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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services generated $16.54 billion in 2021 and continue to grow at a rapid pace. But, as in other construction-related industries, it can be difficult to keep enough staff to manage multiple jobs during the busy season. If you’re looking for workers to get you through your busiest season, you may rely on a construction staffing agency to help you find qualified workers. Follow these tips on how to find a good HVAC technician to round out your team. 

Warning Signs of a Poor HVAC Technician

If you’re in a time crunch trying to handle increased volume or finish a big project, you may be tempted to use the first agency you find. You’ll likely get better results and find a licensed HVAC technician when you know the warning signs.

Disorganized Staffing Service

If you’re looking for a licensed HVAC technician, pay attention to the construction staffing service. Signs you may be working with a disorganized staffing service include a website that’s difficult to navigate, a lack of follow up when you place an order, or lost paperwork. 

Read other customer reviews and look for signs that the firm may be difficult to work with. Ask questions about their recruiting and onboarding processes. Look for recruiters who are professional and answer your questions in detail. 

Lack of Clear Credentials

When potential technicians lack clear or updated credentials, they may not be able to complete your projects to your specifications. The credentialing process gives HVAC techs the skills to diagnose and fix problems and handle complex installations. If you can’t access their license, you have no way of knowing whether they are competent enough to complete your project. 

If you’re working with a staffing solution, ask them about their applicant screening process

Recommendation From an Untrustworthy Source

You may need to hire a technician or two in a pinch, causing you to consider less-than-reliable sources. Even if you’re asking fellow business owners in the area, they may have no way of knowing how to find a good HVAC technician with all the relevant credentials for your project. 

When you’re in a hurry to find technicians, you run the risk of getting bad advice from well-meaning friends and colleagues. You may end up with HVAC techs who don’t show up on the job or who aren’t committed to safety, putting the rest of your team at risk. 

Indicators of a Talented Technician

Now that you know what to look out for, here are some tips you can use to be successful in your quest to find HVAC technicians

Well-Organized and Intuitive Staffing Solution

Using a reputable and reliable construction staffing solution will help you find experienced, high-quality HVAC technicians for one project or multiple needs. Look for a HVAC staffing solution with great customer service and the ability to understand your contract needs. Tradesmen International works with a large talent pool of vetted HVAC technicians who are licensed and ready to jump into any project. 

Safety as a Top Concern

Safety hazards pose some of the biggest risks to you as a contractor. Tradesmen International prioritizes safety, offering learning opportunities to our skilled workers; we take safety seriously and work with contractors who share our commitment to safety. You can rest assured that a skilled technician from Tradesmen International won’t risk your bottom line. 

Experience for the Task

When you bring new people onto each job site, your existing team will lose some time training them. But utilizing experienced contingent professionals with the right skills for the job makes training easier. Work with a construction staffing business who employs HVAC technicians who are appropriately skilled for your needs and who are honest about their level of experience. 

Ask to see a license or other credentials you can use to determine the technician’s level of experience for your project. 

Bring in Top HVAC Technicians With Tradesmen International

Whether you’re hiring in a pinch or need to expand your capacity to take on more work, Tradesmen International can help. We offer custom construction staffing and HVAC staffing solutions and will pair you with skilled HVAC technicians based on your specific needs.

Our talent pool consists of reliable, job-ready, highly skilled technicians with a dedication to safety and the experience needed to help fill in potential gaps in your team. 

Let us connect you with the skilled workers you need. Contact us today to get started.  

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