University of Colorado | CU Denver
Department: Facilities Management
Job Title: Refrigeration Technician (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II)
Position #2914 – Requisition #18895
Primary Work Location: Denver Campus
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers
Who We Are:
As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.
CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here at http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Documents/CUDenver_facts.pdf .
The Facilities Management department at the University of Colorado Denver Campus has an opening for a full-time, State Classified Refrigeration Technician (Pipe/Mechanical Trades II) position.
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. 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 CU Denver. The position handles JR related work for occupant owned HVAC/R systems.
Examples of Work Performed:
Refrigeration Preventive Maintenance and Corrective Maintenance (55%)
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
Could include environmental rooms which covers cold-rooms, multi-temp rooms such as 4-37-deg rooms, walk-in freezers, etc.
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 Corrective Maintenance (20%)
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 (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: $4,277 - $4,577 / 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.
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 at http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Documents/CUDenver_facts.pdf .
Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation
Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx
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.
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.
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.
At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, including at least two (2) years’ experience working with process chillers
Necessary Special Qualification: Must possess a current CFC Universal Certification, in order to work with CFC’s, HCFC’s, and HFC’s
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
Experience working with VRF refrigeration systems
Experience entering, updating and modifying information in a database
Experience in refrigeration that includes inspecting, replacing, adjusting and calibrating electronic and refrigeration controls and components
Experience in performing mathematical functions to correctly and accurately calculate amounts of refrigerants used
Experience in performing preventive maintenance and repairs to HVAC/R systems and components
Conditions of Employment:
Colorado law requires that candidates for state government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application
Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of Colorado Driver’s License
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, “Subject to call 24 hours per day, seven days per week” and may be required to carry a pager. 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.
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
Planning and organization skills
Knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
Job: Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts
Primary Location: Denver
Job Category Facilities/Labor,Trades & Crafts
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Jul 30, 2020
Unposting Date Aug 15, 2020, 12:59:00 AM
Posting Contact Name Sean McBride
Posting Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Number 00002914
Req ID: 18895
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