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Building Mechanic

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Job Summary

CU Boulder encourages applications for a Building Mechanic! This role is a multiple trades focused position. This role exists to keep all aspects of Housing Facilities Services and Dining Facilities buildings in working order. This will involve the alteration, maintenance, and repair of a variety of building and mechanical systems; as well as providing on-call assistance to all areas of Housing Facilities Services during evenings and weekends and on emergency on-call basis. This position is required to be in an on-call rotation with other plumbers and pipe I trades personnel.
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

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 30 departments that provide student support and services dedicated to helping students become successful, curious, competent individuals during their time at CU Boulder.

The work in Student Affairs supports all factors of the student experience, no matter what department a staff member may work in. This includes where students live, eat, make friends, build professional skills and find help if they need it. Many departments provide involvement opportunities, educational resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Student Affairs also has shared services departments that support the work and staff of our student-facing areas, including areas like assessment, business services, financial planning, human resources, marketing communications and information technology (IT).

With over 800 staff members in the Division of Student Affairs, our diverse team is uniquely positioned to personalize the student experience and advocate for students, enhancing their success inside and outside the classroom.

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) is a comprehensive facility management operation that provides around-the-clock support to over 10,000 residents and 20,000 conference guests annually. Services include maintenance, repair, renovation, project management, capital construction, housekeeping and grounds-keeping operations. HFS has approximately 190 full-time employees and approximately 80 part-time and student staff, who all strive to give residents the best living experience possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Carpentry/General Building Maintenance
  • Repairing doors, door jambs, windows, cabinets and doors and counter tops.
  • Hanging new doors including outside, security, and closet doors (bi-fold, accordion, by-pass type) and installing all affiliated hardware (closures, panic bars, locks, hinges).
  • Minor furniture repairs.
  • Repairing drywall damage.
  • Painting.
  • Solid surface fabrication and repair.

  • Repairs or replaces garbage disposals, drain wastes and p-traps, unplugs tubs, toilets, sinks, garbage disposals, floor drains and main lines using both hand and power auger. Repairs or replaces faucets, shower valves, shower heads, water stops, ball valves, gate valves. Repairs, rebuilds or replaces toilet tank ballcocks, replaces wax ring and handle kits, supply tubes and flappers.
  • Assists plumbers with installation of water heaters, boilers and other equipment and fixtures.
  • The use of a University vehicle is required for the performance of some of these duties.

  • Analyze and make repairs on electric appliances (stoves, refrigerators, water heaters) including installation and rewiring of new burners, controls and burner elements, using appropriate wiring diagrams. Replaced light switches outlets, and ballasts on light fixtures.
  • Hang new light fixtures.
  • Rebuild and overhaul bathroom fans and furnace motors.
  • Install new range hoods and makes necessary electrical hook ups.

  • Analyzing and determining malfunctioning furnaces, fan coil units, air handlers, exhaust fans and boilers, making necessary repairs, replacing gas valves, limit switches, blower motors, thermocouples and thermostats and calibrating all the above.
  • Trouble shooting electronic ignition systems, maintaining and replacing all heat and domestic hot water circulating pumps and motors.

General Duties
  • Boarding up broken windows, re-glazing windows, cutting and hanging new mirrors, changing lock cylinders, installing detectors, repairing or replacing curtain rods, towel bars, closet rods.
  • Repairing and or replacing window and door screens.
  • Removal of ACM using O&M techniques.
What You Should Know
  • Hours of operation are from 7:00am-5:30pm Monday through Sunday.
  • This position is 100% on campus.
  • This position will operate a university vehicle and requires an active Driver's License.
  • This position requires a Pre-Placement Physical.
What We Can Offer
  • The salary range for this position is $50,000 annually.
  • Our outstanding benefits include:
    • Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days and 11 holidays per year.
    • Access to medical, vision, dental and life insurance.
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    • A 10% employer contribution retirement plan.
    • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
    • Opportunity for career growth within the division of student affairs and the CU Boulder campus!


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 .

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Two years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
  • 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
  • Experience and knowledge of building mechanical systems.
  • Customer Service, including working well with others.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Technical expertise.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • 1 year of experience in Building Maintenance related fields, including but not limited to: electrical, HVAC, or plumbing/sewer machine.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by February 25, 2024 for consideration.

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

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential 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 his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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