Journeyman HVAC Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Journeyman HVAC Technician Classification Title Pipe/Mech Trades II Position Type State Classified Open Date 09/23/2016 Close Date 10/04/2016 Salary $4,022 + FULL BENEFITS Full/Part Time Full-time State Classified Hourly No Overtime Eligible Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523 Description of Work Unit

Provide quality services in order to maintain the campus buildings mechanical and HVAC&R systems for the benefit of the University. The goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment conductive to the educational and research requirements of Colorado Stale University.

Position Summary

The Journeyman HVAC Technician provides the physical mechanical support repair and maintenance of the University’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration systems, and specialty equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of progressively responsible pipe/mechanical experience maintaining hyrdronic water and glycol systems.


Successful completion of a formalized plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning apprenticeship program, or higher level, non-correspondence course work in the same fields from an accredited vocational school or university may substitute for up to two years of required experience. NOTE: In order for your education to substitute for some of the required experience, you must attach unofficial transcripts to your application.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated experience properly disposing of refrigerant gases/equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience testing, maintaining, and monitoring hydronic systems (water and glycol).
  • Ability to repair electrical control systems.
  • Knowledge of safe working habits.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated verbal communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a work environment where teamwork and customer service can thrive.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Hydronic System Integrity Duty/Responsibility

  • Inventory all water systems using a list of all buildings with hydronic systems associated with chemical level data for each building.
  • Document testing and enter into Database Server.
  • Determine appropriate actions if test does not meet standards.
  • Add chemicals as necessary to maintain the system integrity per design.
  • Inventory and ensure al glycol systems maintain specified glycol and all inhibitor levels by adjusting chemicals as necessary to meet design criteria on a quarterly or as needed basis.
  • Document testing results and enter into the Database Server.
  • Diagnose problems and replace/repair hydronic pipe system components (heat exchangers, expansion tanks, pipe components, coils, valves, etc.).

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Air Conditioning Duty/Responsibility

  • Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair various types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, diagnose, and repair pumps, cooling towers, refrigerant/water piping, walk-in refrigerators, starters, coils, environmental chambers, ice machines, window AIC’s water coolers, and other various cooling equipment.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Heating and Ventilation Duty/Responsibility

  • Troubleshoot, repair, modify, and operate electrical, pneumatic, and electronic control systems to gas and hot water heating systems, air conditioning, and ventilation systems.
  • Operate heating and ventilation equipment to include steam, hydronic and gas fired systems.
  • Perform maintenance services to components such as: expansion tank, pressure and temperature limiting devices, heat exchangers, valve, pilot assembles, motors gas burners, orifices, regulators, v-belts, sheaves, and other types of heating and ventilation.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Disposal and Recycling Duty/Responsibility

  • Proper use of refrigerant (CFC) recovery, reclaim, recycle refrigerant gases.
  • Proper disposal techniques of contaminated CFC’s and hazardous materials (oil and gas) as outlined by Federal, State, and local governments.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Training Duty/Responsibility

  • Attend scheduled trainings.
  • Read and understand policy and procedures and time recording at work.
  • Attend workshops and shop meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 10 Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which often requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check in your Junk and Deleted folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the “Help” link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office at the main phone line: 970-491-MyHR (6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - successful completion of WorkSTEPS, Valid Driver’s License, Shift Work - position may be required to work a rotating schedule to extend operational hours, including nights and weekends., On-call Status - position must be available for on call assignments on a rotational basis. , Special Requirements/Other - CFC License EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-placement physical exam (WorkSTEPS) as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Universal CFC License?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience performing routine maintenance on hyronic systems. What steps/tests do you complete to determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience providing troubleshooting, repair, and replacement of HVAC/ Refrigeration equipment and systems. Be sure to describe the equipment/ manufacturers you have experience using, and the approach/method you take to provide these services.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. List of Professional References

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)