HVAC Technician Resume Examples and Templates for 2023

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers, also known as HVAC technicians, is predicted to grow 4%, or by 15,100 jobs, from 2019 to 2029. Commercial and residential building growth is expected to drive the need for more workers. The increase in more sophisticated climate-controlled systems is also behind the need for more highly qualified HVAC technicians.

Although employment opportunities for HVAC technicians will be available, you’ll still need to work hard to beat the competition for the best jobs. A strong resume can help you stand out from other applicants. Find downloadable resume examples below. These can be used for both entry-level and experienced job seekers. Keep reading for tips on how to write a strong resume that aligns with the job description.

Downloadable Resume Examples


Example #1 Entry-level


Example #2 Mid-Career


Example #3 Senior-level

HVAC Technician Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • Entry-level Entry-level
  • Mid-Career Mid-Career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

William Lawrence
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
123 Main St., Duluth, GA 30029


An Apprentice HVAC Technician Apprentice with two years of professional experience performing residential equipment service and maintenance. Adept at analyzing diagrams and schematics to perform maintenance on air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems for clients. .

Professional Experience

Residential HVAC Service Technician, Service Experts, Duluth, GA
June 2019 – Present

  • Conduct servicing, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning of IAQ equipment and products on residential job sites
  • Perform installations of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems
  • Interface with homeowners to confirm appointments, provide education on HVAC equipment, establish scope of work and accurate cost estimates, and achieve a 93% client satisfaction rating
  • Perform minor field fabrication, identify necessary repairs, and create maintenance reports

HVAC Warehouse Assistant, Empire Heating and Air Conditioning, Decatur, GA
June 2018 – May 2019

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC systems and equipment under the supervision of certified HVAC technicians, including air conditioning and heating systems
  • Tracked inventory and filled orders as needed, coordinated shipping and receiving of parts, supplies, and equipment, and supported the implementation of the Service Fusion HVAC software platform


  • NATE Professional Level Certification: HVAC Efficiency Analyst, August 2019

Key Skills

  • Residential HVAC Maintenance
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Inventory Management
  • Client Relations


Air Conditioning Technology Diploma
GWINNETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Lawrenceville, GA, September 2020 – Present (expect to graduate Spring 2022)

High School Diploma

Robert Roberts
(111) 222-3333
[email protected]
123 Third Street, Newark, NJ 07777


A Certified HVAC Technician with seven years of professional experience performing residential and commercial installations valued at up to $20K. A strong history of developing long-term client relationships and providing accurate cost estimates. Adept at coordinating with diverse teams to execute repair projects.

Professional Experience

HVAC Technician, HVAC Professional Services, Newark, NJ
November 2017 – Present

  • Troubleshoot heating and cooling units in commercial buildings and homes, develop and recommend solutions to clients, and provide education to customers on safety risks
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance plans for 35 residential customers and five commercial clients, perform installations and repairs, and achieve a 92% customer satisfaction rating
  • Provide coaching, training, and mentorship to apprentice HVAC technicians on OSHA safety, repair techniques, and root-cause analysis to drive professional development

Junior HVAC Technician, ABC A/C Services, New Brunswick, NJ
July 2015 – October 2017

  • Performed root-cause analysis to identify and repair HVAC malfunctions, including hydronic heating systems, A/C systems, zoning systems, and hybrid systems
  • Responded to calls from residential customers, diagnosed and resolved issues, supported supervisors by compiling maintenance logs for repeat customers, and analyzed inventory levels


Bachelor of Science in HVAC Engineering
NEW BRUNSWICK TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, New Brunswick, NJ, September 2009 – June 2013

Key Skills

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • HVAC Controls
  • Root-cause Analysis
  • Client Relations
  • OSHA Safety


  • HVAC Excellence Certificate, Organization for HVAC Professionalism, 2019

Jerome James
(111) 111-2222
[email protected]
123 Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 12345


A Senior HVAC Technician with over 10+ years of professional experience executing large commercial installations and identifying cost-effective solutions for customers. A proven track record of leading dynamic teams to execute commercial, residential, and industrial projects on-time and on-budget. Adept at implementing new safety protocols and ensuring compliance with OSHA standards.

