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    Confused NYC RMO License - Now what?

    Hi All,

    I just passed my practical exam and I officially have a New York City Fire Department Refrigeration Machine Operator (RMO) License! My overall career goal is to become a stationary engineer which requires high pressure boiler time but I have no idea where to begin. If I work for a company that is a union contractor, would I be in one building for an amount of time long enough to earn high pressure boiler experience? I have about 3 years experience as a cleaner in the public schools, which are all low pressure.

    So I am wondering what you all think my next step should be in order to become a stationary engineer and earn some high pressure time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Jeremy

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    you have to get a hi pressure license then work on them to accumulate time.if you worked on large chillers for say TRANE doing service and repairs it means nothing to a refer license.you need to get into a building and on a stationary crew Local #94 runs most of the buildings in the city.
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxster View Post
    you have to get a hi pressure license then work on them to accumulate time.if you worked on large chillers for say TRANE doing service and repairs it means nothing to a refer license.you need to get into a building and on a stationary crew Local #94 runs most of the buildings in the city.
    I believe you need the time before you can get the license, correct? I have looked at taking the exam but to qualify to sit you need time in working with high pressure systems. Would you say that getting into Local #94 is the best way to do that? Can I get into local #94 with just refer license, no high pressure license? Thanks so much for your response!

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    maybe standing around with a lead engineer but actually working on them and taking a watch with them on line you need a license..FDNY walks in on your watch with no ticket you will be fined.they flip out when a service guy is caught without a burner/fire watch slip hvac guys have..contact 94 see what they say on getting in. the more licenses you have pertaining to a building the more oppurtunities you'll have
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Jboyd12- congratulations on passing your exam. I tried to PM you but was unable to do so. I passed the written exam in 2012 and failed the practical 1x. I would like to study again to retake the practical exam. Do you have any study material to share/send? My email is toonz303@gmail.com thank you!

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    Hi jeremy, congratulations for he license. Im actually going to take the exam in 2 days. Can you or somebody who will read this comment try to give me some info about it?
    I took turner school and I learned a lot. I feel like I know a lot about the refrigeration systems compared to what I knew before. The only issue with me is my english is not at a perfect level and sometimes I can missunderstand the question and not get the exact point of what it wants from me.
    Anybody who will try to give me some info I'll appreciate

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    YOU WORK IN THE SCHOOLS, TALK TO YOUR BOSS ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT. IF U ARE A GREAT WORKER HE WILL HELP U OUT. I WORK IN THE SCHOOLS MYSELF AND I WENT THRU LOT OF CRAP TO GET WHERE I AM TODAY. I'M GLAD I DID.

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    BTW, IF U WANT TO PASS, U HAVE TO EAT,SLEEP AND **** RMO STUDY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant needs job View Post
    YOU WORK IN THE SCHOOLS, TALK TO YOUR BOSS ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT. IF U ARE A GREAT WORKER HE WILL HELP U OUT. I WORK IN THE SCHOOLS MYSELF AND I WENT THRU LOT OF CRAP TO GET WHERE I AM TODAY. I'M GLAD I DID.
    Quote Originally Posted by ant needs job View Post
    BTW, IF U WANT TO PASS, U HAVE TO EAT,SLEEP AND **** RMO STUDY.
    S T O P
    S H O U T I N G

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    And I hope after a full year he's moved on

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