I'm not sure what Universal Technician Test is. But, here is my wisdom
1) There's more than one kind of HVAC job. Many people hire only
installers as entry level. You can be promoted to service guy, later.
2) You should expect to carry a lot of tools up and down stairs, and
ladders. The new guy's nick names are "Fetch", "Clean" and "Stairs".
3) Never talk to customers, unless totally necessary. This is for
several reasons. First, the boss wants to be the one who has the
conversations, tells the jokes, etc. Second, they will repeat anything
you say, to the boss and to the neighbors. "He said the system should
run more efficiently...."
4) The company has had a lot of guys who didn't work out. Folks hire
on and make demands. Bad idea. They also stay only a few months, and
go work for the other guys. New guys also steal tools, do side jobs
during their off hours, and so on. Expect not to be trusted for at
least a year. Never mention side jobs unless it's your own furnace, or
your Mom and Dad's house. You're expected to fix your own furnace, and
you're expected to keep your parents comfortable. Leave the work
tools at work, unless you have a really totally good reason to bring
5) You really need your EPA card to do much good in a HVAC company.
Though I've met guys who didn't have the card, and they mostly do
sheet metal, stairs, and fetch.
6) never, ever, disagree with the boss when the customer might even
have a chance of hearing.
Christopher A. Young
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