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University of Colorado Refrigeration Technician (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II) in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Facilities Management

Job Title: Refrigeration Technician (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)

Position #2914 – Requisition #15869

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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.

Who we are:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

/Facilities Management/has an opening for a full-time, State classified/Refrigeration Technician (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)/position.

Job Summary:

The Refrigeration Technician position operates, monitors, services and/or repairs refrigeration equipment, HVAC systems, and associated hardware for all UCD campus buildings.

This position 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 UCD. This position also handles JR related work for occupant owned HVAC/R systems.

Examples of Work Performed:

Refrigeration Preventative Maintenance and Repairs (55%)

Complete work requests for preventive 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, ULT freezers, process chillers, environmental rooms, ice makers. Environmental Rooms covers cold-rooms, multi-temp rooms such as 4-37-deg rooms, walk-in freezers, etc. The refrigeration units are critical to the mission of the University and research funding and projects are at stake.

HVAC Preventive Maintenance and Repairs (20%)

Complete work requests for preventive maintenance and repairs to building and occupant owned HVAC systems and components. Install, repair, and replace systems and components for building and occupant owned HVAC ventilation, cooling, heating and associated controls. The position records repairs and maintenance performed in a log. The position must have the ability to perform data entry in a computer. Types

Refrigerant Management (10%)

Recover and clean chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC’s), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s). Store and reuse all types of CFCs, HCFCS, and HFCs. 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 (10%)

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.

Salary & Benefits:

Hiring Salary Range: $4,193-$5,193/ month (non-negotiable)*

*The salary offered is usually the minimum listed, however, a salary above the minimum may be offered for some hard to fill positions.

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.


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Additional Information:

Reference 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.

Please click here for information on disability accommodations:

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.

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.

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 CFC Universal Certification in order to work with CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs

At least three (3) years of experience working in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry as a service technician

Substitution: Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis

Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of Colorado Driver’s License

Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application

Conditions of Employment:

Must possess a CFC Universal Certification

Must be a resident of Colorado at the time of application

Must be willing and able to pass a criminal background check, motor vehicle check and drug test

Subject to pre-employment, post-accident, incident, or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Facilities Operations Department Policies

NOTE: This position has been designated as essential personnel, “Subject to call 24 hours per day, seven days per week” and may be required to carry a cell phone. Position may also be required to “Stay over late” or “Come in early” to “Cover” shifts, as needed and may be required to respond to any emergencies as needed. If hired, you will be required to provide effective off-hours phone contact info for emergency call-in purposes.

Must be willing and able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs. occasionally, and up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 20 lbs. constantly

Must be willing and able to walk, stand, use manual dexterity, and eye/hand coordination constantly

Must be willing and able to sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, reach, push, and pull frequently

Must be willing and able to work outside, exposed to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather, and in high, exposed places

Must be willing and able to work with others and effectively communicate verbally and in writing

Must be willing and able to work in small, confined spaces and work around machinery or moving equipment

Must be willing and able to work with toxic or caustic chemicals, and be exposed to radiant energy and electrical shock

Must be willing and able to operate equipment and vehicles

Preferred Qualifications:

At least four (4) years of experience monitoring, servicing and repairing refrigeration equipment, HVAC systems, and associated hardware


The ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with minimal supervision

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds

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

Troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Physical abilities

Job: *Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Refrigeration Technician (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15869

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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This organization participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.