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Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic III

  • Job Code: W4736
  • Pay Grade:WK
  • Pay Scale:$18.32-$33.09 Hourly; $38,105.60-$68,827.20 Annually
  • Exempt:No

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. A valid Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification must be obtained during the probationary period.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties 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 & 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 Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • 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.
  • Successful completion of a refrigeration and air conditioning program from a vocational/technical school.
  • One year of experience in the maintenance, repair, and installation of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees 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 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No 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 background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General 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