Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

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Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic III

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Job Title

Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic III

Pay Scale

$18.32-$32.60 Hourly; $38,105.60-$67,808.00 Yearly

Starting Salary

$18.32 Hourly; $38,105.60 Yearly

Job Location (Subject to Change)

Falkenburg Road Jail/Orient Road Jail

Job Schedule (Subject to Change)

Non-Standard Hours Including Nights, Weekends & Holidays

Exempt

No

Probation

Twelve-month probationary period

Job Overview

Perform highly skilled duties to include installing, maintaining, and repairing various types of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilating systems. Work may be performed in an office or inmate populated setting. Incumbents must possess or obtain a valid Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification during the probationary period.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment such as central, wall, and split system air conditioning units; exhaust fans and blowers; walk-in and chest type freezers; ice machines; and water coolers.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs as assigned; may schedule the preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Prepare necessary drawings and sketches on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain a supply of replacement parts; may research and/or place the requisition for needed supplies.
  • Operate refrigeration gauges, volt/ohm meters, vacuum pumps, recovery systems, welding equipment, and other related tools and equipment.
  • May assign, supervise, and inspect the work of lower level workers.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation operating principles.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety requirements.
  • Considerable knowledge of the electrical aspects of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in working with tools.
  • Ability to diagnose heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment using laptop computers and hand held devices.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose refrigeration and air conditioning mechanical and electrical problems.
  • Ability to climb ladders.
  • Ability to work in high places.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a subtropical climate.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical diagrams.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in an office or jail environment.
  • Ability to project a professional image at all times.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
 
A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
Two years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and installation of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.
OR
A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
Successful completion of a refrigeration and air conditioning program from a vocational/technical school; and
One year of experience in the maintenance, repair, and installation of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.
 

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess various licenses or certifications at time of hire or within the probationary period, or obtain them within a specified period of time after hire or appointment to the classification.
  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:
 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training
 
 
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