• HVAC Plant Operator

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    Security and Facilities
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will provide the expertise required to operate and maintain complex facility mechanical systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of Facilities Operations. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Must understand the basics of central plant operation including the fundamentals of: chillers, water pumps, piping and valve operation, cooling towers, air handlers, exhaust equipment and the smoke evacuation system.
    • Assists in developing preventative maintenance program for plant operation.
    • Log chillers and perform water treatment tests on a daily basis. Must understand the results and make adjustments accordingly.
    • Keep central plant and HVAC department areas clean and in safe condition at all times.
    • Maintain cleanliness and keep biological activity under control in cooling towers.
    • Perform scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs as needed to various mechanical systems.
    • Test and log emergency generators. Perform minor maintenance when necessary (i.e. add water to batteries and radiator, add oil and fuel to unit. Keep unit wiped clean).
    • Able to operate the building management systems and energy management systems.
    • Able to read electric, water, and sewer meters.
    • Able to read and understand blue prints.
    • Follow safety practices, and utilize protective clothing and equipment as required by OSHA.
    • Safely use hand tools, power tools and test instruments to maintain, troubleshoot and repair various types of equipment.
    • Perform other various duties as assigned by supervisor.
    • Generates and responds to emails and work orders via online work order system. Updates work order system once per day regarding progress and/or upon completion of assignment.


    • High school diploma or equivalent; diploma from a certified air conditioning school or college.
    • 5+ years in commercial air conditioning including: chillers, water pumps, cooling towers, air handlers, package units, split systems, exhaust fans and heat pumps.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)
    • Valid Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain.
    • Ability to meet physical requirements as determined by position. This includes the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb ladders, walk significant distances and work in small spaces.
    • Must be a self-starter who can work safely under high pressure situations


    • EPA Type Universal Refrigerant License
    • Knowledge of the practices and the ability to perform skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, or other related trades work.
    • Prior use of Maximo.
    • Experience in operation of medium and heavy equipment.


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