HVAC Operator - Sarasota, FL

Job description

Job ID: 43255

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art located in Sarasota, Florida. For more information about the Ringling, please see the "Other Information" section.


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. Works together with Facilities Superintendent and HVAC/R Technician on determining daily assignments of HVAC operators for plant operations. Makes suggestions and provides guidance on plant operations.
Develops and carries out preventative maintenance program for plant operation with guidance from the Facilities Superintendent. 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, inspecting buildings/equipment to ensure good and safe operating conditions.


High school diploma or equivalency and two years' relevant experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Note: Technical or vocational degree in plumbing, electrical work, HVAC or other trade, may substitute for experience.
Valid Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.
Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position. This includes the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb ladders, walk significant distances and work in small spaces.
Ability to utilize technical skills. Skill in identifying air conditioning/heating/ventilation problems and repair.
Knowledge of the practices and the ability to perform skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other related trades work.
Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.


Experience with HVAC automated control.
Experience with Hot water, steam boiler, or Boiler.
Experience with 500 ton or more units.
Knowledge of Refrigeration and Appliance repair.

Other Information

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 www.ringling.org.

Contact Info

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

Anticipated Salary Range

$35,000 to $40,000 per year + Florida state benefits available (http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=benefits/benefits_home). Per FSU policy, incumbents are eligible to receive on-call pay.

Pay Plan

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


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 based on the needs of The Ringling. The position incumbent is required to be accessible and available to return to work during off-duty hours.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. 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 http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=ers/application/application_veterans_preference, 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.
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Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 5/22/2018
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