Technician Tips: 5 basic tips for starting your career

Are you a commercial refrigeration or food equipment technician looking to hone your skills and become the best in the business? Here are five basic technician tips that will get you set up for success in your career.

1. Seek out training and certification opportunities.

If you want to become the very best you can be, then training and certification is vital. Those eager to continue learning and expanding their skills will stand out from the crowd. Many companies in the industry, like us at RSI and CES, offer on-going on-the-job training for our techs.

2. Stay up to date on industry trends.

The refrigeration and food equipment industry is growing and developing constantly. Staying up to date on trends will help you always be a step ahead and ready for whatever happens next.

3. Take care of your tools

Your tools are crucial to your work, so make sure you take good care of them. Storing them properly and being organized helps keep them in good condition and easy to find when you need them. Also, always use the right tool for the job. Using the wrong tool can damage it or the equipment you’re working on.

4. Grow your customer service skills.

As a technician, you will interact with customers face-to-face when working on their equipment. Therefore, it is important to have good customer service skills to ensure complete satisfaction.

5. Focus on safety.

You should always prioritize safety and ensure that you follow all safety protocols. It’s important to have a good understanding of basic electrical, gas and refrigerant safety while working on equipment. Also, working in busy commercial kitchens means you need to always be aware of your surroundings to prevent slips, falls and burns.

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