Structural Trades II

Job description

Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 8, 2018

Candidates are required to submit the following to be considered for this position:

  • Resume, with date ranges, whether it was full or part time, and hours per week worked.
  • Cover letter, outlining how your skills meet those required for this position.
  • Unofficial Transcripts if being used for substitution of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What we offer:

The salary for this position is $43,536.00 ($3628.00/mo).

For purposes of FLSA,this position has been determined to be non-exempt (eligible for overtime).

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Brief Description:

This position serves to perform all maintenance, and repair work (major and routine), using plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and general maintenance skills to ensure proper operation of resident halls, some dining and supportive auxiliary buildings. This position assists in other Auxiliary campus buildings as needed. Position will provide good customer service to students, faculty, staff and external customers. This position supports campus sustainable principles and practices. Employee strives to improve operational performance by evaluating decisions using the sustainability "lens". As essential personnel this position will be required to remove snow and ice when seasonal conditions require it and respond to other campus emergencies if needed / required.

Your key responsibilities include:

Candidates must understand, and comply with the following:
  • Pre-employment physical required (must be able to push, pull, lift, carry up to 100 lbs occasionally) & must successfully pass drug screen.
  • Work Schedule will be an 8 hour shift between the hours of Mon-Fri, 10:00am - 6:30pm.
  • Essential Personnel: Provide services that relate directly to the health, safety and welfare of the campus, ensure continuity of key operations, and maintain and protect campus properties. Responds to emergencies on campus related to loss of power, fire flooding, HVAC breakdowns or safety and security actions. Participates in seasonal snow removal and ice mitigation using hand and motorized devices.
  • Determining times of work shifts.
  • Usage of types of equipment.
  • Amounts of needed ice melt.
  • Call Back
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Driver's License Requirement
  • Essential Services Designation
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Shift Work

Structural Maintenance:

General Maintenance both in preparation for occupancy and general maintenance during occupancy, tasks include: Inspects, analyzes, repairs and / or replaces, cleans, adjusts and troubleshoots based on room/resident hall conditions. Regular paint touch-up, carpentry to include any/all furniture in the Housing Village lounges and resident rooms, assist with office, lounge, and resident room moves, assist with key core, cutting keys, and assists custodial staff as requested. Responds to emergency calls and is on call as assigned.

Preventative/predictive maintenance of all residence halls, dining, and non-housing auxiliary buildings as needed; Performs routine scheduled maintenance tasks meeting department objectives on various systems including; checking, adjusting and repair of architectural systems in the residential rooms and suites. Enters, documents, prioritizes, and completes work orders in a timely manner. Drives department vehicles and uses appropriate equipment to support these activities. Conducts work in a safe manner.
  • Prioritize daily assignments so that work can be implemented in a decisive and timely fashion.
  • Diagnose problems with Housing (as needed auxiliary buildings), fixtures and equipment, determine repair / parts requirements.
  • Repair all security devices including key swipes, key cores, and keys.
  • Submit and fill out work requests / work orders on a daily basis. Review requests that need clarification, contact customer for additional information.
  • During after hours call-ins decisions about directing a minor fix over the phone or for the need to return to campus to facilitate the repairs.
  • Effectively responds to and communicates with customer's using the WebTMA work request / work order system or housing e mail system, phone, campus email and face-to-face methods.

Maintenance Reports:

Prepares special and routine reports through personal inspection, maintenance schedules, reading and evaluating blueprints, technical reports, specifications and diagrams, code requirements and provide maintenance reports to their supervisor and/or the Director Auxiliary Operations. Recommends process improvements and / or equipment recommendations for more efficient operation. Schedule and coordinates most efficient and / or productive means of completing the task at hand.
  • By observation and inspection determines if equipment is operating w/in established parameters.
  • Determines if an off-schedule reports needs to be issued based on observed and established parameters.

Equipment Maintenance:

Maintain, repair, adjust, or replaces all mechanical/electrical systems related to the housing and residential dining facilities (auxiliary buildings as needed): items included are hot water heaters; smoke detectors; disposals; HVAC units; heat pumps; furnaces; plumbing fixtures and lines; electrical systems, switches, circuit breakers, outlets, and light fixtures; and air conditioning equipment and lines. Documents and records system equipment information for data records within the WebTMA work request / work order system. Preventative/predictive maintenance of mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing equipment as assigned. Performs routine scheduled maintenance tasks meeting department objectives on various systems including; checking, adjusting and repair of mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. Proactively inspects mechanical rooms, residential spaces, bathrooms, and other rooms equipped with mechanical, media and plumbing equipment and determines that all systems are in proper working condition; also assesses areas for potential freeze hazards. Respond to work orders initiated by housing staff or residents. Position may be involved with emergency service repairs, during work hours and after hours. Position may include working with the responding service provider or housing staff personnel over the telephone as well as providing assistance at the work site. Diagnoses breakdowns in equipment and devises a plan for correcting problems. Request parts for repair and replacement. Monitor, operate, and maintains Building Automation Systems (BAS), (Setpoint/ICS), to optimize occupant comfort, reduce potential for freeze ups during inclement weather, reduce energy consumption, and monitors building and equipment alarms responding accordingly.
  • Inspect assigned buildings, mechanical rooms, pumps, boilers, and other mechanical devices determining repair schedule and occupant impact.
  • As equipment is reported as down decisions are made to either repair or replace.
  • Determines the best repair process to effect repairs and get the unit back on-line as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

Other duties as Assigned:
  • Work of similar nature to the other specific duties assigned.
  • Help manage (job response) work orders in an efficient manner.
  • How to most effectively assist other departments in job tasks.
  • Materials, tools, and personnel contacts for job assignments

Professional Development:

Meet minimum of 16 hours of professional development training annually.
  • Type of class related to operational responsibilities.
  • Location to receive indicated training.
  • Application of training in regard to job specified duty.

Salary: $43,536.00 ($3628.00/mo)

For purposes of FLSA,this position has been determined to be non-exempt (eligible for overtime).

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Four years or more experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. (Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Colorado resident.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Conferred Associate's Degree in Trades related field (from an accredited program).
  • Five years or more experience in the structural trades field (preferably working in a higher education/institutional environment).
  • 1 year or more experience in an Essential Personnel role.
  • Certified Professional Locksmith (CPL) by Associated Locksmiths of America.
  • HVAC Certifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Classified Staff positions have specific application requirements: Submit all required documents indicated in this posting. Include a current email address as communication is electronic-based. Failure to complete a timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applications MUST be completed in their entirety, including job title, duties, months and years employed, and hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Address qualifications, competencies and preferred qualifications in your application, as these along with previous work experience will be used to assess competencies. Answers will be verified against your application and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process. Click here to view Veteran and other General Information regarding Classified Staff positions.

• Applications submitted by October 8, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Failure to properly attach the required documents (cover letter, resume, DD-214 for veteran status, and unofficial transcripts if being used for substitution of the required experience on a year-for-year basis), will result in automatic disqualification for this position.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40118 - VCAF-AUX-Admin Operations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 14, 2018

Closing Date: Oct 8, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Kristy Hignite

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00400735





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Posted: 9/16/2018
Application Due: 10/9/2018
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