Kitchen Maintenance Technician

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Maintenance / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Custodial, Facilities Management & Planning
Division: Facilities Planning & Management

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver's physical resources in order to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for the campus community through services of the departments of Capital Projects and Planning, Facilities Management, Parking & Mobility Services, Auxiliaries & Real Estate, and Business & Operations

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 preventative maintenance program for kitchen equipment and refrigerators; keeps records of repairs and maintenance that enable an analysis of the 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience in kitchen equipment and refrigerator repair, plumbing, and electrical trades.
  • Three 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 regulations to others.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and insurable by the University of Denver's insurance carrier.
  • Kitchen equipment refrigeration license.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam, and lift 100 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer basics such as word processor, Excel spreadsheets, email

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving, mechanical parts. Employees may be exposed to wet, humid, and hot, and cold conditions. An employee works around electricity, 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 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

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work schedule may vary.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.

Special Instructions

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

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 09.

Hourly Range:

The hourly range for the position is $29.83.

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.


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 an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights (" POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination Statement.

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

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