'm not attached to anything in canada, wouldn't mind getting my hand into commercial refrigeration. The process to get work visas and stuff may take a while and whatever licensing req to work in MA
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    Its a shame you're in Boston and not around here. I'd love a nice commercial job that wasn't 50% working on refrigeration and hot side in dirty kitchens.

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