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Barron Technician School

Barron Technician School – No Experience Required

Apprentice and Licensed HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing positions are available now!

Whether you are starting or advancing your career, we’re looking for honest, hardworking, mechanically inclined individuals.

Learn from the best in the field at Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing’s Ferndale campus. Barron Technician School is equipped with fully functioning service and installation labs, with classes taught by industry leaders. Job candidates accepted by Barron Technician School are paid for their classroom, lab, and on-the-job training and don’t pay tuition.

Why the Barron Technician School?

  • Get paid to learn
  • All tools, textbooks, and materials are provided
  • Earn nationally recognized certifications (EPA & NATE)
  • Combined classroom labs and on-the-job training
  • Soft skills training provided: customer service & consultation
  • Build lasting relationships with Barron Team Members

Build your own Trade Story and apply at Barron today!

Get Certified Training

  • Residential Service
  • Residential Maintenance
  • Residential Installation
  • Fireplace
  • Electrical
  • Fabrication
  • Home Performance
  • Hydronic
  • Plumbing
  • Commercial Installation
  • Commercial Service

Meet the Team

Dan M.
Barron Technician School 
Lead Instructor

In his previous life, Dan served in the U.S. Marine Corps—a job that instilled him with the discipline and hard-working mentality that has built his career in the HVAC industry. Since diving into the HVAC field in 2003, he has grown an impressive portfolio of degrees, licenses, memberships, and certifications, including an Associate’s in HVAC, WA State 06A Electrician and 01 Electrical Administrator licenses, EPA Universal and NATE proctor certifications, and more. He also served on the BTC HVAC/R Technical Advisory Board as well as the WA State Technical Advisory Committee, where he helped to develop laws/code for RCW-WAC. Dan’s path at Barron led him from management in technical services to the development of the Barron Technician School, where he now serves as a full-time training instructor. From Portland and the Oregon Beaches to a now Ferndale-local, he has resided in our Northwest corner of the country for most of his life. Dan is an avid DIY-er, spending most weekends on a home project or two. He loves exploring, fishing, spending time with his family, attending country music concerts, and tropical beaches (ahhhh).

Brooke B.
WA State Certified Teacher 
BTS Curriculum Developer

Brooke’s big smile is hard to miss, but her smarts are even bigger. She joined the Barron team in 2021, bringing along her background of teaching and the sciences with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Master’s in Teaching, and experience as a Washington State Certified Science Teacher. Brooke served in administration and advisory boards prior to coming to Barron and taught middle and upper-level science in Seattle and Mount Vernon. She developed curriculum and took part in program planning while teaching a wide range of science subjects including biology, physical science, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology. As the Team Development Manager at Barron and a spearhead in the development and operations of the Barron Technician School, she is a natural leader and works well with people of all walks of life. A Bellingham native, she loves spending time with her family—playing outside, going on walks, and in true Northwest style (and busy mom of three boys)…coffee!

Jeff M.
Lead Fireplace Service Technician
BTS Fireplace Instructor

Jeff is one of the wise at Barron, with loads of experience to share. With Barron since 1999, he serves as a lead fireplace service technician, with the bulk of his own learning having come from time on the job. Jeff is a leader in the BTS classroom, teaching Barron’s newest service techs about gas fireplace repair and how to troubleshoot in the field. And whether it’s in the field or on the farm, he’s no stranger to hard work. Jeff grew up on a dairy farm in north county, where he spent the bulk of his days until college. Nowadays he loves to attend UW football games (Go Dawgs!) spend time with his wife, family, and friends, and read—Ivan Doig is his fave.  

Lane A.
Senior Residential Service Technician 
BTS Field Instructor

Lane’s a local here in Whatcom County, and one of our topnotch service techs at Barron. He’s been with us since 2014, and his tenure has proved him a natural fit to help train BTS students in the field and provide support after graduation. He’s also a pretty fun guy—he spends his weekend socializing, exploring, weightlifting, snowboarding, and going on walks with his dog, plus playing video games, watching UFC fights, and listening to live music—we’ll tag along anytime, Lane!

  

Kirsten V.
Team Development Specialist 
BTS Recruiter 

Kirsten has that kind of calm, comfortable air about her that makes you feel at ease, and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Medicine Biology and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health, her journey to support others through counseling just makes sense. Kirsten is very intuitive with a knack for finding people’s strengths, making her a great fit to help recruit BTS candidates and help with administrative work behind the scenes. Kirsten is classically trained in voice and piano and is also an avid runner, spending much of her time running trails in the area—and currently training for her first 50K! When not running, you can find her catching up on school or spending time at a local brewery.

  

Build your own Trade Story and apply at Barron today!

Barron Technician School

Barron Technician School | Classroom

Ductless | Refrigeration

Gas Furnace | Air Conditioner | Air Handler | Heat Pump

Fireplace

Oil Furnace

Installation

Sheet Metal | Ducting | Venting

Controls

Classes taught by industry veterans.

Service and installation class in session.

Fireplace Training

Oil Furnace Training

Gas Furnace Training

Cleaning Condensate

Ductless Maintenance

Air Conditioner Training

Installation Training

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