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  1. #1
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    Do you primarily do repair, installation, or maintenance work?

    I am about to finish my associates degree in Stationary Engineering, was curious as to the nature of work everyone here does? How much of your workload is repair, and how much is new installations, say, in a month? I was planning on focusing on repair, but am not really sure how much of the work is repair. Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Commercial and industrial work
    just guessing
    1/2 repair
    1/4 maintenance (quarterly PM's)
    1/4 install (start ups/controls)

  3. #3
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    Stationary Engineering

    Quote Originally Posted by cbowma4 View Post
    I am about to finish my associates degree in Stationary Engineering, was curious as to the nature of work everyone here does? How much of your workload is repair, and how much is new installations, say, in a month? I was planning on focusing on repair, but am not really sure how much of the work is repair. Thanks!
    Just talked to an old time incinerator/boiler operator, retired from the military and now works at a large hospital.Very interesting work, didnt like the brickwork stories tho. Or the burning of documents and etc.
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  4. #4
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    1/4 repair.....
    1/4 install.....
    1/4 sales.....
    1/4 service.....
    1/4 technical trainer.....

    That might not add up.....but you get the picture....
    I need a new signature.....

  5. #5
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    85% service/repair
    10% change-outs, duct renovations
    5% existing house-new installations, custom houses
    0% new construction track style homes


    I think with the economy, there is going to be more service/repair since people are short on cash.

  6. #6
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    I do about half service and half install.

  7. #7
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    70 %-New Commercial
    10 %-commercial retro
    10 %-new residential
    05 %-residential retro
    03 %-service
    02 %-maint.
    Last edited by ACFIXR; 05-25-2009 at 10:11 AM. Reason: bad math
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  8. #8
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    It all depends on what you want to focus on...or what the company you work for will focus on. I have worked for a company who has a ton of service and not a lot of new install. But I have also worked for a company who does a lot of install and hardly no service. So it really all depends.

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