HVAC Technician

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Maintenance / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Facilities Management & Planning
Division: Facilities Planning & Management

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver's physical resources in order to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for the 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 Denver’s 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 take appropriate action.
  • This position will be part of an on-call rotation.
  • Must have adequate computer skills to monitor building automation systems 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. The 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 are 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 a minimum of five years experience in the HVAC field
  • EPA Universal Refrigeration Certificate
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's 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
  • Steamfitter 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 highly 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

The University’s administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work schedule may vary.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.

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 range for the position is $32.80.

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 an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

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

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