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    HVAC Cadet Engineer

    Hi Guys! I just recently graduated Mechanical Engineering and passed my licensure exam! I would like to inquire your own professional advice on what step to take as an hvac engineer, this is a general question. I just started my first job at a compressor manufacturing company. I just want to have some goals in the future to eye on.

    This is my first post as a member of this forum.
    Hoping for your kind advice!


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    What will your work consist of at this compressor manufacturer ?

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    Im still in training but in the future my work will either support the end-users, contractors or oems by calls of by actually supporting them on field.

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Learn every part of the system and how it affects your compressor. Essentially your compressor either runs or it don’t it’s the components that changes how well it runs.
    Honeywell you can buy better but you cant pay more

    I told my wife when i die to sell my fishing stuff for what its worth not what i told her i paid for it

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    If you have a BSME, which Licensure test? (PE?) You should have all the necessary knowledge you need to get into the HVAC Engineering side of the business.

    The question is where do you want to end up? As a contractor installing and repairing HVAC system or in the factory designing and building the equipment.

    If you want to end up installing and repairing you need to find an HVAC contractor, there are many who need PE's on staff to sign and stamp drawings for submittals. If you can find a job with a contractor you can followup with the guys in the flield and start learning that side of the business. Just a suggestion send some Resume' out to larger industrial /commercial outfits

    If you want on the designing building side keep sending resume's out to HVAC manufacturers,. There is a lot of compressor design stuff that is applicable back into the HVAC world

    Good Luck

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    Thanks for the reply sirs!

    I think I want to end up on designing and building equipment because I think there is more learning there. You are referring to OEMs right?

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    Yes

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    If you are going to be designing it, do us all a favor and do some field service work first, so you know what it takes to do certain things and how to place things.

    Not trying to be rude but some of the designs that get made are just unreal in terms of how to service it, requires a complete disassembly just to do 1 thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivero View Post
    If you are going to be designing it, do us all a favor and do some field service work first, so you know what it takes to do certain things and how to place things.

    Not trying to be rude but some of the designs that get made are just unreal in terms of how to service it, requires a complete disassembly just to do 1 thing.
    Manufacturers don't care. All they want is the cheapest price possible to make the sale up front. Then they are gone and we have to live with their design. Customer doesn't pay upfront, but they pay forever afterward.

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    Yup, and if new engineers changed that, we might have a chance at getting somewhere.

    The manufacturers won't design it, their Engineers will.

    Keep agreeing that's how it is and it won't change and it never will.

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    New engineers who would "change that" are seen as not being team players.

    Non-team players get traded.
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    What are you guys talking about? I really don’t see that much stuff that’s hard to repair. It’s the being hard to get to that really stinks.

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    You think the HVAC industry is bad ever worked on a newer automobile ?

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