Refrigeration Technician II

Recruitment #1711-HVACMTRPLD-001


Hillsborough County (County seat of Tampa, FL) is a great place to work! Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, this region boasts an enviable quality of life with year round sunshine, a unique cultural heritage and a diverse business climate. For both individuals and companies alike, Tampa offers accessibility, affordability and opportunity.

Hillsborough County Government is a great employer looking for new members to join its team who are aligned with the core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and provide competitive and reasonable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies and thousands of employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including port operations, childrens' education, arts and culture, courts, planning and zoning, public transportation, environmental protection, and employment-related services.

Read below to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


The ideal candidate for this position is highly skilled in the installation, troubleshooting and repairing of industrial HVAC systems typically found in a large industrial facility such as an airport. Experience working on more than one of the following systems is highly preferred: chiller plant operation, operation and repair of automated building controls system, strong knowledge of mechanical codes, and project inspection.


Senior level skills required to carry out duties which include estimating materials and determining equipment needs to perform repairs or installation of new mechanical equipment; prioritization of work to ensure sensitive issues are addressed first, providing OJT for junior technicians and supervision of them on larger projects; supervision of contractors and project inspections. This position requires exceptional customer service skills for interacting with tenants, customers, and in-house employees to resolve their temperature concerns. This person must be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities. This position will be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays and requires being available to be contacted by cell phone after hours to coordinate any emergency issues.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Seven years of work experience in construction, maintenance, or the skilled trades; including
One year of experience in a supervisory capacity.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Working knowledge of accepted methods, practices and procedures used in the construction, repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds, or roadways and related systems and equipment
  • Working knowledge of equipment, tools and materials used in the construction, repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds or roadways and related systems and equipment
  • Working knowledge of safety practices and principles related to the construction, repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds, or roadways and related systems and equipment
  • Working knowledge of record keeping requirements
  • Some knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and standard operating procedures related to the construction, repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds, or roadways and related systems and equipment
  • Skill in supervising and performing routine repairs, maintenance or construction of buildings, grounds, roadways, and related systems and equipment
  • Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of building, grounds, or roadways and related systems and equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to accurately assess maintenance and repair needs and make adjustments to maintenance crews and/or schedules as required
  • Ability to work outside in a sub-tropical climate
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, kneel, bend and climb in the performance of duties
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to use a computer and related software
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, blueprints, diagrams and drawings
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work shifts; nights, weekends and holidays.


  • Plans job layouts, estimates materials, determines equipment and tools, and makes drawings or sketches as necessary for maintenance personnel to properly perform work assignments.
  • Determines, schedules and oversees preventive maintenance activities to increase operational effectiveness and extend the lifecycle of assets.
  • Answers questions and provides information related to work assignments including resolving problems, handling complaints and providing technical expertise in area of assignment.
  • Prepares and maintains manual and computerized reports, records and logs related to the work performed and materials, equipment and supplies used to provide an audit trail of activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This position requires the ability to work shifts; nights, weekends and holidays.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE: The Aviation Authority values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. Therefore, special consideration and priority in appointment will be given to veteran preference-eligible applicants (as described in Section 295.07, F.S.) throughout each step of the selection process.

The applicant claiming veterans' preference is responsible for providing required documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference CAN be provided at the time of application submission. Documentation can easily be provided to us electronically through this online application system (preferred), but can also be provided to us by email, fax, or USPS. However, in ALL cases, required documentation must be provided to us prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicants that meet the minimum job requirements and qualify for Veterans’ Preference who believe they have not been afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law, may file a written complaint requesting an investigation with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. The complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant receives notice that s/he was not selected.  Prior to filing a complaint, however, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the employer at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit the Civil Service Board website by clicking here.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.


Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

APPLICANTS RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS:  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster;  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.

SPECIAL NOTE: All selected applicants for employment at the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority must successfully pass a fingerprint FBI criminal history check in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation, Part 107.209.

To apply, visit the Aviation Authority's job bulletin page by clicking here.