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Old 03-16-2021, 10:52 PM   #1
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My name is Toby McClain. Iíve spent 22 years in the oilfield but am looking to make a change. I spent 7 months in trade school earning a diploma in HVACR and have TDLR, EPA 608 Universal, EPA 609, and TWIC certifications.
I have a lot to learn but pick things up quickly and have a natural talent for troubleshooting. Any job leads would be much appreciated!
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Old 03-17-2021, 02:52 AM   #2
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Move to ncks, open a shop.
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Old 03-17-2021, 05:24 AM   #3
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I don't have any personal leads for you, but I think you probably made a good choice for a career change. Been thinking of doin it myself.
Looks like there are plenty of openings in the Houston area though:
https://www.indeed.com/q-HVAC-Techni...ice+Technician

Best of luck to you bud. I doubt you will be looking for too long.
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:15 AM   #4
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Very smart move. Do honest work and your business will be to big to handle ! When I lived in Frisco there were probably 2 HVAC guys and 2 plumbers that had excellent reputations for honesty and fairness and they stayed swamped. We had local AC company in my small town that said I need a new system, called another company and they repaired for less than $300 and now they are the only ones I call or recommend.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:44 AM   #5
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Toby is alive!

Been back to that wood duck hole lately?
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:06 AM   #6
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You interested in relocating or want to stay in Kingwood area?
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:50 AM   #7
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I think you made an excellent choice with HVACR. With the initiative you have demonstrated and the certifications you have I would think you would be in demand. Was the trade school you attended no help in finding something?
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:04 AM   #8
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Toby is alive!

Been back to that wood duck hole lately?
Hey Bobby!
Iíve been here just quiet.
Havenít been to the woody hole in years. It got too crowded and the birds left.
How have you been?
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:08 AM   #9
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You interested in relocating or want to stay in Kingwood area?
I need to stay in Kingwood. I have 1 son finishing high school next year and another about to start. I donít want to uproot them now.
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:12 AM   #10
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I think you made an excellent choice with HVACR. With the initiative you have demonstrated and the certifications you have I would think you would be in demand. Was the trade school you attended no help in finding something?
The school is helping some but I want to do everything I can to make something happen.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:18 AM   #11
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I don't have any personal leads for you, but I think you probably made a good choice for a career change. Been thinking of doin it myself.
Looks like there are plenty of openings in the Houston area though:
https://www.indeed.com/q-HVAC-Techni...ice+Technician

Best of luck to you bud. I doubt you will be looking for too long.
Thanks! Iíve mostly been checking linkedin and with local companies. Looks like a lot of good prospects on indeed.
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Old 03-17-2021, 12:27 PM   #12
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Go to the parts house's and ask the counter guys. They should be able to point you in the right direction. I would recommend going commerical.
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:17 PM   #13
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we are always looking...click here to apply

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Old 03-17-2021, 01:19 PM   #14
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Check with Charlie at @ Madd Air if you haven’t already. Great group of guys over there.
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:59 PM   #15
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Join the local 211 union they run the HVACR techs that work on the large refrigeration machines. I have a 7500 ton machine that I service the turbine driving the compressor and Johnsons control services the chiller part with some of my direction.
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Old 03-17-2021, 02:59 PM   #16
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I would look at trying to get hired working for Trane or Neva. get on the commercial side of it learn chillers. The residential game gets old especially after coming in patching and rewiring stuff that other folks have done wrong. Good luck
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