FLSA: Hourly

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(028) $19.27 - $27.41 an hour     $40,081.60 - $57,012.80 a year

JOB CODE: 642100


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will perform a wide variety of mechanical, electrical and electronic maintenance and repair on various types of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, ranging from basic wall or window units and central systems to some large commercial units (e. g. 360-ton chillers; 120-ton condensers).


  • Operates automated building controls heating, ventilating, air conditioning and allied mechanical equipment to provide comfortable temperature and humidity conditions in city buildings and facilities.

  • Takes temperature readings in buildings and manipulates controls to maintain temperatures at proper levels.

  • Attends to preventive maintenance; changes filters, cleans boilers, filters and pump strainers; recharges systems with refrigerants; changes belts, greases bearings, and cleans evaporator and condenser coils.

  • Recovers refrigerants for recycling; maintains chilled water, cooling tower water, and boiler water chemical concentrations.

  • Troubleshoots system malfunctions and performs diagnostic work in analyzing the operational condition of systems and equipment components.

  • Installs, maintains and repairs freezers, refrigerators, walk-in coolers, ice machines, water coolers, window air conditioners, multi-ton heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers

  • May work with tradesworkers, plumbers and electricians involved in performing office site renovations requiring HVAC installation, maintenance and repair; checks electrical panels on lift stations, replaces fuses and breakers, installs new electrical wires on water heaters.

  • Uses drawings, manuals, schematics and wiring diagrams to analyze and isolate malfunctions.

    works with electrical, pneumatic and electronic control systems.

  • Installs, repairs and maintains motors, compressors, condensing units, evaporators, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats, switches, etc..

  • Connects equipment to electrical power sources; installs electrical lines from panel to units to include wiring of components, thermostats, circuit breakers, power distribution switches, and other safety devices.

  • Installs or connects equipment to water intake and drainage lines and pipes.

  • May work on standby for emergency response to HVAC needs.

  • Operates and maintains motor vehicle.

  • Maintains tools and equipment used in HVAC work; consults with higher level and lead HVAC mechanics concerning questions on methods, materials and procedures.

  • Uuses protective equipment when work in hazardous conditions; makes estimates of time and materials required for HVAC jobs.

  • Keeps records and files daily work reports.

  • Performs related work as required.


Considerable knowledge of: principles, practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in HVAC installation, maintenance and repair (including heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and mechanical); occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Knowledge of: digital and pneumatic control systems.

Some knowledge of: appropriate municipal and national codes; basic records keeping.

Ability to: read, interpret, and work from technical manuals, schematics, blueprints, and wiring diagrams, and oral and written instructions; determine materials needed and estimate job time; locate, define and repair defects in HVAC systems and equipment; maintain records and prepare reports; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance; plan, layout, install, alter, repair, and maintain a variety of HVAC systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; operate light and medium size motor vehicles, including trucks; work in confined spaces.

Skill in: operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment; use and care of HVAC tools and equipment.

QUALFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school; (3) years of experience in HVAC installation, maintenance and repair work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Requirement: Completion of a minimum of 800 hours of formal, accredited HVAC education. (Please submit proof of completion).

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of: valid Florida driverís license; Florida Commercial driverís license may be required; Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification; or the ability to obtain within 6 month.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of October 10, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

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Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 10/10/2013 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.