Air conditioning technicians work in industrial, commercial and residential settings where they are required to install, repair and maintain HVAC systems. These technicians are trained to work with the tools and equipment required for fixing, overhauling, and maintaining air conditioners. They inspect the site, review the blueprint and make plans for fixing pumps, vents, air ducts, electricity supply, special lines for water supply, etc. After installing the air-conditioner, they make sure that it is working properly or not. If not, they make adjustment accordingly.
It is important for ac technicians to have a complete knowledge of simple as well as complex air conditioning units as they are required to deal with both types of work on any given work day. Some AC Technicians learn the trade on the job, while most employers usually prefer applicants who have completed a secondary or postsecondary school training program in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Moreover, having some experience in HVAC environment can also increase your chances of getting an interview call.
An AC Technician should possess strong customer service skills along with problem solving personality and skills like physical strength and agility, accuracy and attention to detail.
Below is a list of duties which an AC Technician is expected to carry out.
Sample Duties and Responsibilities for an AC Technician
• Respond to calls from clients who needed repairs and maintenance on their air conditioning units
• Talk to customers to determine what exactly the problem is
• Answer customer queries and provide information regarding the company’s services and packages
• Prepare materials list, estimate job costs, and maintain an inventory of supplies and tools for assigned projects
• Install and maintain air conditioning units in houses and commercial buildings in agreement with the standard installation protocols
• Test the installed units to make sure that they are working properly
• Disassemble units, repair broken components and restore them to operating condition.
• Perform preventive or general maintenance procedures, such as cleaning, power-washing, or vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, or changing filters.
• Educate clients on taking care of the air conditioning systems and when to call technicians
• Repair AC Units and replace those which are not in a fixable condition
• Assist with other work in coordination with repair and maintenance teams
• Prepare bills, take payments for the service provided and issue receipts