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8 Nov 2021


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

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Traditional 245 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $32.19 – $35.08 per hour depending on experience


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Supports operations through practical application of knowledge, use of proven techniques, and adherence to procedures. Primary focus on execution of assigned tasks in a specific area of responsibility, with a technical emphasis; such as; equipment, machinery, or scientific/chemical.


Installs, repairs and performs skilled licensed maintenance on District HVAC systems (e.g., water and air cooled chillers, cooling towers, and rooftop DX AHUs).


– Performs hands-on tasks applying proven industry standards and techniques, while adherence to policies, procedures, or guidelines in the area of responsibility. Installs, tests, analyzes, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, related equipment in order to support short-term operations and minimize downtime. 

– Performs data entry and verification, keeps accurate files/records, creates detailed reports, using various existing systems for accurate, timely, and compliant records.

– Receives, understands, and disseminates information in subject matter to appropriate stakeholders. Diagnoses problems and aids in resolving technical issues and escalates appropriately to ensure a positive experience. 

– Contributes to identifying process inefficiencies and proposes solutions, identifies opportunities through external research on trends in resources, programs, and services and internal research with stakeholders, and supports improvement efforts in order to support long-term operations and minimize downtime. 

– Attends training and completes the journeyman program according to required hours.

– Troubleshoots and identifies repairs for the refrigeration system and performs repairs or contracts out major chiller repairs; evacuates, reclaimed or recycled refrigerant according to EPA guidelines.

– Repairs and installs HVAC equipment; installs HVAC systems, rigging heavy loads and coordinating with other shop staff; fabricates, repairs, and installs HVAC system fittings, registers, venting, pipe fittings.

– Diagnoses repairs; modifies and performs repairs using blueprints and schematics and considering building codes and standards.

– Prepares and cleans up job site, taking into consideration safety concerns of self and others, and disposes of waste and flammable materials.

– Calibrates and installs pneumatic, electrical, and electronic controls made by different manufacturers.

– Operates tools and equipment for combustion controls.

– Reviews work orders, prioritizes, and determine supplies for repair and purchases supplies using District purchase order system.

– Performs work and cross trains in at least one other trade, as an apprentice.

– Assists with snow removal efforts on a 24 hour on-call basis and responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

– Bids on work requested by schools, and prepares cost estimates.

– Inspects work of independent contractors, identifies deficiencies, and communicates with project manager about correcting deficiencies according to code (e.g., city, state) and District specifications.

– Trains and mentors apprentice.


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


– Two to ten years experience and training; minimum as follows: L1: Two (2) years related experience, L2 (Journeyman): Four (4) years experience, L3 (Master/Multi-Skilled): Ten (10) years journeyman experience, including one (1) year internal experience. (District specific training or equivalent required for all levels.)

– Valid C.F.C. license and Journeyman Refrigeration Operator Certificate. 

– Must have and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License and meet District insurability standards. 

– Ability to problem solve and repair/construct items according to specifications and with attention to detail.

– Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

– Ability to work independently, make decisions and complete assignments.

– Ability to coordinate with other shop staff to complete projects.

– Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.

– Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels, in all departments.

– Ability to plan and organize work, at times with interruptions.

– Ability to interpret and read blueprints and drawings.

– Ability to pass the Respirator Fit Test requirement: Annually and upon hire either during a physical exam or be able to demonstrate the ability to wear a properly fitted respirator.

– Must be able to work overtime hours as necessary and in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.


Education Requirements:


– High School Diploma/GED.


Additional Information:


– Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS comprises nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 


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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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