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:

The Level Four HVAC described herein works as a Senior HVAC mechanic in Facilities Services at the University of Florida (UF). Senior-level technician. Mentor and support all levels of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technicians in installing, maintaining, repairing, replacing, and preventively maintaining HVAC equipment, refrigeration equipment/systems, and cold rooms; perform the same independently. Repair or replace valves, piping, thermostats, dampers, grills, turning vanes, motors, belts, and controls (including pneumatic/electronics and other associated components). Balance HVAC systems, etc. Responsible for commissioning and retro-commission buildings and projects.

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: Various shifts will be filled from this posting

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

Position considered as Essential Personnel as defined by UF Policy

Expected Salary:

$22.61 - $25.69 Hourly based on qualifications.  Based on shift will receive additional compensation for evening and night shifts.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma (or equivalent) and completion of HVAC apprenticeship program (or equivalent) and four years of appropriate experience in HVAC related work; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

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

Multiples vacancies will be filled from this posting.

Position is being reposted, previous applicants still under consideration,

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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