Maintenance Engineering Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
04 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

This work unit exists to provide a service to Facilities Management and the University. Maintenance Engineering provides a broad spectrum of support for Facilities Operations including:

  • Electrical and mechanical engineering analysis.
  • Design and construction assistance for Trades Maintenance shops.
  • Regulatory and code program analysis, development and management.
  • Preventative maintenance program analysis, development and support.

Position Summary

This position exists to support the professional, electrical and mechanical maintenance engineers in the following areas:

  • Utilities technical support
  • Preventative maintenance program support
  • Maintenance and financial data manipulation and analysis
  • HVAC and Electrical technical support to Facilities Operations personnel
  • Develop preventive maintenance reports using our Information Work Management Systems.
  • Assist with maintenance of the Information Work Management System (IWMS).
  • Create, maintain and modify customized MS Access databases for use in asset and project tracking.
  • Create maintenance cost reports using Access, SQL, Oracle Discoverer and Crystal Reports using IWMS, EnergyCAP and Kuali data.
  • Assist with EnergyCAP Utility Management Software; write VB Script programs for new ‘virtual’ meters; write SQL scripts to manipulate data manually, when required.
  • Program, configure and install all new electric meters, and gas and water modules; coordinate installation of communication systems; verify proper operation and communications.
  • Manage network VLAN for Ethernet enabled electric meters.
  • Assist with evaluation of radio based network systems for Advance Metering Infrustructure (AMI) electric gas and water meters.
  • Configure and operate software to collect data from networked electric, gas and water meters.
  • Provide technical assistance on software to Facilities staff.
  • Assist Facilities personnel in troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems.
  • Provide technical assistance for the University’s deionized water systems.
  • Install temporary electrical and water records, download and analyze data.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED certificate AND five years of experience assisting Electrical, Mechanical, and Maintenance Engineers with data collection and analysis.


Satisfactory completion of coursework from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in Construction Management, Engineering (Electrical, Maintenance, Mechanical), and/or Computer Science/Information Systems may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required general experience.

Please note: In order to substitute education for some of the required experience, you must attach your transcripts to the application as an Optional Document.

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 or knowledge of building mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience as an electrical, electronic or mechanical technician.
  • Demonstrated experience using a work order system.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access or similar software programs.
  • Demonstrated experience programming, creating, modifying, and customizing software and programs.
  • Knowledge of a variety of trades areas (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, etc.)
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Analytical skills and the aptitude for understanding mechanical tools, rotating parts, etc.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Utility & Metering Support Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide technical support to Utilities Services staff.
  • Specify meters, registers, communications cable, protocols, and software for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system on CSU’s campuses.
  • Verify proper installation of meters and associated hardware.
  • Manage VLAN for networked enabled meters.
  • Program and configure meters and software to ensure proper and accurate operation.
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems when they arise.

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Preventative Maintenance Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist trades and utilities shops in developing maintenance programs.
  • Interview supervisors and managers to determine maintenance requirements.
  • Enter IWMS maintenance management software records corresponding with installed equipment and systems.
  • Develop processes for coding work orders and equipment records to enable correct and accurate data retrieval.
  • Write and enter automatic work orders.
  • Develop training program for, and provide training and support to, tradesmen and supervisors.
  • Develop written procedures for IWMS maintenance software use.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Technical Support Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist Facilities personnel in developing computerized applications using current software.
  • Provide training to trades and utilities staff for assistance in daily use of software programs.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance to Facilities HVAC and Electrical personnel.
  • Provide technical assistance and engineering design support for the university’s deionized water systems.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Report Development Duty/Responsibility

  • Create and distribute reports on maintenance, utility, and financial data using tools such as Oracle Discoverer, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Access.
  • Administer Oracle Discoverer folders for efficient and accurate use by others.
  • Write queries using Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Troubleshoot programs with existing queries and reports.
  • Train others in the use and location of reports and reporting tools.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Database Development and Support Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop and maintain various MS Access database applications.
  • Write code using various programming languages to customize database operation.
  • Build scripts in EnergyCAP utility management application to ensure accurate bill generation.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Administrative Support Duty/Responsibility

  • Manage project workloads.
  • Review various memos, spreadsheets, data, and reports.
  • Attend routine staff meetings.
  • Contribute as a member of Facilities Management support teams (e.g. IWMS Steering Committee, Safety Team, etc.).
  • Support regulatory programs as needed.

Percentage Of Time 10%

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 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


  • 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 (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s 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

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.