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    Suggestions to prepare for a technical interview for controls technician?

    I did a phone interview with Trane. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions what I can do to prepare for an in person interview with technical questions. I am a instrument tech in school, about halfway through. I believe my knowledge is able to cross over to HVAC Controls and that is why I am one of the last ones after they have weeded out the rest. I'm guessing they will ask some electronic/electrical questions, but I am fairly not knowledgeable about the refrigeration side of things.

    Any comments on a future in controls would be nice. Has anyone had any success in this field?

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    Try not to concentrate on the child pornagraphy. Just say you like younger females/males

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedrash View Post
    Try not to concentrate on the child pornagraphy. Just say you like younger females/males

    Wir kontrollieren Feuer und Eis
    Either I didn't get the joke or you are just being an ass? Figured the response would be a little more helpful.

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    Hello Kieran: Having sat on both sides of the interview table many a time, let me share some advice with you, some of which you probably already know. Prep for the interview, but don't over prep. You know allot about electronic's/and electrical in general already, so be confident in it. Remember Trane has some great training programs, and would much rather teach you the finer points of "their way", once you are on board. Dress like you could start work the same day, not (over dressed, or under dressed). No gum chewing, no reading a novel while you wait to be called in, just relax, and try not to get into a b.s. conversation with another candidate. When you do sit down, it is up to you to "SELL YOURSELF"! Look confident, and have a smile on your face, as personality does count. I would at least familliarize yourself with the basic refrigeration cycle, and maybe take a peek at some of trane's online manuals, for chillers, and DX hvac units. Remember you may be hit with 2 of the stupidest questions on earth,(imo) which is: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years" And What is the weakest thing about your knowlege? be prepaired for them! lol All the Best to You!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lzenglish View Post
    Hello Kieran: All the Best to You!

    Your Very Welcome, and strike 1 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Either I didn't get the joke or you are just being an ass? Figured the response would be a little more helpful.
    You just don't have a sense of humor. Trying to lighten up the process. Either you know what you know or you don't

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    Having hired control techs at Trane, be presentable, a suit is probably overkill, wear a nice shirt and pants, no stains or tears. (you'd be surprised what some wear) Do a little research about the company, know what they do and where they are heading. Have some questions, they are going to answer hopefully all of them before you ask, so make them personal, what does a tech need to succeed here? If the interviewer came up through the ranks, ask them how they did it or how their personal traits helped them. I loved it when I told the interviewee all about the company and the position and they still had a question or two at the end.

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    Show up at least a half hour early but never be late. Always be polite and respectable towards the office secretary. Note: This is the most important rule. It sets a positive tone before the interview starts.

    Be a good listener and dress presentable. No need for a three piece suit but if you did, it is better than showing up in a t-shirt and jeans.

    Answer the questions as best you can. If you don't know; state it so. The worst thing to do is try to BS the answer.

    Briefly review basic HVAC and IT principles as a refresher for your brain. As stated by someone else; avoid over study.

    Relax and enjoy the conversation. This will give you a good inclination of the company structure and if you might make a desirable fit.

    Good luck!
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
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