There are a lot of reasons that people are attracted to the HVAC industry for a career. One of the biggest reasons our technicians enjoy what they do is because they get to work with people and help solve problems. They enjoy the challenges, they benefit from a vast amount of on-the-job training, and they like the reward of good pay. If you are curious about becoming an HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would like to share 5 things you might enjoy about it.
1) Critical thinking and problem solving.
That is what we do, every day. We assess problems, troubleshoot, and bring creative solutions to get someone’s HVAC up and running properly. It takes technical ability, mechanical skill, and common sense. Every situation is different, and our technicians enjoy looking at a problem from every angle until they have an answer. A great HVAC technician is a quick thinker who loves to take on technical challenges.
2) Helping others.
Our technicians work together with our clients to help make them comfortable and happy, often during a stressful situation. They find it very gratifying to “be the hero” and some of our clients think they should be wearing capes! Besides knowing they are solving an annoyance, we know the service they are providing is very important. HVAC systems not only control the temperature, but also the humidity and overall air quality in our homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and more. They don’t just keep us comfortable, they help keep us healthy.
3) Challenges and variety.
Every day is different when you have a career in HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks. People who get bored doing the same thing all the time, or who hate sitting at a desk, find HVAC careers more interesting and satisfying. Technicians learn a wide variety of skills utilizing knowledge in plumbing, framing, electrical, and much more. These are the kind of skills that will always be useful to them in life and at work.
4) Good pay.
HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks earn skilled labor wages and make a competitive annual salary. With a reputable HVAC company like Royal Heating and Air, technicians have a full-time year-round job that is possible to enter straight out of high school. Also, because this type of work cannot be outsourced and is always in demand, you have great job security in the HVAC industry.
5) On the job training.
Some people think you must have a college degree or trade school training to be successful in an HVAC career, but many HVAC technicians gain most of their knowledge on the job. At Royal Heating and Air, we see advantages to training people on the job because we know they will be taught right according to our high standards, and they won’t have to unlearn any bad habits. Plus, we enjoy seeing how multi-talented our technicians become as they learn a such a wide skillset and are always adding to it.
If any of this sounds attractive to you, then you may just have a shining career in HVAC waiting for you out there. At Royal Heating and Air, we are always looking for great people to add to our team and want to encourage anyone to pursue their interest in HVAC. We are sure glad we did. In fact, we are hiring right now, so if you have questions or would like to take the first step towards a new career, reach out to us today.