What are the best maintenance technician qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a maintenance technician? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective maintenance technician?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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mike_edwards63@comcast.net in Aurora, Colorado

70 months ago

I am looking for information that could help with upcoming interview for Multi-Family residential Maintenance Technician posistion.

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Garseneau in Rockford, Illinois

65 months ago

I have found a local Junior College that offers several different Technician training curricula (aviation maintenance, building construction, Electronic engineering, manufacturing engineering, facilities, etc.). These courses are available online to some extent. I personally took individual classes on an "as needed" basis, an adult education welding course through a local high school, a basic home wiring course through the same high school, a PLC's and ladder logic course through the college, a hydraulic and pneumatics course through the same college. The best training I received along the way was by asking so many questions that the old timers got sick of me and spilled their guts to get rid of me!!

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Ty in Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona

43 months ago

I spent 4 months of nights and weekends at Quality school of Air-Conditioning in Las Vegas while I worked days doing start-ups and easy warranty-service calls at a large AC installer in new construction. Best payoff on an investment of time I ever had. I work in apartment maintenance now, and with that technical diploma and the skills that came with it, I know I have a job even with 10% unemployment because not everybody has these specialized skills.

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nicobria in Festus, Missouri

36 months ago

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a maintenance technician? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective maintenance technician?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

These are the things that you would need to look into when thinking about getting into this field; welding (mig ,tig, stick and cutting), machine shop ( lathe, mill and other machine shop tools), electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, mill wright rigging and PLC'S. I hope this informationwas of use to you. If you have any other questions please feel free to shoot me an email.

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Michael C in Bellflower, California

33 months ago

I have acquired many maintenance skills over the years such as HVAC/R, component level electrical, plumbing, pumps, heaters, low pressure boilers, preventive maintenance, and good problem solving skills, I have been out of work since May 2011 if anyone needs a good building, facilities, or hospital maintenance equipment mechanic please contact me asap,
Thank you

Michael

militaryfu@gmail.com

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Unemployed.com in Malad City, Idaho

31 months ago

I was wondering what would be the troubleshooting process for a VFD? Has been the question in a couple interviews. I have taken an atc course for industrial automation and cant land a maintenance job to save my life please help..

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15 months ago

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15 months ago

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