HVAC Controls 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 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

The HVAC Controls Technician will perform complex tasks including installing, repairing, adjusting, and modifying electrical controls and electronic and pneumatic instrumentation for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration systems, boiler systems, and energy management systems in significant physical plant and individual buildings.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denver’s policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • This position will continually monitor the building automation systems, work closely with consultants when they are brought in to fix software glitches, install upgrades, perform additional programming and make changes within the program as a response to customer demands.
  • As changes are made to the building automation systems, this position must monitor the software and make additions and/or changes as required. As more experience is obtained, there will be times when the employee will be able to make minor programming changes to the software. When changes are made, the system must be tested and checked to ensure that other aspects of the program have not been affected.
  • 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 ongoing training for the various software programs used for the University.
  • Provides on-call support for the HVAC shop as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications related to mechanical systems. Must effectively communicate with management, supervisors, co-workers, other staff, and faculty within the DU community. Must have good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment as well as on an independent basis.
  • Basic math skills are required.
  • Ability to complete detailed procedures. The worker establishes daily priorities. The employee responds to situations requiring immediate attention. Must be able to prioritize issues in building automation systems and discern when additional resources need to be consulted.
  • Must be very competent in working knowledge of building automation systems, including working with a computer and monitoring these systems via computer. Must be able to troubleshoot these systems when problems arise and can change set points and design parameters within the computer programs.
  • Knowledge of IT Network infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) software, including WebTMA.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • 3 Years of experience in building automation systems.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and be insurable under University guidelines.
  • Knowledge of HVAC and mechanical systems, electronic instrumentation, and an understanding of direct digital control systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree with a technology emphasis in HVAC
  • Familiarity with specific software such as Johnson Controls, (Metasys), Trane (Tracer Summit), and Long (Niagara) preferred
  • Niagara (N4) certification

Working Environment

  • The employee works under typical office and field conditions.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to high noise, vibration, dust, uneven or slippery surfaces, extreme heat or cold, and risk of electrical shock.
  • Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.

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.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, and occasionally lift 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, the ability to discern color, and the use of both eyes.
  • Employees may be required to climb and balance and be able to access any mechanical room on campus.

Work Schedule

University operating hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Employee work schedule may vary.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing 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 this position is $31.00-$36.00.

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, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans 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; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; 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; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

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