Commercial Kitchen Equipment Technician

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

Description of Work Unit


Housing and Dining Services Facilities provides building and support services for the department of Housing and Dining Services by ensuring a clean, safe and maintained living and learning environment for internal and external customers and University guests. It supports the Department of Housing and Dining Services and other auxiliaries by providing custodial, maintenance, materials management, and customer service to maintain the requirements of physical properties and equipment.


Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort
Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff. CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

The Commercial Kitchen Equipment Technician is responsible for maintaining, repairing, diagnosing kitchen electronics and commercial food preparation equipment. This also includes critical refrigeration equipment and all associated electrical components. The position will also perform scheduled and preventative maintenance tasks on the 1,500 pieces of kitchen equipment located within CSU’s residential dining halls.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of full-time experience performing preventative maintenance, repairs, replacement, and new installation of commercial kitchen equipment (ovens, skillets, kettles, dish machines, garbage disposal, sinks).

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Thorough knowledge of circuitry and electro/mechanical principles.
  • Ability to read complex electrical schematics.
  • Experience working with high and low voltage AC and DC circuits
  • Demonstrated experience welding.
  • Ability to visually identify equipment issues or malfunctions.
  • Mechanical and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated safe working habits.
  • Verbal communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with customers.
  • Attention to detail in work product.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Electronic Controls Duty/Responsibility

  • Diagnose, analyze, and repair complex circuit boards and machines specific software as it applies to a variety of complex kitchen and commercial dining equipment. This duty requires thorough comprehension of electrical schematics and machine specific software related to the equipment.
  • Work with both high and low voltage AC and DC circuits.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Food Preparation Equipment Duty/Responsibility

  • Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and controls used for the preparation of food products.
  • Perform planned preventative maintenance and calibration of components and equipment including, but not limited to commercial rotary ovens, convection ovens, conventional ovens, Rational Combi ovens, char-broilers, steamers, tilt skillets, steam kettles, hot and cold passes where temperatures, pressures, flow, humidity, and ventilation controls crucial to operation.
  • Use a variety of mechanical and electronic test instruments such as amp meters, voltage detectors, analog meters, circuit tracers, capacitor tester, digital meters, and circuit board testers.
  • Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools while performing these duties.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Food Sanitation Equipment Duty/Responsibility

  • Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and controls used in the sanitation process for preparing and serving food.
  • Perform planned maintenance and calibration of components and equipment including, but not limited to conveyer dish machines, commercial turbo wash power sinks, industrial can washers, commercial garbage disposals, commercial pulper systems, pressure washers, and exhaust hoods with automatic was down systems.
  • Control temperatures and pressure to meet health code regulations via electronic timers, pressure regulators, thermostats, and level indicators.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Meetings, trainings, and team responsibilities Duty/Responsibility

  • Attend required/recommended trainings, classes, seminars, etc. provided by the department to accomplish the above tasks, which includes ethics, safety, diversity, communication, and any applicable training in providing the best customer service, etc.
  • Develop professional skills and communication to effectively interact with live-in residents and guests.
  • Attend all meetings, committees, and department-sponsored functions.
  • Relay information via various electronic media to provide information and task assignments.
  • Comply with department handbook, university, and state procedures and policies.
  • Function as a member of a team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 10

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), On-call Status - As needed, will be required to respond to emergency service requests relating to one’s primary duties outside of normal business hours. Additionally, will serve as a dispatcher/responder for the After Hours Response Team. , Special Requirements/Other - Responsibility requires carrying a duty phone to field emergency service requests within, and outside of, one’s primary duties. Dependent on current staffing, participation in this program is automatic unless a signed “option out” form is submitted on an , Pre-employment Physical - Must submit and successfully pass pre-employment physical.

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.