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HVAC Technician

Posting Date: 7/1/2014
Closing Date: Position remains posted on this Employment Page until filled or closed.
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Full Benefits Package

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician performs skilled technical work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems ranging from a half ton to one-thousand tons capacity.  Most work is performed on single unit systems.

Ensures that HVAC systems provide an appropriate living and working environment for the campus by troubleshooting and repairing control devices and wiring within the HVAC primary system, and maintaining, repairing, modifying secondary refrigerant systems including pumps, valves, cooling, air moving equipment and local temperature/pressure controls.

1.    High School diploma or equivalent.
2.    HVAC EPA Approved Section 609 Certified required.
3.    At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the repair, maintenance, installation and modification of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems is required. Work experience must include a thorough knowledge of high and low pressure HVAC systems. Experience with building automation control systems is preferred
4.    The ability to interpret wiring diagrams and blueprints is required. The ability to use test equipment and small hand and power tools, such as drills, oxygen-acetylene torches, volt-ohmmeters, circuit testers, and manifold gauges, is required.
5.    Computer literacy is required.
6.    Valid Florida Driver’s License.

1.    Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces.
2.     A full range of physical motion is required in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all campus buildings, and to work at heights.

1.    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
2.    The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials.
3.    The work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation, loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold.
4.    The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable.
5.    Position is subject to changes in schedules as needed by management.  Examples include, but are not limited to, seasonal shifts and area reassignment.

To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

 Download the Employment Application and Disclosure Form

Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 5 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 379 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.