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HVAC Mechanic II


 Install, repair, replace, and preventively maintain heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment; refrigeration equipment; and cold rooms.  Repair or replace valves, piping, thermostats, dampers, grills, turning vanes, motors, belts, and controls including pneumatic/electronics and other associated components.  Balance HVAC systems.  Begin and complete the HVAC Level Two curriculum through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Install, operate, service, refurbish, and preventatively maintain all types of refrigeration and HVAC equipment, including simple control systems
  • Repair or replace (as necessary) valves, piping, thermostats, dampers, grills, turning vanes, motors, belts, and controls (including pneumatic/electronic and other associated components)
  • Balance HVAC systems
  • Perform refrigeration and HVAC tasks (as assigned) to support construction and departmental jobs
  • Begin and complete hands-on training and the NCCER HVAC Level Two curriculum, demonstrating competency therein
  • Overhaul compressors, condensers, and other equipment; recharge and recovers refrigerants
  • Maintain records, initiate purchases of materials and parts used for repairs, drive UF vehicles, clean and maintain shop, and clean and maintain personal equipment
  • Perform other duties (as assigned by supervisor)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma (or equivalent); two (2) years of appropriate HVAC experience; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
  • Completion of the NCCER Core, HVAC Level One and HVAC Level Two.

Licensure and Certification

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Recovery Type 2 certification within six (6) months of hire
  • Valid Florida Class E non-commercial driver license


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.