City of Tampa

Climate Control Operator I (#006261) 027

$26.36-$37.51 Hourly / $4,569.07-$6,501.73 Monthly / $54,828.80-$78,020.80 Yearly


This is skilled air conditioning equipment operations work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for operating large capacity heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment, maintaining records and performing maintenance and repair tasks at a major municipal facility. Work is of average difficulty and although performed under general supervision, employee must work independently without a supervisor on duty during working hours, and must be knowledgeable of air conditioning operations. Employee is required to exercise some initiative and independent judgment in determining processes and procedures to be employed in performing assigned tasks. Also, employee may be required to work irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Operates heating, ventilating, air conditioning and allied equipment to provide comfortable temperature conditions in municipal buildings; takes temperature readings at various parts of the building and manipulates controls to maintain temperatures at proper levels; tests water in air conditioning systems and adds necessary chemicals; checks equipment for leaks and other malfunctions.

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment; changes filters; cleans condensers, filters and pump strainers; lubricates equipment; makes repairs on plumbing and electrical components.

Maintains records and writes reports; maintains equipment temperature and pressure logs; records maintenance requests for electrical and plumbing problems and forwards to appropriate personnel.

Participates in training new employees; keeps working areas clean and orderly.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and allied equipment; safety precautions and procedures of the trade; records keeping and report writing.

Ability to: operate heating, ventilating, air conditioning and allied equipment safely and efficiently; maintain records and prepare reports; perform maintenance and repair tasks on air conditioning, heating, ventilating and allied equipment; perform work requiring moderate physical exertion; operate a lightweight motor vehicle; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.

Skill in: operation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and allied equipment; use and care of tools employed in the trade.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years experience in operation, maintenance and minor repair of heating, air conditioning, ventilating an/or allied equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: a valid Florida driver's license; a Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 006261; EST: 8/8/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;