Partners and Career Resources

Partners

  Name

Business Name

Rodd Blakeslee Blakeslee & Son, Inc.
Bryan Denhof Pleune Service Company
Nick Lyons  
Rick Newville Metro Mechanical
Toby Sweeney Pleune Service Company
Paul Tatreau Retired (City of GR, Air Pollution Officer)
Jill Trinklein FSU GRN 205

Career Paths and Estimated Salary Ranges

  • Journeyman/Apprentice Mechanic ($8 - $30/hour)Installs and performs service maintenance of equipment and complete systems. Apprentice works under supervision of Journeyman. A vocational/technical school education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the contracting, servicing, manufacturing, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Service Manager ($15 - $30/hour)Responsible for supervising field service, publishing service information, providing technical training to employees and customers. A university diploma is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the servicing and manufacturing employment areas.
  • Lab Technician/Technologist ($25,000 - $60,000)Responsible for building pilot models of new designs, testing them and reporting on the performance and compliance codes. A community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the manufacturing and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Research and Development ($30,000 - $75,000)Responsible for design of heating and cooling equipment, rating the performance, testing new developments, and supplying information for sales and service literature. A community college education or an university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the manufacturing employment area.
  • Outside Sales Engineer (Salary range $40,000 - $140,000)Sells new equipment, service contracts, modifications of redesign of existing systems. Provides technical assistance to customers. An university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the servicing, manufacturing, and merchandising and sales employment areas.
  • Outside Sales Technician or Representative ($30,000 - $60,000) Sells new equipment, service contracts, modifications to existing systems. Provides technical assistance to customers. Sometimes under supervision of an engineer. A high school diploma and community college education are prerequisites for this job. This job is included in the servicing, manufacturing, and merchandising and sales employment areas.
  • Inside Sales Representative ($30,000 - $60,000)Sells, by means of telephone or correspondence, and answers inquiries for equipment or servicing. A community college education or university degree is prerequisites for this job. This job is included in the servicing, manufacturing, and merchandising and sales employment areas.
  • Inside Sales Order Desk ($10 - $20/hour)Receives and processes phone orders, salesperson's orders or across the counter orders for parts, accessories, and new equipment. Supplies product information and prices. A high school diploma and community college education are prerequisites for this job. This job is included in the servicing, manufacturing, and merchandising and sales employment areas.
  • Estimator ($15 - $25/hour)Works with plans and specifications and often existing site conditions in order to determine material and labor requirements and prepare bid for job. An university diploma is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the consulting, contracting, servicing, manufacturing, merchandising and sales, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Sales Manager ($50,000 - $150,000)Responsible for budgets, sales forecasts, supervision of sales force and quotations, maintaining and helping to determine company sales policy. A community college education or an university diploma is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the servicing, manufacturing, and merchandising and sales employment areas.
  • Administration ($8 - $20/hour)General Manager, Treasurer, Accountant, Secretary, Comptroller, etc. Responsible for methods of operation, determining company policies, supervising key personnel, and company performance. A community college education or an university diploma is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the consulting, contracting, servicing, manufacturing, merchandising and sales, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Application Engineer/Technician ($30,000 - $60,000)Responsible for selecting equipment to meet the job specifications, interpreting the plans for the installation department, securing materials to complete the contract. A community college education or an university diploma is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the contracting, servicing, manufacturing, merchandising and sales, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Draftsperson/CAD/Layout ($10 - $20/hour)Responsible for the job plans, layout for system, details for special construction, piping sizes, duct work sizes, grill sizes, location of equipment, and control system details. A high school diploma and a community college education are prerequisites for this job. This job is included in the consulting, contracting, manufacturing, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Consulting/Design Engineer ($15 - $25/hour)Responsible for selection, design, layout, and specification of mechanical equipment to meet end user requirements. Insures that installations are made in accordance with instructions. An university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the consulting, contracting, manufacturing, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Project Manager ($15 - $25/hour)In charge of specific company project or projects. Responsible for engineering design, materials control, on-site problem solving, and coordination with other companies on job-site. A community college education or an university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the consulting, contracting, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Purchasing ($10 - $20 hour)Responsible for obtaining materials and equipment at lowest cost according to requirements or specifications and consistent with quality and delivery. A community college education or an university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the contracting, manufacturing, merchandising and sales, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Production ($8 - $25/hour)Performs one or more of many functions required to convert raw materials into finished products, using drawings, sketches, etc. Could be section foreman, line supervisor, stock keeper, etc. A vocational/technical school education or a community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the manufacturing employment area.
  • Inspector ($40,000 - $60,000)Insure equipment or system is manufactured or installed according to approvals, specifications, or codes. Insures standards and regulations, etc. are adhered to as laid down by company, associations, and/or government agencies. A community college education or an university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the consulting, manufacturing, and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Job Foreman or Supervisor ($15 - $25/hour)Responsible for planning, assigning and supervising service personnel's work. Arranges for required service materials. Plans regular servicing and maintenance program. A vocational/technical school education or a community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the contracting and servicing employment areas.
  • Specification Writer ($35,000 - $45,000)Responsible for writing specifications of equipment requirements, installation details, performance requirements for the contractor and complete information for the tendering of a project. An university degree is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the consulting and government and utilities employment areas.
  • Field Service and Installation ($10 - $25/hour)Responsible for performing all service maintenance and installation of equipment. A vocational/technical school education or a community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the contracting, servicing, and manufacturing employment areas.
  • Shop Service and Repair ($8 - $20/hour)Responsible for repair of equipment and fabrication of shop assembled equipment. A vocational/technical school education or a community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the servicing and manufacturing employment areas.
  • Service Salesman ($30,000 - $80,000)Sells service contracts on new and existing installations. Plans warranty service for equipment manufacturers. A vocational/technical school education or a community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the servicing and manufacturing employment areas.
  • Inventory Control ($8 - $15/hour)Accounts for paper and physical control of goods consistent with supply and demand. A community college education is a prerequisite for this job. This job is included in the manufacturing and merchandising and sales employment areas.
  • Facility Engineer ($40,000 - $60,000)Directs and reviews consultants during design and inspects construction, supervises operation of HVAC systems.
  • Professor/Instructor ($25,000 - $75,000)Develops and teaches HVAC&R courses. Conducts research into new technologies.
  • Contractor/Owner ($0 - unlimited. Could operate at a loss) Assumes the risk of the business. Needs to be entrepreneurial. Job duties can include all of the above if a small contractor, or may be limited to specific aspects of the business as other employees handle other specialties.