Senior HVAC Operator

Sarasota, FL
Jul 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41935

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling’s campus in Sarasota, Florida—which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens—is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit


Serves as the senior level HVAC/R Technician. Monitors operation of computerized heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (Chilled Water Plant). Maintains appropriate operational logs and analyzes trends in system. Makes appropriate system adjustments to maintain consistent system production and efficient energy consumption. Assists Facilities Supervisor by providing guidance, direction, and daily assignments to HVAC operators for plant operations.
Develops preventative maintenance program for plant operation and carries out. Troubleshoots and identifies chilled water pipe problems. Performs repairs on heating and/or air conditioning equipment. Uses motorized vehicle to transport tools and materials.
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.
Performs a variety of work to maintain all buildings on campus such as pressure washing, painting, plumbing, filter changes, and inspecting buildings/equipment to ensure good and safe operating conditions.


High school diploma or equivalency and two years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Technical or vocational degree in plumbing, electrical work, HVAC or other trade may substitute for experience.
Valid Class E driver's license, or ability to obtain if hired.


Experience with Trane equipment/chiller systems.
Management and/or leadership skills.

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated Salary Range will be between low to mid $40's based on experience.
This position is eligible for a pay additive when on-call.
Florida State Benefits available:

Pay Plan

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


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 based on the needs of The Ringling.

Criminal Background Check

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

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.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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.

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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