How to Write an HVAC Technician Job Description

HVAC technicians work with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

HVAC technicians work with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Writing a job description for any occupation involves discussing important aspects of the work involved. A hearing, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installs, maintains and repairs systems that circulate air throughout buildings.

HVAC Education and Training

Write a job description for an HVAC technician that addresses the required education and training. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information about becoming an HVAC technician. Applicants generally need at least a high school diploma and post-secondary HVAC courses. You may prefer applicants with a three-to five-year apprenticeship.

Diagnosis and Repair

Include inspection and repair duties in the job description. HVAC technicians should be able to evaluate the parts that form HVAC systems, including fans, exhaust, air conditioning and heating machinery. Technicians adept at identifying problems with individual parts and systems tend to solve problems quicker and more efficiently. The job description should let candidates know that they must be capable of using a variety of tools and parts, including improvising solutions when necessary.

Installation and Maintenance

Your job description should spell out the required experience to install machinery with the right amount of power to appropriately heat, cool and ventilate the building. The job description should also maintenance duties, including maintaining tools, equipment and vehicles in working order.

Outlook and Pay

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the demand for HVAC mechanics and installers will rise by 34 percent between 2010 and 2020 - more than double the 14 percent projected rise in demand for all occupations. HVAC technicians earn an average of $45,830 per year with an hourly average of $22.03. Use pay statistics to adjust the compensation you offer in the job description.

 

About the Author

Kent Tukeli has been writing for business and media organizations since 2007, including Valnet Inc., Top Affiliate Publishing and Mirvish Productions. He honed his skills at the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

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