HVAC Lead Controls Technician

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


Enrich the University of Denver's global prominence and community impact through excellence in innovative Facilities Services.


Through exceptional customer service, we provide sustainable stewardship to the university community that creates an engaging and thriving environment to learn, live, teach and work.

Core Values

  • Stewardship: We effectively use all resources to meet the needs of today without compromising the future.  We work in a safe manner using equipment and procedures as appropriate and encourage others to do the same.  We maintain confidences and protect the security of operations and assets by keeping information confidential and equipment/facilities secure.  We demonstrate efficient use of time, equipment, and other resources with a focus on sustainable operations and best practices. 
  • Teamwork: We work together cooperatively in support of our mission. We value individuals and their contributions to the team and treat each other with respect and dignity.  We actively work to create and support an inclusive and equitable workplace by embedding diversity into all aspects of the workplace.  We communicate honestly and openly, listen attentively, and assume responsibility for resolving difficulties appropriately.  We encourage cooperation, collaboration, and co-ownership of success.
  • Professionalism:  We earn the trust of others through professional conduct that includes honesty, reliability, and competency.  We exhibit a courteous, conscientious and businesslike manner in the workplace. We actively endorse and support DU's mission and work to fulfill its vision, mission, and goals.  We pursue professional development to increase expertise and improve our capabilities to deliver improved job performance. 
  • Service:  We contribute to the success of others by responding in a courteous, timely and accurate manner, seeking assistance when necessary to create a positive DU experience that exceeds the expectations of students, and internal and external contacts. We understand that our performance directly affects the future of DU and strive to perform to enhance the DU experience.  We embrace a positive attitude and participate through engagement with changes in procedures, environment, or responsibilities. 
  • Integrity:  We accept responsibility for the University's and public's trust and are accountable for individual actions. We conduct ourselves and perform our duties in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner that is reflective and protective of the trust placed on us as stewards of the University's facility related resources.
  • Excellence:  We strive to achieve excellence in all endeavors and are committed to continuous improvement. We enthusiastically deliver quality services to our customers while consistently seeking to improve those services through creativity and innovation.
  • Engagement:  We seek to "tell our story" through collaboration, communication, and inclusion with the greater DU community. Through involvement, we ensure the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, and neighbors are met and efforts from each department are understood. We take every opportunity to augment the education and research mission of the university through demonstration of real world applications of theories and principles.

Position Summary

To perform complex tasks in the installation, repair, adjustment and modification of electrical controls and electronic and pneumatic instrumentation for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, boiler systems and energy management systems in a large physical plant and in individual buildings.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts complex building automation system analysis and design studies and prepares concept and design specifications and management reports 
  • Studies, evaluates and recommends building automation architectures, protocols, standards hardware, software and devices 
  • Installs, upgrades and programs building automation software 
  • Attends on-going training for the various software programs used for the University 
  • Provide on-call support for the HVAC shop as required  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Language Skills:

  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications as it relates to mechanical systems. 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with management, supervisors, co-workers, other staff and faculty within the DU community.
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to work in a team-based environment as well as on an independent basis.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic math skills are required.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Detailed procedures. 
  • Daily priorities are established by the worker. 
  • Employee responds to situations requiring immediate attention.
  • Must be able to prioritize issues on building automation systems and discern when additional resources need to be consulted.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be very competent in working knowledge of building automation systems which include working with a computer and monitoring these systems via computer. 
  • Must be able to troubleshoot these systems when problems arise and be able to change set points and design parameters within the computer programs. 
  • Knowledge of building automation systems software Knowledge working with Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. 

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3 years of experience in building automation systems.
  • This position will require you to have a valid Colorado Driver's License and be insurable under University guidelines and have the ability to pass a pre-placement physical.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Associate's degree with a technology emphasis in HVAC.
  • Familiarity with specific software such as Johnson Controls, (Metasys), Trane (Tracer Summit), and Long (Niagra ).
  • Familiar working with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Working Environment

The employee works under typical office and field conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to high levels of noise, vibration, dust, uneven or slippery surfaces, extreme heat or cold and risk of electrical shock.

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, in person and by telephone, use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate computers and other standard office equipment, and reach with hands and arms.  Employee is frequently required to walk and stand and occasionally lift 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, the ability to discern color and use of both eyes.  Employee may be required to climb and balance and be able to access any mechanical room on campus.

Work Schedule

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

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

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 background check, MVR, and physical test.

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