HVAC Technician

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Maintenance / Grounds / Skilled Trades

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denvers physical resources in order to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for campus community through services of the departments of Capital Projects and Planning, Facilities Management, Parking & Mobility Services, Auxiliaries & Real Estate, and Business & Operations.

Position Summary

With minimal or no supervision, this position repairs, maintains and installs heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including but not limited to: boilers, pumps, fans, compressors, cooling towers, chillers, air compressors, pneumatic and electrical controls and heat exchangers.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denvers policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performs daily rounds to check equipment in various mechanical rooms throughout campus to include, but not limited to: 

  • Checks and maintains alignment of motors with pumps, compressors and V-belt drive equipment
  • Checks and maintains operation of electric controls and starters,
  • Logs equipment temperatures, pressures and amperage draw,
  • Monitors all water columns, gauges, meters, thermometers and other indicating equipment, and
  • Performs chemical analysis and adds chemicals to equipment as needed.
  • Diagnoses repair needs on all heating and cooling equipment and performs full corrective actions.
  • Performs seasonal changeover of heating and cooling systems as well as seasonal shutdown and start-up of various systems.
  • Cleans waterside equipment, cooling towers, condenser tubes and pump strainers.
  • Able to operate steam and hot water boilers, auxiliary equipment, transmission and distribution systems.
  • Reads and sketches control diagrams and schematics.
  • Works with high temperature solders, brazing methods, oxyacetylene and electric arc welding.
  • Keeps records and prepares analytical reports.  Completes work orders distributed by the foremen  on a daily basis and tracks time and material for each work order. 
  • Regulates and adjusts operating controls.
  • Responds to call outs for all shops and takes appropriate action.
  • This position will be part of an on-call rotation.
  • Must have adequate computer skills to monitor building automation system and to respond to alarms generated by the software.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be able to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and must be able to effectively communicate with supervisor, co-workers and other staff and faculty within the community
Detailed procedures.  Daily priorities are established by the employee.  Employee responds to situations requiring immediate attention.
Expert skills.   Competency in electrical fields/functions.  Ability to read and understand service manuals technical specifications, control diagrams, schematics and blueprints.  Computer skills necessary.  Must be knowledgeable of related OSHA and EPA regulations and able to take appropriate safety precautions.  Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot control circuits with and without printed schematics, using a multi- meter.

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Journeyman skill level and minimum of five years experience in HVAC field.
  • EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Drivers License and be insurable under University guidelines.
  • Must be knowledgeable  of related OSHA and EPA regulations and be able to effectively communicate regulations to others.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam, and lift 100 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Stationary Engineer Certificate OR Boiler Operators Class A or B license Supervisor Steemfitter Journeyman License OR
    Heating and Ventilation Journeyman, Class A or B Supervisor License OR Refrigeration Journeyman, Class A or B Supervisor License.

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The employee frequently moves near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment can be extremely loud.
Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.

Physical Activities

Moderate to strenuous physical effort required.  This position demands frequent amounts of crouching, walking, standing, bending, reaching and repetitive motions of the hand-wrist and elbow-shoulder.  The employee is occasionally required to climb and balance, talk and hear.  Tasks involve being in cold and hot, noisy, possibly constricted spaces.  Workers are required to push, pull, carry and lift objects of up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities demanded by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Should be able to wear approved OSHA respirators.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, October 11th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Hourly Range:
The hourly rate for the position is $29.74.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status. 

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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