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HVAC Mechanic IV


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 Four 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, such as variable frequency drives (VFD’s) and Delta System Controllers (DSC’s); shutdown and restart equipment controlled by these devices
  • Understand and troubleshoot equipment following proper control sequences of operation
  • Repair or replace (as necessary) valves, piping, thermostats, dampers, grills, turning vanes, motors, belts, and controls (including pneumatic/electronic and other associated components)
  • Begin and complete hands-on training and the NCCER HVAC Level Four curriculum, demonstrating competency therein
  • Overhaul compressors, condensers, and other equipment
  • Recharge and recover refrigerants
  • Balance HVAC systems
  • Perform HVAC and refrigeration 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 (or equivalent); four (4) years of appropriate experience in HVAC related work; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Refrigerant Recovery certification (prior to hire)
  • Valid Florida Class E non-commercial driver license
  • Currently NCCER Certified in trade or pass NCCER Knowledge Verification and NCCER HVAC Performance
    Verification within 4 months
  • Pass trade specific Critical Task Assessment within 4 months.
  •  Complete NCCER Core within 6 months


This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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