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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    to getting into the "R" in HVAC/R?

    I can't get anyone one to touch me with a ten ft. pole

    I have residential and a little commercial experience plus I'am just about finished with my AAS degree in hvac/r.

    I would really like to get into refrigeration but no "refer" experience = no job!

    I realize I would have alot to learn but, how can I get my foot in the door?

    So c'mon you can tell me what's the secret?

    [Edited by starr on 04-29-2004 at 11:56 PM]

  2. #2
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    I got into a small company that did a little of everything from residential and commercial HVAC as well as "R".

    He had patience with me while learning the finer points of "R" and taught me a lot.

    Just make sure you have a solid understanding of the refrigeration cycle especially subcooling and superheat.

  3. #3
    Get to know the local contractors in your area. Hang out at the supply houses. Get the word out you are available for short term work. Once the season hits, someone will hire you.

  4. #4
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    Is there a local chapter of Refrigeration Service Engineer society in your area? Was useful for education and meeting peers for me at one time, although I am not a member anymore. Commerical refrigeration requires a detail of knowage that allows one to "see inside the pipe". If you have to have a really good handle on what superheat is and what it should be. Find a respected elder in your area, ask him an intelligent question every time you see him. I started in 1977, I learn something everyday.

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    Find out who the larger refrigeration companys are in your area and how to apply to them. They have mare resources for training and usually need
    People to start at bottom. You will be doing alot of de icing but you will get to be around supermarket parallel racks. Supermarket techs are always in demand. Find out who takes care of wally world in your area.

    Good luck
    Dave

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    I will be honest with you starr. I was lucky. I knew the direction in the industry that I wanted to end up. Took me while to get to that point. I worked with a commercial group for a while that worked on everything. I didn't have a lot of experience in R but I took it apon myself to learn as much as I could by reading books and guides. And asking questions with some of the more experiene techs that I worked with. With each call I would begin to understand a little more. One day I saw an opportunity with another company that was looking for someone to do R only. I lied about my experience and here I am 3 Years later still learning. Moral of the story and the most important part. If you want something. Go get it! Only YOU can get to where YOU want to be! Good luck starr

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderchicken View Post
    Find out who the larger refrigeration companys are in your area and how to apply to them. They have mare resources for training and usually need
    People to start at bottom. You will be doing alot of de icing but you will get to be around supermarket parallel racks. Supermarket techs are always in demand. Find out who takes care of wally world in your area.

    Good luck
    Dave

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  8. #8
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    Starr....how about an update, it's been almost 10years. Was anyone willing to give you a shot at the title ?

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    I didn't even notice the date on this one. Thats to funny. He probably did something better with his life. Ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grim View Post
    Is there a local chapter of Refrigeration Service Engineer society in your area? Was useful for education and meeting peers for me at one time, although I am not a member anymore. Commerical refrigeration requires a detail of knowage that allows one to "see inside the pipe". If you have to have a really good handle on what superheat is and what it should be. Find a respected elder in your area, ask him an intelligent question every time you see him. I started in 1977, I learn something everyday.
    back in 77, I wanted to be a rock star...well...here I am...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaytech View Post
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    I have learned a LOT between reading here & watching the many youtube video's out there....
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