HVAC Technician

Colorado, USA, Denver
$27.46 - $30.37 per hour
May 08, 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

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

Essential Functions

  • Performs daily rounds to check equipment in various mechanical rooms throughout campus including, but not limited to: checking and maintaining alignment of motors with pumps, compressors, and V-belt drive equipment; checking and maintaining operation of electric controls and starters; logging equipment temperatures, pressures, and amperage draw; monitoring all water columns, gauges, meters, thermometers and other indicating equipment; and performing chemical analysis and adding 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.
  • Operates 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.
  • Monitors building automation system and responds to alarms generated by the software.
  • Drives to work sites with tools and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor, co-workers and other staff and faculty within the community.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures.
  • Ability to establish daily priorities and respond to situations requiring immediate attention.
  • Competency in electrical fields/functions.
  • Ability to read and understand service manuals technical specifications, control diagrams, schematics and blueprints.
  • Computer skills.
  • Knowledgeable of related OSHA and EPA regulations and ability to take appropriate safety precautions, as well as effectively communicate regulations to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot control circuits with and without printed schematics, using a meter.
  • Acceptable knowledge of boiler field functions.
  • Ability to pass pre-placement physical.
  • Journeyman skill level.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Journeyman refrigeration certificate.
  • EPA certification in classes I, II and III.
  • Valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in HVAC field.

Work Schedule


Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, May 15, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

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 LGBTQ 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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