HVAC Specialist II

Orlando, Florida
Sep 06, 2023
Nov 05, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

This HVAC Specialist II position is solely responsible for the operation of HVAC systems at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, FL including troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) associated with HVAC. Additionally, this role is responsible for determining causes and solutions for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems at FSEC.


  • Perform repairs through proper troubleshooting of complex HVAC mechanical and BAS systems as scheduled.

  • Ensure all repairs of refrigerant systems are in compliance with EPA Section 608 and documented accordingly.

  • Conduct comprehensive, accurate, and complete HVAC design reviews pertaining to projects and programs projects at FSEC.

  • Complete building electrical design requirements for all FSEC projects.

  • Conduct repairs in electrical lighting and circuits.

  • Secure buildings and grounds at FSEC at the close of business.

  • Provide technical facilities support to all FSEC departments.

  • Provide for the administration of all FSEC equipment and property records.

  • Other related duties with respect to day-to-day operations at FSEC.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning; or a high school diploma and 4 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HVAC/R vocational/technical school.

  • Five to six years of relevant experience.

  • Previous Journeyperson experience with Commercial HVAC systems over 100 tons.

  • Previous experience with Commercial HVAC systems Building Automation Systems.

  • Previous experience with Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems.

  • Previous experience with purchasing materials and supplies for use with supported equipment.

  • Previous experience with calculating HVAC requirements for new and existing structures and associated Research Projects.

  • Previous experience with boilers repairs and preventive maintenance.

  • Previous experience with maintaining equipment records and logs.

  • Previous experience with electrical lighting and circuits.

  • Previous experience with developing working relationships between department personnel and other members of the organization.

  • Previous experience with fire alarms, fire sprinklers, and associated equipment to conform with State regulations.

  • Comprehension of applicable Federal, State, and local safety rules and regulations, including OSHA, Dept. of Health, and the Bureau of Fire Safety.

  • Section 608 Universal Technician Certification.

Health Assessment Required:

The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Veteran's Preference:

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://hr.ucf.edu/files/VeteransPreference.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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