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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


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.
  • 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