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HVAC Technician

Posting Date: 7/1/2014
Closing Date: Position remains posted on this Employment Page until filled or closed.
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Full Benefits Package

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician performs skilled technical work, on a journeyman level, in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems ranging from a half ton to one-thousand tons capacity.

1.    Performs journeyman level heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of high and low pressure refrigerant systems by inspecting and testing those systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performing required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or adjustment of thermostatic controls and blowers, and providing an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.
2.    Ensures that HVAC systems provide an appropriate living and working environmental for the campus by troubleshooting and repairing control devices and wiring within the HVAC primary system, and maintaining, repairing, modifying secondary refrigerant systems including pumps, valves, cooling, air moving equipment and local temperature/pressure controls.
3.    Advises the designated supervisor on the quantity and types of materials that are needed for use in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) projects.
4.    Complies with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials, utilizing specialized equipment in the recovery and recycling of regulated refrigerants, and maintaining and submitting monthly records of refrigerant recovery-recycling activities as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
5.    Provides technical assistance on the purchase of new or replacement mechanical equipment or systems by reviewing and preparing equipment specifications.
6.    Assists with documenting the cost of heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance repairs and services by keeping records of time and materials to be charged to each job, and providing periodic status reports to the designated supervisor.
7.    Assists the appropriate supervisor with ensuring that contract heating, ventilation and air conditioning services meet specified results and/or work orders thus minimizing future operational problems by observing (spot checking) the work performed and notifying the supervisor when contracted services fail to meet specifications or endanger College property or lives.
8.    Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining electronic test equipment and mechanical tools by keeping accurate records on each piece of equipment indicating all required and performed maintenance, performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, and scheduling and supervising the periodic cleaning and servicing of tools and equipment.

1.    Performs incidental work required on the equipment maintained by the trade.
2.    Observes safety standards and practices. Maintains clean work area and/or cleans job site.
3.    Maintain inspection logs and records of compliance.
4.    Contributes to the overall success of the Facilities Maintenance Department by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Facilities.

1.    High School diploma or equivalent.
2.    HVAC EPA Approved Section 609 Certified required.
3.    At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the repair, maintenance, installation and modification of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems is required. Work experience must include a thorough knowledge of high and low pressure HVAC systems. Experience with building automation control systems is preferred
4.    The ability to interpret wiring diagrams and blueprints is required. The ability to use test equipment and small hand and power tools, such as drills, oxygen-acetylene torches, volt-ohmmeters, circuit testers, and manifold gauges, is required.
5.    Computer literacy is required.
6.    Valid Florida Driver’s License.

1.    Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces.
2.     A full range of physical motion is required in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all campus buildings, and to work at heights.

1.    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
2.    The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials.
3.    The work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation, loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold.
4.    The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable.
5.    Position is subject to changes in schedules as needed by management.  Examples include, but are not limited to, seasonal shifts and area reassignment.

To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

 Download the Employment Application and Disclosure Form

Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 5 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 379 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.