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Engineering Technician - Mechanical (HVAC Technician)

Service Group:          Engineering Department / Design & Engineering Division
Reports To:                Mechanical Manager
Exemption Status:    Non-exempt (hourly)
Position Summary
Responsible for the efficient operation, as well as preventive and corrective maintenance programs of all facility and life-support systems,  through-out the complex.  Primary responsibilities are in the HVAC Mechanical areas.  Have current Refrigerant Usage Certification, Able to trouble shoot  Chillers and heat pumps air and water cooled from 1 ton to 10 ton. Reclaim refrigerant and pull vacuums on systems. Replace compressors and associated parts. Maintenance on fan coils and large air handlers filters, bearings, cleaning, etc.

Essential Position Functions
  • Conducts repairs on all life-support and facility mechanical systems, including, but not limited to: fresh and salt-water pumps, filters, heat exchangers, valves, pressure regulators,  HVAC and automation equipment, low-voltage systems, building hardware, painting, FRP repairs, drywall,  plumbing and other duties as deemed necessary to maintain facility operations, (per experience level).
  • Performs welding repairs per experience level (stick, TIG and MIG)
  • Performs fire life-safety system routine maintenance such as fire extinguisher inspections, periodic sprinkler inspections, and fire alarm detection inspections
  • Monitors and checks filters for backwash needs
  • Checks exhibit temperatures, pressures and verifies ozone generator is working properly
  • Performs emergency repairs on equipment as needed
  • Conducts routine maintenance checks
  • Performs construction tasks as required for long and short-term projects, regardless of trade involved
  • Coordinates with appropriate personnel a daily working schedule so as not to cause an inconvenience within operations, when performing task
  • Stands rotational watch as the weekly duty technician, (on call)
  • Will be required to carry a beeper on person at all times.  Required to respond to facility needs when notified.
  • Conducts training to fellow team members, as requested
Education Requirements and Technical Skills
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in operating and maintaining mechanical systems
  • Ability to understand flow schematics and building/system prints and specifications
  • Familiarity with pumps and pressure sand filters preferred
  • Prior aquarium or water-treatment operation experience preferred
  • Able to monitor and understand the facilities life-support and mechanical equipment automation systems.  Have the knowledge to control system via home computer or company lap top

  • Customer Service Orientation — Listening and understanding the customer (both internal and external) and anticipating and evaluating the customer’s needs; making the customer’s satisfaction a high priority in all areas of responsibility.
  • Teamwork — Supporting, facilitating, and participating in activities that promote team effectiveness; demonstrating sensitivity for the feelings and needs of team members and supporting team goals.
  • Work Standards — Applies high performance standards to all work-related activities
  • Concern for Detail — Pays attention to every portion of any task, down to the smallest item
  • Professional/Technical Knowledge— Remains current on developments in the field within and outside the organization; maintains proficiencies
  • Judgment — Deciding on and committing to an action on the examination of the facts at hand; finding creative solutions to situations and opportunities that arise; taking strategic risks when necessary.
  • Quality — Upholding standards beyond what is required; inspiring staff to maintain and initiate high standards of excellence in their work efforts.

Typical Physical Requirements
  • Sitting (1 hour per day)
  • Bending/Stooping — Frequently
  • Climbing ladders —Frequently
  • Climbing heights (8’) — Occasionally
  • Carrying (up to 50 lbs.) — Occasionally
  • Lifting (up to 80 lbs.) — Occasionally
  • Typing on a computer keyboard
  • Coping with demands (stresses that are associated with the job and/or the work environment) so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained
  • Ability to travel (car) as needed — locally and/or nationally
  • Daily contact with a living collection of plants and animals in a central Florida climate
  • Flexibility in working weekends and evenings
  • Flexibility in working holidays
  • Available for on-call emergencies