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What is Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing?

Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) is an important part of air and water delivery systems. TAB technicians make sure that air and water are delivered efficiently, quietly, and safely throughout a building.

As a TAB technician, you will be responsible for working on air and water delivery systems to meet the specifications outlined by the design engineer. You will learn how all the parts of HVAC and fluid flow systems, analysis and measurements to conduct the right tests, make the correct adjustments, and deal with any problems that occur. If you like math and the idea of working on complex systems and solving problems, TAB is a good career choice for you.

Opportunities in this field include:

Earn While You Learn

Depending on your location, you could earn $12-20/hour as an apprentice or $20-50/hour as a journeyman. In addition to an hourly wage, you will receive great benefits including health, pension, 401k, and more.

TAB Curriculum

Ready to Get Started?

If you're ready to learn more about a career in the sheet metal industry or would like information on how to apply, please complete our Request Information form. We'll match you to a training center in your area. Your local training school or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will contact you in about a week.