HVAC Engineer

An HVAC Engineer Can Pursue a Diverse Range of Employment Opportunities

Air conditioning installation on rooftopIt is quite likely that most people would be familiar with the services provided by heating and cooling specialists.  If a service vehicle for one of these companies is parked in front of their home in the winter, it is safe to assume that the visit has something to do with the furnace; if it is the summer, that appointment is probably related to air conditioning.

This level of assumption or acceptance, however, may not be as clear-cut with respect to the role and responsibilities of HVAC engineers.  The acronym HVAC represents heating, ventilating (or ventilation), and air conditioning systems, and the role of HVAC engineer is in fact considered a subspecialty of mechanical engineering; at times, responsibilities for HVAC engineers may also be expanded to include cooling and refrigeration systems.

From a global perspective, HVAC engineering technology is intended to address thermal comfort (or temperature) and air quality for indoor and vehicular environments, with the primary goal of providing and regulating healthy living or occupancy conditions in these settings.  With respect to specific duties, an HVAC engineer could be responsible for any or all of the following relative to the various systems identified above:

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Testing/Inspections
  • Troubleshooting/Repairs

HVAC engineers can be called upon to apply their skills and knowledge of climate control within a wide variety of environments, including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Educational
  • Office/Industrial
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Recreation/Entertainment

As a result, employment opportunities for HVAC engineers can be somewhat diverse and may consist of career paths with:

  • Residential installation firms
  • Commercial installation firms
  • General contracting companies
  • Architectural design consultants
  • Municipalities (facilities management)
  • Large engineering/development firms

In terms of educational background, most employers will require their HVAC engineers to obtain an undergraduate or Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar field.  Course studies should include an emphasis on mathematics, physics, and environmental sciences.

A Job Placement Agency with Experience and Success in the Engineering Field

HVAC engineer repairman in boiler roomHVAC engineers looking for entry-level or advanced career opportunities in their area of specialization can benefit from the insight and resources offered by professional staffing agencies like Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto.  For over 40 years, the placement specialists at Winters Technical Staffing have been assisting job seekers with mechanical engineering degrees or backgrounds, including those in the HVAC subspecialty, in their efforts to find suitable employment that meets their professional and personal needs.

Quite often, employers that require talented and competent HVAC engineers will turn to an agency such as Winters Technical Staffing to identify and assess individuals for the skills, experience, and intuitiveness that are critical for success in this role within their respective organizations.  Winters Technical Staffing has long been recognized for their own success in finding and placing candidates with engineering-related backgrounds, to the extent that many employers choose this route for their hiring needs over the more traditional job postings and advertising streams.

As a result, candidates for HVAC engineering jobs who elect to align their search efforts with Winters Technical Staffing can benefit in a number of ways, such as:

  • More focused/streamlined searches
  • Insight into apprenticeship opportunities
  • Awareness of local, regional, national prospects
  • Access to immediately-available job opportunities
  • Knowledge of job openings not advertised publicly

For more information on Winters Technical Staffing and their specialization in placements relating to mechanical engineering, including the subspecialty of HVAC engineer, please go to our Industry Specialties page.

Contact Winters Today

To launch or expand your career as an HVAC engineer, take advantage of the expertise and experience of placement consultants with extensive success in the engineering field.  Call the specialists at Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 or contact us to request a complimentary consultation on potential career opportunities.