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Date:  Sep 8, 2022


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Requisition No: 701082 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72001261 

Salary:  $ 39,454.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/12/2022 

Senior Refrigeration Mechanic

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL.


The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

State of Florida employees enjoy top tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out of pocket contributions.  State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between two retirement options, including the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan.    As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems. For a more complete list of benefits, please click


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

This position is required to perform highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs in DMS managed facilities throughout the State of Florida and will be expected to travel to different facilities as needed. This requires a trained professional with mechanical, plumbing, and electrical experience. The position requires specific demonstrable technician/trades experience relating to heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and mechanical systems and direct digital controls. 


General Responsibilities:

  • Inspection, operation and repair of various types of mechanical equipment such as pumps, electrical motors, ahu’s, vfd’s, vav’s, boilers, water heaters, chillers, fans, ducts, hydraulic systems, hydronic systems.
  • Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair operations.
  • Manually operate mechanical systems to maintain occupant comfort and building safety in the event of Building Automation System (BAS) failure.
  • Operate boilers in accordance with standard operating procedures and boiler manufacturer requirements.
  • Inspect gauge readings to determine proper mechanical equipment operation.
  • Calibrate, adjust, and repair temperature devices.
  • Coordinate closely with Operations Control in the identification and change documentation and validation of building controls.
  • Perform laser alignment on pumps and motors.
  • Proactively investigate deficiencies, unusual activity, data trends, noise, complaints and equipment malfunctions.
  • Perform chemical water analysis on boiler water as required by boiler manufacturer.
  • Responsible for performing all specified preventive maintenance task assigned each week, also is responsible for reporting all time and materials used on each work order.
  • Promptly communicate unusual activity or data to Supervisor, Facilities Manager and HVAC Superintendent in Tallahassee.
  • Identify when proper preventative maintenance is not being performed, whether internally or by an external vendor, and promptly report to Supervisor, Facilities Manager and HVAC Superintendent when it is not.


Administrative Duties

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Prepare mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Analyze mechanical maintenance reports prepared by third party vendors.  Identify and promptly communicate unusual activity to supervisor, applicable Facilities Manager and HVAC Superintendent in Tallahassee.
  • Accurately enter and maintain all data in the TRIRIGA system, including equipment asset information, work order data, and preventative maintenance. All scheduled and unscheduled work orders are to be filled out correctly and completely and turned in by the end of the week.
  • Keeps track of inventory parts on hand for all repairs and/or replacement. Requests parts on an as needed basis.
  • Operate a computer to check email, create and respond to assigned work request, conduct research, locate and order repair parts.
  • Accurately enter time worked, leave requests and leave taken into the People First system.
  • Operate and maintain a DMS issued cell phone.
  • Maintain vehicle logs and ensure vehicle maintenance is performed at established intervals.
  • Aggressively pursues continuing education and training in commercial building mechanical systems and controls.
  • Share knowledge, mentor and train staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Travel, On-Call and Emergencies

  • Travel as required to various state facilities as needed. 
  • Participates in on-call rotation and after hour call back as required. 
  • Participate in emergency response as required on evenings and weekends. May be responsible for managing emergency response during and after scheduled work hours. This may include coordinating the work activities of subordinates, contractors and other assigned trades who respond to after-hours emergencies. 
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting the materials and labor costs associated with emergency response activities.Confined Space Entry
  • Employee is expected to perform work in areas not designed or configured for continuous occupancy (confined spaces) in the performance of his/her daily job duties.  This work may include but is not limited to work performed in areas of limited or restricted access, atmospheric hazards, exposure to wet, dusty, dirty, hot, cold, dark and other safety or health hazards.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:.

  • Experienced in mechanical system and BAS operations, troubleshooting and repairs.  i.e. chillers, boilers, ahu’s, variable frequency drives, variable air volume systems, pumps, motors and direct digital controls.
  • Ability to install, maintain and repair electric motors, generators and other mechanical equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work, OSHA and environmental safety standards.
  • Position requires incumbent to have a complete understanding and working knowledge of all applicable safety procedures and regulations.
  • Skill in using engineering tools and equipment in maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to monitor systems, projects and vendors to ensure compliance with standards, specifications and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to model behaviors of Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Seven years recent commercial HVAC experience.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Chiller Certification
  • EPA 608 Universal Certification
  • Boiler Certification
  • Training in Centrifugal Chillers and/or drives
  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb a ladder, reach overhead, work from heights, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch, be able to work near loud noises and electrical equipment, work in basements, tight spaces, on rooftop. Prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently.
  • Ability to be on-call, occasionally working nights, weekends and holidays.

Special Notes:
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee