Job Title: Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Technician

Reports to:FNS Specialist
Job Group:School-Related Personnel


Job Code:5196
Salary Schedule:PG04


Responsible for performing diversified craft trade activities with a focus on vending machines and commercial food equipment in support of one or more areas of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) school meal programs in accordance with School Board policies and procedures, state, and federal Child Nutrition Program regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Properly store, maintain, and account for all tools and equipment and ensure all are in working order and condition with routine maintenance.
  2. Perform routine preventive maintenance on all models of vending machines, ambient and refrigerated.
  3. Perform routine installations and relocations of new and existing vending machines utilizing pallet jack and lift gate truck.
  4. Learn and uphold skills necessary to operate tools, diagnostic equipment, and repair equipment.
  5. Practice safe handling in operating and stocking FNS vending machines.
  6. Maintain work areas and be cognizant of occupational health standards and safety precautions according to the regulatory requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  7. Follow manufacturer's operating procedures and District school board policies when operating lift vehicles.
  8. Maintain assigned service vehicle in a clean and organized manner and maintain the required level of stock for that vehicle.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.
  10. Additional duties as assigned with a focus on one or more of the following areas:


11. Perform general, including but not limited to, minor and major repair work on all Food and Nutrition Services owned vending machines throughout the District at various locations.

12. Review daily vending repair orders and plan route in an efficient manner in order to maximize efficiency and reduce unnecessary cost.

13. Maintain inventory of replacement parts, tools, supplies, and other services related equipment for repairs.

14. Assist in the training of school based FNS staff on maintenance and basic malfunctions of vending machines.


15. Collaborate with Equipment Specialist regarding new school and renovation cafeteria projects.

16. Assist with FNS equipment inventory utilizing District software and performing site visits.

17. Assist with moving vehicles according to transportation service schedule and cleaning reassigned district vehicle as needed.

18. Perform select cafeteria service requests, including but not limited to, relocation of kitchen items and small wares within the kitchen or to another location, take measurements of existing areas for new equipment placing, and inventory kitchen equipment.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to drive a van, box truck, and utilize a pallet jack
  • Working knowledge of vending machines and the function of commercial food service equipment
  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair vending machines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • All hires must submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests in accordance with District requirements
  • May be required to meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) and drug screening
  • May be required to pass pre-employment drug screening according to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act (OTETA)


  • High School Diploma, General Education Degree (GED), or Vocational Degree from an accredited institution in the field of Technology, or related field
  • Two years' experience servicing vending machines, operations, diagnostics, and repairs
  • One year experience in inventory control
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.


  • Must maintain a driving record that meets the standards of the District Safe Driver Plan. Driver's license must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


  • Associate degree from an accredited institution in the field of Technology, or related field
  • Five years' experience in diagnosis and repair of vending machines
  • Valid EPA Section 608 Technician refrigeration license certification




Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Cold:  The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is enough noise to cause the worker to shout to be heard above the ambient noise level.                                                                                                                                                    

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Oils: The worker is subject to oils. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


  • FNS vending equipment, tools, etc.
  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Technician;   EST: June 5, 2013;   REV: April 2, 2024;   Board Approved: April 2, 2024

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