Are you a natural problem-solver who enjoys working with machinery and is looking for a career in an in-demand industry? Your future could be in the heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration industry.
According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics, employment of HVAC mechanics and installers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031 with about 40,100 openings projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force to retire.
One business that’s always on the lookout for the next generation of craft professionals is Southern Air. Southern Air offers design, installation, and service of heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and piping systems for commercial and industrial facilities throughout Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
With a staff of 175 Service Technicians servicing over 12,000 HVAC systems, Southern Air is recognized as one of the top HVAC service contractors in the Southeast. Technicians are thoroughly trained and equipped with the best tools and technology to diagnose and repair all types of HVAC systems and components.
In addition to commercial facilities, Southern Air also services homes through Southern Air Residential. While its headquarters is in Lynchburg, Southern Air Residential has offices in Charlottesville, and Winchester, Virginia and Bluefield, West Virginia.
Technicians diagnose and repair all types of HVAC systems and components including HVAC system repair and replacement, ductless heating and cooling services, carbon monoxide testing, various electrical services, and much more. Southern Air also makes their services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For students who are graduating from their local community college in a G3-approved skilled trades program, you could be eligible for Southern Air’s sheet metal installer, HVAC residential technician, HVAC commercial technician, refrigerant pipe technician, and other positions. Visit its career page to learn more about open positions.
Southern Air also offers an apprenticeship program that provides opportunities for employees to advance in their field by attending hands-on-classes. The program provides on-the-job training and instruction in the construction industry with a competitive edge. If you’re looking for a position where you can learn new skills, visit Southern Air’s apprenticeship program page.
Southern Air is a supporter of Virginia’s Community Colleges and the statewide G3 Business Ambassador program. Visit its website to learn more.