Colorado State University Mechanical Services Supervisor in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Mechanical Services Supervisor

Classification Title Pipe/Mech Trades III

Posting Number 201800166P

Position Type State Classified

Open Date 07/10/2018

Close Date 07/24/2018

Salary $4,844 monthly + FULL BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Full/Part Time Full-time

State Classified Hourly No

Overtime Eligible

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description of Work Unit

To provide quality services that control and monitor the campus building Mechanical heating and cooling Systems to include (but not limited to) such things as: Building mechanical systems, the campus central building automation system, building hydronic systems, building pneumatic, electronic and electric control systems, and air and water balancing; for the benefit of the University community in order to support the goals and objectives of the University, Department and Trades Maintenance Services.

Trades Maintenance Services exist to support Facilities Management, Administration Services Division, and Colorado State University strategic plans. To provide, within the limit of its allocated resources, quality trades maintenance services, which includes all structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, and small construction project management. These services are to create and maintain an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment that meets or exceeds the University’s needs for instruction, research and outreach.

The Mechanical Services Group provides services to construct, monitor, operate, and maintain, the campus wide networked energy management, Mechanical system management, and hydronic systems oversight. Major building components affected are; heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration Buildings included are used for instruction and research, and contain technologically advanced and bio-safety level Ill containment and drug manufacturing facilities all of which are utilized in research on the campus.

Position Summary

The Mechanical Trades Supervisor will primarily function as a line supervisor for the Mechanical Services Shop and will be accountable for the work product of seven full-time equivalent positions, including timeliness, correctness, and soundness. Position assigns tasks, monitors progress and workflow, checks the finished work, schedules work and establishes work standards day to day. Position provides supervisory decisions and approves leave requests. This position also coordinates the work and ensures that the work performed is done in accordance with appropriate plans, codes, specifications and/or agency standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of progressively responsible experience operating, maintaining, and repairing HVAC/R systems and equipment.

Universal CFC license (please indicate your license number in the License/Certifications section of the application) and a valid driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated supervision and/or work lead experience.

  • Knowledge of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems/devices.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS) and their associated controls specific to HVAC/R.

  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to change and adapt to changing working demands, priorities, deadlines, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and projects efficiently and effectively.

  • Ability to work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong customer service focus.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Mechanical Services Supervisor


  • Function as the Mechanical Services supervisor who will develop, implement and monitor long and short-term work unit business goals consistent with University and Facilities Management Mission Statements.

  • Provide fiscal accountability for the Mechanical Services annual budget.

  • Conduct the performance review evaluations and aids in setting goals for individual employees on an annual basis and will review goals semiannually to confirm adherence.

  • Develop individualized training agendas for employees.

  • Define shop programs, and provide day-to-day guidance to employees in the delivery of services such as planned maintenance, breakdowns and minor repairs, audits and service and construction (revenue) work.

  • Use established data base programs to assess maintenance backlog and project priorities as necessary.

Percentage Of Time 40%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category HVAC Refrigeration Systems


  • Operates heating and ventilation equipment to include steam, hydronic, DX/refrigeration, and gas-fired systems.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and/or repairs to heat exchangers, valves, traps, pilot assemblies, motors, gas burners, regulators, V-belts, sheaves and other types of heating and ventilation components.

  • Operate, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair all types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems and their components.

  • Perform preventative maintenance, diagnoses, and repair of pumps, cooling towers, refrigerant and water piping, walk-in coolers and freezers, compressors, refrigerators, starters, coils, environmental chambers, ice makers, window NC’s, water coolers, chill water systems and/or other cooling equipment.

  • Properly handle refrigerant (CFC) recovery equipment to recover, reclaim, or recycle refrigerant gases.

  • Properly dispose of contaminated CFC’s and hazardous materials (oil, gas) as outlined by federal, state, and local government regulations.

Percentage Of Time 25%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Building Automations


  • Working in conjunction with the Building Automation Services Supervisor/Staff, assist subordinates, which includes journey-level employees with fieldwork hindrances impeding the completion of tasks or repairs to the campus BAS procedures.

  • Provide expert knowledge in the function and controls associated with packaged HVAC and refrigeration equipment.

  • Assist in the development and implementation and ongoing commissioning of a comprehensive planned maintenance program for the shop’s responsibilities utilizing a maintenance management software system to monitor labor and material costs, record equipment inventory and assign various work orders.

  • Work with customers and clients of Facilities Management in developing processes including specific measurements in order to provide services that meet their needs.

  • Tasks include audit program, drawing review, utility outages, test/verification, and commissioning, provide estimates, and establishes controlled maintenance protocol.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Mechanical System Design Review


  • Provide leadership and guidance in the design, install and troubleshooting HVAC systems to include new build capital projects, retrofits, and buildout construction projects.

  • Work closely with internal and external customers to provide support and insight on new projects to avoid design, installation, and maintenance issues.

  • Develop and update university construction technical standards and guidelines for systems and hardware components utilized throughout the mechanical systems.

  • Provide guidance towards future system capability and components.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.

  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.

  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.

  • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

  • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.

**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.

  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.

  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Valid Driver’s License, Essential Services Designation - Required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay or interruption, Shift Work - May be required to work a rotating schedule to extend operational hours up to 12am.May be required to work weekend shifts as necessary, , On-call Status - Ability to respond to general building operation and safety-related emergencies within 30 minutes on a 24/7 basis during assigned rotation.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-placement physical exam (Workwell) as a condition of hire?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess a current and valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to report to work during inclement weather, without delay or interruption, to provide essential or emergency services to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the campus community?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to work a rotating schedule to extend operational hours up to 12:00am. May be required to work weekend shifts as necessary.

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you willing and able to respond to general building operation and safety-related emergencies within 30 minutes on a 24/7 basis during assigned rotation?

  • Yes

  • No

  • The Mechanical Services Supervisor requires a broad set of knowledge, skills, and abilities across all HVAC/R related disciplines, in addition to personal characteristics and work habits that promote the goals of Facilities Management. What are the greatest strengths you will bring to this position?

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Please describe your experience with HVAC/R controls. What BAS have you used? What types of equipment were you controlling? In what way did you maintain these systems?

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Describe a time when you took the lead role (formally or informally) on a project. Include details regarding specific responsibilities, staff oversight (if any), size/scope of the project, and any additional information that further supports your skills in leadership.

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)