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HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS AND INSTALLERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
  • Discuss heating or cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.
  • Connect heating or air conditioning equipment to fuel, water, or refrigerant source to form complete circuit.
  • Install, connect, or adjust thermostats, humidistats, or timers.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, policies, or procedures, such as safety procedures or the maintenance of a clean work area.
  • Study blueprints, design specifications, or manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components.
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Post secondary vocational training
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $71,436.00 $34.34 $23.78 $27.06 - $39.60
Bridgeport/Stamford $72,596.00 $34.90 $24.15 $27.49 - $39.92
Danbury $68,088.00 $32.74 $22.42 $24.54 - $38.07
Hartford $71,249.00 $34.25 $23.88 $26.31 - $39.04
New Haven $73,809.00 $35.48 $24.03 $28.52 - $42.93
New London/Norwich $69,176.00 $33.26 $24.10 $28.52 - $37.88
Waterbury $69,715.00 $33.52 $23.49 $26.14 - $39.28
Torrington $66,865.00 $32.15 $22.14 $26.01 - $37.63
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 5,140 5,730 0.1% 570
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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