Professional Experience

Senior HVAC Technician, ABC Industrial Solutions, San Jose, CA
April 2016 – Present

  • Manage a team of 15+ HVAC technicians to perform residential, commercial, and industrial installations for customers generating over $1.2M in annual revenue, conduct quality assurance inspections, assign project responsibilities, and ensure compliance with OSHA safety standards
  • Serve as the point of contact for clients throughout the project lifecycle, provide accurate estimates, and propose cost-effective solutions, resulting in a 30% increase in repeat business
  • Develop preventative maintenance plans for long-term customers and troubleshoot critical malfunctions

HVAC Technician, ESQ Energy Professionals, San Jose, CA
July 2009 – March 2016

  • Collaborated with a team of HVAC technicians to perform installations, repairs, and audits on HVAC equipment and systems for 45 residential and commercial clients
  • Identified root-causes of malfunctions for cooling systems, heating systems, and hybrid systems, developed annual maintenance plans, proposed solutions, and conducted repairs


Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Systems
SAN JOSE TECHNICAL COLLEGE, San Jose, CA, September 2007 – June 2009

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • OSHA Safety Regulations
  • Industrial HVAC Installations
  • Client Relations
  • Team Leadership


  • Environmental Protection Agency Type IV Certification, 2016
  • North American Technical Excellence Certification, 2016

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for HVAC Technician Resume

Your resume should highlight key skills and action verbs to ensure that Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) filter your resume, making you a good potential job candidate. An ATS software program scans and evaluates your resume based on the number of matching keywords and phrases to the job description. Including more keywords on your resume improves your chances of an ATS marking your resume so that a hiring manager may see it.

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Air Conditioning Systems Building Codes
Blueprint Reading Commercial HVAC
Customer Service Electrical Repairs
Equipment Installation Heating Systems
HVAC Controls OSHA Safety
Preventative Maintenance Root-cause Analysis
Technical Support Ventilation Systems
Welding and Fabrication
Action Verbs
Blueprint understanding Critical thinking
Assess Communicate
Comply Conduct
Diagnose Document
Identify Install
Interpret Maintain
Prevent Read
Repair Troubleshoot

Tips for Writing a Better HVAC Technician Resume

Highlight specific certifications that add to your HVAC technician qualifications

It’s important to list all of your certifications on your resume to indicate your level of qualification. Some certifications may designate you as more qualified for particular types of HVAC work than others.

Make sure to be specific when describing your certifications. List certifications by exact names so that hiring managers know exactly which certifications you’ve acquired.

Example #1


  • EPA Type 1 Certification – For Servicing Small Appliances
  • Section 608 Technician Certification


  • Certified in serving small appliances

Example #2


  • Universal EPA Certificate
  • Section 608 Technician Certification
  • NATE Professional Level Certification: HVAC Efficiency Analyst


  • Certified in universal HVAC service

Quantify your HVAC technician experience on your resume to feature your success

By quantifying your experience and accomplishments, hiring managers can better understand the scope of your qualifications. When writing your qualifications, see if you can include performance-indicating numbers, such as customer satisfaction reviews, work volumes or efficiency ratings.


Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills, achieving 100% customer satisfaction on reviews


Demonstrated good customer service skills

Example #2


Performed up to 10 installation and maintenance calls a day for customer HVAC systems


Performed a high volume of installation and maintenance calls

How to To Align Your Resume with the Job Description

Hiring managers must review many resumes to find the right candidate for the job. Make sure that your resume includes the necessary qualifications indicated in the job description so that you can distinguish yourself from other applicants.

If you’re not sure what skills and experiences you should feature, check the job description to see which requirements are listed first or repeatedly. Match these qualifications in your resume while detailing how you meet the requirements for the job. Your resume should be specific to the job rather than copied and pasted. Include any notable accomplishments or successes.

Sample HVAC Technician Job Description

AirServices is seeking a qualified HVAC Technician to join its team. The HVAC Technician will be responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment and machinery. They will need to use diagnostic and communication skills to identify necessary services to customers. Safety and regulation compliance is a priority. HVAC Technicians are expected to be able to work effectively with high volumes of work


  • Install, maintain and repair all types of HVAC systems and equipment
  • Identify and diagnose necessary services
  • Communicate maintenance or repair recommendations with customers to ensure a high level of customer service satisfaction
  • Keep records and logs of all work performed
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Maintain quality service standards while under high work volumes


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1+ year experience as an HVAC technician
  • Appropriate certification and understanding of HVAC systems
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good comprehension of blueprints and plans
  • Flexible schedule with availability for overtime
  • Valid driver’s license

According to the job description, the ideal job applicant should have the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of HVAC systems and equipment
  • Diagnostic skills
  • Safety and regulation compliance
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work with high volumes
  • Customer service skills
  • Proficiency in reading blueprints and plans

Write your resume to include the skills and experience keywords above. The example below shows how to incorporate your qualifications in your resume to match the job description: 

HVAC Technician Work Experience Example

HVAC Technician, Johnson’s HVAC Services, Portland, OR

May 2016 – June 2020

  • Perform installations, repairs and maintenance on HVAC systems with efficiency so as to achieve a low number of repeated service calls
  • Diagnose equipment or system failures and communicate complex details to customers to fully inform them of service recommendations, achieving 95% customer satisfaction in reviews
  • Completed high volumes of service calls during overtime and holidays while ensuring 100% compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Read and interpret blueprints and plans to effectively test, troubleshoot and repair system failures