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HVAC Technician

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Boulder, Colorado





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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

Are you an HVAC Professional looking for a fulfilling career featuring hands-on work? Our Facilities Management (FM) at CU Boulder encourages applications for a HVAC Technician! This work unit is responsible for the installation, repair, maintenance, modification and operation of the Campus’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and building automation systems (BAS) in academic buildings. Most of the Campus’s building HVAC systems or components are controlled and monitored by the BAS. The BAS is a computerized network of direct digital controls (DDC) that monitors and operates the HVAC systems.

This position will provide analysis, repair, maintenance and operational management of the HVAC and BAS systems within the University's academic buildings. This position is not required to upsell services or equipment. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

FM is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

HVAC System Analysis and Repair 
  • Perform journey level analysis and repair of HVAC Systems and associated equipment, including air handling units, VAV systems, VAV with reheats, dual duct systems, constant volume with reheats, labs with variable fume hood control, constant and variable flow heating and chilled water systems, Delta P valves, steam systems, chillers, flat plate cooling, cooling towers, boilers (steam and hot water), and process cooling water systems. 
HVAC System Calibration and Commissioning 
  • Commission, calibrate, and test all temperature control components within a building’s temperature control system to maintain efficient system performance and energy savings. This is performed on a defined cycle within existing buildings. May function as the lead when commissioning and calibrating new work installed by a contractor. 
Building Automation Systems/Direct Digital Controls 
  • Install, troubleshoot and repair all field devices of the DDC systems in a building including microprocessor based controllers, wireless controllers, signal conditioners, relays, sensors, thermostats and all related wiring. Responsible to change numeric values, understand basic system programming code and alarm criteria and to maintain a clear understanding of the BAS within a building. 
Refrigeration/Chiller Maintenance and Operation 
  • Maintain, repair, and operate chillers, split systems, cold rooms, computer room air conditioners and other related components and systems. Understand all operational and control sequences, follow trouble shooting sequences, and read related drawings and specifications. Be responsible for the recovery/reclamation of all refrigerants and oils per the EPA regulations and file accurate paperwork to track refrigerants. 
Project support 
  • Provide support for projects, which may include small remodel projects, renewal and replacement projects, large capital projects and other similar projects. May include reviewing project documents, reviewing outage notification requests, performing outages related to projects, performing quality assurance inspections, attending project walks, performing equipment start up and final commissioning of new project. These inspections are not code based, however, certain aspects of codes could be referenced during the inspection. 
Paperwork, scheduling, and other duties
  • When closing work orders, include closing comments and ensure repair work orders are built. Complete material issues requests and purchase requests to procure material needed. 
  • Actively participate in safety meetings. Follow all safety policies, procedures and guidelines, and enforce to Standard Operating Procedures for assignments and use of equipment. Participate in and complete all safety trainings. Report potential safety hazards, mistakes, accidents or procedural violations in a timely manner. 

What You Should Know

  • This full time, in-person positions work schedule is Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. May be required to work weekends, alternate or extended shifts based on department needs.
  • This role is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this role is $68,544 - $71,000 annually. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Must be a Colorado Resident and have a valid Colorado driver's license to apply.
  • Three years of experience in HVAC and mechanical trades work, including experience with refrigeration technology. Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Universal EPA Refrigerant Certification.
  • Knowledge of building automation systems and direct digital controls.
  • Experience working with chiller systems over 250 tons.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time. 
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
  3. Optional: DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 2, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential/critical services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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