Refrigeration Technician

Description
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Department: Facilities Management
Job Title: Refrigeration Technician (Pipe Mechanical Trades II)
Position #2203 – Requisition #24457

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

This position may be eligible for a one time non-base building sign-on bonus up to $2,000.  Details of this recruitment incentive program will be provided during the interview process.

This position is open to both residents of Colorado and non-residents of Colorado.  In-State and Out-of-State applicants may be eligible and are encouraged to apply.

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Boosters will be highly recommended, not mandated.  Vaccinated individuals who have not received a COVID-19 booster will be required to continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/vaccine-requirement . 

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.  

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:  

  • Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons. 
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons. 
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons. 
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals – UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado – that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu.

The Facilities Management department has an opening for a full-time, State Classified Refrigeration Technician position.

Job Summary:  The Refrigeration Technician position operates, monitors, services and/or repairs a wide array of refrigeration equipment, HVAC systems, and associated hardware for all CU Denver campus buildings. It responds to emergency calls pertaining to HVAC and refrigeration problems, and emergencies throughout the campus, and ensures the safest and most efficient operation and training of personnel for the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) systems at CU Anschutz campus.

Examples of Work Performed:

Refrigeration Preventive Maintenance and Repairs  (45%)

  • Complete work requests for preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and repairs to refrigeration systems. 
  • Inspect, replace, adjust, and calibrate electronic and refrigeration controls, and components. 
  • Install, repair, and replace systems and components for refrigerators, freezers, split systems, multi stack, rotary screw, and centrifugal, process chillers, and ice makers
  • Systems include 4-37 degree environmental rooms, process chillers, and walk-in freezers
  • Operates university vehicle to transport equipment and tools to work sites. 
  • The refrigeration units are critical to the mission of the University and research funding and projects are at stake.
HVAC/R Preventive Maintenance and Repairs (35%)

  • Complete work requests for preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and repairs to building and occupant owned HVAC/R systems and components. 
  • Install, repair, and replace systems and components for building and occupant owned HVAC/R ventilation, cooling, heating and associated controls. 
  • The position records repairs and maintenance performed in a log and enters data into computer systems which includes package systems, split systems, chillers, CRAC units, AHUs, FCUs, VAVs, etc.
Refrigerant Management (10%)

  • Recover and clean chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC’s), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s). 
  • Store and reuse all types of CFCs, HCFCS, and HFCs, and be able to use servicing and reclaiming equipment for refrigerants. 
  • Work with and monitor the CFC program. 
  • The position must have the ability to enter, update, and modify information in the database as well as maintain and keep hard-copy records of all refrigerant handling activities. Accurate record keeping is important because the University can be fined by the EPA. 
  • The position must be able to properly use recovery equipment and weigh and accurately record tank tare weights and gross weights. 
  • The position must also have the ability to perform mathematical functions and correctly and accurately calculate amounts used, net-weight from gross-weight, tare weight, etc.
Training and Operating as a Subject Matter Expert (5%) 

  • Provide training and assistance to other employees. 
  • Participate as a member of interview teams in new employee hiring process. 
  • The position will work with the HR Consultant to write interview questions and assess candidates in the hiring process.
Emergencies, Special Events, and Other Duties (5%)

  • Participate and assist in emergencies based on the magnitude and nature. 
  • Support various special events both in preparation and during the event. 
  • Examples of emergencies and special events could include commencement, snow removal, power outage, flood, etc. May be assigned other duties as required.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $4,823 - $5,283 per month ($57,876 - $63,396 per year)*
  • *The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.
  • The individual in this position may also be eligible for additional pay on top of the base salary, in recognition of certain critical skills and/or certifications. 
  • This position may be eligible for a one time non-base building sign-on bonus up to $2,000.  Details of this recruitment incentive program will be provided during the interview process.
  • This position is eligible for overtime compensation
  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation
Additional Information:

    Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspxReference checks are a standard step in our hiring process.  You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview.  We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Qualifications
Please make sure to include the following in your resume: job title, duties, months and years employed, and average hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a current EPA Universal Certification
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
Substitution:

    Successful completion of a formalized heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration apprenticeship program, or higher level, non- correspondence course work in the same fields from an accredited vocational school or university may substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis
Preferred Qualifications:

    At least four years of experience in the HVACR industries.Commercial HVACR experience. Experience with medium and/or low temperature refrigeration applications. Experience working on chillers. Experience with large motor and bearing repairs – 10HP and above.
Conditions of Employment:

  • The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Boosters will be highly recommended, not mandated.  Vaccinated individuals who have not received a COVID-19 booster will be required to continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/vaccine-requirement
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of Colorado Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire
  • Must be willing and able to pass a criminal background check, motor vehicle check and drug test
  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Facilities Operations Department Policies
  • Must be willing and able to stand and walk on a constant basis, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to climb, crawl, kneel, bend and reach above shoulders on a frequent basis, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to lift and carry up to 10 pounds on a constant basis, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to push and pull on a frequent basis, with or without accommodation
  • Must be willing and able to use manual dexterity, eye/hand coordination and near vision on a constant basis
  • Must be willing and able to use far vision on a frequent basis
  • Must be willing and able to use hearing and verbal communication on a constant basis
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions including snow, rain, heat, and cold
  • Must be willing and able to work with chemicals/solvents
  • Must be willing and able to work in areas where you may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or infectious materials
  • Must be willing and able to operate moving equipment and work around machinery or moving equipment
  • Must be willing and able to work around noise/vibrations
  • Must be willing and able to work alone, above ground and in small confined spaces
  • Must be willing and able to walk on uneven surfaces and climb on scaffolds/ladders
  • Must be willing and able to work straight or rotating shifts, weekends and holidays
NOTE: This position has been designated as essential personnel, and will be required to respond to emergencies as needed. Position may also be required to stay late, come in early, or cover shifts as needed. If hired, you will be required to provide effective off-hours phone contact info for emergency call-in purposes.

Competencies:

  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience that demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience that demonstrates strong customer service skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written form which includes the ability to check for typographical, grammatical and spelling errors
  • Mechanical Ability
  • Physical Ability
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration


Job Category: Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 18, 2022
Unposting Date: Aug 2, 2022, 12:59:00 AM

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