HVAC Technician Resume & Guide

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HVAC Technician Resume Examples

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The HVAC Technician Resume Guide

Resume Sections

Your “HVAC Service Technician, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician” resume should include the following sections and information to be complete. Use it as a checklist.

1. Contact Information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Driver's license
  • Email

2. Summary:

1 – 3 sentences giving a broad overview of your background, years of experience as an HVAC Installer, the types of clients you have worked with, and any areas of specialty.

3. Professional Experience:

Your professional expertise, listed chronologically, with your most recent employer at the top and the oldest place of employment at the bottom. Each experience should include the company name, the position location, your position title, your dates of employment, and a list of your daily responsibilities.

4. Education:

It is not necessary to have a college degree to be an HVAC engineer, but most states do require you to have a valid HVAC Service Technician license. Include both your education and licensure here.

5. Key Skills:

List the essential skills that you possess that align with the job descriptions that you are seeking.

HVAC Resume Summary & Objective Examples

Entry-level Objective

“College-educated and certified HVAC Technician. I have the primary ambition to install, maintain, troubleshoot, service and repair of a variety of HVAC systems. All while maintaining the highest level of customer service. I want to make and upkeep my name and that of my employer. Both in college and in my apprenticeship company I have proven to excel at HVAC maintenance and accompanying improvisation.  Skills to tackle emergencies and temporary repairs to allow the client to continue their operations. With your company, I hope to continue HVAC installation, servicing, and maintenance while I am eager to specialize within your company.”

Apprentice Example Objective

“As an enthusiastic and driven HVAC apprentice, I'm looking for a company-sponsored or state-approved program where I can thoroughly train in all aspects of HVAC installation, repair, and service. While I'm eager to learn, I am happy to work along and with co-workers in actively solving problems or overload of work that might occur.”

Experienced Example Objective

“Enthusiastic HVAC Mechanic with three years of experience in the maintenance, installation, repair of air handling, air-conditioning units and temperature-controlled water distribution systems. Proficient with climate control systems. Now I am seeking an opportunity to work as an HVAC technician in a reputable business in the region.”

Experienced (5+ years) Objective

“Certified HVAC Mechanic with more than seven years of experience fixing and servicing a wide range of air conditioning systems, heating/cooling equipment, ventilation systems, and heat pumps. During the years I gained certificates that allow me to do improv plumbing. I am confident that I possess the skills, experience, attributes, and attitude to keep the clients of We Keep it Cool, You get The Best happy and comfortable.”

What to Highlight in your HVAC Resume

When hiring managers are looking for an HVAC Mechanic or Technician, the following three elements are vital for them to get a quick impression of you and your experiences.

1) Type of Clients:

Indicate whether you have worked with residential clients, commercial clients, or both. This information should appear in both the summary at the top of your resume and within each position description in your professional experience section.

2) Area of Specialty:

Specify any area of specialty that you have, which could include heating, ventilation, gas furnaces, RVR systems, or cooling systems. Your area of specialization could also be a specific brand of the HVAC system. Specialization information should be in your summary, as well as within each job description.

3) Familiarity with Administrative Work:

Include the type of administrative work you are familiar with doing. Administrative work could include tasks like invoicing, billing, inventory, and scheduling. In many small businesses, the technicians need to both do technical and administrative work. Employers want to see if you are familiar with both.

HVAC Technician Job Descriptions & Responsibilities

No matter how long you have been in the HVAC industry, try incorporating these duties and responsibilities under your professional experience section.


  • Theoretical knowledge and hands-on training in servicing and repair of a variety of HVAC systems
  • Basic knowledge of circuit boards, processors, computer software and electronic equipment
  • Experience in operating a range of electric tool and equipment
  • Full understanding of the recycling of HCFC and CFC refrigerants
  • Assisting HVAC journeyman
  • Doing all-round preparation work
  • Cleaning of in and outside coils
  • Install, assist, and troubleshoot HVAC units both residential and commercial
  • Installing, updating, and configuration of the thermostat- and alarm systems
  •  Executing routine maintenance work while advising clients on how to take of their systems
  • Cleaning and replacing filters and cells.
  • Clearing and cleaning out of furnaces as part of regular servicing
  • Cutting and sanding of copper and black piping.
  • Experience with utilizing fiberglass
  • Diagnosis of problems in a variety of heating and water systems to of identifying the necessary tools, equipment and parts for replacement and repairs.
  • Installation of flexible tubing and sheet metal for the installation of full HVAC systems
  • Performed necessary repairs and initiated preventative maintenance protocols for HVAC equipment
  • Identified analyzed and tested tools and equipment before the start of any project
  • On average I work 35 billed hours a week, occasionally extra with overtime
  • Consulting with clients on their HVAC needs
  • Investigating and troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems with heating, cooling, and ventilation systems
  • Maintaining truck and office inventory to ensure all materials are easily accessible
  • Fabricating equipment parts, when needed
  • Placing and tracking work orders, including entering hours and materials used
  • Performing routine maintenance on HVAC systems
  • Invoicing and billing clients for work performed
  • Great customer service skill
  • Selling ongoing maintenance contracts to clients

Quantifying Your Resume

Employers love seeing numbers on your resume. Numbers make your experience feel tangible. When writing your resume, you want to be able to answer the questions, “How much?” or “How many?”. You include that number (the answer) in your job descriptions. For instance:

  • How many billable hours did you log per week? -> ‘On average I work 35 billed hours a week, occasionally extra with overtime.”
  • How many clients did you service per day?
  • What is the percentage of client recommendations?

The Importance of Soft Skills

As an HVAC Technician, soft skills are just as important as technical skills. To show employers that you have the soft skills they are looking for, try to incorporate these into your profile, key skills, and cover letter sections:

  • Analytical
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Punctual

Action Verbs for HVAC Technicians

Never make your professional experience section sound like a massive list of tasks. Instead, help potential employers envision you performing the job at hand by using these HVAC Technician specific action verbs:


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