Refrigeration Mechanic

Position Information

Position Details

Position Number 33469
Class Title Refrigeration Mechanic
Job Description

The Facilities Operations Maintenance Department is seeking to hire a qualified Refrigeration Mechanic.

The following functions are performed in this position:

Provide technical support for the operations and maintenance of HVAC systems;

Conduct preventive maintenance on all HVAC mechanical systems and related equipment;

Perform preventive maintenance including but not limited to: scheduling maintenance to ensure continuous operation and prevent equipment interruptions; installing new or reconditioned mechanical or HVAC equipment; maintaining a safe, clean, and efficient environment in accordance with university standards;

Execute repairs by troubleshooting complex HVAC systems and completing scheduled assignments in a timely manner;

Ensure all refrigerant system repairs are in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency regulations;

Conduct repairs on various equipment including but not limited to: corrective and planned maintenance on pneumatic air systems; compressor electrical controls, appliances, cooling towers, boiler soft water systems, hot water tanks, steam converters, hot and chilled water pumps, and related piping; chilled water fan coil units, air handlers, variable air volume units, direction expansion (dx) units; window air condition units, ice machines, exhaust fans, ventilated systems and related equipment.

For additional information about our department, please feel free to visit the Facilities Operations website at:

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating; or a high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.

Additional Minimum Requirements

Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions.

Able to communicate in conversational English in order to work effectively with customers and team members, comprehend standard safety procedures and utilize telecommunication devices.

Mechanically trained in the operation of boilers, chillers, and pumps.

Possess a working knowledge of preventive maintenance on HVAC mechanical systems and related equipment.

A general knowledge in using the Apple iPad for the purpose of closing out work orders in the AiM CMMS system.

Basic computer operation and programming skills related to HVAC control systems.

Experience operating hand tools and power tools.

The ability to understand and interpret standard safety procedures and read blue prints.

Veterans’ Preference

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit

Special Conditions

Must have HVAC Technician Certification EPA Clean Air 608; Candidates for this position will be required to produce proof of certification upon hire.

This position includes a 5% evening shift differential.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Position is required to perform on-call assignments.

Position requires a Class E license (regular license). The position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. If certain eligibility criteria are met, the department may grant an above base offer. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

This position does not require college credits. If the selected applicant claims college credit on the application for this position, an official transcript from the accredited institution must be provided within 30 days of the hire date. This applies whether the applicant is a new hire or promoted from among current UCF employees.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 009297
Job Open Date 12/22/2017
Job Close Date 01/18/2018
Open Until Filled No
Division Admin & Finance
College/Area Not Applicable
Department Facilities Operations-Maintenance
Annual Salary $29,382.51 to Negotiable
Type of Appointment for Staff Regular
If temporary, time limited, emergency, or multi -year contract, please specify timeframe
Job Category Staff
Additional Application Materials Required
Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Work Location Orlando (Main)
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed an approved apprenticeship program in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating; or a high school diploma/GED and four years of appropriate experience? Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you now or in the the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc 1
  4. Other Doc 2
  5. Other Doc 3