FDC - SENIOR REFRIGERATION MECHANIC - 70030319 - Northwest Florida Reception Center

Date:  May 15, 2024

CHIPLEY, FL, US, 32428

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Requisition No: 827391 

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: FDC - SENIOR REFRIGERATION MECHANIC - 70030319 - Northwest Florida Reception Center

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 70030319 

Salary:  $41,825.94 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/06/2024 

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Senior Refrigeration Mechanic- 70030319


This advertisement is for a full-time, Career Service position located at Northwest Florida Reception Center in the Maintenance Department.


Salary: $41,825.94 annually


The selected candidate will start at the above listed appointment rate. Refer to the Total Compensation Estimator Tool for a complete compensation estimate to include benefits, retirement, leave and holidays.



Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive employee benefits including:


  • State Group Health Insurance Coverage.
  • $25,000 Life Insurance Policy (100% paid by employer),
  • Dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options available,
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • 10 paid holidays each year.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com),
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, and
  • Tuition waivers to attend State of Florida community colleges, colleges, and universities!

For a more complete list of benefits, click https://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/.

  • This position may also qualify for Public Student Load Forgiveness (PSLF), please check with your loan provider or Dept of Education to determine if your loan qualifies.
  • This location may qualify for other types of loan forgiveness so please check with your loan provider to determine if your loan qualifies.



This working position is responsible for the installation and repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration components and associated systems, food service equipment necessary to operate a major institution. This position will provide on the job training to those inmates he/she supervises in HVAC and associated systems.  

The incumbent in this position is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Performs the installation and repair of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration components and systems, and food service equipment. 
  • Maintains records on refrigerant use and recovery per DEP rules and regulations. 
  • Performs technical preventive maintenance on HVAC systems, closed loop systems, and electronic/digital air-conditioning control systems.
  • Installs new electronic, pneumatic and/or digital control systems.
  • Diagnoses problems with HVAC and closed loop systems.
  • Performs tasks related to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, food service equipment, and building preventive maintenance. Plans and organizes work to be performed and requisitions necessary parts to ensure the proper operation of all electrical systems and equipment and adheres to all maintenance and construction policies and procedures.
  • Prepares reports as directed by the Maintenance Superintendent.
  • Prepares progress and performance reports for assigned inmates for use by the inmate’s classifications team in measuring and determining the rehabilitative progress of the assigned inmate consistent with motivation needs and the development of a positive approach to rehabilitation efforts.
  • Maintains custody and control of inmates assigned under the supervision of the position in accordance with accountability requirements for inmates outlined in operational procedures.


  • A high school diploma or its equivalent and at least one (1) year of experience in the HVAC Field OR four of more years of experience in the HVAC Field (College or vocational/technical training in one of the above listed trades can substitute for the required experience).
  • A valid Driver's License is also required.


  • EPA Refrigerant Certification.



Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.


Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening and fingerprinting.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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