Sr Operations Technician - $1,000 Sign-on Bonus

3741 Vision Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839
$21.82 - $28.78
Jun 27, 2024
Aug 26, 2024
Job ID 34647
Contract Type
Full Time

The Orange County, Florida, Facilities Management Division is looking for qualified candidates to provide outstanding customer service through teamwork, innovation and the development of positive relationships with our customers and teammates. We’re seeking knowledgeable problem solvers with excellent communication skills to help us with our mission to provide safe, sustainable, and well-maintained facilities and services through high standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethics. In return, we offer stable positions with excellent benefits, including membership in the State of Florida Retirement System. 

We are committed to providing a work culture that emphasizes mutual respect, trust, career development, and a collaborative work environment that recognizes individual achievements.

Representative Duties:

  • Maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment including monitoring and operation of building control systems.
  • Obtain information and adjust parameters for Building Automation Systems.
  • Installation, inspection, maintenance and repair of a variety of cooling and heating equipment including split system refrigeration units and air-conditioning equipment ranging in varying sizes up to large commercial chilled water systems throughout the district.
  • Diagnosing equipment issues for reciprocating and centrifugal chiller systems up to 1,500 tons.
  • Diagnosing equipment issues for cooling towers up to 1,500 tons.
  • Repairing or replacing pneumatic electric/electronic controllers.
  • Inspecting and adjusting refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating equipment and controls to ensure efficient operations.
  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting tools such as digital multi meters, vacuum pumps, refrigerant recovery systems, air flow
  • hoods, and environmental measuring devices.
  • Must be proficient with laptop or handheld devices as it relates to control and troubleshooting building automation systems.
  • Trains and supervises the work of lower level trades personnel.
  • Coordinates with other craftsman and Contractors as required for HVAC projects.
  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine location, size, capacity, and type of component needed to repair equipment.
  • May install new air conditioning and refrigeration units and run necessary duct work.
  • Work emergency after-hours standby on a rotational basis.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent and seven (7) years of skill-trade experience in low voltage electrical systems, maintaining, and inspecting life safety systems such as fire alarms, and fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, and conveyance systems or and equivalent combination of education, training or experience.  
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License by date of hire. 
  • Will be required to perform mandatory Emergency Standby Duty.


  • Applicants with knowledge of building maintenance in a multi-trade environment on facilities, buildings, and building systems.
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing proprietary Building Automation Systems for Johnson Controls, Trane, Automated Logic, Reliable Controls, etc.
  • Experience in repairing and maintaining Chiller Systems to ensure efficient operation.
  • Experience in repairing and maintaining Cooling Towers up to 1500 tons to ensure efficient operation. Principles of cooling tower operation and open and closed loop water treatment.
  • Experience in operations, services, and activities of an HVAC maintenance program.
  • Methods of repairing, inspecting, and maintaining commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment for large
  • buildings and water treatment facilities. Methods and techniques for troubleshooting and diagnosing HVAC malfunctions.
  • Principles of air distribution and balancing.
  • Candidate must be willing to be sent on maintenance calls and assist other skilled trades’ personnel when needed.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include weekends, holidays, shifts, standby and after-hours due to operational requirements.
  • Writing, communication and entry level computer skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Employee Benefits:

  • Company issued truck with tools
  • Uniforms and Safety Shoes
  • Additional 1.00 per hour for working at the Corrections Complex
  • Additional .30 per hour for working on second shift
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance offered
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • FRS (Florida Retirement System)
  • 457 Retirement Savings
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retention bonuses based on years of service


All candidates selected for hire in the Administrative Services Department must successfully complete a Criminal History and Background check. 

Hours will vary according to operational needs to include 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Assigned work hours may be 7:00am to 3:30pm. Standby duty assignment for after hours and weekends is a requirement of this position. The initial Maintenance District assignment will be the West District. However, this position is subject to assignment at any Facilities Management location, due to project, task, or operational requirements.

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