Kitchen Technician, Facilities Management at University of Denver

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado





Job Description:

Vision


Enrich the University of Denver's global prominence and community impact through excellence in innovative Facilities Services.


Mission


Through exceptional customer service, we provide sustainable stewardship to the university community that creates an engaging and thriving environment to learn, live, teach and work.


Core Values



Stewardship: We effectively use all resources to meet the needs of today without compromising the future. We work in a safe manner using equipment and procedures as appropriate and encourage others to do the same. We maintain confidences and protect the security of operations and assets by keeping information confidential and equipment/facilities secure. We demonstrate efficient use of time, equipment, and other resources with a focus on sustainable operations and best practices.


Teamwork: We work together cooperatively in support of our mission. We value individuals and their contributions to the team and treat each other with respect and dignity. We actively work to create and support an inclusive and equitable workplace by embedding diversity into all aspects of the workplace. We communicate honestly and openly, listen attentively, and assume responsibility for resolving difficulties appropriately. We encourage cooperation, collaboration, and co-ownership of success.


Professionalism: We earn the trust of others through professional conduct that includes honesty, reliability, and competency. We exhibit a courteous, conscientious and businesslike manner in the workplace. We actively endorse and support DU's mission and work to fulfill its vision, mission, and goals. We pursue professional development to increase expertise and improve our capabilities to deliver improved job performance.


Service: We contribute to the success of others by responding in a courteous, timely and accurate manner, seeking assistance when necessary to create a positive DU experience that exceeds the expectations of students, and internal and external contacts. We understand that our performance directly affects the future of DU and strive to perform to enhance the DU experience. We embrace a positive attitude and participate through engagement with changes in procedures, environment, or responsibilities.


Integrity: We accept responsibility for the University's and public's trust and are accountable for individual actions. We conduct ourselves and perform our duties in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner that is reflective and protective of the trust placed on us as stewards of the University's facility related resources.


Excellence: We strive to achieve excellence in all endeavors and are committed to continuous improvement. We enthusiastically deliver quality services to our customers while consistently seeking to improve those services through creativity and innovation.


Engagement: We seek to "tell our story" through collaboration, communication, and inclusion with the greater DU community. Through involvement, we ensure the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, and neighbors are met and efforts from each department are understood. We take every opportunity to augment the education and research mission of the university through demonstration of real world applications of theories and principles.


Position Summary


With little to no supervision, this position performs repairs and maintenance at a skilled or technical level in multiple trade areas with a specialization in kitchen equipment campus wide. Employees will be required to understand and follow all rules and regulations put forth by the University of Denver and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Essential Functions

  • Installs, repairs, inspects and/or replaces the following commercial grade kitchen and refrigeration equipment (including but not limited to): dish machines, garbage disposals, ovens, flattop cooking grills, ice machines, walk-in coolers and freezers, steam kettles, mixers, drink dispensers, coffee makers, toasters, reach in refrigerators, pumps, motors, filters, electrical switches and receptacles.
  • Operates power equipment and University vehicles, including refrigeration gauges, pumps, evacuation pumps, hand tools, hand drills, specialized kitchen equipment tools and other equipment as required.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive, computerized preventive maintenance program for kitchen equipment and refrigerators; keeps records of repairs and maintenance that enable analysis of cost benefit of repair versus replacement decisions.
  • Responds to equipment breakdowns in a timely fashion.
  • Required to wear a pager and respond to emergency equipment breakdowns after work hours.
  • Assists other trades that have a specific license or certification.
  • May direct the work of other permanent or temporary assigned personnel as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. May also arrange for and oversee contract labor.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, specifications, operating and maintenance manuals and works from sketches, layouts or penciled drawings.
  • Drives to sites with tools and equipment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as material safety data sheets, operating and maintenance instructions, and work orders.
  • Ability to write and speak effectively with employees and customers, (students, staff faculty and visitors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, measures and percentages.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to assess quickly a variety of data in emergencies in order to develop effective solutions.
  • Must be knowledgeable of related OSHA and EPA regulations and be able to effectively communicate regulations to others.
  • Should be familiar with the use of computers and software applications.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and works from sketches, layouts or penciled drawings.
  • Moderate to strenuous physical effort is required.
  • This position requires extended periods of standing, walking, using hands to handle, hold and control tools and objects, reaching with arms, stooping, kneeling or crawling.
  • This job also requires pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of objects of up to 100 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job induce close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Needs to identify and distinguish color.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving, mechanical parts.
  • Employee may be exposed to wet, humid, and hot and cold conditions.
  • Employee works around electricity, with chemicals and around fumes or airborne particles.
  • Occasionally the employee works in high places from extension ladders and scaffolding and in confined spaces.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high but is usually moderate.


Required Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in kitchen equipment and refrigerator repair, plumbing and electrical trades.
  • 3 years of experience in repairing commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Expert skills and competencies in the installation repair and/or replacement of commercial grade kitchen and refrigeration equipment.
  • Must be knowledgeable of related OSHA and EPA regulations and be able to effectively communicate regulation to others.
  • Valid Colorado driver's license and insurable by the University of Denver's insurance carrier.
  • Kitchen equipment refrigeration license.
  • Must pass a pre-placement physical exam.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of computer basics, word processing, Excel spreadsheets and email.


Working Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving, mechanical parts. Employee may be exposed to wet, humid, and hot and cold conditions. Employee works around electricity, with chemicals and around fumes or airborne particles. Occasionally the employee works in high places from extension ladders and scaffolding and in confined spaces. The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high, but is usually moderate.


Physical Activities


Moderate to strenuous physical effort is required. This position requires extended periods of standing, walking, using hands to handle, hold and control tools and objects, reaching with arms, stooping, kneeling or crawling. This job also requires pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of objects of up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job induce close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Needs to identify and distinguish color.


Work Schedule

Varies



Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.



Salary Grade Number

The salary grade for the position is 9.



Hourly Rate

The hourly rate for the position is $26.52.


The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.



Benefits

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.



Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter


The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.



All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




Advertised: February 22, 2021
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