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HVAC Mechanic III


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 Three 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 controls systems that are directly connected to and operate field devices
  • Troubleshoot field-connected devices with network computers, including unitary controllers, variable air volume (VAV) controllers, electronic and pneumatic thermostats, and control programs related to the field devices that operate HVAC equipment
  • Repair or replace (as necessary) valves, piping, thermostats, dampers, grills, turning vanes, motors, belts, and controls (including pneumatic/electronic and other associated components)
  • Overhaul compressors, condensers, and other equipment; recharge and recovers refrigerants
  • Begin and complete hands-on training and the NCCER HVAC Level Three curriculum, demonstrating competency therein
  • Balance HVAC systems
  • Perform refrigeration and HVAC tasks (as assigned) to support construction and departmental jobs
  • 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 and three (3) years of appropriate experience in HVAC related work; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
  • Completion of NCCER Core, HVAC Level One, Two and Three

Licensure and Certification

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Refrigerant Recovery certification (prior to 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.