Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic III

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $38,105.60/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $67,808.00/Yr.


    Perform highly skilled duties to include installing, maintaining, and repairing various types of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilating systems. Work may be performed in an office or inmate populated setting. Incumbents must possess or obtain a valid Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification during the probationary period.



    Non-standard hours including holidays and weekends.


    Twelve-month initial probationary period

    Location (Subject to Change)

    Falkenburg Road Jail/Orient Road Jail

    Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

    • Install, troubleshoot, and repair all types of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment such as central, wall, and window air conditioning units; exhaust fans and blowers; walking and chest type freezers; ice machines; and water coolers.
    • Schedule preventative maintenance and repairs.
    • Prepare necessary drawings and sketches.
    • Requisition and maintain a supply of replacement parts.
    • Operate refrigeration gauge, volt/ohm meter, vacuum pump, recovery systems, welding equipment, and other related tools and equipment.
    • May assign, supervise, and inspect the work of lower level workers.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Considerable knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation operating principles.
    • Considerable knowledge of safety requirements.
    • Considerable knowledge of the electrical aspects of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.
    • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
    • Skill in working with tools.
    • Ability to diagnose HVAC equipment using laptop and hand held devices.
    • Ability to diagnose and repair boiler equipment.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose refrigeration and air conditioning mechanical and electrical problems.
    • Ability to climb ladders.
    • Ability to work in high places.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
    • Ability to prioritize work.
    • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical diagrams.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.                                                                                                                

    Minimum Qualifications

    Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.


    A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
    Two years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and installation of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.
    A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
    Successful completion of a refrigeration and air conditioning program from a vocational/technical school; and
    One year of experience in the maintenance, repair, and installation of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation equipment.


    Additional Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess various licenses or certifications at time of hire or within the probationary period, or obtain them within a specified period of time after hire or appointment to the classification.
    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • No felony convictions within lifetime.  
    • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
    • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
    • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

    Benefit Information

    Benefits include but are not limited to:
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
    - Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
    - Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
    - Employee Assistance Program
    - Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    - Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Paid training


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