HVAC Trades

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
19 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working Title HVAC Trades I Classification Title Pipe/Mech Trades I Position Type State Classified Open Date 11/18/2016 Close Date 11/28/2016 Salary $3,479 per month + FULL BENEFITS Full/Part Time Full-time State Classified Hourly No Overtime Eligible Yes 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 conducive to the educational and research requirements of Colorado State University.

Position Summary

Works to provides assistance to Journeymen HVAC Technicians in the physical mechanical support repair and maintenance of the University’s heating, ventilation, air condition refrigeration systems, and specialty equipment under the supervision of journeyman mechanics.

This is a State of Colorado Employment position. State employees enjoy many benefits including health insurance, dental, vision and life. In addition the State offers a robust retirement program, academic discounts and tuition coverage. For more information about the many benefits of working for CSU, visit our website here: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must show:

  • Two full-time years (24 months) of progressively responsible HVAC, pipe and/or mechanical trades experience.


Successful completion of a formalized HVAC 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. Certification or transcripts must be attached with the application to use this substitution of the minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Highly desired candidates will offer some or all of the following:

  • HVAC troubleshooting skills and experience
  • Willing to function as an essential team member
  • Open and willing to learn new techniques and methods
  • Willing to follow instructions and guidance of the team leads
  • Computer skills; capable of learning and using internal computer-based programs
  • CFC licensure

Essential Job Duties


Job Duty Category Air Conditioning & Refrigeration System Maintenance Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide assistance to journeymen to operate, diagnose, troubleshoot repair of reciprocating type air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components.
  • Under the direction of journeymen HVAC techs, perform preventative maintenance, diagnose and repair on pumps, cooling towers, refrigerant and water-piping, walk-in refrigeration coolers and freezers, compressors, refrigerators, starters, coils, environmental chambers, ice machines, window A/C’s water coolers, and other various cooling equipment.

Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category HVAC Electronic Controls Systems Maintenance Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide assistance to journeymen to 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.
  • Provide assistance in maintenance related services to components such as: expansion tanks, pressure and temperature limiting devices, heat exchangers, valves, pilot assemblies, motors, gas burners, orifices, regulators, v-belts, sheaves, and other types of heating and ventilation components.

Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category Refrigerant Handling Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide assistance to journeymen and learn and understand the 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 10% Job Duty Category Other Duties Duty/Responsibility

  • Attend scheduled training, read and understand policy and procedures, time recording of work, and attend workshops, and shop meetings and 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 humanresources@colostate.edu. 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 https://jobs.colostate.edu


  • Please check the “Help” link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ 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), Valid Driver’s License, Essential Services Designation 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 www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. 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 report to work during inclement weather, without delay or interruption, to provide essential or emergency services to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the campus community?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your experience working closely with a team to perform your daily work or the completion of a project. What characteristics do you like most in a teammate? What characteristics do you like least in a teammate?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

Optional Documents

  1. List of Professional References
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)
  5. License/Certification