Manufacturer Technician Training

The United Association (UA) Education and Training Department is pleased to offer HVACR industry courses, through the 2022 Regional Training System, in an agreement with the major HVACR manufacturers, Carrier Corporation, Daikin, and Johnson Controls. These courses will be taught by authorized-factory instructors, incorporating manufacturer-specific curriculum and have limited availability. It is the goal of the International Training Fund to provide the best possible training for the UA local unions in order to satisfy current HVACR industry requirements for project specifications in high performance buildings. Admittance into each course is subject to registration policies by each participating manufacturer. Early registration by UA active instructors is encouraged. Participation by all active UA HVACR technicians is welcome. If you have questions about any of these classes, please email Robert Vilches: rvilches@uanet.org

PLEASE NOTE:  TO ENROLL CONTACT YOUR UA LOCAL TRAINING DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR.


Daikin WMC Chiller Magnetic Bearing Service and Repair WMC Service & Troubleshooting 

This course is designed to teach the maintenance and service technician how to maintain, operate, troubleshoot, and repair Daikin Magnitude WMC Magnetic Bearing Chillers. Learn the fundamentals of the WMC Turbocor compressor, operations, economizer, and WMC software and settings. Learn how to use monitor program to communicate with the Turbocor compressor.

The three day course will cover: 

  • MicroTech II Introduction & Navigation 
  • Centrifugal MicroTech II Interface 
  • MicroTech II Electronic Expansive Valve 
  • WMC Turbocor Mag Bearing Compressor  
  • Troubleshoot Turbocor Compressor  
  • Calibrating bearings 

To enroll in this class, contact Brad Tisdale at 724-683-2100 or bct@ua449.com.

Course Date:   January 24-26, 2023
Time: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Steamfitters Technology Center, 230 Wise Road Harmony, PA 16037
Instructor: Tony Black

Power Flame Combustion Training with FGR Last Power Flame Class until September! 

Three-day training that covers:

Day 1: Classroom Training–

  • Fundamentals of combustion 
  • Safe burner start-up and adjustment 
  • Linkage adjustment 
  • Parallel positioning 
  • Flame safeguard 
  • Gas and oil 
  • C burners 
  • J burners  
  • X-4 burners 
  • C-Max burners 

Day 2: Hands-On Training–

  • Operating live fire equipment 
  • Combustion testing 
  • Linkage and burner adjustment 
  • Low-Hi-Low 
  • Modulating 
  • Oil and gas 

Day 3: FGR and Slate Control–

  • Operating FGR CMAX burner 
  • Operating Honeywell slate controls  

To enroll in this class, contact Brad Tisdale at 724-683-2100 or bct@ua449.com

Course Date:   February 14-16, 2023
Time: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Lunch provided
Location: Steamfitters Technology Center, 230 Wise Road Harmony, PA 16037
Instructor: Steve Brinson, Power Flame’s Lead Trainer

6043: SER 275 23XRV Liquid Chiller Screw Chiller Service and Operation (Carrier Corporation) 

This course is targeted at service technicians who operate or service 23XRV chillers. Chiller refrigeration cycle, compressor theory, drive theory, cooler heat transfer, and water-cooled condensers will be covered. Operation and function of the compressors, muffler, condenser, coolers, economizers, metering devices, oil concentrator and accessories are covered. The attendees will learn how to analyze performance by recording and analyzing refrigerant and water pressures and temperatures. Service technicians will be able to distinguish between chiller and system problems and to quickly diagnose problems using service logs. The class also covers the unit controls and how to set up and adjust the controls for optimum system performance. In addition, recommended pre-start and start-up procedures, operational, and field issues will be covered.

This course is open to all UA members in good standing. You must contact your local union training coordinator in order to register for this course. Admittance into this course is subject to Carrier Corporation’s registration policies. When registering for this course, please email cathym@uanet.org with the company you work for and indicate if you are a Lead AP.   

*Seating is limited

Course Date:   February 28-March 1, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Washtenaw Community College  Great Lakes Regional Training Center,
4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI. 48105
Instructor: TBD 

6042: SER 270 30 Series Screw and Scroll Chiller Fundamentals (Carrier Corporation)  

Students will learn to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and service Carrier’s complete line of 30 series air-cooled and water-cooled chillers. Models include 30GX/HX, RA, RB, and XA, XW. This course is a must for any technician whose job it is to service the complete line of 30 series chillers. Studies include chiller refrigeration cycle, compressor theory, cooler heat transfer, and water and air-cooled condensers. Participants will also learn how to analyze performance by recording and analyzing refrigerant and water pressures and temperatures.

This course is open to all UA members in good standing. You must contact your local union training coordinator in order to register for this course. Admittance into this course is subject to Carrier Corporation’s registration policies. When registering for this course, please email cathym@uanet.org with the company you work for and if you are a Lead AP. 

*Seating is limited

Course Date:   March 21-March 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Washtenaw Community College  Great Lakes Regional Training Center,
4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI. 48105
Instructor: TBD 

6070: Daikin Screw Shiller Maintenance Operation and Service   

This is a structured course to provide basic classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises to familiarize the student with the product features, operation, maintenance and service requirements for Daikin Screw Chiller products. The standard program for the maintenance, operation, and service seminar is four-and-one-half days of intensive training. The products covered in this seminar will be the AGS, AWS, and AWV air-cooled screw chillers, and the WGS and WWV water-cooled chiller. PPE:  Closed-toe, leather shoes and long pants are required.   

*This course includes a tour of the Daikin manufacturing facility in VA. 

This course is open to all UA members in good standing. You must contact your local union training coordinator in order to register for this course. Course registration fees are covered. Students are responsible for all other expenses. 

*Seating is limited

Course Date:   March 28-March 29, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Daikin Applied Training Center, 207 Laurel Hill Rd., Verona, VA 24482
Instructor: TBD