HVAC&R Systems Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
28 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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

HVAC&R Systems Technician provides the physical mechanical support repair and maintenance of the University’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration systems, and specialty equipment. This position will operate, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair various types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components, as well as heating and ventilation systems.

HVAC&R Systems Technician will also inventory all water systems to include a list of all buildings with hydronic systems and associated chemical level data for each building.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of full-time, progressively responsible journeyman HVAC experience.

Special Necessary Requirements: CFC license (please indicate your license number in the License/Certifications section of the application) and a valid driver’s license.


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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • A broad demonstration of knowledge skills and ability across all HVAC related disciplines.
  • HVAC experience that includes an emphasis on commercial / industrial experience over residential experience.
  • Independence, self-motivation, and pride in quality of work.
  • Customer service focused
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience operating, diagnosing, and repairing HVAC control systems.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.
  • Knowledge of necessary equipment related to steam, hydronic, and gas-fired systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail.

Essential Job Duties

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 and diagnose/repair the following: pumps, cooling towers, refrigerant, and water piping, walk-in refrigerators, starters, coils, environmental chambers, ice machines, window AIC’s water coolers, and various cooling equipment.

Percentage Of Time 25% 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 tanks, pressure, and temperature limiting devices, heat exchangers, valve, pilot assemblies, motor gas burners, orifices, regulators, v-belts, sheaves, and other types of heating and ventilation components.

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Disposal and Recycling Duty/Responsibility

  • Proper use of refrigerant (CFC) recovery, reclaim, recycling.
  • 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 Hydronic System Integrity Duty/Responsibility

  • Inventory all water systems – this includes a list of all buildings with hydronic systems and associated chemical level data for each building.
  • Document testing and enter into the FS Data Server.
  • Determine appropriate actions if a test does not meet standards.
  • Inventory and ensure all glycol systems maintain a 30% glycol and all inhibitor levels on a quarterly or as needed basis.
  • Document testing and enter into the FS Data Server.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Training Duty/Responsibility

  • Attend scheduled trainings.
  • Read and understand policy and procedures, time recording of work, and attend workshops and shop meetings.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Other Duties as assigned Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform other duties as assigned and directed by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources 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 Human Resources can calculate full-time work 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.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • 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.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which 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 the Deleted and Junk 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 (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Valid Driver’s License, Essential Services Designation - Must be willing and able to report to work without delay to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the campus community., 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.