Duct Cleaning Technician

Who am I?

Duct Cleaning Technicians are responsible for cleaning of all types of Residential, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration equipment.

Other Titles

  • Duct Cleaning Specialist

Essential Skills

Essential Skills are not the technical skills required by particular occupations but rather the skills applied in all occupations. These skills provide the foundation for learning all other skills and apply to careers in HVACR. See Employment and Social Development Canada for more details.

The most important Essential Skills for Duct Cleaning Technicians (as identified through industry consultation) are:

  • Document Use – Adept at reading warranties and reading and filling in forms including work orders, parts and equipment orders, invoices
  • Oral Communication – Important to interact with customers, co-workers – follow-up on instructions
  • Thinking Skills - Job task planning and organizing skills require scheduling and planning of appointments.  The organization of vehicles and equipment is essential to a smooth operation of this position.

What do I do?

As a Duct Cleaning Technician your duties may include the following:

  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities including  requisition of materials and supplies
  • Interact with customers to provide information,  promote and provide service
  • Oversee the correct use of tools and equipment at each job location
  • Prepare work orders, parts orders, warranty information and invoices

Education/Training Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required
  • Trade School, High School Vocational or equivalent
  • Experience in HVACR Installation and Maintenance and some experience working in the HVACR field is usually required
  • Driver's licence may be required.