Sr HVAC Mechanic – $1,000 Sign-on Incentive

425 N Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32801
$23.37 - $37.58 (Based on County policy)
May 29, 2024
Jul 28, 2024
Job ID 34578
Contract Type
Full Time


The Facilities Management Division is looking for a well-qualified candidate to fulfill the role of Senior HVAC Mechanic. This position is responsible for performing skilled mechanical work in the inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of commercial refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heating equipment. In return, we offer stability with excellent benefits, including membership in the State of Florida Retirement System.

The Facilities Management Division prides itself on providing outstanding customer service through teamwork, innovation, and the development of positive relationships with our customers and teammates. Our mission is to provide safe, sustainable, and well-maintained facilities and services through high standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethics.

We are committed to providing a work culture that emphasizes mutual respect, trust, career development, and a collaborative work environment that recognizes individual achievements.

Representative Duties

  • Maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment including monitoring and operation of building control systems. 
  • Obtain information and adjust parameters for Building Automation Systems.
  • Installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of a variety of cooling and heating equipment including split system refrigeration units and air-conditioning equipment ranging in varying sizes up to large commercial chilled water systems throughout the district.
  • Diagnosing equipment issues for reciprocating and centrifugal chiller systems up to 1,500 tons.
  • Diagnosing equipment issues for cooling towers up to 1,500 tons.
  • Repairing or replacing pneumatic electric/electronic controllers. 
  • Inspecting and adjusting refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating equipment and controls to ensure efficient operations. 
  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting tools such as digital multi meters, vacuum pumps, refrigerant recovery systems, air flow hoods, and environmental measuring devices.
  • Must be proficient with laptop or handheld devices as it relates to control and troubleshooting building automation systems.
  • Trains and supervises the work of lower-level trades personnel.
  • Coordinates with other craftsman and Contractors as required for HVAC projects.
  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine location, size, capacity, and type of component needed to repair equipment.
  • May install new air conditioning and refrigeration units and run necessary duct work.
  • Work emergency after-hours standby on a rotational basis.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent and five years responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Up to three years of additional experience may be substituted for three years of the required education or an equivalent combination of relevant education or experience on a year for year basis.

Successful completion of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved certification program as Universal Type technician.

Completion of basic coursework in the principles of refrigeration/heating. Additional certified coursework in one of the following: Electronics, computer, compressor tear down or controls.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.

May be required to perform mandatory Emergency Standby Duty.


  • Applicants with knowledge of building maintenance in a multi-trade environment on facilities, buildings, and building systems.
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing proprietary Building Automation Systems for Johnson Controls, Trane, Automated Logic, Reliable Controls, etc.
  • Experience in repairing and maintaining Chiller Systems to ensure efficient operation.
  • Experience in repairing and maintaining Cooling Towers up to 1500 tons to ensure efficient operation.  Principles of cooling tower operation and open and closed loop water treatment.
  • Experience in operations, services, and activities of an HVAC maintenance program.
  • Methods of repairing, inspecting, and maintaining commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment for large buildings and water treatment facilities.  Methods and techniques for troubleshooting and diagnosing HVAC malfunctions.
  • Principles of air distribution and balancing.
  • Candidate must be willing to be sent on maintenance calls and assist other skilled trades’ personnel when needed.


All interested applicants must apply online and complete Full Orange County Government employment application.  Any incomplete applications or applications with the term "See Resume" will not be considered.

All applicants selected for hire with Orange County Government must successfully complete a Criminal and Background check.

Standard work hours are Monday through Friday 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm.  Work hours may include, weekends, after-hours, and post hurricane response due to operational needs.

This position is subject to assignment at any Facilities Management location due to project, task, or operational requirements. 

**Must possess Universal EPA Section 608 certification; OR Type I AND Type II EPA Section 608 certification.

**Applicants with only Type II EPA Section 608 certification, if selected, must achieve Type I certification within 2 months of hire.

Employee Benefits and Incentives:

  • $1,000 sign on Bonus
  • Retention Bonuses
  • Additional .30 per hour 2nd Shift
  • Company issued truck with tools
  • Uniforms and Safety Shoes
  • Paid Training, Licenses, and Certifications
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance that Start on First Day
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • FRS (Florida Retirement System)
  • 457 Retirement Savings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off that Accrues with Years of Service
  • Term Leave (sick) that Accrues with Years of Service
  • Paid Holidays
  • Free access to Orlando Magic gyms for the whole family, free access to County Wellworks gyms

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