Building Service Specialist

Colorado, USA, Denver
$20.34 - $22.73 per hour
Apr 12, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver by providing an aesthetically pleasing, clean, orderly, safe and healthy environment in which to learn, teach, live and work.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Building Operations Manager and the specific direction of the Conversion Manager, this position will be responsible for the performance of skilled labor tasks associated with the successful production of events and conversion an assembly facility environment. Additionally, the position instructs and leads non skilled laborers as needed to complete assigned tasks. To adequately perform this job, individuals must have the ability to work variable shifts and extended workdays. Overtime will be paid on hours that are worked in excess of 40 hours in a week or in excess of 12 hours in a day. Employee will normally work a 40 hour work week. Workloads could dictate the necessity to work 3 consecutive days of 12 hours each (totaling 36 hours) with the balance of the week (4 hours) occurring two days later. Shift changes will be a routine circumstance and notice will be provided to the employee within 24 hours of the effective new shift time frame.

Essential Functions

  • Provide onsite leadership and monitoring for non-skilled labor working in teams to carry out duties in the assembly of equipment such as staging, risers, portable floor installation, chair sets, hockey dasher board systems, indoor athletic turf, tents, scaffolding, and bleacher seating systems (indoor and outdoor) etc., for all types of events.
  • Operate various pieces of equipment like forklifts, loaders, multi- ton lifts, hydraulic lifting devices, overhead rigging, motors, chain hoists, multi-ton hoists, seating systems, lighting systems, draperies and curtains.
  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to general maintenance within the assembly facility, to include mechanical and electrical repair, general carpentry, painting, snow removal, and other related duties as assigned by the Conversion Manager or the Building Operations Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work variable shifts and extended workdays.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with various building constituents through manual and electronic means.
  • Proficiency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and any other such computations necessary to perform various tasks related to general maintenance and event production work.
  • Ability to followed detailed instructions provided both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to envision projects from inception to completion and to provide a course of action for the successful accomplishment of the assigned tasks.
  • Ability to make decisions under rigid time constraints and extreme pressure.
  • Ability to receive direction from a number of sources and constituents and to choose the most prudent path of action.
  • Ability to obtain a Certified Forklift Operators license within six months of date of hire.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Three years of experience in general stagehand, theater, or assembly facility work as a lead conversion/changeover worker or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful candidates for this position will be required to pass a Post-Offer, Pre-Placement Physical.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Forklift Operators license.
  • Advanced general maintenance skill in either carpentry, electrical, HVAC or plumbing.
  • Dual language speaker (English/Spanish).

Work Schedule


Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

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 and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Offer of employment is based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check and Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

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