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HVAC Mechanic IV
University of Florida     Gainesville, FL 32612

HVAC Mechanic IV

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Work type: Staff Full-Time

Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

Categories: Facilities Operations/Skilled Trades, Veteran's Preference Eligible

Department: 63640300 - FS-OPER HC SYSTEMS-HVAC

Classification Title:

HVAC Mechanic IV

Job Description:

Install, operate, repair, and preventively maintain pneumatic/electric digital air conditioning (A/C) and refrigeration equipment. Service and refurbish all types of A/C and refrigeration equipment, including controls systems that are connected directly to, and operate, field devices. Troubleshoot field-connected devices (including unitary controllers, variable air volume (VAV) controllers, electronic and pneumatic thermostats, and control programs related to field devices operating HVAC equipment (such as variable frequency drives (VFD) with network computers; and shutdown/restart equipment controlled by these devices. Repair or replace valves, piping, thermostats, dampers, grills, turning vanes, motors, belts, and controls. Troubleshoot equipment following the proper control sequence of operation. Overhaul compressors, condensers, and other equipment. Recharge and recover refrigerants in refrigeration systems. Balance HVAC systems. Perform and oversee HVAC construction projects and departmental jobs utilizing blue prints and schematics.

Mentor and train lower level technicians. Begin and complete NCCER Core Curriculum (if not already completed).

Enter maintenance data via the work order system for work requests (WR) and time. Maintain EPA Refrigerant Recovery Journal. Provide support services to other trades (e.g., properly route or phase WR) as may be required for the timely and efficient repair of buildings and/or equipment.

Perform lead mechanic duties and lead all levels of HVAC mechanics on projects.

Initiate purchases of materials and parts used for repairs Clean and maintain shop, work areas, and personal equipment.

Drives a state vehicle that requires a valid driver license.

EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal Certification

A criminal background and post-offer health assessment will be conducted.

Normal Work Schedule:

M-F 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Total hours per week:40

Emergency work (as needed), Swing shift/on-call/standby (as required)

Position considered as Essential Personnel as defined by UF Policy

Expected Salary:

$25.69 Hourly

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma (or equivalent); four (4) years of appropriate experience in HVAC related work; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience -Currently NCCER Certified in trade or pass NCCER Knowledge Verification and NCCER HVAC Performance Verification within 4 months -Pass trade specific Critical Task Assessment within 4 months. -Complete NCCER Core within 6 months

Have a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Refrigerant Recovery certification

Preferred Qualifications:


- Valid Florida driver license


6 Years field experience


- Knowledge of the most modern and improved materials and techniques (to insure the most professional and cost effective HVAC as possible)

- Demonstrable working knowledge of blueprints and schematic drawings

- Knowledge of/familiarity with control systems


- Skilled in troubleshooting pneumatic and electric/digital devices related to refrigeration and A/C equipment

- Skilled in using normal and up-to-date equipment and materials

- Skilled in soldering refrigerant and water piping/tubing

- Skilled in recovering refrigerant


- Ability to follow established safety practices and procedures

- Demonstrable ability to recognize the proper materials/equipment needed for a specific job and make necessary changes

- Demonstrable ability to read a service request

- Ability to read work requests

- Ability to troubleshoot equipment following the proper control sequence of operation

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date

Multiple Vacancies will be filled from this posting

Position is being reposted. Previous applicants still under consideration.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 22 Feb 2024 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 07 Mar 2024 Eastern Standard Time

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