Mechanical Trades Technician

Sarasota, FL
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 40853

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 03/27/2017


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Maintains HVAC and chilled water loop system maintenance and repair. While the primary working hours for this position are Monday through Friday between 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, and holidays. Responsibilities Troubleshoots, diagnoses, maintains, and repairs HVAC equipment. Uses motorized vehicles to travel campus. Monitors operation of computerized heating ventilation and air conditioning system (Chilled Water Plant). Maintains appropriate operational logs. Makes appropriate system adjustments to maintain consistent system production and efficient energy consumption. May make emergency decisions affecting system operation and/or shutdown. Troubleshoots and identifies chilled water pipe problems. Performs installs new or repairs heating and/or air conditioning equipment including compressors, condensers, and pumps. Recharges air conditioner units with refrigerant as needed. Inspects and maintains low pressure gas fired boilers. Performs a variety of work to maintain all buildings on campus such as pressure washing, painting, plumbing, filter changes, inspecting buildings/equipment to ensure good and safe operating conditions. Assists other trades workers and performs other duties as needed. Assists with emergency and or special Facilities' maintenance projects as needed. Remains on-call during designated periods outside normal working hours as needed to monitor and remotely make necessary adjustments for the chiller plant. While on-call, the incumbent may be required to return to the work site to respond to maintenance emergencies. Generates and responds to emails and work orders via online work order system. Updates work order system once per day regarding progress and/or upon completion of assignment. Other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 years' experience. Technical or vocational degree in plumbing, electrical work, HVAC or other trade may substitute for experience. Experience working with and/or knowledge of chilled-water loop systems or HVAC, or other related trades work. Building maintenance experience; to include safely operating machinery, tools, equipment, and materials used in building maintenance. Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, to include: the ability to lift and carry 50lbs., climb ladders, walk significant distances, and work in small spaces. Ability to remain on-call during designated periods outside normal working hours. Valid State of Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain.

Anticipated Salary Range



While the primary working hours for this position are Monday through Friday between 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, and holidays.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.


This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


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